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John Wadley

Consultant Neurosurgeon

, Essex

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John Wadley: Consultant Neurosurgeon in London and Essex

Based in Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, Mr John Wadley is an experienced Consultant Neurosurgeon offering expert treatment for cervical and lumbar spine problems. He also provides a comprehensive range of general neurosurgery procedures for conditions such as peripheral nerve problems and Chiari malformations.


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Private practice

Mr Wadley has a private practice and carries out private surgery at Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford. He has a dedicated private PA, Jane Killeen, and also acts as an expert witness in selected medico-legal cases.

Mr Wadley is active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in neurosurgery. He is a tutor on two neurosurgery courses at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is convenor of the Barts & The London Specialist Fellowship course in Neurosurgery, the only national course dedicated for neurosurgeons in training sitting the FRCS(SN) speciality examination prior to becoming consultants.

He is a treating consultant at the London Gamma Knife Centre at Barts, and trained in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery treatment in Pittsburgh, USA. He is a medical advisor to the British Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA UK).

Qualifications and career history

Consultant Neurosurgeon to St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals, The London Gamma Knife Centre at Barts, since 2001 and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex. Higher training in neurosurgery in Edinburgh, Pittsburgh & St Louis in the USA and London. Research thesis at University College London.

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Clinical Interests

Mr John Wadley is an accomplished neurosurgeon, practising at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, with a particular interest in:

Cervical Spine procedures for spondylosis, rheumatoid disease and other conditions, including the pioneering of Anterior Cervical Discectomy with PCM Disc Arthroplasty: used to treat neck pain with nerve pain in the arm(s) and cervical myelopathy (spinal cord compression). Close co-operation with spinal therapists (physiotherapy and osteopathy) and pain management experts.

Lumbar Spine procedures for spondylosis and other conditions including keyhole procedures such as microdiscectomy & microforaminotomy, and Laminectomy: used to treat back pain with sciatica and nerve pains and cramps in the legs caused by spinal stenosis. Close co-operation with spinal therapists (physiotherapy and osteopathy) and pain relief experts.

Additional routine neurosurgery including peripheral nerve procedures such as carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve problems, Chiari malformations.

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Mr Wadley is an expert neurosurgeon who specialises in treating complex cervical spine surgery, lumbar spine surgery chiari malformations and peripheral nerve problems.

  • Lumbar disc removal (discectomy)
  • Complex cervical spine surgery
  • Chiari malformations
  • Peripheral nerve problems eg carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy

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Research Interests

Mr Wadley has NHS and private clinical research interests in brain injury, complex cervical spine surgery including pioneering cervical disc arthroplasty with the largest series in Europe f the PCM system, Trigeminal Neuralgia with one of only two dedicated specialist clinics in the UK, Chiari malformations and Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

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Accreditation and admitting rights

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Professional details



Qualified in 1989

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 3311646
    Date of registration: 01-Jul-1990

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