SPINAL SURGERY

in Hull and East Yorkshire

GEORGE SPINK FRCS (Neurosurg.) BSc Hons

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INFORMATION FOR GPs

Spinal Referral Pathway  

Post-Op Patient Advice Leaflets:

LUMBAR & CERVICAL

DVLA Advice Following Spinal Surgery

Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression Assessment

If you have any concerns regarding an emergency or unwell patient then please contact the duty Neurosurgical registrar on call at Hull Royal Infirmary on (01482) 875875.

For urgent cases a paper referral can be sent by fax to the Neurosurgical secretaries, marked ‘urgent’. The fax number for the department is (01482) 607892.

Most of our routine referrals should now come via the 'choose and book' system. This system allows referrals to be managed electronically without the risk of paperwork going missing. It would be useful if you could take a few moments to review our directory of services (DOS) on the 'choose and book' site to ensure that referrals are appropriate and not rejected.

For reference, myself and my colleagues all have specific subspecialties, including our general Neurosurgery experience. It may therefore be useful to know which clinics to choose on the electronic system to avoid a wasted appointment if there is a specific subspecialist concern.

 

Mr Gerry O’Reilly - Paediatric  / Epilepsy surgery

 

Mr Kevin Morris - Acoustic neuromas / trigeminal neuralgia / spinal surgery

 

Mr Shailendra Achawal - Neuro-oncology (high and low grade)

 

Mr George Spink - Complex spinal surgery

 

Mr Chitoor Rajaraman - Neuro-oncology (high and low grade)

Mr Vasileios Arzoglou - Complex spinal surgery

Mr Anuj Bahl - Anterior skull base / pituitary surgery

Mr Gueorgui Kounin - Skull base tumors / neuro-vascular

Mr Martin Drozda - Complex spinal surgery / chiari malformations

Mr Pedro Castanho - Neuro-vascular / skull base tumors

Mr Masood Hussain - Neuro-oncology (high and low grade)