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Our brain

Our brain is the command centre for our nervous system. It's the most complex organ in our body, consisting of billions of neurons that send messages and make connections with the other parts of our body during every moment of our lives. From creativity to the language we speak, there is barely a feature of human behaviour that we can't attribute to how our brain functions. In many ways it defines who we are. We understand how a brain injury or condition not only affects you, but also those closest to you.

Welcome to the HCA UK Neurosciences Department

We have a global reputation for successfully managing and treating the most challenging neurological conditions. With the best minds, theatres and intensive care units, along with specialist nursing teams, we are able to provide acute care for all our patients. We treat adults across our London hospitals at The Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington Hospital and London Bridge Hospital, and children at The Portland Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic.

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    Leading neurologists and neurosurgeons

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    Clinical nurse specialists and dedicated neurosurgical wards in each hospital

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    Intensive care units in every hospital

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    Stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis

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    Oncological care including the latest vaccines, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy

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    Pioneering procedures including immunotherapy treatment for brain tumours

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    Super-specialised treatment for neurological conditions

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    Private acute rehabilitation at The Wellington Hospital and The Portland Hospital

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    Intracranial, radiosurgery and robotic surgery

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    The latest radiotherapy including Icon Gamma Knife and CyberKnife®

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Renowned neurologists and neurosurgeons

At HCA UK, it’s imbedded in our culture to ensure patient safety always comes first. We are proud to work with many of the most established and respected consultant neurosurgeons and neurologists in the country, delivering expert care to our patients across every aspect of neurological care. They are leaders in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, spinal surgery, maxillofacial and skull-base surgery.


The care our consultants provide can transform patients' lives, offering them hope and better outcomes. Many of our consultants practising with us trained at leading NHS teaching hospitals, and sit on governing bodies including The Royal College of Surgeons, Specialist Advisory Committee for Neurosurgery and the Court of Examiners.

Groundbreaking treatments

Our renowned neurologists and neurosurgeons push medical boundaries here every day. From treating brain tumours with immunology to stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis and fibre-mapping the brain, they constantly strive for clinical excellence and new breakthroughs.

 

At The Wellington Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic and London Bridge Hospital, our consultants share knowledge, research and clinical data, coming together on complex medical cases to offer our patients the best possible neurological treatment, brain surgery, spinal surgery and rehabilitation

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The latest technology

Our multidisciplinary teams have access to the most advanced medical equipment in our theatres. This includes ultrasonic surgical aspirators, the ROSA© robot, neuronavigation and, from early 2019, the ZEISS KINOVO microscope and intraoperative MRI. Our non-invasive technology now includes the Icon Gamma Knife, CyberKnife® and Visualase® system. We are the first private hospital group in the UK to offer the ROSA® robot system and Visulase® systems, which provides precise, MRI-guided assistance during brain and spinal procedures.

 

Operated with accuracy, precision and outstanding clinical judgement by our world-class consultants, each treatment can offer better outcomes for our patients.

Expert opinions from multidisciplinary teams

At HCA UK we were one of the first hospital groups to establish multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) within the private healthcare sector. Whatever your condition, we combine areas of expertise from specialists as wide-ranging as oncologists, neurologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists and more, enabling us to provide a more holistic approach to the high level of care we deliver to each patient.


Our neurosciences department hold a brain and spinal tumour MDT meeting every two weeks, sharing a broad range of expert opinions that can also be brought together on the same day if emergency treatment is required. 

 

Going above and beyond

We fully understand the gravity and challenges of living with a neurological injury or condition. From the moment you arrive in our hospitals, we take care of you like you're a member of our family, making your HCA UK experience as positive as possible for you and your family.

 

Similar to our consultants, our clinical nurses sub-specialise, meaning they can provide deep clinical knowledge as well as expert care. They’ll make sure our team understands your life beyond your medical notes, ensuring we offer you the options that are best suited to you. They’ll help you prepare for surgery, explain complex clinical information, manage your treatment, and look after you and your loved ones. 

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Looking beyond your surgery

Rehabilitation is an integral part of your recovery. The Rehabilitation Centre at The Wellington Hospital is home to the only CARF-accredited, hospital-based rehabilitation centre in London and the largest private unit of its kind in the UK.

Our multidisciplinary team of consultants, who are sub-specialists in the range of neurological conditions, together with our specialist nurses, neurophysiotherapists, neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, create a rehabilitation programme designed around your personal goals.

Caring for children

We care for babies with complex neurological conditions. We treat children with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, brain tumours, brain haemorrhages and congenital problems, through to acute neurological rehabilitation for children with head injuries at The Portland Hospital.

Our spinal hospitals

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.

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • The Wellington Hospital

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments. 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Portland Hospital

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • Harley Street Clinic Facility

    London Neurosurgery Partnership

    78 Harley Street

    London

    W1G 7HJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8977
    Reception 020 7034 8709

  • Rehab centre

    Acute Rehabilitation Centre

    The Wellington Hospital North Building

    Circus Road, St John's Wood

    London NW8 6DP

    Call 020 7483 5363

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