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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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glossopharnygeal neuralgia london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

What is glossopharyngeal neuralgia and what are the causes? Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is an extreme stabbing, burning or electric shock type of intense...

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Cluster headaches London Neurosurgery Partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches are described as excruciating attacks of pain on one side of the head. These often occur around the eye. Although...

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vertebral compression fracture
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Vertebral compression fracture

Mr David Bell explains all about what a vertebral compression fracture is, who gets them and how to go about treating them....

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Tarlov cysts london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Tarlov cysts

Tarlov cysts are sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid that are found in the spinal cord. They commonly affect the nerve roots in...

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spinal meningioma london neurosurgery partneraship
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Spinal meningioma

A meningioma is a tumour arising from the meninges (thin membranes surround the brain and spinal cord), although often found in the...

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pars defect london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Pars defect

Mr Nick Thomas explains all about a pars defect for us. A pars defect is a condition affecting the lumbar (lower) spine....

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lumbar spine stenosis london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Lumbar spine stenosis

Lumbar spine stenosis occurs when the spinal canal or spinal nerve root passage narrows in your back. The narrowing causes the spine...

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Lumbar disc herniation london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Lumbar disc herniation

A lumbar disc herniation or ‘slipped’ disc is a term we hear all too frequently but what does it actually mean? Mr...

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failed back surgery syndrom london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Failed back surgery syndrome

What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)? Failed back surgery syndrome or FBSS is a term that describes a condition of not...

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cervical spine stenosis london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Cervical spine stenosis

Cervical spine stenosis occurs when the spinal canal or spinal nerve root passage narrows in your neck. The narrowing causes the spine...

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Cervical myelopathy london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Cervical myelopathy

Cervical refers to the neck region of the spine whilst myelopathy refers to significant compression of the spinal cord. It could be...

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arachnoiditis london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis is a painful condition of the spine. It is caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid lining which is the middle...

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syringomyelia london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Syringomyelia

Mr Sanj Bassi explains what syringomyelia is: Syringomyelia is a fluid filled cyst (syrinx) that has developed within the spinal cord. The...

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pituitary tumour london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Pituitary tumour

A pituitary tumour, also known as an adenoma, are benign (non-cancerous) growths that develop from the tissue of the pituitary gland. The...

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paediatric brain tumours london neurosurgery partnership
October 14, 2020 • 0 Comments Paediatric brain tumours

Brain tumours are a swelling within the brain caused by a collection of cells that grow abnormally due to an incapability of...

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