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visualase for brain tumours
May 9, 2022 • 0 Comments Visualase for Brain Tumours

Professor Ashkan and Mr Bhangoo are currently the only surgeons in the UK able to perform a procedure called Visualase ® for...

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Spinal injection
April 29, 2022 • 0 Comments Spinal injection

Why would you have a spinal injection? Mr Richard Selway talks us through the different types and uses of spinal injections. There...

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back pain london neurosurgery partnership
April 20, 2022 • 0 Comments Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common in people of all ages. Mr Nicholas Thomas gives us the low-down and what we can be...

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Microvascular decompression
April 5, 2022 • 0 Comments Microvascular Decompression

A microvascular decompression is a surgical procedure performed to relieve and treat the symptoms associated with compression of a cranial nerve by...

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Lumboperitoneal shunt
March 24, 2022 • 0 Comments Lumboperitoneal shunt

An LP or lumboperitoneal shunt is a tube that drains CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) from the space in the lumbar spine to the...

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endoscopic pituitary surgery
March 15, 2022 • 0 Comments Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

Endoscopic pituitary surgery is also called transsphenoidal endoscopic surgery and is the most common surgery used to remove a pituitary tumour. What...

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Correction of Craniosynostosis
March 2, 2022 • 0 Comments Correction of Craniosynostosis

Correction of craniosynostosis is surgical procedure which for most patients is the primary treatment for a child diagnosed with craniosynostosis. Craniosynostosis is a...

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Minimally invasive XLIF
February 18, 2022 • 0 Comments Minimally invasive XLIF

A minimally invasive XLIF or just XLIF is a lateral (from the side) approach to spinal fusion surgery.  XLIF stands for eXtreme...

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excision of a pituitary tumour
February 8, 2022 • 0 Comments Excision of Pituitary Tumour

The excision of a pituitary tumour is a surgical procedure that can be used to treat a pituitary tumour. A pituitary tumour,...

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endoscopic brain surgery
January 27, 2022 • 0 Comments Endoscopic Brain Surgery

What is endoscopic brain surgery? Endoscopic brain surgery is a form of minimally invasive brain surgery that can be used to treat...

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minimally invasive TLIF
January 14, 2022 • 0 Comments Minimally Invasive TLIF

A minimally invasive TLIF is a type of minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery. This takes a revolutionary approach to traditional spinal surgery....

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adult brain tumours
December 14, 2021 • 0 Comments Adult brain tumour

Adult brain tumour Did you know that there is more than one type of adult brain tumour? In fact, there are over...

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Excision of spinal tumour
December 3, 2021 • 0 Comments Excision of spinal tumour

Excision of spinal tumour Excision of spinal tumour means the removal of a tumour that has grown in the spine this can...

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Auditory brainstem implant
November 14, 2021 • 0 Comments Auditory brainstem implant

Auditory brainstem implant An auditory brainstem implant is an electrical device that is used to help patients to hear. This device is...

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Transsphenoidal surgery
November 3, 2021 • 0 Comments Transsphenoidal surgery

Transsphenoidal surgery is a surgical procedure that is done to remove pituitary and skull base tumours. The word transsphenoidal means ‘through the...

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arteriovenous fistula
October 14, 2021 • 0 Comments Arteriovenous Fistula

An arteriovenous fistula is a neuro condition that is caused by an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein. Normally, blood...

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SPG stimulation
October 7, 2021 • 0 Comments SPG stimulation

SPG stimulation, or Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation, is a treatment option that can be used to treat patients that are suffering from migraine,...

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second opinion
September 22, 2021 • 0 Comments Second opinion

In the medical world a second opinion meaning getting a second doctor’s opinion on a patient’s diagnosis. The second doctor will review...

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medical scans
September 15, 2021 • 0 Comments Medical scans

A lot of the patients that come to London Neurosurgery Partnership will need or may have already had some form of medical...

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Thermocoagulation
September 1, 2021 • 0 Comments Thermocoagulation

Thermocoagulation is one of newer treatments that is used to treat primary and metastatic brain tumours which can be hard to treat...

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Vertebrectomy
August 3, 2021 • 0 Comments Vertebrectomy

A vertebrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all of the vertebral body from the spinal column which can be done to...

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sural nerve entrapment
July 21, 2021 • 0 Comments Sural nerve entrapment

Sural nerve entrapment The sural nerve is the nerve in your lower leg that is responsible for sensation to the foot. It...

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posterior fossa tumour
July 6, 2021 • 0 Comments Posterior Fossa Tumour

A posterior fossa tumour is a type of brain tumour that develops at the base of the skull, by the brainstem and...

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Hemifacial spasm
June 24, 2021 • 0 Comments Hemifacial spasm

Hemifacial spasm is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. People with a hemifacial spasm will experience involuntary twitch down one...

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Brain tumours in adults
June 4, 2021 • 0 Comments Brain tumours in adults

Every year around 11,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour. A brain tumour is the growth of abnormal and sometimes...

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tremor
May 18, 2021 • 0 Comments Tremor

A tremor is a rhythmic shaking movement in one or more parts of the body. This is an involuntary movement, meaning that...

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intractable headaches
May 4, 2021 • 0 Comments Intractable headaches

Ever had a headache that just won’t budge and seems absolutely relentless? An intractable headache refers to a headache that doctors are...

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cervical corpectomy
April 23, 2021 • 0 Comments Cervical Corpectomy

A cervical corpectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord in the neck. This can...

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acoustic neuroma
April 16, 2021 • 0 Comments Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma, which can also be referred to as a vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing, non-cancerous tumour that grows on the...

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