THE TEAM

 

Consultants

Allibone, Mr James BSc, FRCS(SN)

James Allibone

Qualified: 1989 The London Hospital Medical College
NHS or Base Hospital: National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - Queen Square
Speciality: Spinal Surgery
Special Interests: Low back and neck pain, cervical and lumbar discs, cervical artificial discs, minimally invasive spinal surgery, complex spinal neurosurgery including spinal tumours and trauma
Appointments: 0207 483 5284
Outpatient clinic: The Wellington Hospital, Spire Bushey
Email: cally.smith@spinalunit.co.uk


Casey, Mr Adrian MBBS,FRCS,FRCS SW

Adrian Casey

Qualified: Westminster Medical School 1985
NHS Base: The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore
Speciality: Spinal surgery
Special interest: Complex spine, spinal tumours, spinal trauma, cervical and lumbar disc, cervical artificial discs, keyhole microsurgery
Appointments: 0207 483 5104
Outpatients: Wellington Hospital Monday 9am-1pm Friday 3pm 7pm
Email: genevieve.capazorio@HCAHealthcare.co.uk
Website: www.esurgeon.com/athcasey


Taylor, Mr Benjamin MB, BS, MCh(Ortho), FRCS, FRCS(Ed)

Benjamin Taylor

Qualified: 1980 University College Hospital
Speciality: Spinal surgery
Special Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal trauma, Back pain, Neck pain
Appointments: 0207 483 5074
Outpatient clinic: The Wellington Hospital, Golders Green Diagnostic Centre
Email: julia.casey@spinalunit.co.uk


Tucker, Mr Stewart MBBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Orth)

Stewart Tucker

Qualified: 1988 Middlesex Hospital
NHS or Base Hospital: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
Speciality: Spinal Surgery
Special Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal trauma, Low back pain, Neck pain
Appointments: 0207 483 5500
Fax: 020 7483 5099
Outpatient clinic: The Wellington Hospital
Email: Sharon.WilsonKeane@HCAHealthcare.co.uk Mon - Fri / Luvena.Farrell@HCAHealthcare.co.uk Mon - Wed


Wilson, Mr Lester Frances MB, BS, BSc, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Orth)

Lester Wilson

Qualified: 1982 University College London
NHS or Base Hospital: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Speciality: Spinal Surgery
Special Interests: Minimally invasive lumbar surgery - endoscopic discectomy, lumbar fusions motion preservation surgery (disc replacements and motion assistance techniques), x-stop and DIAM
Appointments: 0207 483 5158
Outpatient clinic: The Wellington Hospital, Spire Bushey
Email: geeta.degun@spinalunit.co.uk

Anaesthetists

Within our team we work with several consultant anaesthetists who are an integral part of the spinal unit. They will visit you pre operatively to discuss your medical history, anaesthetic and any concerns you may have. Post operatively they will see you to discuss issues, i.e. with pain control.

Dr. Kofi Agayare Anaesthetist for Stewart Tucker
Dr. Richard Fox - Anaesthetist for Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Maurice Dunstan - Anaesthetist for Lester Wilson
Dr. Mogera Chandra - Anaesthetist for James Allibone
Dr. Mary Fennelly - Anaesthetist for Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Ramesh Vijayaraghavan - Anaesthetist for Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Mary Newton - Anaesthetist for Adrian Casey

Medical Secretaries

Available in the Spinal Unit 1st Floor South Building Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Julia Casey - Medical Secretary to Benjamin Taylor
0207 483 5074

Geeta Degun - Medical Secretary to Lester Wilson
0207 483 5158

Luvena Farrell - Medical Secretary to Stewart Tucker
0207 483 5500

Sharon Keane - Medical Secretary to Stewart Tucker
0207 483 5500

Cally Smith - Medical Secretary to James Allibone
0207 483 5284

Genevieve Capazorio - Medical Secretary to Adrian Casey
0207 483 5104

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nilmini Jayaratne (Mini)
1995-1998 Diploma in Nursing School of Nursing, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
1998-2003 Registered Staff Nurse Intensive Care Unit, General Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2003-2007 Staff Nurse Neuro-Spinal unit, Wellington Hospital, London.
2008-2009 Staff Nurse Intensive care unit, Wellington Hospital, London.
2009-2010 Senior Staff nurse Neuro-Spinal Unit, Wellington Hospital, London.
2010-Present Clinical Nurse Specialist-Spinal, Spinal unit, Wellington Hospital, London.

Nilmini is based in The Spinal Unit and her role is to assist you during your stay. She works Monday to Friday and aims to see you every day. Each day she will answer any queries you have regarding your surgery and help provide you with information you need to ensure your optimum level of recovery. She provides a closer link between ward staff, you and your surgeon. Once you have been discharged you can contact Sarah with any queries or concerns you may have and she will endeavour to alleviate these. Prior to admission you may also contact her if you have any additional questions not covered on the website.

Telephone 0207 483 5524
Bleep 7706 via 0207 586 5959
Email. mini@spinalunit.co.uk
nilmini.jayaratne@hcahealthcare.co.uk

Georgia Williams
1992-1995 Diploma in nursing Excellsior Community College, Nursing department, Jamaica
1996-2000 Staff Nurse- General Surgical Ward, Nuttall Memorial Hospital
2000-2012 Staff Nurse Neuro-Spinal unit, Wellington Hospital, London.
2012-Present Clinical Nurse Specialist Wellington Hospital, London.

Telephone 0207 483 5402
Bleep 7704 via 0207 586 5959
Email: georgia.williams@hcahealthcare.co.uk

Spinal Unit Reception

Telephone: 0207 483 5389
Email: info@spinalunit.co.uk