NAME: Francisco Javier Carod-Artal

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurologist

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS Scotland

HOSPITAL: Raigmore

DEPARTMENT: Neurology

ADDRESS: Raigmore Hospital, Old Perth Road

TOWN: Inverness

COUNTRY: Scotland

POSTCODE: IV2 3UJ

PHONE: 01463 706229

EMAIL: javier.carodartal@nhs.net

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Raigmore Hospital, Inverness currently two 1.5T MRI machines. The newest 1.5T machine at Raigmore can perform fat suppression/STIR sequences and MR Myelography.


NAME: James Walkden

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurosurgeon

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS Scotland

HOSPITAL: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

DEPARTMENT: Neurosciences

ADDRESS: Foresterhill

TOWN: Aberdeen

COUNTRY: Scotland

POSTCODE: AB25 2ZN

PHONE: 01224 550640

WEBSITE: click to visit website


NAME: Alok Tyagi

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurologist

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS Scotland

HOSPITAL: Southern General

DEPARTMENT: Neurology

ADDRESS: Southern General Hospital, 1345 Govan Road

TOWN: Glasgow

COUNTRY: Scotland

POSTCODE: G51 4TF

PHONE: 0141 2017542

MOBILE:

EMAIL: aloktyagi@nhs.scot

WEBSITE: click to visit website


NAME: David Butteriss

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neuroradiologist

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: Royal Victoria Infirmary

DEPARTMENT: Neurosciences

ADDRESS: Queen Victoria Road

TOWN: Newcastle

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: NE1 4LP

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Dr Butteriss has developed sub-speciality interests in adult neuro-oncolgy, stroke, neuro-ophthalmology and spinal procedures, including management of spinal CSF leaks.


NAME: Simon Ellis

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurologist

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: University Hospital of North Staffordshire

DEPARTMENT: Neurology

ADDRESS: City General, Newcastle Road

TOWN: Stoke-on-Trent

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: ST4 6QG

PHONE: 01782 679461

EMAIL: simon.ellis@uhns.nhs.uk

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Simon’s NHS secretary can be contacted at Ellie.Leverton@uhnm.nhs.uk or for private consultations then diane.boulton@midlandsneuroscience.co.uk


NAME: Sanjeeva Jeyaretna

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurosurgeon

FIELD: Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: John Radcliffe Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Neurosurgery

ADDRESS: Headley Way

TOWN: Headington

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: OX3 9DU

PHONE: 01865 572446

WEBSITE: click to visit website


NAME: Pablo Martinez-Devesa

JOB TITLE: ENT Specialist

FIELD: Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: John Radcliffe Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Ear, Nose and Throat

ADDRESS: Headley Way

TOWN: Headington

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: OX3 9DU

PHONE: 01865 231062

MOBILE:

EMAIL: hollie.charlett@ouh.nhs.uk

WEBSITE: www.ouh.nhs.uk/services/depart...


NAME: Heather Angus-Leppan

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurologist

FIELD: Spinal Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: Royal Free Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Neurosciences

ADDRESS: Pond Street

TOWN: London

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: NW3 2QG

PHONE: 020 7830 2864

EMAIL: caroline.sweetman@nhs.net

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Dr Angus-Leppan trained in Sydney, Oxford and Cardiff and is consultant neurologist and epilepsy lead at Royal Free and Barnet Hospitals. She is also honorary senior lecturer at UCL and Imperial College, president-elect of clinical neurosciences section, Royal Society of Medicine and past honorary secretary of the Association of British Neurologists.


NAME: Manjit Matharu

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurologist

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

ADDRESS: Queens Square

TOWN: London

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: WC1N 3BG

PHONE: 020 3448 3664

EMAIL: DrMatharuViaSecretary@uclh.nhs.uk

WEBSITE: click to visit website


NAME: Laurence Watkins

JOB TITLE: Neurosurgeon

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

DEPARTMENT: Neurology

ADDRESS: Queen Square

TOWN: London

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: WC1N 3BG

PHONE: 020 3448 4158

EMAIL: laurence.watkins@uclh.nhs.uk

WEBSITE: click to visit website


NAME: Manjit Matharu

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurologist

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: Private Healthcare

HOSPITAL: Queen Square Private Consulting Rooms

DEPARTMENT: Headache/Migraine

ADDRESS: 23 Queen Square

TOWN: London

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: WC1N 3BG

PHONE: 0203 44 88948

MOBILE:

EMAIL: info@qspcr.com

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Dr Matharu also works for the NHS at the Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.


NAME: Gerry Saldanha

JOB TITLE: Consultant Neurologist

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: NHS England

HOSPITAL: Tunbridge Wells Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Neurology

ADDRESS: Tonbridge Road

TOWN: Pembury

COUNTRY: England

POSTCODE: TN2 4QJ

PHONE: 01892 633530

EMAIL: mtw-tr.neurology-tun@nhs.net

WEBSITE: click to visit website


NAME: Juergen Beck

JOB TITLE: Neurosurgeon

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: Overseas

HOSPITAL: University Hospital Freiburg

DEPARTMENT: Department of Neurosurgery

ADDRESS: Breisacher Str. 64

TOWN: Freiburg

COUNTRY: Germany

POSTCODE: D-79106

PHONE: 0049-761-270-50060

EMAIL: j.beck@uniklinik-freiburg.de

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Dr. Beck has treated many patients from Europe and the UK. He is the first / senior author of several key papers on CSF-leaks. Dr. Beck introduced minimal invasive surgery for all kind of spinal CSF-leaks and has operated > 180 cases (2021) personally.


NAME: Horst Urbach

JOB TITLE: Medical Director - Department of Neuroradiology

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: Overseas

HOSPITAL: University Hospital Freiburg

DEPARTMENT: Department of Neuroradiology

ADDRESS: Breisacher Straße 64

TOWN: Freiburg

COUNTRY: Germany

POSTCODE: 79106

PHONE: 004976127051810

EMAIL: horst.urbach@uniklinik-freiburg.de

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Prof. Urbach has been visited on a private basis by a number of UK patients. His department is understood to offer some diagnostic scans and treatment (such as endovascular occlusions of CSF venous fistulas) not commonly available in the UK.


NAME: Andreas Raabe

JOB TITLE: Professor of Neurosurgery

FIELD: Spinal and Cranial Leaks

SECTOR: Overseas

HOSPITAL: Inselspital University of Bern

DEPARTMENT: Department of Neurosurgery

ADDRESS: Freiburgstrasse 8

TOWN: 3010 Bern

COUNTRY: Switzerland

POSTCODE: 3010

PHONE: +41 31 632 00 14

EMAIL: raabe@primomedico.com

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Prof. Raabe and his team were involved in the publication of this notable paper on osteophyte-related spinal CSF leaks: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27566748


NAME: Linda Gray

JOB TITLE: Associate Professor of Radiology

FIELD: Spinal Leaks

SECTOR: Overseas

HOSPITAL: Duke Health

DEPARTMENT: Neuroradiology

ADDRESS: 2301 Erwin Road

TOWN: Durham, NC

COUNTRY: USA

POSTCODE: 27710

PHONE: (+1) 919-684-7214

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Dr Linda Gray is considered by many to be a pioneer of dynamic CT Myelography for CSF leak detection and directed blood and fibrin glue patching. She is the author/co-author of a variety of medical papers on these subjects.


NAME: Wouter Schievink

JOB TITLE: Neurosurgeon

FIELD: Spinal Leaks

SECTOR: Overseas

HOSPITAL: Cedars-Sinai

DEPARTMENT: Neurosurgery

ADDRESS: 127 S San Vicente Blvd A-6600

TOWN: Los Angeles, CA

COUNTRY: USA

POSTCODE: 90048

PHONE: (+1) (310) 423-7900

EMAIL: Tatiana.Tim@cshs.org

WEBSITE: click to visit website

COMMENTS: Dr Schievink is the author/co-author of a variety of key medical papers on the subject of CSF leaks and intracranial hypotension. Anyone wishing to contact him should email his secretary, Tatiana Tim, in the first instance on the email above.

Last revised Summer 2021

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