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Neurosurgery

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

Paediatric Neurosurgeons

Mr Jay Jayamohan
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Amedeo Calisto
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Shailendra Magdum
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Timothy Lawrence
Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

PA: 01865 231507

Email: paediatric.neurosurgery@ouh.nhs.uk

Adult Neurosurgeons

Ms Jane Halliday
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)

Mr Mario Ganau
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

PA Daniel Webb: 01865 234838

 

Mr Puneet Plaha
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neuro- Oncology)

Mr Vasileios Apostolopoulos
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neuro- Oncology)

PA Jordan Hunt: 01865 234838

 

Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)

Mr Stewart Griffiths
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

PA Wendy Smith: 01865 234838

 

Mr Alex Green
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

Mr James Fitzgerald
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

Mr Simon Cudlip
Consultant Neurosurgeons (Pituitary)

PA Vicky Ford: 01865 234838

 

Professor Tipu Aziz
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

Dr Nagaraja Sarangmat
Consultant Neurologist

Dr Marko Bogdanovic
Consultant Neurologist

Neuromodulation nurses

  • Beth Forrow
  • Claire Fletcher
  • Laura Bacchini
  • Tamara Edwards
  • Rodrigo Ortega-Garcia
  • Clare Watson

PA Ella Barnett: 01865 234838

 

Mr Jash Patel
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neurovascular)

Mr Richard Stacey
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology)

Cat Lamb
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Nurse

PA Jody Morgan: 01865 234838

 

Mr Murtuza Sikander
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

Miss Stana Bojanic
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

Jen Bridle
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Liz Moir
Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Spinal)

PA Sharon Cole: 01865 234838

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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