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Consultant Neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurosurgery the Walton Centre and Liverpool University - MA MB MChir FRCS
Qualified in Medicine Cambridge University, trained in Neurosurgery Cardiff, Southampton, Nottingham and Liverpool
Known for treatment and research into trigeminal neuralgia; all aspects of functional neurosurgery and vascular neurosurgery.
Previous secretary to Soc of Britsh Neurological Surgeons
Previous President UK chapter of gte International Neuromodulation Society
Current Editor in CHief British Journal of Neurosurgery
Areas of interest
Trigeminal neuralgia; Spinal cord stimulation for pain; Deep brain stimulation for movement disorder, Pain epilepsy; Surgery for epilepsy; DREZ for chronic pain; Intrathecal drug delivery; Stereotactic radiosurgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Hon Professor in Neurosurgery the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Hon Cons Neurosurgery at Alder Hey (Royal Liverpool Childrens Hospital) Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology; Aintree University Hosptial
Specialist advisor to NICE and the MHRA
Chronic Pain, trigeminal neuralgia, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, spinal cord stimulation, image directed surgery, surgery for movement disorder, robotics in neurosurgery
Invited lecturer several societies national and international including RSM, British Pain Society
TV series Brain Hospital, BBC2 Secret History of the Brain
Editor in Chief British Journal of Neurosurgery
Over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals (excluding published abstracts); several book chapters, ed Key Topics in Chronic Pain
Co author national guidelines for Spinal Cord stimulation, Intrathecal Drug Delivery
The duration of temporal lobe epilepsy and seizure outcome after epilepsy surgery.
Lowe NM, Eldridge P, Varma T, Wieshmann UC.
Seizure. 2010 Jun;19(5):261-3
The long-term outcome of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia.
Sarsam Z, Garcia-Fiñana M, Nurmikko TJ, Varma TR, Eldridge P.
Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Feb;24(1):18-25
- MA MB BChir Cambridge University 1981
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1986
- MChir Cambridge University 1995
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Secretary Society British Neurological Surgeons 2011
- Editor in Chief British Journal of Neurosurgery 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC -Neurosurgery, 1992
Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Intensive Care Society
International Neuromodulation Society
Society for intraoperative Imaging
British Pain Society
European and World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Royal College of Surgeons of England
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
The Walton Centre Foundation Trust