Within the Neurosurgery service there are 20 Consultant Neurosurgeons, five Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons and 27 specialist nurses working alongside allied health professionals (AHPs) to deliver specialist services at The Walton Centre and at nine satellites sites at partner trusts across Cheshire and Merseyside, the Isle of Man and Wales.
In normal circumstances the division is one of the busiest neurosurgical units in the UK, seeing approximately 9,800 new patients, 3,800 elective patients, and 1,700 emergency inpatients every year.
Mr Neil Buxton
Mr Neil Buxton is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.
Mr Jibril Osman Farah
Mr Jibril Osman Farah is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.
Mr Andrew Brodbelt
Mr Andrew Brodbelt graduated from Liverpool Medical School before doing his basic surgical training in Merseyside and Manchester, and neurosurgical training at The Walton Centre. He did his PhD at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Mr Farouk Olubajo
Mr Farouk Olubajo is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.
Mr David Carter
Mr David Carter is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre, specialising in spinal surgery.
Professor Michael Jenkinson
Professor Jenkinson sub-specialises in neurosurgical oncology for intrinsic brain tumours including awake craniotomy and intra-operative brain mapping for low grade glioma, midline and endoscopic approaches to intraventricular and deep intrinsic tumours, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
Mr Jawad Yousaf
Mr Jawad Yousaf is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.
Miss Catherine Gilkes
Miss Catherine Gilkes is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.
We provide a specialist spinal surgery service including treatment of degenerative spinal conditions
The Walton Centre Neuro-Oncology team provide a dedicated surgical oncology service for patients diagnosed with brain and central nervous system tumours.
Chiari malformation and syringomyelia
Chiari (previously called an Arnold-Chiari malformation) malformation is an abnormality of the posterior fossa (back of the skull) and top of the spine. There are different types.
Neurovascular surgery and intervention
The neurovascular surgery and intervention service treats intracranial conditions involving diseases of cerebral blood vessels
Management of chronic pain
Exercise and continuing to work are key to recovery for chronic pain.
Hydrocephalus, CSF disorders and spina bifida
Hydrocephalus, commonly known as ‘water on the brain’, is a condition that can affect all age groups from babies to the elderly.
The Walton Centre has one of the oldest and largest epilepsy surgery services in the country.
Major Trauma service
The Major Trauma service is a regional service provided collaboratively between The Walton Centre and Liverpool University Hospitals
Page last updated: 30 August 202168