The department of neurosurgery provides state of the art care for patients suffering from surgical diseases of the nervous system. These diseases affect the brain, spinal cord, spine and peripheral nerves. The department is one of the largest in the country and caters to a diverse population of patients spread across the country. The trauma services offered by the department cater to patients from Bangalore and surrounding districts. The department offers surgical services through seven well equipped operating rooms which contain state of the art equipment required for performing microsurgical procedures. All contemporary neurosurgical procedures in any neurosurgical subspeciality can be performed in these sophisticated operating rooms. An active MCh programme trains the next generation of neurosurgeons who are selected from a highly competetive entrance exam. Trainees from other neurosurgical institutes from across the country visit the department during the course of their training.