Mr Janis Slezins, MD, PhD

Board Certified Consultant Neurosurgeon

Specialises in the following areas of neurosurgery:

·   Spinal canal stenosis (lumbar stenosis, cervical stenosis);

·   Lumbar and cervical intervertebral disc herniation, discogenic radiculitis, sciatica, brachialgia

·   Tumours of the skull and brain, meningioma, brain metastases;

·   Hydrocephalus (including normal pressure hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension);

·   Neurosvascular conflicts (Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm);

·   Traumatic Head injury and its consequences;

·   Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, peroneal entrapment neuropathy, etc.;

·   Tumours of the spine and spinal cord;

·   Defects of the skull, leak of the cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF leak).

·   Chronic Low Back pain;

 

Work experience:

·    01/2018-present Neurosurgery Associates (neurosurgery.lv/neirokirurgi.lv), Riga, Latvia, Consultant Neurosurgeon;

·    08/2015 - 12/2017 “Diamed” Private Clinic, Consultant Neurosurgeon;

·    02/2015 - 07/2015 Neurosurgeon, The Walton Center NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK;

·    08/2014 - 02/2015 Neurosurgeon, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom;

·    09/2012-07/2014- Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia, Consultant Neurosurgeon;

·    2013-07/2014 Latvian State Emergency Medical Service, Consultant Neurosurgeon;

·    08/2006 – 08/2012 Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia, Neurosurgery trainee (resident);

 

Education:

·    2008 - 2014 Riga Stradins University, PhD degree obtained;

·    2000 - 2006 Riga Stradins University, degree of medical doctor obtained;

Internships:

·   Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal (2009-2010);

 

Additional education, courses attended:

2018 – The 3rd Homburg Hydrocephalus and ICP workshop, Homburg – Saar, Germany

2018 – Neurosurgery Dissection Course, Skull base and Neck, Tartu, Estonia

2018 – Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Tartu, Estonia

2017 – European BNI Alumni Meeting and Grand Rounds, Innsbruck, Austria

2016 – 14th Workshop Percutaneous Laser Discus Decompression, Graz, Austria

2016 – EANS Congress of Neurosurgery, Athens, Greece

2015 - Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2014 – International Basic Neurosurgery Course; Term I, Course III; “Spine and Peripheral Nerves”; Antalya, Turkey

2013 – 15th World Congress of Neurosurgery, Seoul, Korea

2012 – Ukrainian Congress of Neurosurgery, Uzhhgorod, Ukraine

2012 – International Basic Neurosurgery Course; Term I, Course I; “Neurotrauma and Functional Neurosurgery”; Antalya, Turkey

2012 – EANS Training Course ”Vascular Neurosurgery”; Prague, Czech Republic

2012 – Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Jurmala, Latvia

2011 – EANS Training Course ”Spine and Peripheral Nerves”, Leeds, Great Britain

2011 – 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery; Rome, Italy

2010 – EANS Training Course ”Head Injury and Functional Neurosurgery”, Avignon, France

2009 – EANS Training Course ”Tumour”; Thesalloniki, Greece

2008 - XVIIIth Congress of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN); Rimini, Italy

2006 – Baltic Congress of Neurosurgery, Palanga, Lithuania;

 

Professional associations:

·    Member of Latvian Association of Neurosurgeons;

·    Head of the Neurosurgery residency program at the University of Latvia;

Medical licenssure:

·    Latvia;

·    United Kingdom (GMC number 7062441, not active);

·    Portugal (not active);

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