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Mr Neil Dorward

Mr Neil Dorward

BSc, MB BS, FRCS, FRCS(SN), MS

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Specialty
Sub-Specialties
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery, Neuro Spinal, Spinal tumours, Neurooncology, Brain Tumours, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatica, Scioliosis, Neuro, Brain Surgery, Spinal Surgery
Fixed Price Packages

About

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    Mr Neil Dorward is an established Consultant Neurosurgeon at London's Wellington and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery having been appointed as a consultant in 1999. He is a protagonist of endoscopic and minimal access techniques in neurosurgery and spinal surgery. His clinical practice covers neuro-oncology (brain tumours), pituitary conditions and complex spinal surgery. Within these fields he applies endoscopic and minimal access techniques widely.

    Mr Dorward qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London with the degrees BSc & MB BS and progressed through premier London training posts whilst obtaining the FRCS qualification in surgery. He has specialised in Neurosurgery since 1993, including 2 years in research obtaining a higher degree (MS) and obtained the specialist fellowship in neurosurgery (FRCS(SN) in 1999. His research studies were at the forefront of technology that provides intra-operative image-guidance in open and endoscopic neurosurgery. Since his appointment as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 1999 he has pioneered endoscopic and minimum access surgery at the Royal Free, introduced complex spinal surgical techniques and spinal disc replacement surgery. In July 2012 Mr Dorward was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London. He is clinical lead for endoscopic neurosurgery, leads endoscopic training and is Governance Lead for Neurosurgery. He is a faculty member on several neurosurgery training courses at the Royal College of Surgeons and served as secretary of the Clinical Neurosciences section at the Royal Society of Medicine for 3 years.

    In addition to his clinical interests Mr Dorward also directs a clinical research programme with two full time medical research fellows (neurosurgery trainees) working towards the PhD degree. A variety of research projects are undertaken including the development of shear wave ultrasound elastography for brain tumour margin definition, correlation of optic nerve compression with visual deterioration, and evaluation of a novel transsphenoidal ultrasound probe.

    Procedures undertaken:Craniotomy for Glioma, Craniotomy for Meningioma, Stereotactic Biopsy, Image-Guided Neurosurgery, Ventriculostomy, Endoscopic Ventricular Surgery, Endoscopic Transphenoidal Pituitary Surgery, Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement, Cervical Discectomy, Lumbar Microdiscectomy, Spinal Decompressions, Spinal fixation and fusion surgery and Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation

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    Endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, spinal surgery, disk replacement

Practice locations

NHS base

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London

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