Nantes universitary hospital is the most important universitary hospital for the large north west area of France , There are 3 different locations for others specialities. The departments for spine surgery are located in Hotel Dieu Hospital, located down town , very close to the center of the city. Approximately 10 min walking distance from the railways station ( TGV is high speed train leaving Paris every hour, 2 hours train ride Paris to Nantes ) and 25 mn from the international airport of Nantes.
Spine surgeries are performed by two different department but in the same building closed to the emergency center and intensive care unit for surgery.
Spine surgeries are performed in two units:
Neurotraumatology department ( Prof ROBERT and Dr BORD ) : 35 beds : main focus : trauma, cervical spine , tumors and vertebroplasty
Orthopedic department ( Prof PASSUTI and Prpf GOUIN ) : 95 beds : main focus : scoliosis ( adolescent and adult ) neurologic scoliosis , degenerative lumbar spine , spondylolisthesis , surgical revision in adult spine , lumbar stenosis