Mr James Allibone: Neurosurgery

Mr James Allibone



  • Not Fee assured

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. 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 Spinal Arthroplasty Society, The North American Spine Society and sit on the executive of The British Association of Spinal Surgeons.

Areas of interest

Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of); Minimal access / invasive surgery; Spinal surgery; Complex regional pain; Disc disease; Lumbar (lower back); Pain management; Back pain

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Procedures completed

  • A5290

    Transforaminal epidural - (>50)

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

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (5-50)

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

  • A5750

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) 1 to 2 levels - (5-50)

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

  • A5760

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 levels - (5-50)

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

  • V3362

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

    Wellington Hospital (5-50) Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Wellington Hospital (5-50)

  • V2950

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

    Wellington Hospital (1-5) Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • V4140

    Removal of posterior spinal implant - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V2282

    Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement - cervical spine (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • A6510

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

  • V2570

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • A5211

    Epidural injection (caudal) - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • A5110

    Excision of intradural lesion - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • XR917

    Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) under x-ray guidance - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V2562

    Decompression for central spinal stenosis (3 or more levels) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V4100

    Posterior correction of idiopathic juvenile scoliosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) - (1-5)

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