Tagged: brain surgery


Feeling the heat on ’24 Hours in A&E’

News & events | 1 Jul 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E brain surgery Dr Phil Moss Emergency Nurse Practitioner Becky Summer

Episode seven of Channel 4’s hit drama documentary focuses on patients treated on a busy evening at the height of summer. “Some people, they go out and have far too much to drink… get into fights…and do somebody some pretty significant damage. It’s very difficult to understand how there are …


Neurosciences Research Foundation

About Us | Updated 7 Dec 2014 | Tags: brain surgery Charity nervous system neurosciences neurosciences research foundation neurosurgery Research spinal surgery

The Neurosciences Research Foundation funds vital research into the cause of damage to the brain and nervous system at St George’s Hospital and St George’s University of London with the goal of developing new and more effective treatments. Our work has benefited many people who otherwise would have had little or no …


Paediatric neurosurgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 29 Jun 2018 | 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 29 Jun 2018 | 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 29 Jun 2018 | 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 …


Neurosurgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 29 Jun 2018 | Tags: brain surgery neurology neurosurgery spinal surgery

The St George’s Hospital neurosurgery department provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the brain, skull, spine and nervous system.  The department provides both planned and emergency services for a large variety of general neurosurgical conditions. Our sub-specialities include: Neuro-oncology (brain tumours) Simple spinal surgery Complex spinal …