Neurosurgery

The department has a team of Consultant Neurosurgeons and Associate Specialists based at UHCW, who also provide neurosurgery services to other local hospitals in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. They are supported by clinical fellows, specialty trainee doctors, senior house officers and clinical specialist nurses for neuro-oncology and neurovascular.
The Neurosurgery Department provides a comprehensive service covering the full range of neurosurgical pathologies including cranial and spinal conditions.
UHCW is a designated major trauma centre and the neurosurgery team is central to the management of brain and spinal injury following trauma. In addition to serving the local population, the unit provides a national and international service for more specialised neurosurgical conditions including skull base and vascular surgery, hydrocephalus, neuro-oncology (resection of brain tumours using multi-modality imaging and awake craniotomy). It also delivers a comprehensive spinal service treating the full plethora of spinal conditions. We utilise the most up to date equipment including intra-operative neuro-monitoring and neuro-navigation technology to ensure our patients benefit from state-of-the-art treatment.
There is a thriving multidisciplinary service where neurosurgeons work closely and collaboratively with surgeons from other specialties including orthopaedics, ENT, maxillofacial and plastics from within UHCW and beyond. The vascular service is provided by an MDT which includes neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional neuro-radiologists and vascular neurologists offering the full complement of treatments for cerebral aneurysms, cerebral arteriovenous malformations and other complex vascular pathologies The neurosurgery department is actively involved in brain and spine research.
There are strong links with the University of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR funded hospital research and development programme at UHCW. The department takes part in national clinical trials recruiting patients to studies at the cutting edge of research. The unit continues to expand its portfolio of studies in order to provide patients with the most up to date treatments available.
Outpatient clinics are held at local hospitals in the region GEH (Nuneaton), SWFT (Warwick), Redditch and Worcester. Inpatients are cared for on Ward 43, which has an adjacent 12 bed Neuro Enhanced Care Unit.

If your GP feels that you need to see a Neurosurgeon they will send a referral to us via the ‘Choose and Book Service’. We also accept referrals from other hospital consultants. All referrals are triaged and prioritised by a consultant to ensure your appointment is made in the appropriate clinic.

 

We are based on the fourth floor of University Hospital, Coventry. Ward 43 contact number: 024 7696 5330
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