In March 20, 2006, under the auspices of the National Priority Project «Public Health», by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation a decision was made to construct the Federal Center of Neurosurgery in Tyumen in order to increase the accessibility of modern high-tech medical care for the people who need it. The Program included creation of 14 federal centres of advanced medical technologies: 7 specialized in cardiovascular surgery, 5 specialized in trauma, orthopaedics and prosthetics, and 2 specialized in neurosurgery (in Tyumen and Novosibirsk).
In 2010, by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, Dr. Albert Sufianov was appointed chief physician and medical director of FCN (Tyumen). Federal state-financed institution “Federal Centre of Neurosurgery” of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation obtained medical license on December 31, 2010, and in early January 2011, the first patients received medical consultations here.
On April 25, 2011, chief physician Albert Sufianov and the surgical team successfully performed the first operation, which was ETV of the third ventricular floor on the 8 month old baby from Nizhnevartovsk with a severe form of internal obstructive hydrocephalus. The surgery was successful and since then, the date has been celebrated as the birthday of the Centre. Within 5 years, since the Center was launched in 2011, more than 18 000 surgeries have been conducted for the citizens of 79 regions of Russia and 14 foreign countries, with more than 7500 surgeries for residents of Tyumen and the Tyumen region. About 800 most difficult and unique surgeries are performed annually by Albert Sufianov personally.
Convenient geographical position of Tyumen city makes the Federal Centre of Neurosurgery accessible for the population of many regions of Russia and neighboring foreign countries.
The hospital consists of five specialized neurosurgical departments: pediatric, neurovascular, vertebrology, neuro-oncology, functional neurosurgery, with 95 beds in total. The surgical unit contains seven well- equipped operating rooms including a hybrid OR with an intraoperative CT scanner. With subsidiary units, which are department of anesthesiology & intensive care, department of early rehabilitation, department of radiodiagnostics, clinical diagnostic laboratory and hospital pharmacy, the hospital provides a complex approach to the treatment of the patients and ensures high efficiency health care.
The Centre also contains an outpatient department, the only one in Russia, where patients can receive an extensive consult with the leading neurosurgeons of the hospital concerning their neurosurgical pathologies with the following arrangement of surgical treatment. Daily about 100 patients receive appointments here, and 40 % of them are referred to neurosurgical treatment.
The clinic provides treatment of such conditions as arterial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, hemifacial spasm, hydrocephalus (adults and children), cerebral palsy, spina bifida, craniosynostosis, spinal disc herniation, neuralgia of occipital nerves, neuropathic pain, choroid plexus papilloma, CNS tumours, degenerative spine disease, perinatal pathologies in infants, posttraumatic, postapoplectic spastic and pain syndromes, Dandy–Walker syndrome, essential tremor stenosis of different genesis, torsion dystonia, etc.
In 2016, the Federal Centre of Neurosurgery became a clinical site for the Chair of Neurosurgery of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. Professor Sufianov was appointed Chairman of the Chair of Neurosurgery. Today, the Federal Centre of Neurosurgery is not only a purely clinical establishment, but also a venue for education of young neurosurgeons from all over Russia and the world. Under Prof. Sufianov’s supervision 14 international educational courses and conferences devoted to different areas of neurosurgery took place at the venue of the Centre within 5 years. More than 600 surgeons from 17 countries undertook training here.
The team of Federal Centre of Neurosurgery constantly works on developing surgical techniques and improving quality of neurosurgical care as well as carries on the educational mission aimed at spreading neurosurgical knowledge among young specialists for the sake of patients.