Section of Neurosurgery
The only neurosurgical unit in Manitoba, the Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Manitoba serves northwestern Ontario and Nunavut as well as Manitoba.

The Section of Neurosurgery is based at the Health Sciences Centre, which comprises the former Winnipeg General Hospital and Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. The facilities are supplied with state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating theatres, and specialized nursing care is extended to patients. In addition, a fully equipped interventional neuroradiology suite, two MRI scanners, and four CT scanners ensure that a full range of neurodiagnostic tests is available to patients.

The Health Sciences Centre is also home to the Winnipeg Centre for Gamma Knife Surgery, the first unit in Canada to offer gamma knife radiosurgery as a treatment option.

Each year, over 1,000 neurosurgical procedures are done, including approximately 250 gamma knife treatments and 150 paediatric cases.

All neurosurgical subspecialties are represented within the Section, with eight neurosurgeons specializing in cerebrovascular, spinal functional, cranial nerve, peripheral nerve, stereotactic, and paediatric neurosurgery.

Section Head

Dr. Neil Berrington MMed, FRCS, FCS(SA) 
Assistant Professor and Head, Neurosurgery
University of Manitoba

Administrative Assistant

Jackie Shymko
GB129-820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Telephone:  204-787-7261
Fax:  204-787-3851