Neurosurgery

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Highly specialised brain and spinal surgery

Our pioneering neurosurgical departments deliver advanced surgical procedures for a range of nervous system-related conditions.

Overview

Neurosurgery describes the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the nervous system. This may involve the skull, brain or spine and can range from minimally invasive procedures for back pain to major intracranial surgery for tumours. Our multidisciplinary teams of neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuropathologists, neurophysiologists, neuro-oncologists, ENT and maxillofacial surgeons work together to deliver the most effective treatment. Our leading-edge diagnostic facilities, operating theatres and intensive care units are fully equipped to offer comprehensive care for even the most complex neurological problems.

Expertise

We combine advanced medical technology with the expertise of our world-class consultants to deliver everything from routine procedures to radiosurgery

  • Craniofacial surgery

    Need to know

    Craniofacial reconstruction surgery can improve or correct a range of deformities of the skull as well as damage caused by trauma to the head or face. Our multidisciplinary teams of surgeons will work together to rebuild tissue, facial features and bone structure to achieve the best cosmetic...

  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR)

    Need to know

    Spastic diplegia is a condition that affects around 25% of children born with cerebral palsy. Children with this condition can find it difficult to walk due to stiffness (spasticity) in their legs. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) cuts selected nerve roots in the spinal cord to reduce stiffness.

  • Gamma Knife treatment

    Need to know

    The Leksell Gamma Knife isn't a knife at all. It's a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that allows a consultant to direct radiation beams to specific areas within the skull without making an incision. Its precision and non-invasiveness means it can treat tumours previously considered inoperable.

  • CyberKnife® treatment

    Need to know

    CyberKnife® delivers multiple beams of high-dose radiation to tumours with incredible accuracy. Unlike traditional surgery, treatment is given as an outpatient procedure with little or no recovery time, meaning you can get back to your usual routine faster.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

The London Gamma Knife Centre

Our London Gamma Knife Centre at St Bartholomew's is a unique partnership between The Harley Street Clinic and Barts Health NHS Trust, specialising in radiosurgical treatment for brain conditions.

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