Comprehensive Centre for Neurosciences (HM CINAC)

HM CINAC, located in Puerta del Sur Hospital and headed by Dr. José Obeso, is an innovative, cutting edge pioneer in comprehensive healthcare, covering the entirety of neurosciences.

The centre’s main focus is to achieve a multidisciplinary approach to providing the latest diagnoses’ and treatments for patients suffering from neurodegenerative, neuro-functional and psychiatric illness. They are also keen on developing pathophysiologic concepts that will achieve therapeutic options for those with Parkinson´s Disease and other neurodegenerative pathologies, focusing on movement and behavioral disorders.

HM CINAC was the first center in Spain to obtain a PET-MRI scanner and is the only user of a HIFU (High intensity ultrasound system) in the country.

Neuro-surgery procedures and treatments:

  • High intensity ultrasound system, known as HIFU is a non-invasive surgery that allows the treatment of functional pathologies. It is used to treat conditions such as: essential tremors, Parkinson’s disease and obsessive compulsive disorders.
  • Brain aneurysm microsurgery – This requires a craniotomy, the surgical removal of part of the skull and uses a small metal clip to prevent blood flowing into the aneurysm. The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic in one of HM Hospitales’ state-of-the-art operating theatres.
  • Brain aneurysm endovascular coiling – This involves the insertion of a catheter into the bloodstream. It is inserted at the hip, and guided towards the aneurism where the coils are squeezed to prevent blood flowing in the aneurism. The procedure is minimally invasive and most patients at HM Hospitales can go home the day after surgery.
  • Pituitary gland tumour removal – Transsphenoidal surgery is the most common treatment for pituitary tumours, which is a surgical technique that carves through the sinuses using an endoscope to remove the tumours. The brain matter is not touched during this treatment, meaning it carries significantly less risk than most brain surgeries.
  • Acoustic neuroma surgery – Most acoustic neuromas are treated by surgery under general anaesthetic, requiring a few days of aftercare in HM Hospitales comfortable facilities. Most tumours can be removed in their entirety, some may require further therapy.

Other neurological treatments provided

  • Cervical disc hernia surgery
  • Vagus stimulator implantation
  • Cranioplasty (bone defect replacement)
  • Spinal trauma rehabilitation
  • Baclofen pump implantation
  • Dystonia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia MVD surgery
  • Morphine pump implantation
  • Myoclonus
  • Liquorrhea repair microsurgery
  • Awake brain surgery
  • Pathological impulsivity
  • Disc hernia surgery - nucleolysis (RF) Arthrocare Spine Coblation
  • Hydrocephalus - shunting
  • Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus endoscopic
  • Disc hernia surgery endoscopic (easygo)


International patients

HM Hospitales have many years of experience in treating and assisting international patients from all over the world. They have a team of interpreters who speak a number languages to assist non-Spanish speakers. Languages spoken include: English, Arabic, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Italian. Their interpreters will accompany the patient at every stage of their journey if required.

The international team is also able to offer assistance in finding transport and accommodation for travelling patients in order to make their stay in Madrid the as pleasant and stress-free possible.

Their international department is at your disposal 24/7, 365 days a year and will endeavor to solve your queries as soon as possible.


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