- Stereotactic radiosurgery
Contact: Julian Cahill
A conservative and evidence based spinal team made up of seven orthopaedic surgeons and one neurosurgeon; five of the adult consultants also job-share with the paediatric spine service. This offers the fellow a 40:60 ratio of time spent doing paediatric vs adult work.
As a major trauma centre with helicopter landing bay outside the Emergency Department we receive a large number of traumatic spinal injuries. There is a steady oncological workload ( 50-100 cases per annum), multi-disciplinary spinal infection service, adult scoliosis service, along with the usual adult degenerative practice. The fellow will usually operate 2-3 days per week, attend the MDT and 2 half day clinics. This leaves 0.5-1 day for admin / research each week. The spinal team have quarterly research meetings to support the fellow and others within the department to progress.
The paediatric unit has a very active scoliosis centre, with full neurophysiology service. 2-3 scoliosis cases occur each week (1-2 during COVID-19) and these are shared with a paediatric spine fellow who is on the on-call rota. This is a true fellowship with real mentorship and supervision.
Contact: Contact: Neil chiverton