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The London Clinic

Specialties and sub-specialties

Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
Fully endoscopic pituitary surgery
Endoscopic Skull-base surgery for meningioma, craniopharyngioma, chordoma etc
Keyhole surgery for brain tumours such as glioma, meningioma, colloid cysts etc including endoscopy
Minimally invasive spinal surgery including day case spinal surgery
Cervical disc replacement surgery

Professional profile

Simon Cudlip Graduated King’s College School of Medicine, London in 1990. During this period he also gained a BSc first class (Hons) in immunology. Following a period of training in general surgery in London he entered the neurosurgery training programme in London based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and the Atkinson Morley Hospital, London. During this period of training he completed his MD thesis in MRI imaging of peripheral nerve and published numerous papers on this topic and on MRI spectroscopy of brain tumours. On completion of his general neurosurgical training in 2003, he spent a year as a fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square as the Pituitary Fellow to Mr Michael Powell. In addition to this he visited Naples and Bologna to gain experience in endoscopic pituitary surgery, and Seattle as a visiting fellow. In 2004 he was appointed as Consultant in Neurosurgery with a specialist interest in pituitary and skull-base surgery in Oxford, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the University of Oxford. Since this time he has performed over 1200 transsphenoidal operations for pituitary disease, these have been performed using a pure endoscopic technique since 2007. As a result of this Oxford has the best established nationally recognised pituitary surgical training fellowship in the UK. These endoscopic techniques have now been developed further with his colleague Puneet Plaha, and extended into surgery for intrinsic brain tumours. He has published numerous papers, book chapters and reviews on the topic of pituitary surgery, and is a tutor at the College of Surgeons of England and numerous international courses, teaching endoscopic surgical techniques. He also runs a course on cervical disc replacement surgery in Amsterdam and the UK. More recently he has travelled to Uzbekistan and India, operating and lecturing on pituitary surgery.

Clinical interests

  • Management and surgery of pituitary disease and tumours
  • Development of novel endoscopically assisted neurosurgical techniques for brain tumours

Current posts

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
    Oxford Universities NHS Foundation Trust

Current teaching posts

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
    University of Oxford Medical School
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
    The Nuffield Manor Hospital Oxford

Medical training

Year qualified 1990
  • King's College School of Medicine

Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Contact numbers for service departments

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708Press office 020 7616 7676

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