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Encephalocele
November 19, 2020 • 0 Comments Encephalocele

Encephalocele is a rare congenital birth defect, where the skull does not form properly which allows brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid and blood...

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metastatic brain tumour
November 11, 2020 • 0 Comments Metastatic Brain Tumour

A metastatic brain tumour means cancer cells has spread through the bloodstream or the lymph system from its original tumour site and...

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minimally-invasive-spinal-fusion
October 30, 2020 • 0 Comments Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

Minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery takes a revolutionary approach to traditional spinal surgery. A traditional spinal fusion surgery is a surgical procedure...

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sacroiliac joint injection
October 23, 2020 • 0 Comments Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Sacroiliac joint Pain (SI joint pain) can lead to patients having severe lower back pain. If you would like to find out...

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carpal tunnel syndrome
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Carpal tunnel syndrome

Mr Bassi tells us all about what happens if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition whereby...

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deep brain stimulation
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation a type of functional neurosurgery or neuromodulation. It is done by implanting electrodes into a specific area of the...

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trigonocephaly
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Trigonocephaly

Mr Sanj Bassi one of our leading paediatric neurosurgeons explains to us what trigonocephaly is. Trigonocephaly also known as metopic craniosynostosis is a...

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vagus nerve stimulation
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Vagus nerve stimulation

What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation? Vagus nerve stimulation is a type of neuromodulation. The aim of the treatment is to help children...

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functional neursurgery
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Functional neurosurgery

What is functional neurosurgery? Professor Ashkan talks us through what functional neurosurgery means and how it works. We asked Professor Ashkan what...

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TMS
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments TMS

Mr Francesco Vergani, our resident TMS specialist, in this week’s blog discusses all about TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation. Transcranial magnetic stimulation...

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syringosubarachnoid shunt
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Syringosubarachnoid shunt

Mr Bassi, syringomyelia and shunt specialist, explains all about a syringosubarachnoid shunt. A syringosubarachnoid shunt is used to drain a build-up of...

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visualase
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments VISUALASE

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

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image guided brain biopsy
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Image-guided brain biopsy

Mr Ranjeev Bhangoo explains what happens during an image-guided brain biopsy. Here at LNP it’s common for us to perform a brain...

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gamma knife radiosurgery
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife is a highly focused beam of radiation that is used to treat brain conditions such as a brain tumour. This...

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foramen magnum decompression
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Foramen magnum decompression

Foramen magnum decompression is a procedure used to treat Chiari malformation. Chiari malformation occurs when the spinal cord is under pressure from...

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craniotomy
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Craniotomy

What is a craniotomy? A craniotomy is the most common type of operation to remove a brain tumour. To access the tumour,...

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aneurysm clipping
October 21, 2020 • 0 Comments Aneurysm clipping

A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall, usually where the...

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baclofen pump
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Baclofen pump

Mr Sanj Bassi explains to us all about the Baclofen pump and what they can be used to treat. As neurosurgeons we...

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awake craniotomy
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Awake craniotomy

Professor Ashkan explains what’s what with awake brain surgery. An awake craniotomy is a type of surgical procedure performed on the brain...

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spinal cord stimulation
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Spinal cord stimulation

Professor Ashkan explains to us what Spinal Cord Stimulation is and how it is surgically inserted. Overview of spinal cord stimulation A...

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Spinal fusion
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Spinal fusion

One of our complex spine experts, Mr Irfan Malik, explains to us all about spinal fusion surgery and what all the acronyms...

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sacroiliac joint fusion
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Sacroiliac joint fusion

Sacroiliac joint fusion surgery is used to treat sacroiliac joint pain. What are sacroiliac joints? You have two sacroiliac bones in the...

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pldd irfan malik
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments PLDD

PLDD or Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression is a new minimally invasive technique. Mr Malik, one of the UK’s leading minimally invasive spinal...

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Pars repair
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Pars repair

Pars repair is a surgical method to treat a pars defect, a condition that affects the lumbar (lower) spine. Treatment is required...

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microdiscectomy london neurosurgery partnership
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Microdiscectomy

Mr Nicholas Thomas explains the procedure for a microdiscectomy. A microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat patients who...

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lumbar spine discectomy
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Lumbar spine discectomy

Mr Gordan Grahovac, one of the London Neurosurgery Partnership’s complex spine specialists, discusses what a lumbar spine discectomy is and why you...

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lumbar spine decompression surgery
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Lumbar spine decompression

Mr Irfan Malik is an expert in all thing’s spine related, so we have asked him what a lumbar spine decompression actually...

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kyphoplasty london neurosurgery partnership
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is used to relieve the pain caused by compression fractures of the spine, which can be caused by osteoporosis, multiple myeloma,...

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vertebroplasty london neurosurgery
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is used to relieve the pain caused by compression fractures of the spine, which can be caused by osteoporosis, multiple myeloma...

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foraminotomy london neurosurgery partnership
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Foraminotomy

A foraminotomy is a type of decompression surgery for trapped nerves. The operation involves removing a small piece of bone from around...

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dorsal root ganglion stimulation
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Dorsal root ganglion stimulation

What is Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation? The dorsal root ganglion is a small bundle of nerves involved with sending pain messages to...

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laminectomy london neurosurgery partnership
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Laminectomy

Laminectomy – complete removal of the lamina What is a laminectomy? A laminectomy is a type of decompression surgery used to relieve...

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cervical spine decompression surgery
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments Cervical spine decompression

Mr Richard Gullan & Mr David Bell, two of the London Neurosurgery Partnership cervical spine specialists discuss cervical spine decompression surgery… The...

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