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Mr John Wadley - Neuro Surgery

Mr John Wadley is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Springfield Hospital specialising in spinal surgery and brain tumours.

Based at: Springfield Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Cervical spine procedures for spondylosis, rheumatoid disease and other conditions. 

Lumbar spine procedures for spondylosis and other conditions. 

Trigeminal neuralgia including microvascular decompression, and radiofrequency thermocoagulation.

Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery to treat a range of lesions in the brain including blood vessel abnormalities (AVMs) and benign tumours in the brain with highly focused, non-invasive stereotactic radiation.

Cancer Care (oncology) - brain tumour procedures - expertise in neuro-oncology including all aspects of surgery for benign and malignant brain tumours.

Routine general neurosurgery including hydrocephalus (VP shunts), peripheral nerve procedures such as carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve problems.

Academic background

Mr John Wadley, MB ChB FRCS FRCS(SN), is a Consultant Neurosurgeon to St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals, The London Gamma Knife Centre at Barts, and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon to Broomfield Hospital, where he runs a fortnightly ‘outreach’ clinic.

He also acts as an expert witness in selected medico-legal cases.

Mr Wadley is active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in neurosurgery. He is a tutor on two neurosurgery courses at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is convenor of the Barts and The London Specialist Fellowship course in Neurosurgery, the only national course dedicated for neurosurgeons in training sitting the FRCS(SN) speciality examination prior to becoming consultants. He is a medical advisor to the British Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA UK).

Professional Memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Full Member, Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Council Member of the Clinical Neurosciences Section of The Royal Society of Medicine

Member of The British Cervical Spine Society

International Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA

Member of The British Medical Association

Member of The European Gamma Knife Society

Member of The British Radiosurgery Group

NHS base

Barts Health NHS Trust and Broomfield Hospital

01245 200307