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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

PA: 01865 231507 /


  • Mr Richard Kerr
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)

PA Jamila Najar: 01865 234838 Option 3 and Option 4


  • Mr Puneet Plaha
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neuro- Oncology)
  • Mr Vasileios Apostolopoulos
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neuro- Oncology)

PA Cara Joseph: 01865 234838 Option 3 and Option 2


  • Mr Sanjeev Jeyaretna
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)
  • Mr Nikolaos Paidakakos
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)

PA Dan Webb: 01865 572446 Option 3 and Option 4


  • Mr Alex Green
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)
  • Mr James Fitzgerald
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)
  • Mr Simon Cudlip
    Consultant Neurosurgeons (Pituitary)
  • Professor Tipu Aziz
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)

PA Vicky Ford: 01865 234605 Option 3 and Option 3


  • Mr Jash Patel
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Neurovascular)
  • Mr Richard Stacey
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Oncology)
  • Cat Lamb
    Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Nurse

PA Jody Morgan: 01865 231782 Option 3 and Option 2


  • Miss Stana Bojanic
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)
  • Louise Hailey
    Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
    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

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.