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.
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.
The Oxford University Hospitals neurosurgeons have subspecialties including neurovascular surgery, pituitary surgery, spinal surgery, paediatric neurosurgery and 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.
- Wendy Smith
PA to Tom Cadoux-Hudson and Mr S Griffiths
Tel: 01865 234860
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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.
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