November 23rd 2010
Sometimes when people talk about private healthcare they think about fairly minor operations, such as in-growing toenails and the like.
The truth is private healthcare in the 21st century now offers far more than that, including complex and life-changing surgery.
Here at the Spire Bristol Hospital we pride ourselves on the range of services on offer, including pioneering cardiac, spinal and neuro (brain) surgery.
The reason I’m telling you this is because we’ve just launched our centre of excellence for neurology and complex neurosurgery.
The facility is the only one of its kind in the South West and follows the establishing of our cardiac centre of excellence last year.
In all we have two neurologists, five neurospinal surgeons and eight neurosurgeons, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields specialising in treating a range of conditions including facial and cranial neuralgia, headache syndromes including migraines, ocular and peri-ocular pain, fits, tumours and hemifacial spasms.
One of our team of neuro surgeons, Professor Hugh Coakham, says of the facilities here: “In order to do our work we need excellent equipment, such as the state of the art operating microscope, which we have.
“There is also first-class MRI and CT scanning equipment which is also essential for our work.
“And of course we could not do our jobs properly if not for the excellent nurses at Spire Bristol Hospital who provide friendly professionalism which is exactly what you need when you’ve just come round from a big operation.”
You can hear (and see!) more from Professor Hugh Coakham by clicking here, and you can also watch a testimonial from patient Will Attew, who suffered from really painful facial spasms before undergoing surgery at Spire Bristol, by clicking here.