Patients who are new to the Neurosurgery Department are only seen when there is a written doctor’s referral, and preferably with recent medical imaging results The main goal is to determine whether the patient will benefit from or needs a surgical procedure.

For patients who are already registered with the Neurosurgery Department, we also request that a written doctor’s referral be provided unless the patient has had a surgical procedure within the last 12 months within our Neurosurgery Department.


  • No medical advice will be given by e-mail or phone. Thank you in advance for making an appointment for this purpose.
  • The National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI) no longer permits certificates and prescriptions to be either requested or provided by e-mail. Please make an appointment to request or pick up certificates or prescriptions, as these can only be prepared during a consultation.

Additional responsibilities

Department Head of Neurosugery

Not covered by agreement with the health insurance fund

In principle, the physician can always charge a supplementary fee for consultations or examinations in the outpatients clinic.


Maria Middelares General Hospital

Waiting room: Gate F, reception desk F2c
Consultation: By appointment

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