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Mr Christopher Chandler

BSc, MBBS, FRCS (SN)

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Sub-Specialties
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Brain Tumours, Neurosurgery - Developmental, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgery - Movement disorder, Pain management, Back Pain, Brachalgia and Arm Pain, Minimally invasive spinal surgery, Neck Pain, Sciatica, Spina Bifida, Tethered Cord & Paediatric Spinal Surgery, Spinal tumours, Neurosurgery - Trauma, Scioliosis, Neuro, Brain Surgery
Fixed Price Packages

About

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    Mr Chandler has been a Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon since 1997. He has a BSc in Physiology and obtained his medical degree from the University of London (Westminster Medical School) in 1986. His neurosurgical training was in London (Atkinson Morley Hospital, King’s College Hospital), Bristol (Frenchay Hospital) and Nottingham (Queens Medical Centre). He undertook fellowships in epilepsy surgery (King’s College Hospital and paediatric neurosurgery (Nottingham).

    Mr Chandler’s interests are in all aspects of paediatric neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. This includes the management of brain and spinal cord tumours in all age groups, metastatic brain tumours, epilepsy and hydrocephalus.

    He leads the Paediatric and Adolescent (teenage and young adult) Neurosurgical Service at King’s College Hospital. He is also one of the designated neurosurgeons to the regional Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumour Service, which covers South East London, Kent and East Sussex and is the largest brain tumour service in the UK.

    He also has a wealth of knowledge in degenerative spine disease including the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica.

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    General neurosurgery, spinal cord tumours, brain cancers, neck and arm pain, Sciatica and back pain, Hydocephalus, paediatrics

Practice locations

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King's College Hospital NHS Trust

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Episode 19 - Put Your Back Into It

As with many reoccurring physical injuries, it’s impossible for many of us to understand just how debilitating back pain can be until we’ve actually experienced it. Unfortunately, that likelihood is greater than we might expect, with four in every five people estimated to visit their GP about the condition at some stage in our lives.


As Chris tells Anna, whereas some are ‘lucky’ to have a single episode of the injury they can recover from, the domino effect of ongoing back pain can be truly detrimental to one’s lifestyle – and so it’s vitally important to identify different symptoms and causes as early as possible.

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