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Contact Information
Telephone: (852) 2255 3368
Fax: (852) 2818 4350
Scope and Service

The Division of Neurosurgery is committed to providing the highest level of care to patients with neurosurgical conditions. In addition to offering a comprehensive neurosurgical service to in-patients at Queen Mary Hospital and at a general neurosurgical clinic, the Division also operates other subspecialty neurosurgical clinics, including the Paediatric Neurosurgical Clinic, the Neurovascular Clinic, the Movement Disorder Clinic, the Joint Epilepsy Clinic and the Joint Brain Tumour Clinic at Queen Mary Hospital. A Neuro-rehabilitation Clinic takes place at the MacLehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre. Apart from clinical service, the Division also commits to combine clinical neuroscience from various specialties and research outputs to maximize the standard of care.

Brain tumour

The majority of brain tumours treated at our division are brain metastasis, malignant glioma and meningioma. We worked closely with clinical oncologists in the Joint Brain Tumour clinic to offer tailored multi-modality treatment that combined surgery, LINAC-based stereotactic radiosurgery, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. To achieve maximum safety resection, awake craniotomy was employed in glioma surgery.

Brain tumour

Skull base surgery

The majority of skull base tumours treated at our division are meningioma, chordoma and malignant head and neck tumours. We employed both open and expanded endonasal approaches to minimize morbidity while achieving maximal resection. The expanded endonasal approach provides a direct route to attack skull base tumour and avoid brain retraction during open approach.

In addition to the development of endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumour in the last decade, our division has also pioneered the simultaneous combined transcranial-transsphenoidal approach to giant pituitary adenoma. This approach has enabled us to achieve complete resection of large pituitary tumours safely in a single setting which previously would require two separate procedures.

We work closely with the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, and the Division of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery in treating skull base tumours and we have acquired extensive experience in craniofacial resection for anterior skull base lesions such as olfactory neuroblastoma and recurrent head and neck cancer.

Skull base

Neurovascular surgery

Endovascular intervention has revolutionarized the treatment of neurovascular diseases in recent years. These include embolization of cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation, dural arteriovenous fistula, as well as preoperative embolization of brain tumors.

Our centre has pioneered the extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass procedure in Hong Kong which is a major break-through for cerebral revascularization in the treatment of aneurysm not amendable to endovascular embolization or conventional clipping (e.g., giant aneurysms and radiation-induced carotid artery aneurysms.). We also regularly perform superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass procedure for symptomatic MoyaMoya disease patients to improve their quality of life and reduce complications development.

Neurovascular surgery Neurovascular surgery

Functional neurosurgery

Movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia and Tourette syndrome refractory to medical therapy are treated at our unit with deep brain stimulation (DBS). We are one of the designated centers in Hong Kong performed DBS and performed the first DBS on Tourette syndrome patient in Hong Kong.

We perform various types of surgical procedures for refractory epilepsy including hippocampectomy, resection of epileptic focus, vagal nerve stimulation, as well as microvascular decompression for pain syndrome, such as trigeminal neuralgia.

Functional neurosurgery


Our laboratory works in translational research focus on neurooncology (e.g., glioblastoma chemoresistance), stroke and neurotrauma (e.g., peri-operative adjunctive neuroprotection), and biomedical engineering (e.g., computerized fluid dynamics). We emphasize the development of novel therapeutic approaches and multidisciplinary collaborations in neuroscience. Our clinical studies focus on skull base surgery, neuroendoscopy, cerebral revascularization and endovascular treatment.

Division Chief

Dr. Wai-Man LUI        呂偉文


Honorary Clinical Associate Professor 

  • MBBS, FRCS(Edin), FCSHK, FHKAM(Surg)
phone (852) 2255 3368
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Staff List
Name Title Position Staff types Telephone Email
Professor Gilberto Ka-Kit LEUNG
Division member Clinical Professor Academic staff (852) 2255 5618
Dr. Wilson Wai-Shing HO
Division member Consultant HKU-SZ Hospital staff (852) 2255 3324
Dr. Benedict Beng-Teck TAW
Division member Consultant / Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3368
Dr. Kevin King-Fai CHENG
Division member Consultant / Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3368
Dr. Lai-Fung LI
Division member Consultant / Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3368
Dr. Anderson Chun-On TSANG
Division member Clinical Assistant Professor Academic staff (852) 2255 3368
Dr. James Tin-Fong ZHUANG
Division member Associate Consultant / Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3368
Dr. Sarah Sau-Ning LAU
Division member Associate Consultant Hospital Authority staff (852) 2255 3368