Mr Janis Slezins, MD, PhD ​ Board Certified Consultant Neurosurgeon


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 (, 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);


  • 2008 – 2014 Riga Stradins University, PhD degree obtained;
  • 2000 – 2006 Riga Stradins University, degree of medical doctor obtained;


  • 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);