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Veerle Visser-Vandewalle: the neurosurgeon who makes miracles happen

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Veerle Visser-Vandewalle is a leading Belgian neurosurgeon who has revolutionised the world of medicine. Her groundbreaking work on the treatment of neurological disorders has transformed the lives of countless patients across the globe.

Head of the Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at University Hospital Cologne (Germany), she has a keen interest in the brain that has driven her to always go above and beyond.


She was among the pioneers of a new surgical technique that involves implanting electrodes in a region of the brain and then stimulating that region with electrical pulses.


This contributes to improving the lives of people with debilitating neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and dystonia.

As a university professor and researcher, speaker and author of scientific articles and of books making her subject accessible to young people, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle is not only a source of inspiration for health professionals around the world but is also helping to push the boundaries of science.