We use cookies so our web site can function correctly. By clicking "OK" or by clicking into any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed.

Privacy Statement

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Cookie group mandatory

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

These cookies are required


These cookies allow us to adtertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only


These cookies allow us to advertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.  All information collect is annonomas unless you provide personal information to us.
If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

About brain surgery

For any patient visiting our hospitals to undergo treatment for a brain condition or injury, we fully appreciate you and your family will be going through a particularly difficult time. You can have complete confidence knowing you will be cared for by the very best neurosurgeons and specialist nursing teams in the country.


At The Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington Hospital and London Bridge Hospital, we have fully-equipped operating theatres, the largest private intensive care units, out-of-hours imaging, consultant neurosurgeon on-call and dedicated neurosurgical nursing teams and wards to care. Because of this, we are among the very few private hospitals in London who can perform complex brain surgery.

Finding the right diagnosis and treatment for you

Brain tumours

Patients who have a brain tumour can be treated at a number of HCA UK's leading private hospitals, either at The Wellington Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, London Bridge Hospital and The Portland Hospital.

Brain haemorrhage and stroke

Our neurosurgeons have access to the most advanced medical technology, ensuring we deliver world-class treatment and rehabilitation for all of our patients who have experienced a brain haemorrhage or stroke. 

Hydrocephalus, chiari malformation and  syringomyelia

Conditions such as hydrocephalus, chiari malformation and syringomyelia can be serious neurological conditions, often requiring surgical procedures. We provide the full breadth of surgical treatments at The Wellington Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic and London Bridge Hospital.

Headaches and facial pain

Headaches and facial pain can be debilitatating. We can treat patients with cluster headaches, tension and hypertension headaches, exertional headaches, migraine, facial pain, sinus headaches and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Epilepsy surgery

Epilepsy surgery is available to patients for whom medication may have proved ineffective. Our consultant neurosurgeons can carry out the procedure to help prevent or reduce seizures, known as a temporal lobectomy, on both children and adults.

Pain management

Ongoing acute and chronic pain can be incredibly distressing for patients, affecting both their physical and mental well-being. HCA UK's pain management experts offer a wide range of treatments to help ease discomfort, from medications such as nerve blockers to alternative therapies and counselling.

Movement disorders, spasticity and deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a progressive treatment for patients with neurological conditions that affect movement, such as spasticity. Our neurosurgeons use state-of-the-art medical equipment to send electrical impulses to the body, to either stimulate muscles or block otherwise uncontrollable movement. 

Paediatric neurosurgery

We were the first private hospital in the UK to treat children with brain tumours. We also treat children with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, brain haemorrhages and congenital problems through to acute neurological rehabilitation for children with head injuries at The Portland Hospital.

Meet the team of consultants who specialise in brain surgery

At our hospitals, you’ll see a neurosurgeon who subspecialises in exactly what you need. They will discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan with as many as twenty other senior clinicians. It’s their combined skill and judgement that delivers the best outcomes for patients.

We have more teaching hospital neurosurgeons working in HCA UK than any other private hospital group. Our consultant neurosurgeons choose to work in our hospitals because we have the clinical governance, exceptional levels of safety, multidisciplinary teams, clinical expertise and specialist nursing teams to deliver outstanding care. 

Consultants reviewing brain scan

Innovative specialist treatments 

We are one of the few private hospitals in London to have surgically implanted an electrode into the brain to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.


We have also treated movement disorders such as spasticity with deep brain stimulation. And our treatment for brain tumours includes the latest vaccines, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and also immunotherapy.

Pioneering technology

From highly specialist diagnostic imaging to ultrasonic surgical aspirators, and computer-assisted technology used by our neurosurgeons to navigate within the brain during surgery, we invest in the most cutting-edge technology available.

At The Harley Street Clinic we are pioneering progressive immunotherapy treatment for brain tumours. We remove tumour cells from the patient, make antibodies of that tumour, refine them and put them back into the patient to attack and destroy the tumour cells while protecting the healthy tissue.
MRI brain scan

CyberKnife® treatment

Our neurosurgeons are continually at the forefront of delivering world-class care and treatment to our patients, at locations such as The London CyberKnife® Centre, part of The Harley Street Clinic. The painless CyberKnife® day treatment uses a robotic-assisted arm to send radiation beams from many different angles, as a result targeting multiple tumours in one treatment. 

Rosa promo

ROSA© robot brain surgery

HCA UK continues to push boundaries, being the first UK healthcare provider to offer patients minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery using the ROSA© robotic system. These innovative technologies are available to our leading neurosurgeons at The Harley Street Clinic, and offer precise, MRI-guided assistance during cranial and spinal procedures.

Gamma Knife treatment

The London Gamma Knife Centre at The Wellington Hospital offers progressive, non-invasive treatment to patients with benign and malignant brain tumours, as well as other brain conditions such as vascular disorders, Parkinson's tremor and severe facial pain.


This state-of-the-art technology delivers gamma rays to treat tumours in the brain, with unparalleled precision and without the need for surgery. Patients can normally go home the same day, after treatment.

Gamma Knife Icon
London Neurosurgical Partnership

London Neurosurgery Partnership

HCA UK is incredibly proud to be working so closely with the London Neurosurgery Partnership, a group spinal and cranial neurosurgeons who have come together to deliver world-class neurosurgical treatment.


Each consultant is recognised as a super-specialist in their area of expertise. You can rest assured that you, or your family member, will receive the best possible care no matter how serious your condition may be.

Our locations specialising in neurosciences

Each of our hospitals is a centre of excellence in its own right. Specialist procedures are performed in each hospital, from the latest minimally invasive imaging to life-changing brain and spinal surgery.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants in neurology or neurosurgery

020 7079 4344
back to top