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Our private neurosurgery services provides consultations and treatment for a number of conditions 

Neurosurgeons specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the brain, spine and nerves.

Each case is reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and highly trained specialist staff in order to provide our patients with up to date and high standard care.

Our neurosurgeons typically see people with:

Spine conditions

  • Degenerative conditions
  • Trauma
  • Tumour
  • Infections

Those with spine-related issues may present with these symptoms:

  • Leg pain / sciatica
  • Arm pain / brachialgia
  • Pins & needles, numbness, weakness of arms or legs
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain

Peripheral nerve conditions

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar neuropathy

Those with peripheral nerve-related conditions may present with wrist or elbow pain and forearm or hand and fingers’ numbness and weakness.

 Brain conditions                            

  • Brain tumours
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Brain infection
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

 Those with brain-related issues may present with the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Facial pain
  • Disturbance of vision, smell, hearing or taste
  • Imbalance
  • Tinnitus
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Disturbance of consciousness
  • Weakness of the arms, legs or face
  • Difficulty in speaking or understanding.

Patients visiting Albyn with neurosurgical pathologies can expect the consultation to involve the appropriate diagnostic tests, which may include:

  • An MRI scan
  • A CT scan
  • X-rays.

Other specialist tests may be needed to diagnose the condition.

A patients health and wellbeing are of greatest importance to us; the neurosurgical team will talk them through a tailored treatment plan to give them complete reassurance that they will receive the best possible treatment outcome.

Minimally invasive keyhole surgery is offered for most conditions affecting the spine such as cervical foraminotomies and lumbar microdiscectomies.

Patients suffering from chronic back or neck pain syndrome and do not require surgery, will be offered specialist treatment from our Physiotherapy and Pain Teams.

  • Mr Bhatt specialises in spinal tumor and brain vascular surgery.
  • Mr Walkden specialises in brain tumour, complex spine and csf disorders surgery.
  • Mr Giamouriadis specialises in keyhole minimally invasive brain & spine surgery and skull base & pituitary surgery.

Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen offers state-of-the art equipment and interventions within our neurosurgery clinic and consultations are always offered in a timely or expeditious manner.

Our Consultant Neurosurgeons offer also remote video or telephone call consultations.

The hospital has great neurosurgery ward facilities, as well, where patients can be monitored carefully if they have to stay overnight.

Our patients require only one overnight stay and they return back to their normal daily activities and work duties within 2 to 4 weeks in most occasions.

Many conditions are managed in a day case setting.  

At a glance, here are some reasons why you might wish to choose Albyn Hospital for neurosurgery conditions:

  • Flexible appointments and shorter waiting times – At Albyn Hospital, waiting times for neurosurgery consultations are short and appointment times are flexible.
  • Consultant-delivered appointments – Your in-clinic appointment will be consultant-delivered, and you will see the same person each time you visit us for a neurosurgery appointment – from your consultation, right through to any treatment needed.
  • Patient satisfaction and personalised care – Albyn Hospital has been awarded a 98.1% patient satisfaction score, with the results compiled by independent agency, Quality Health.
  • Remote consultations – You may have the opportunity to use a platform like Microsoft Teams to chat to a consultant from the comfort of your home, although a diagnosis may not always be offered. Further tests may be required in order for our consultant to reach the appropriate diagnosis.
  • Access to various clinics for further advice and treatment – Patients visiting our neurosurgery clinic Albyn may also be directed to other departments for further advice and treatment, including physiotherapy, pain clinic, psychology, and other professionals as indicated. 

Want to make an appointment with an Aberdeen Neurosurgeon here at Albyn Hospital? Simply call our friendly team on 01224 595993.

Alternatively, you can use our handy online booking system to book a consultation with one of our consultants at a time and date to suit you.

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Mr Anastasios Giamouriadis

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Brain and Spine Surgeon & Senior Clinical Lecturer


Albyn Hospital

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Mr James Walkden

Consultant Neurosurgeon


Albyn Hospital

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Mr Andrew Frost

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

MB ChB BSc (hons) MRCS, FRCS (T&O)

Albyn Hospital

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Mr Pragnesh Bhatt

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery), FRCS, FRCS (Surgical Neurology)

Albyn Hospital

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