• Permanent availability for the management of neurosurgical emergencies.
  • Routine, high-complexity and minimally invasive spine surgery.
  • Functional surgery (Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, involuntary movements, spasticity and chronic pain).
  • Management of congenital defects of the central nervous system.
  • Multidisciplinary support by all of the Institution’s specialties, particularly, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Intensive Neurological Care, Neuro-Oncology and Neuroanesthesia. 


The service has equipment of high technology, efficiency and accuracy, which ensures quality and patient safety during procedures.

  • Spinal surgery table (the only one in Latin America)
  • Microscope. (name and model)
  • NeuroNavigator. (name and model)
  • Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. (name and model)
  • Radiotherapy equipment – Novalis TruBeam (the only one in Latin America).
  • Multi-slice CT Scanner. (name and model). 
  • 3 Tesla MRI unit. (name and model). 
  • Ultrasonic aspirator. (name and model).
  • Fibro-laryngoscope (Olympus).


  • Dr. Oscar Javier Castro Ramírez. Neurosurgery, specialist in spine surgery.
  • Dr. Javier Mauricio Lobato Polo. Neurosurgery, specialist in epilepsy surgery, spinal surgery, functional surgery (Parkinson’s disease and abnormal movements) and radiosurgery.
  • Dr. José Juan Alfonso Uribe Arango. Neurosurgery, specialist in spinal surgery.
  • Dr. Fernando Velásquez Lasprilla – Head of Service. Neurosurgery, specialist in pediatric neurosurgery, spinal surgery, vascular and interventional neuroradiology.

Patient care involves not only medical knowledge and cutting-edge technology, but also the ethical and humanized management deserved by each one of our patients.


Specialist in Neurosurgery