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Neil Dorward

Consultant Neurosurgeon

, London

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Neil Dorward: Consultant Neurosurgeon in London

Mr Neil Dorward is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based at The Wellington Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery with a wide range of experience. His special clinical interest is in endoscopic and minimal access techniques in neurosurgery and spinal surgery.

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Training and experience

The expert London-based Consultant Neurosurgeon qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, after which he held various London training posts.

He specialised in Neurosurgery in 1993, following which he obtained his Masters and the Specialist Fellowship in Neurosurgery.

Appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon in 1999, he helped to develop endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery at the Royal Free. Mr Neil Dorward also introduced complex spinal surgical techniques and spinal disc replacement surgery.

Just over a decade later, Mr Dorward was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery which is located in London.

As a Clinical Lead for Endoscopic Neurosurgery and Governance Lead for Neurosurgery, the top Neurosurgeon also teaches on various neurosurgery training courses at the Royal College of Surgeons.

He was the secretary for the Clinical Neurosciences department of the Royal Society of Medicine for many years.

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Mr Dorward specialises in minimally invasive spinal surgery, neuro spinal surgery, spinal tumours, neuro oncology, brain tumours, pituitary conditions, back pain, neck pain, sciatica and scoliosis.

He has experience in the following highly complicated procedures:

  • Craniotomy for glioma
  • Craniotomy for meningioma
  • Endoscopic ventricular surgery
  • Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery
  • Image-guided neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Cervical and lumbar disc replacement
  • Cervical discectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation
  • Spinal decompressions
  • Spinal fixation and fusion surgery

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Initial consultation fee: £300

Follow-up consultation fee: £280

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Research interests

Mr Dorward's commitment to research in neurosurgery has led to the development of intra-operative image-guidance in open and endoscopic neurosurgery.

Mr Dorward also mentors two medical research fellows in a clinical research programme as part of their PhD qualification. This research looks at the development of shear wave ultrasound elastography for brain tumour margin definition, correlation of optic nerve compression with visual deterioration, and the evaluation of a novel transsphenoidal ultrasound probe.

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Accreditation and admitting rights

Neil Dorward is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...

Professional details



Qualified in 1989 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 3405581

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