Dr. Bartolomé Oliver studied medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 1977 he started his residency training in Neurosurgery at the National Department of Neurosurgery in Madrid under the internationally reknowned neurosurgeon Dr. Sixto Obrador.
After finishing his formal residency training in Neurosurgery in Madrid, Dr. Oliver joined a new Neurosurgical Department in Barcelona at the Hospital Sant Pau of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. During the early development of this Department he took on the responsibility of incorporating new subspecialties following specialized training in Stockholm (Sweden), Montreal (Canada), and St Louis and Pittsburg (USA).
Until April 2012 he was Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in the Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa and Hospital Parc Tauli.
During these 32 years of practice, 60% of his activity has been related to Spine Surgery, transforming the way this surgery is performed, evolving it to the present Minimally Invasive Techniques and new concepts in motion preservation. The rest of Dr. Olivers practice has been devoted to complex microsurgical and endoscopic skull base tumors, pituitary adenomas, microvascular decompression and epilepsy surgery, providing the development of an extraordinary expertise and skill in delicate and precise microsurgery that offers innovative techniques for the performance of Neurosurgery and particularly Spine Surgery.
Presently he personally performs more than 150 lumbar complex cases a year (fusion and motion preservation surgeries) and more than 40 cervical spine surgeries including many disc prosthesis.
His revision surgery rate is under 5% and 87% of his patients give him a rating of good or very good.