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Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery

 Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery - Cleveland Clinic London

Neurosurgery and spine surgery are surgical procedures of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and spinal column. They are some of the most complex and intricate procedures in medicine. Our neurosurgeons are highly skilled and experienced in the most advanced surgical techniques.

Our team diagnoses, treats and manages your symptoms to restore or improve your quality of life. We use the latest technology and techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, for neurosurgery and spine surgery.

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Neurosurgery: Why Choose Cleveland Clinic London?

Our surgeons are supported by a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and therapists. We care for you before, during and after your surgery, helping you recover as quickly as possible. Our unique team-based approach optimises patient experience, safety and outcomes.

Highlights of our care include:

  • Extensive experience: Our highly qualified consultants and surgeons are world-leading in their fields, with years of experience treating complex neurological and spinal conditions. Our consultants come from London’s top teaching hospitals.
  • Advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities: Our hospital has the latest cutting-edge technology. We’ve designed it for the best possible patient experience. Our team optimises patient outcomes using interventional MRI, laser therapy and robotics. Precise neuronavigation uses computer-assisted technologies to guide surgeons, leading to the best results.
  • Customised care: We carry out a comprehensive review of your condition, provide expert diagnosis and develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan for you.
  • Team approach: We bring the experts you need together under one roof. You have access to neurosurgical and spinal consultants, neurologists, neurorehabilitation consultants, neuroradiologists, pathologists, oncologists, therapists, case managers and nurses. We work as a team to give you the best possible care.
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Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic London

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Neurosurgery Treatments and Services at Cleveland Clinic London

Our specialist treatment programmes include:


Biopsies are diagnostic surgical procedures to remove small tissue samples for examination under a microscope. We may perform biopsies to help diagnose a condition. Biopsies we perform include:

  • Brain biopsy, where we remove a small tissue sample from your brain.
  • Nerve, muscle and arterial biopsies, where we take tissue samples from nerves, muscles and arteries (blood vessels).

Minimally invasive procedures

Our team performs many minimally invasive or non-invasive procedures to treat neurological conditions:

  • Baclofen pumps, used to administer a muscle relaxant medicine to decrease spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries or other neurological diseases.
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery, a form of radiation therapy that treats brain disorders and doesn’t involve surgical incisions.
  • Minimally invasive laser therapy for brain tumour and epilepsy treatment.
  • Spinal cord stimulation, a procedure that delivers electrical signals to the spinal cord or specific nerves to block pain signals.


We perform many types of neurosurgery to repair or treat a wide range of conditions. We often use cranial and spinal robotic technology to increase accuracy and safety during surgery.

  • Brain tumour removal surgery, during which we use interventional MRI to confirm we completed the removal of the brain tumour.
  • Epilepsy surgery, a type of brain surgery for people whose seizures are not controlled by medication.
  • Deep brain stimulation, to implant electrodes in the brain, which deliver electrical impulses that block or change the abnormal activity that causes symptoms.
  • Neurovascular surgery, for disorders which impact the blood supply to the brain or spinal cord, including aneurysms, cavernomas and AVMs.
  • Skull-base surgery, to remove tumours or other lesions at the base of the skull.
  • Spinal fusion surgery, to connect two or more vertebrae in your spine if unstable.
  • Surgery to repair spinal disks that have degenerated and decompression of the spine due to degeneration or tumours.
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shots, ventriculostomy and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring for disorders of hydrocephalus and raised brain pressure.
  • Functional surgery, to treat trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.

Learn More

If you’re a patient and need neurosurgery services, visit our Contact Centre or call your GP. If you have a life-threatening condition, such as a heart attack or stroke, go to the nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.

Contact us or call +44 (0)20 3423 7500 for more information about our neurology services.

Refer a Patient

GPs and consultants can refer patients quickly and easily to our neurology clinic. Call +44 (0)20 3423 7500 to get started.

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