COVID-19 information

Visiting is once again welcomed at The Walton Centre. So that we can safely reintroduce visiting, visits should be pre-booked with an allocated appointment slot. Patients can have two visitors each.

General safety measures remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice. These include temperature checks, the wearing of face coverings and social distancing.

Neurosurgery

Service detail

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.

Neurosurgery Consultants

Mr Neil Buxton

Dr 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 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

Miss Catherine Gilkes

Miss Catherine Gilkes is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Mr Jawad Yousaf

Mr Jawad Yousaf is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Mr Zaid Sarsam

Mr Zaid Sarsam is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Mr Emmanuel Chavredakis

Mr Emmanuel Chavredakis is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre

Related Services

Spinal surgery

We provide a specialist spinal surgery service including treatment of degenerative spinal conditions

Neuro-Oncology Department

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.

Epilepsy surgery

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 2021

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