Paediatric neurosurgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 20 Dec 2020 | Tags: brain surgery neurosurgery paediatric neurosurgery spinal surgery

The Department has three paediatric neurosurgeons, Samantha Hettige, Simon Stapleton and Andrew Martin. They manage a large variety of emergency and elective paediatric neurosurgical problems e.g. brain tumours, hydrocephalus, spinal bifida etc. There are dedicated neonatal and paediatric intensive care units on site and a paediatric neurosurgery ward.


Vascular neurosurgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 20 Dec 2020 | Tags: brain surgery neurosurgery spinal surgery vascular neurosurgery

Vascular neurosurgery involves the treatment of abnormalities of blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord. Some examples are brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and spinal arteriovenous fistulas. These patients are managed by neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists. For example, some brain aneurysms are treated by neuroradiologists with endovascular coiling and some …


Complex spinal surgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 20 Dec 2020 | Tags: brain surgery neurosurgery spinal surgery

Complex spinal surgery is the insertion of metalwork to stabilize and fuse parts of the spine. This may be necessary for spinal fractures, metastatic spinal tumours, spinal instability and sometimes for back pain. A relatively new development is minimally invasive spinal surgery, a type of ‘key-hole’ surgery. Our surgeons use …


Simple spinal surgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 20 Dec 2020 | Tags: neurosurgery spinal surgery

A large number of patients are referred to the department who require simple spinal procedures. Simple spinal surgery involves decompressing nerves to reduce pain or improve function. Examples of simple spinal surgery are lumbar microdiscectomy for sciatica, lumbar laminectomy for canal stenosis and cervical foraminotomy for pain down the arm. …


Neuro-Oncological Surgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 27 Jan 2019 | Tags: brain tumour cancer neuro-oncology neurosurgery spinal tumour

St George’s offers a supra-network multidisciplinary service for the management of tumours in the central nervous system, serving a population of over four million. We receive referrals from South West London and Surrey as well as surrounding counties. We also accept out-of-area referrals and referrals from overseas, reflecting the high level …


Ultrasound

Services at | Updated 20 Nov 2014

Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in X-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as …


Nuclear Medicine

Services at | Updated 20 Nov 2014

Imaging is provided by three Siemens SPECT gamma cameras, PET/CT scanning is currently provided via a mobile scanner.  Radionuclide therapy is also offered on an outpatient basis.  .Administration of radioactive substances to patients is performed under the supervision of three ARSAC-licence holding specialist consultant radiologists (one of whom also specialises …


Vestibular (Balance and Dizziness) Service

Services at | Updated 30 Apr 2019 | Tags: audiology balance dizzy vestibular

The Vestibular service (also known as Neurotology or Neuro-otology) is a Medical Consultant-led Multidisciplinary team consisting of Audiovestibular Physicians, Audiovestibular Scientist and Audiologists who work closely together with ENT (Otolaryngology), Neurology and Physiotherapy departments to assess and manage patients with balance problems and dizziness.  The department has expertise in performing …


Epilepsy

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 20 Dec 2020 | Tags: epilepsy epilepsy surgery first fit fits functional non-epileptic attack disorder neuropsychiatry neuropsychology seizures tuberous sclerosis turns vagal nerve stimulator videotelemetry VNS

Our team of Epilepsy specialists provide a comprehensive service covering all aspects of epilepsy care including diagnostic and treatment facilities, including Vagal Nerve Stimulation and an epilepsy surgery program. Our multidisciplinary team includes epilepsy nurse specialists, neurophysiologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and neurosurgeons, working together to provide outstanding care for the adult …


Headache service

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 20 Dec 2020 | Tags: headaches migraine

The headache service runs six specialist outpatient clinics each week providing assessment, investigations, advice and treatment to patients suffering with all forms of disabling headache and facial pain. Conditions treated include: Migraine (episodic and particularly chronic migraine) Cluster headache Medication-overuse headache New daily persistent headache Hemicrania continua Paroxysmal hemicrania SUNCT …