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John Wadley: Consultant Neurosurgeon in London and Essex
Based at Medtel, 27 Harley Street, and with practising privileges across London and Essex, Mr John Wadley is an experienced Consultant Neurosurgeon offering expert treatment for cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain injury, trigeminal neuralgia, brain tumours and blood vessel abnormalities. He also provides a comprehensive range of general neurosurgery procedures for conditions such as hydrocephalus, peripheral nerve problems and Chiari malformations.
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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.
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.
Trigeminal Neuralgia including Microvascular Decompression, and Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation: specialist clinical expertise with a range of procedures offered for facial pain and hemifacial spasm.
Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: treating a range of lesions in the brain including blood vessel abnormalities (AVMs) and benign tumours in the brain with highly focused, non-invasive stereotactic radiation. Mr Wadley is a consultant in one of only a handful of such units in the UK, based at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.
Brain Tumour Procedures: expertise in neuro-oncology including all aspects of surgery for benign and malignant brain tumours such as meningiomas and gliomas with advanced Neuronavigation-guided techniques. Close co-operation with renowned neuro-oncologists.
Routine general neurosurgery including hydrocephalus (VP shunts), peripheral nerve procedures such as carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve problems, Chiari malformations.
Mr Wadley is an expert neurosurgeon who specialises in treating brain injuries, complex cervical spine surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, chiari malformations and gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery.
- Brain aneurysm microsurgery
- Brain surgery
- Gamma Knife surgery
- Lumbar disc removal (discectomy)
- Spinal trauma rehabilitation
- Brain injury
- Complex cervical spine surgery
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Chiari malformations
- Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery
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
John Wadley is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...
MB ChB, FRCS, FRCS(SN)
Qualified in 1989
Registrations and licensing
General Medical Council (GMC)
Registration no.: 3311646 Date of registration: 01-Jul-1990