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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.

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Contact us

Mr Jay Jayamohan, Mr Tim Lawrence, Mr Shailendra Magdum and Mr Peter Richards
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeons

  • Cara Joseph (Paediatrics): 01865 231507

Mr Richard Kerr
Consultant Neurosurgeon

  • Jamila Najar: 01865 234838

Mr Alex Green, Mr James Fitzgerald, Mr Simon Cudlip
Consultant Neurosurgeons

  • Vicky Ford: 01865 234605

Mr Tipu Aziz (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Dr Marko Bogdanovic and Dr Binith Cheeran (Consultant Neurologists), Claire Sweezey (Head Injury Nurse Specialist)

  • Charlotte Bryant: 01865 231782

Mr Sanjeev Jeyaretna and Mr Richard Stacey (Consultant Neurosurgeons), Mr Ben Wakerley (Consultant Neurologist)

  • Gemma Mannuel: 01865 234378

Mr Puneet Plaha (Consultant Neurosurgeon)

  • Emma Higgins: 01865 572446

Miss Stana Bojanic (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Mr Chris Braund and Mrs Liz Creek (Physiotherapists)

  • Sharon Cole: 01865 231883

Mr Tom Cadoux- Hudson and Mr Stewart Griffiths (Consultant Neurosurgeons)

  • Wendy Smith: 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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