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Neurological surgery is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment, usually surgical, of disorders involving the brain and nervous system.

The Oxford University Hospitals neurological surgery team has an international reputation in the treatment of children, movement disorders, brain tumours and vascular disorders.

We also provide multidisciplinary services in skull base tumours and spinal cord diseases.

What is brain surgery?

Brain surgery treats lesions of the brain and its surrounding structures.

Brain surgery may be needed to treat:

  • brain tumours, bleeding (haemorrhage) or blood clots (haematomas) from injuries (subdural haematoma or epidural haematomas)
  • weaknesses in blood vessels (cerebral aneurysms), abnormal blood vessels (arteriovenous malformations or AVM) and damage to tissues covering the brain (dura)
  • pockets of infection in the brain (brain abscesses), severe nerve or facial pain (such as trigeminal neuralgia or tic douloureux), trauma to the skull and repair of skull fractures.

Spinal surgery has traditionally been shared with orthopaedic surgeons. Conditions dealt with include intervertebral disc prolapse, intrinsic spinal cord tumours and traumatic fractures and instability.

Oxford University Hospitals' neurosurgeons have subspecialties including:

  • neurovascular surgery
  • pituitary surgery
  • spinal surgery
  • paediatric neurosurgery
  • functional surgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Neurosurgeons work closely with other disciplines in neurosciences, as well as specialties such as ear, nose and throat and craniofacial surgery, and also with our trauma surgeons.

Contact us

Mr Jay Jayamohan
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Amedeo Calisto
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Shailendra Magdum
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Richard Kerr
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)

Mr Vasileios Apostolopoulos
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology)

  • PA Jamila Najar: 01865 234838 Option 3 and Option 4

Mr Puneet Plaha
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology)

Mr Sanjeev Jeyaretna
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)

  • PA Cara Joseph: 01865 572446 Option 3 and Option 2

Mr Alex Green
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

Mr James Fitzgerald
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

Mr Simon Cudlip
Consultant Neurosurgeons (Pituitary)

Mr Tipu Aziz
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

  • PA Vicky Ford: 01865 234605 Option 3 and Option 3

Mr Jash Patel
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neurovascular)

Dr Marko Bogdanovic and Dr Binith Cheeran
Consultant Neurologists

Cat Lamb
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Nurse

  • PA Jody Morgan: 01865 231782 Option 3 and Option 3

Mr Richard Stacey
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology)

Mr Nik Paidakakos
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

  • PA Gemma Mannuel: 01865 234378 Option 3 and Option 1

Miss Stana Bojanic
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

Spinal MDT Co-Coordinator

  • PA Sharon Cole: 01865 231883 Option 3 and Option 1

Mr Stewart Griffiths
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

Mr Murtuza Sikander
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

  • PA Wendy Smith: 01865 234860 Option 3 and Option 1
  • Fax: 01865 231885

Oxford Functional Neurosurgery

The neurosurgery department encompasses Oxford Functional Neurosurgery, dedicated to the surgical alleviation of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor and neuropathic pain syndromes such as phantom limb pain, anaesthesia dolorosa and post stroke pain. The service offers deep brain stimulation or lesional procedures as appropriate.