Neurosurgery and spine surgery are among the most complex and intricate areas of medicine. If you need an operation on your brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles or spine itself, you can be assured that our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in the most advanced surgical techniques.
Our neurosurgeons can diagnose, treat and manage your symptoms to restore or improve your quality of life. We use the latest technology and techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, for brain, spinal and neurovascular (the blood supply to the brain or spinal cord) surgery.
Our surgeons are supported by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and therapists, who will care for you before, during and after your surgery, ensuring you recover as quickly as possible.
Why Choose Cleveland Clinic London?
- Extensive experience: With experience in treating complex neurological and spinal conditions, our highly qualified consultants and surgeons are leaders in their fields, with most coming from London’s top teaching hospitals.
- Advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities: Our brand new hospital is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology and is designed for the best possible patient experience. We optimise patient outcomes using interventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), precise neuronavigation using computer-assisted technologies to guide surgeons, laser therapy and robotics.
- Customised care: We will carry out a comprehensive review of your condition, provide expert diagnosis, and put in place a treatment and rehabilitation plan tailored specifically for you.
- A multidisciplinary team approach: We bring all of the experts you need together under one roof. You will have access to specialist neurosurgical and spinal consultants, neurologists, neurorehabilitation consultants, neuroradiologists, pathologists, oncologists, therapists, case managers and nurses, all working as a team to give you the best possible care.
Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic London
Conditions we treat include:
- Acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous tumour that develops around the nerves that connect the inner ear with the brain.
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain.
- Brain aneurysms, when a bulge forms in a blood vessel in the brain and fills with blood.
- Brain haemorrhage.
- Brain tumours, including tumours that develop in the brain (primary brain tumours) and those that spread from elsewhere in the body (secondary brain tumours).
- Cavernoma, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels found in the brain and spinal cord.
- Central nervous system infection or abscess.
- Dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs), abnormal connections between the arteries and veins in the lining of the brain.
- Head injury.
- Hemifacial spasm, an involuntary movement in the face when a nerve is compressed.
- Hydrocephalus, a condition caused by an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the cavities of the brain.
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension – high pressure in the brain.
- Meningioma, a tumour that forms on the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord.
- Pituitary tumours, which form on the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.
- Spinal conditions including deformity and scoliosis, sciatica, spine tumours, spinal fractures and spinal stenosis, the narrowing of one or more spaces within your spine.
- Subdural haematoma, a type of bleed in the head.
- Trigeminal neuralgia, a condition that can cause intense facial pain.
Treatments and services include:
- Baclofen pumps, used to administer a muscle relaxant medicine to decrease spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries or other neurological diseases.
- Brain biopsy, a procedure to take a small tissue sample from your brain so that it can be examined.
- Cranial and spinal robotics for the upmost accuracy during surgery and increased safety.
- Deep brain stimulation, a procedure that involves implanting electrodes in the brain, which deliver electrical impulses that block or change the abnormal activity that causes symptoms.
- Epilepsy surgery, a type of brain surgery for people whose seizures are not controlled by medication.
- Gamma knife radiosurgery, a form of radiation used to treat brain disorders that doesn’t involve surgical incisions in the brain.
- Interventional MRI to confirm complete brain tumour removal at the time of surgery.
- Minimally invasive laser therapy for brain tumour and epilepsy treatment.
- Nerve, muscle and arterial biopsies, where tissue samples are taken so that conditions can be diagnosed.
- Neurovascular surgery, for disorders which impact the blood supply to the brain or spinal cord.
- Skull-base surgery, an operation to remove a tumour or other growth at the base of the skull.
- Spinal cord stimulation, a procedure that delivers electrical signals to the spinal cord or specific nerves to block pain signals.
- Spinal fusion surgery to connect two or more vertebrae in your spine.
- Surgery to repair spinal discs that have degenerated.