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Best Neurosurgeons in London, UK

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
31 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Thomas is a consultant neurosurgeon who offers private care for brain and spinal problems across London. Following his qualification in 1988 he followed general surgical training and trained in neurosurgery. He became a consultant neurosurgeon at the age of 33 and has a broad clinial practice which includes sub speciality interests such as complex spine surgery, anterior and lateral skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery. 

He also runs a national multi-disciplinary clinic dedicated to neurofibromatosis and von Hieel Lindau disease. He is a valued panel member on international workshops on endoscopic pituitary surgery

For the last 15 years, Mr Thomas has visited Sri Lanka to lecture and perform operations with local neurosurgeons at the National Hospital and Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital in Colombo on a charitable basis.

 

 
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Expert in: Neurosurgery
41 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Gullan is the most senior neurosurgeon in London neurosurgery partnership and works with other to deliver a high level of neurosurgical care. 

He has obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians and a fellowship of the royal college of surgeons. He has developed a large practice in spinal and neurovascular training and has established a reputation for being at the forefront of many surgical techniques. 

He presented the first use of posterior instrumented stabilisation for malignant disease affecting the spinal column and was the first neurosurgeon worldwide to pilot both the use of intervertebral fusion cages for cervical disc surgery and introduce posterior lumbar interbody fusion to neurosurgeons in the UK.

Mr Gullan enjoys teaching, especially operative techniques and clinical decision making, to young neurosurgeons. 

 

 

 
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Expert in: Neurosurgery
26 years of experience
Functional neurosurgery , Neuro-oncology , Spinal Surgery

Professor Ashkan is a leading neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London and one of the handful of neurosurgeons in the UK to be awarded a Professorship. Professor Ashkan underwent dual postgraduate training in medicine and surgery, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 and the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (FRCS) in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London, being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002. His subspecialist training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery included a Fellowship in France with Professor Benabid, generally considered as the founder of modern deep brain stimulation surgery, which led to a MD degree in 2006. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital in January 2007 and subsequently was promoted to the position of Professor.

In addition to his expertise in degenerative spine disease, which includes the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica together with peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Professor Ashkan’s main interests are neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. This includes deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation for movement disorders, pain, headaches and image guided minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies and brain mapping.  He is also one of the few UK surgeons trained in Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery. 

He is the UK Lead for Genomics England programme for brain tumour, President of the British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Neurosurgery Section of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, King’s Lead for Neuro-Oncology, Chair of King’s Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit and Deputy Lead for King’s Neuroscience Research Advisory Committee. 

Professor Ashkan has published over 400 peer review papers, abstracts and book chapters and is an Associate Editor or reviewer for several journals.

In his spare time Professor Ashkan has completed a degree and diploma in music and enjoys playing the piano. 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
6 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Grahovac specialises in Complex Spinal Surgery. He studied at V. Gymnasium School in Zagreb before starting at the School of Medicine, the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He graduated in 2003 and went on to complete his PhD in biological sciences. Mr Grahovac completed both his basic and advanced neurosurgical training in Zagreb before travelling to Chicago to complete his paediatric fellowship at Lurie Children’s Hospital. He joined King’s College Hospital in 2016 where he completed his complex spinal fellowship. Mr Grahovac is a member of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society and Croatian Medical Chamber.

Mr Grahovac’s areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of all spinal conditions including degenerative, traumatic and malignant spinal conditions. He is an expert in the use of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of neck pain, back pain, arm pain and sciatica.

In addition to his expertise in the degenerative spine, he also treats more complex conditions such as spinal deformities, tumours, metastases, infection and spinal trauma.

 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
29 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Langdon is a consultant neurosurgeon who specialises in: brain tumours; epilesy; seizures; dystonia (tremors); Parkinsons disease; movement disorders; deep brain stimulation; Spinal surgery; Back pain; Sciatica; Disc replacement; Spinal neurosurgery; neck pain; brachalgia; facet joint pain; spinal stenosis; disc prolapse; cervical myelopathy; cervical radiculopathy; spinal tumours; failed back surgery syndrome; carpal tunnel; laminectomy; spinal injections; spine decompression; discectomy; microdiscectomy; foraminotomy; craniotomy; pars defect; pars repair; anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and anterior cervical discectomy replacement (ACDR).

 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
11 years of experience
Neuro-oncology

Mr Vergani grew up in Italy, where he graduated from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy in 2003. After completing his general neurosurgical training in Milan, he moved to the UK where he went on to fulfil his training in Newcastle Upon Tyne and obtain an FRCS in neurosurgery in 2013 and thereafter, he achieved a PhD in brain connectivity at Newcastle University.

In addition, Mr Vergani completed a research fellowship in Montpellier, France under the supervision of Professor Hugues Duffau which focused on surgery for tumours in eloquent areas of the brain.

He is specialised in the treatment of primary and secondary brain tumours after completing the prestigious neuro-oncology fellowship at King’s College Hospital, London. Mr Vergani has a wealth of experience in the management of spinal and brain tumours with the use of technical advances, such as neuro-navigation, 5-ALA for the detection of high-grade gliomas and minimally invasive approaches. His specialist interest is in surgery for tumours in eloquent areas of the brain, using brain mapping, neuromonitoring and awake surgery techniques.

Mr Vergani lectures nationally and internationally, predominantly on the topic of brain mapping and surgery in neuro-oncology. He is also a member of the Society of British Neurosurgeons (SBNS). He has published over 60 publications on peer review journals and book chapters and in 2015 he won the prestigious Young Neurosurgeon Award of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).

In his spare time outside of work, Mr Vergani loves to spend time with his family, play some football and enjoys playing the saxophone with his children!

 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
15 years of experience

Mr Aquilina is a Neurosurgeon based in London working as a consultant at the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Mr Aquilina graduated from the University of Malta in 1995. He completed his Neurosurgical training in Bristol in 2010 including original research on intraventricular haemorrhage and hydrocephalus in premature babies, leading to a doctorate in medicine from the University of Bristol. He also completed a one-year clinical fellowship in the United States focusing on paediatric neurosurgery, with particular focus on brain tumours in children, 

Mr Aquilina was appointed Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in 2010. In November 2012 he was appointed Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital where he is surgical lead for neuro-oncology. 

Mr Aquilina’s principal clinical and research interests include the management of spasticity in cerebral palsy, brain tumours in children, hydrocephalus and neuro-endoscopy. In 2009 and 2010 and was the first neurosurgeon to undertake Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) in the UK. This is a surgery which can help patients with spastic cerebral palsy. He launched the SDR service in Bristol, Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the Portland Hospital.

Mr Aquilina specialises in the single-level approach for SDR and has to date performed over 60 cases. The single-level procedure, developed by Dr Park in the 1990s, allows rapid recovery and early return to intensive physiotherapy. It also reduces the long-term risk of spinal complications. This technique, with careful patient selection and post-operative therapy by an experienced multidisciplinary team is the key to successful SDR, a life-changing difference to the child with cerebral palsy spasticity.

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
30 years of experience
Spinal Surgery



James Allibone was appointed as a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2002. He was the Lead Spinal Surgeon at the Hospital. In 2007 he moved his NHS practice to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). He is currently the Lead Spinal Surgeon at NHNN.

Mr Allibone graduated from The London Hospital College in 1989 and undertook general surgical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He did his neurosurgery training in North London at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

He has a special interest in degenerative disease of the lumbar, thoracic, cervical spine and spinal tumours. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the conservative and surgical management of these cases.

Mr Allibone is a member of the National Clinical Reference Group for Spinal Services and Lead Clinician of the Complex Spinal Group at the NHNN. He has led the North London Metastatic Spinal Tumour Group, and he sat on the executive council of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons. Mr Allibone presents at various national and international meetings.

 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
42 years of experience
Skull-base surgery , Spinal Surgery , Neuro-oncology

Mr Peter Bullock is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based in London, UK. Within the field of Neurosurgery, Mr Bullock undertakes mainly intracranial surgery in addition to spinal operations.

 

Upon attaining his medical qualification, Mr Bullock undertook postgraduate neurosurgical training in London and Oxford before commencing work in Nottingham alongside Nobel laureate Peter Mansfield. Together they conducted some of the first dynamic MRI studies of brain tumours in the world. Following his innovative work and research, Mr Bullock was appointed a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital before travelling to North America to visit leading centres such as Toronto and Chicago. There he trained in minimally invasive techniques in neurosurgery which cause less discomfort for patients and aim to reduce recovery time.

 

Throughout his career, Mr Bullock has performed over 5000 neurosurgical operations and is an expert in both GammaKnife and CyberKnife in addition to the Brainlab neuronavigation system. He specialises in both intracranial and spinal surgical operations such as intradural tumours, lumbar disc prolapse and lumbar canal stenosis. Mr Bullock is very well published, writing papers on a range of specialist subjects in peer-reviewed journals. He has contributed to a large study on clipping and coiling aneurysms published in The Lancet in 2004 and also published a textbook.

 

At present, he is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital Trust and Honorary Consultant to Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital. He has a major interest in medical education and has served on the South East Thames Neurosurgical Training Committee for many years. He is a member of the Society of British Neurosurgeons and an international member of the Congress of Neurosurgery, USA. He frequently lectures and speaks at international conferences and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
24 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Ulbricht is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon specialising exclusively in spinal conditions. He qualified from Medical School in Berlin and moved to the UK in 1995. He completed his training to become a consultant neurosurgeon in 2006. He can provide operative and non-operative treatment of most spinal conditions. He is currently the lead for neurosurgical spinal clinics at Charing Cross Hospital. 

Mr Ulbricht has a wide clinical range from assessing simple back and neck pain to complex spinal surgery. His interests include:

  • Spinal Surgery for Degenerative Disease
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery for Tumours and Infections

 

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What is a Neurosurgeon?

Problems with the spine, brain, or nervous system (collectively, the central nervous system or CNS) are many and varied. Patients experiencing problems like movement disorders, chronic headaches, stroke, seizures, or spinal cord damage will often seek out the services of a neurologist to diagnose and treat them. When these problems are not able to be fixed with medical or non-invasive treatments, patients will typically need the services of a top neurosurgeon in London. Neurosurgeons are, in the simplest terms, brain surgeons. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to find the best neurosurgeons in London – it’s easy with Doctify.

When to see a Neurosurgeon?

If patients have tumours, spinal cord damage, stroke damage, or other serious problems that will require brain or spinal cord surgery, the top neurosurgeons in London are the specialists who will perform those corrective procedures. They generally have incredibly extensive training, including regular college/pre-med, their medical degree, a surgical internship, an additional 5 to 7 years as a neurosurgical resident, and possibly a fellowship before they are free to practice on their own as neurosurgeons. Patients can rest assured when choosing a neurosurgeon in London from Doctify that they are getting highly trained experts who do nothing but these kinds of surgeries, procedures, and treatments. As one of the more complex surgical specialities, neurosurgery certainly has risks. However, if a neurologist or top neurosurgeon in London has determined that the best course of treatment is a surgical or invasive procedure, their body of experience and skill should be respected – it might just save your life!

What procedures can you find at a Neurosurgery clinic? 

  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgery For Myelopathy
  • Cyberknife
  • Pituitary Tumour Surgery
  • Gammaknife
  • Video Consultation