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spinal issues & disorders
September 22, 2022 • 0 Comments Spinal issues and disorders

Spinal issues and disorders Spinal issues and disorders can be very painful and, at times, debilitating. Luckily, most of these issues can...

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ageing spine
September 14, 2022 • 0 Comments Spinal Ageing

Spinal Ageing It’s completely normal that with ageing, the spinal discs degenerate over time. One of the most common questions our patients ask is “Why...

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why do i have neck pain
September 6, 2022 • 0 Comments Why do I have neck pain?

Why do I have neck pain? Sadly, chronic pain in the neck can make a person’s life miserable. Neck pain may include...

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why do i have back pain
August 25, 2022 • 0 Comments Why do I have back pain?

Why do I have back pain? This is such a common question and here are the answers! Back pain is extremely common...

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August 3, 2022 • 0 Comments BrainPath

BrainPath is the latest development in brain tumour surgery. This ground breaking technique uses the natural folds of the brain to create...

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intraoperative MRI
July 19, 2022 • 0 Comments Intraoperative MRI – iMRI

Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging, intraoperative MRI or iMRI is a technology that uses an MRI scanner to create images of the brain...

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spondylolisthesis london neurosurgery partnership
July 19, 2022 • 0 Comments Spondylolisthesis

Many of our patients are diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, but they have no idea what it is. Today Mr Irfan Malik, one of...

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facet joint syndrome london neurosurgery partnership
July 13, 2022 • 0 Comments Facet joint syndrome

Facet joint syndrome is caused by the degenerative changes in your spine. Your spine is made up of 33 individual bones that...

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brachialgia london neurosurgery partnership
July 5, 2022 • 0 Comments Brachialgia

Brachialgia, also known as cervical radiculopathy, is defined as compression or irritation of nerve roots in the cervical spine. Put simply, it...

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neck pain london neurosurgery partnership
June 28, 2022 • 0 Comments Neck Pain

Neck pain is very common among individuals of all ages. Mr David Bell, one of London Neurosurgery Partnership’s complex spine experts, explains...

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excision of avm
June 8, 2022 • 0 Comments AVM Treatment

Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) represent a relatively rare, pathological entity. An arteriovenous malformation or AVM is an abnormal cluster of blood vessels...

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sciatica london neurosurgery partnership
May 23, 2022 • 0 Comments Sciatica

Sciatica refers to a pain which radiates from the lower spine, through the buttocks and down the legs. This pain can range...

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Radiofrequency ablation
May 16, 2022 • 1 Comment Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure performed to reduce pain. An x-ray guided electrical current is used to produce heat to...

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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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