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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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ACDF london neurosurgery partnership
October 20, 2020 • 0 Comments ACDF

What does ACDF mean? ACDF stands for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. To break it down – anterior refers to the front,...

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CyberKnife london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments CyberKnife

Mr Tolias explains why we use CyberKnife at The London Neurosurgery Partnership. CyberKnife is a non-invasive form of radiotherapy treating benign and cancerous...

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schwannoma london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Schwannoma

A schwannoma is a tumour which develops in the peripheral nervous system (the nerve system relating to systems other than the spine...

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parkinsons disease london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Parkinson’s Disease

We all know a something about Parkinson’s disease, but do we know the facts? Let’s strip it back to basics… Parkinson’s disease...

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dystonia london neurosurgery
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder which causes uncontrolled and sometimes painful muscle movements. Dystonia can affect the whole body, one part...

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flat head syndrome london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Flat head syndrome

Flat Head Syndrome Mr Sanj Bassi explains what is flat syndrome is and how to differentiate plagiocephaly and brachycephaly: As a paediatric...

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craniosynostosis london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a birth defect where the fibrous joints in the baby’s skull close too early before the brain is fully formed....

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cervical radiculopathy london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Cervical radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy occurs when the nerve root in the cervical spine becomes compressed resulting in a pinched or damaged nerve. Our amazing...

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trigeminal neuralgia london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition where the patient suffers excruciating pain in one side of the face. Mr Sinan Barazi is a...

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occipital neuralgia london neurosurgery partnership
October 15, 2020 • 0 Comments Occipital neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is one of the most common causes of headache. Occipital neuralgia involves the occipital nerves, which are a pair of...

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