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Aquilina Kristian

Mr Kristian Aquilina

FRCS(Eng), FRCS(NeuroSurg), MD

Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Fixed Price Packages

About

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    Mr Kristian Aquilina graduated from the University of Malta in 1995. He completed his neurosurgical training in Bristol in 2010. This included original research on intraventricular haemorrhage and hydrocephalus in babies, leading to a doctorate in medicine from the University of Bristol. He also completed a one-year clinical fellowship in paediatric neurosurgery, and particularly in paediatric neuro-oncology, at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

    He was appointed Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in 2010. In November 2012 he was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children where he is surgical lead for neuro-oncology.

    Mr Aquilina learnt the single level SDR technique from Dr TS Park at the Center for Cerebral Palsy in St Louis. He set up the first single level selective dorsal rhizotomy service in the UK in Bristol in May 2011 and subsequently at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2013, and established the private SDR service at The Portland Hospital in July 2015. His principal clinical and research interests include brain tumours in children, hydrocephalus and the management of spasticity in cerebral palsy, including SDR and neuro-endoscopy.

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    Neuro-oncology, hydrocephalus and neuro-endoscopy, spasticity, selective dorsal rhizotomy

Practice locations

NHS base

Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust

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