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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

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


Adult Neurosurgeons

  • Mr Murtuza Sikander
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)
  • Chamelee Basdeo
    NPH Nurse Practitioner

PA Isobel Martin: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 1

  • Mr Mario Ganau
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)
  • Mr Stewart Griffiths
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal)
  • Louise Hailey
    Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

PA: Ana Garcia Alvarez: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 1

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

PA Jody Morgan: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 2

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

PA Jordan Hunt: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 2

  • Mr Alex Green
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)
  • Mr James Fitzgerald
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)
  • Miss Stana Bojanic
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Spinal/Functional)

PA Sharon Cole: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 3

  • Professor Tipu Aziz
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Functional)
  • Dr Nagaraja Sarangmat (Movement Disorder only)
    Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr Marko Bogdanovic
    Consultant Neurologist

Neuromodulation nurses

  • Beth Forrow
  • Claire Fletcher
  • Laura Bacchini
  • Tamara Edwards
  • Clare Watson

PA Abbie Major: 01865 234838 Option 1 then 3

Skull base

  • Ms Jane Halliday
    Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)
  • Mr Simon Cudlip
    Consultant Neurosurgeons (Pituitary)

Secretary Sharon Cole: 01865 234860 Option 1 then 4

Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna
Consultant Neurosurgeon (Skull Base)

Secretary Jennifer Edwards: 01865 234860 Option 1 then 4

Neurosurgery Skull Base CNS for Ms Halliday and Mr Jeyaretna

Catherine (Kaye) Toledo: 01865 231884

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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.

Last reviewed:14 January 2022