diagnose, assess and perform surgery to treat disorders of the nervous system. They operate on the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system which can involve any area of the body.
microcraniotomy – surgical microscopes are used to help the surgeon make narrow openings that minimise damage to other brain tissue for the removal of tumours, neuroendoscopy – using specialised endoscopes with high resolution video cameras to treat deep-seated tumours n the brain and skull base. The tumour can be removed without cutting the skull, stereotactic radiosurgery – this is a form of non-invasive treatment for tumours that focuses radiation on a part of the brain
Common health concerns
paediatric neurosurgery – includes facial anomalies, congenital spine defects and tumours,neuro-oncology – the management of brain and spinal tumours,functional neurosurgery – the management of a range of conditions including epilepsy, movement disorders and cerebral palsy,neurovascular surgery – including complex aneurysms and abnormal or narrowed blood vessels,traumatology – to treat head injury,skull-base surgery – disorders of the skull-base and skull-base tumours,spinal surgery – often for elderly patients
Specialist treatment available
tumours of the brain, spine and skull, trauma to the head and spinal cord, degenerative spinal conditions and prolapsed discs, cerebral (brain) aneurysms and strokes, epilepsy, infections, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, certain psychiatric disorders, congenital conditions such as spina bifida, conditions that affect cerebro-spinal fluid flow such as hydrocephalus, pituitary tumours and neuroendocrine disorders
Testimonials by patients
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