Tagged: neurosurgery


Paralysed footballer sets sights on new sporting ambition

News & events | 25 Jun 2018 | Tags: neurosurgeon neurosurgery

Chris Keogh, 27, required emergency surgery after dislocating his neck playing football. He’s now set a ‘positive list’ to act as a starting point to his new life.


A sneak peak from today’s filming of BBC’s One Show featuring St George’s innovation in neurosurgery

News & events | 29 Feb 2016 | Tags: BBC One Show matthew crocker neurosurgery press officer Tim Jones

BBC’s One Show interviews Mr Matthew Crocker, neurosurgeon, before he operates on a patient with a broken back. This new type of surgery cuts down tremendously the recovery time. Likelihood is that the patient will start walking tomorrow. This used to take a couple of months previously.

Look out for the piece on the BBC One Show.


Neurosurgery Therapies

Services at | Updated 5 May 2015 | Tags: brain haemorrhage brain tumour neurosurgery spinal cord injuries spinal surgery

The Neurosurgery therapy department at St George’s Hospital is based within the Atkinson Morley Regional Neurosciences Centre. The Neurosurgery therapy team specialises in the assessment and treatment of neurosurgical conditions such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, brain haemorrhage, brain and spinal cord tumours and planned (elective) spinal surgery. …


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Neurosurgery research

Education and Research | Updated 29 Apr 2016 | Tags: neurosciences research foundation neurosurgery Research

The St George’s Hospital neurosurgery department has been renowned around the world as a centre of excellence for brain and spinal surgery since it was established at its original site at Atkinson Morley Hospital in 1869.  The unit has a rich history of research that has enhanced and saved the lives …


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 …


Simple spinal surgery

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 29 Jun 2018 | 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-oncology (brain tumours)

Services at St George's Hospital | Updated 31 Aug 2015 | Tags: brain tumour cancer neuro-oncology neurosurgery spinal tumour

We diagnose and provide the highest standards of care and treatment to patients with every type of brain or spinal tumour.  Services are provided in the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s Hospital for patients from across London, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. All cases are discussed in the weekly neuro-oncology …