Speciality Practice

Conditions we Treat

Neurosurgery has become increasingly specialised and it is usual to review cases as part of a multidisciplinary team before a complex intervention. Our neurovascular practice relies on close co-operation with neurointerventional radiological colleagues and it may be appropriate for patients to speak with both specialities in the course of deciding on treatment.

In other situations we draw on medical expertise from, for example neurologists, and neuro-oncologists. Sometimes it is optimal to carry out surgery alongside specialists in other disciplines e.g. ENT, oro-maxilla-facial or plastic surgery.

Middle cerebral artery aneurysm


Balloon-like dilations of arteries that cause brain haemorrhage.

Arteriovenous malformation of the right hemisphere

Brain AVM

Complex tangles of blood vessels within the brain that may be associated with epilepsy and stroke

Cavernous malformation of the occipital lobe


Low-pressure vascular lesions that may produce stroke or epilepsy.

A giant venous varies complicating an anterior cranial fossa dural arteriovenous fistula

Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

Abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the lining of the brain that may cause stroke or neurological symptoms such as tinnitus.

Perimedullary fistula of thoracic spinal cord

Spinal Vascular Malformations and Fistulae

Rare anomalies of the spinal cord blood vessels that affect spinal cord function.

A cranial defect requiring cranioplasty

Cranial Trauma and Reconstruction

Brain Injury; Chronic Subdural; Haematoma; Craniotomy; Cranioplasty; Skull fracture

Haemangiogblastoma of the brainstem

Vascular Tumours

Haemangioblastoma; Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour

Spinal Tumours

Haemangioblastoma; neurenteric cyst; ependymoma; astrocytoma; schwannoma; neurofibroma; neurofibromatosis

Anterior cranial fossa meningioma


Usually benign tumours arising from the brain covering; neurofibromatosis