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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.

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.

Contact us

  • Mr Alex Green, Mr James Fitzgerald and Mr Simon Cudlip
    Vicky Ford: 01865 234605
  • Mr Richard Stacey and Miss Stana Bojanic
    Sharon Cole: 01865 231883
  • Mr Jay Jayamohan, Mr Peter Richards, Mr Shailendra Magdum and Ms S Gatscher
    Cara Joseph: 01865 231507
  • Mr Tom Cadoux Hudson and Mr Stewart Griffiths
    Wendy Smith: 01865 234860
  • Mr Richard Kerr, Chris Braund and Gillian Hemmings
    Eleanor Young: 01865 234838
  • Professor Tipu Aziz (Consultant Neurosurgeon) and Mr Marko Bogdanovic (Consultant Neurologist)
    Charlotte Bryant: 01865 231782
  • Mr Puneet Plaha
    Emma Higgins: 01865 572446
  • Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna (Consultant Neurosurgeon) and Mr Ben Wakerley (Consultant Neurologist)
    Gemma Mannuel: 01865 234378

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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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