A specialist centre for medical and surgical neurological conditions

8A Wellington Road , St John's Wood , London, NW8 9LE

We are with you every step of the way

We have a global reputation for successfully managing and treating the most challenging neurological conditions.

The Neurosurgery Centre

As one of the first neurosurgery centres in the UK’s private sector, our centre has continued to push the boundaries of complex intracranial neurosurgery for the past 40 years.

Set up in 1978 by pioneering neurosurgeon Professor Alan Crockard, the centre now forms one of the most established in the UK's private sector. With over 10 leading neurosurgeons, all of whom have a well established reputation in the field, alongside an wider team of neurologists, oncologists, neuroradiologists, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists, and more, we provide a multidisciplinary approach to each patient's individual needs.

Why choose The Wellington Neurosurgery Centre?

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    Leading Neurosurgeons

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    Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

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    Level 3 Intensive care unit onsite, with one-to-one nursing

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    Specialised treatment for all neurological conditions

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    Latest imaging and diagnostic equipment

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    Access to pioneering technologies and treatments

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    MDT meetings attended by a range of experts in neurosurgical care

State-of-the-art intraoperative MRI for neurosurgery

As part of HCA Healthcare UK’s continued investment in the latest medical technology, The Wellington Hospital’s Neurosurgery Centre is now equipped with an intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) scanner and fully integrated digital theatre.

The iMRI scanner allows surgeons to carry out an intraoperative MRI scan of their patient’s brain during their surgery. This gives the surgeon confidence that they have achieved their treatment goal. It also provides our patients with the best possible chance of tumours being removed fully without the need for further surgery.

Andrew's story

Andrew shares his experience of undergoing shunt surgery for hydrocephalus and he was booked in for his operation at The Wellington Hospital on 11th October 2021.

Mr Neil Dorward performed the surgery and Andrew made a rapid recovery. Two days after the operation, he was walking around the ward unaided and was able to go home.

Conditions - TWHNC


At The Wellington Hospital Neurosurgery Centre we care for patients with all types of neurological conditions.

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As a specialist centre of excellence, our specialist have been providing outstanding care for patients for over 40 years. 

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Mr Ian Sabin, Neurosurgeon at The Wellington Hospital

About us

We perform more than 1,000 complex surgical procedures every year for the full spectrum of neurological disorders.

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Having a joined-up approach, with cross-specialty and multidisciplinary teams is key to how we care for our patients.

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