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Neurosurgeon with 45 years of Specialist Consultant experience.
Have been in practice in Neurosurgery in Los Angeles (USA), South Africa and UK.
Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery.
Have current editorial and reviewer roles in neurosurgical publications.
Medical adviser and trustee of the Ann Conroy Trust (Chiari and Syringomyelia).
PhD in lumbar spine biomechanics.
Ad hoc appointments can be made by arrangement with my secretary.
Areas of interest
Provide a consultative and non-operative management service on the vast majority of neurosurgical conditions;
Chiari and syringomyelia - advice and guidance on diagnosis, management and complications and also the need for surgery;
Second opinion and 'information and advice' consultations on a wide range of neurosurgical conditions, if needed, including planned operative procedures, a further opinion or further information for the patient and 'family';
Diagnosis and non-operative management of degenerative spinal conditions such as - lower back and lower limb pain, sciatica and nerve root pain, disc prolapse or 'slipped disc', spinal stenosis and spinal claudication and upper limb and neck pain.
Infection of the CNS
Honorary Membership of the Society of South African Neurosurgeons - 2017
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Afrikaans - Conversational
Br J of Neurosurgery
J of Neurosurgery
J of Neurosurgical Sciences
Courses offered to GPs
Enhanced post-surgical recovery programme for open, non-instrumented spinal surgery for degenerative conditions.
Degenerative spinal conditions
- MB BCh University of the Wiwatersrand, Johannesburg 1966
- FRCS (Edin.) RCS Edinburgh 1971
- PhD (Med.) University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 1984
Reference number 1446571
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, Neurosurgery, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
BSCG of SBNS
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital 162-174 Cromwell Road...
- 10:30 - 12:30
- 020 7460 5700
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Prof J van Dellen
07790 038 958