The Division of Neurosurgery at the Université de Sherbrooke was founded in 1968 by Dr. Maurice Héon. Since then, the division increasingly expanded and became more diversified. Today, it is a leader in cutting-edge innovations in the province of Quebec
The Division of Neurosurgery at the Université de Sherbrooke has been the second in Canada to offer the Gamma Knife treatment, a unique radiosurgery technology. It is the only Canadian neurological centre to use the blood-brain barrier disruption technique, a unique approach to the treatment of brain tumors. The operating room is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, including the sono-neuro-navigation technique.
The residency training program has a strong reputation and has trained many neurosurgeons who are now practicing everywhere in the provinces of Quebec (Hull, Chicoutimi, Trois-Rivieres, Sherbrooke, Montreal) and New Brunswick (Moncton).
In recent years, our research activities have expanded to include pain research, radiosurgery, and neuro-oncology.
Focusing on teamwork rather than individual effort, the division is continually expanding and intending to take the lead in the development of neurosurgery over the next decades.