Mr James Allibone 03324165



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About me

I completed undergraduate medical studies at The London Hospital Medical College, during which time I obtained a intercalated BSc in Anatomy (First Class). My general surgical training was based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. My neurosurgical training was on the North London Neurosurgical Training scheme, based at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. I spent one year as a spinal fellow at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). I was appointed as a consultant to The RNOH in 2002 , where I worked for 5 years and was the Clinical Lead for Spinal Surgery for 2 years. In 2007 I moved to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
I am currently the Lead Clinician for Complex Spinal Surgery at Queen Square. The Complex Spinal Surgery Unit comprises 5 surgeons, 3 neurosurgical and 2 orthopaedic who specialise in complex spinal surgery. We offer a service for the degenerative spine and receive a large number of tertiary and quaternary referrals for primary and revisional problems. We can provide minimally invasive surgery, disc replacement surgery both cervical and lumbar and more extensive reconstruction for revisional and deformity cases. We are usually able to offer a rapid out patient reponse for GP referral with acute sciatica and brachalgia. We have an integrated service for vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and stentoplasty for the osteoporotic spine. I have an interest in syringomyelia. The unit has a particular interest and expertise in Spinal Tumours ; we provide the surgical arm for The London Sarcoma and Primary Bone Tumour service. The tumour service also has links with The Royal Marsden, The Brompton and Mount Vernon Hospitals. I am currently the Chair for the North London Metastatic Spinal Tumour Board.
I am a member of The North American Spine Society, The British Society of Neurosurgeons and am a past member of the executive of The British Association of Spinal Surgeons. I sit on the National CRG for Spinal Surgery.

Areas of interest

Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of); Minimal access / invasive surgery; Spinal surgery; Degenerative Disc disease; Lumbar (lower back); Pain management; Back pain, Cervical Disc Replacement.Complex Spinal Surgery, Syringomyelia, Spinal Tumours.

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Procedures completed

  • A5755

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (>50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50) Wellington Hospital (5-50)

  • V2560

    Decompression for central spinal stenosis (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • A5745

    Medial branch block injection(s) +/- image guidance (including bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • A5753

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) CERVICAL - (5-50)

    Wellington Hospital (5-50)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graf stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • V2543

    Revision of posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression (lumbar region) - (5-50)

  • V2950

    Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • A5765

    Neurolytic Root Block (Radiofrequency denervation, Thermocoagulation, Cryotherapy or Phenol, including Rhizolysis) +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • S4183

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

  • A5291

    Transforaminal epidural (cervical) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • S5712

    Debridement of wound (and surgical toilet) - over 25cm2 in area - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • A5110

    Excision of intradural lesion - (1-5)

  • V2652

    Revision posterior fusion +/- instrumentation (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

  • V2200

    Posterior decompression +/- foraminotomy - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

  • V2402

    Posterior decompression (thoracic region) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • V2570

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty - (1-5)

  • V4160

    Posterior correction of degenerative adult kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) - (1-5)

  • A5754

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) THORACIC - (1-5)

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