Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon has the skills and technical ability to operate on patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, pituitary gland and vertebrae. These are extremely delicate areas of the body especially the spinal cord where a high degree of precision is required.

To put it simply, they perform surgery on patients with nervous system disorders.

Examples of neurosurgery include:

  • Removal of brain and spinal tumours
  • Aneurysm
  • Slipped disc
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Sciatica
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Fusion of lumbar spine (also includes cervical and thoracic spine).

Many of our neurosurgeons have a clinical and research interests in a particular area of surgery, for example, the use of arthroscopy for spinal surgery.

Role of a neurosurgeon at Harley Street

Our neurosurgeons are well qualified, highly trained professionals with the level of skill and expertise needed to undertake these exacting procedures. They often run both an NHS and private clinic and use their vast experience to the benefit of their patients.

They are often leading neurosurgeons in a particular sub-speciality and ensure that they retain this position by keeping their knowledge and skills up to date. This involves attendance on training courses and at seminars.

They also teach and lecture on their specialism to undergraduates and postgraduates in both the UK and abroad.

Your neurosurgeon is also a member of well-respected bodies such as the Royal College of Surgeons and/or the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.