The neurosurgery service has been founded in 1968 by Dr. Maurice Héon. Since then, it has expanded and is, today, one of the most innovative in Quebec.
The Sherbrooke university neurosurgery service is only the second in Canada to offer the Gamma knife treatment, a unique radiosurgery technology. It is the only neurosurgical center to use the blood-brain barrier disruption technique, a unique approach in the treatment of brain tumors. The operating room is equipped with the latest technologies, including the sono-neuro-navigation.
The neurosurgery training program of the Sherbrooke University is solidly implanted, and is recognized for its leadership in research and in clinical training. It has trained neurosurgeons that are now in active practice everywhere in Quebec (Hull, Chicoutimi, Trois-riviere, Sherbrooke, Montreal) and in New-Brunswick (Moncton).
Finally, research has greatly expanded in recent years in Sherbrooke, with research teams involved in pain research, radiosurgery and neuro-oncology.
Focusing on team work rather than individual effort, neurosurgery at the Sherbrooke University is in a state of accelerated emergence, and his team intends to play a major role in the development of this specialty in the next decades.