Mr James Allibone

Mr James Allibone

Neurosurgery 03324165


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About me

I completed undergraduate medical studies at The London Hospital Medical College, during which time I obtained a intercalated BSc in Anatomy (First Class). My general surgical training was based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. My neurosurgical training was on the North London Neurosurgical Training scheme, based at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. I spent one year as a spinal fellow at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). I was appointed as a consultant to The RNOH in 2002 , where I worked for 5 years and was the Clinical Lead for Spinal Surgery for 2 years. In 2007 I moved to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
I am currently the Lead Clinician for Complex Spinal Surgery at Queen Square. The Complex Spinal Surgery Unit comprises 5 surgeons, 3 neurosurgical and 2 orthopaedic who specialise in complex spinal surgery. We offer a service for the degenerative spine and receive a large number of tertiary and quaternary referrals for primary and revisional problems. We can provide minimally invasive surgery, disc replacement surgery both cervical and lumbar and more extensive reconstruction for revisional and deformity cases. We are usually able to offer a rapid out patient reponse for GP referral with acute sciatica and brachalgia. We have an integrated service for vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and stentoplasty for the osteoporotic spine. I have an interest in syringomyelia. The unit has a particular interest and expertise in Spinal Tumours ; we provide the surgical arm for The London Sarcoma and Primary Bone Tumour service. The tumour service also has links with The Royal Marsden, The Brompton and Mount Vernon Hospitals. I am currently the Chair for the North London Metastatic Spinal Tumour Board.
I am a member of The North American Spine Society, The British Society of Neurosurgeons and am a past member of the executive of The British Association of Spinal Surgeons. I sit on the National CRG for Spinal Surgery.

Areas of interest

Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of); Minimal access / invasive surgery; Spinal surgery; Degenerative Disc disease; Lumbar (lower back); Pain management; Back pain, Cervical Disc Replacement.Complex Spinal Surgery, Syringomyelia, Spinal Tumours.

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Procedures completed

  • A5755

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (>50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • A5745

    Medial branch block injection(s) +/- image guidance (including bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V2560

    Decompression for central spinal stenosis (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graf stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • A5753

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) CERVICAL - (5-50)

    Wellington Hospital (5-50)

  • V2950

    Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

  • V3340

    Primary anterior discectomy, decompression and anterior fusion +/- instrumentation - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) including spinal cord monitoring - (5-50)

  • V2282

    Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) +/- spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

  • A5110

    Excision of intradural lesion - (1-5)

  • A4900

    Repair of spinal myelomeningocele - (1-5)

  • V2652

    Revision posterior fusion +/- instrumentation (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

  • S4183

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • V2951

    Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (3 or more levels) - (1-5)

  • V2660

    Revision of decompression for central spinal stenosis - (1-5)

  • A5300

    Drainage of spinal canal (including insertion of shunt) - (1-5)

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