Consultant Profile

Miss Lynn Myles

Miss Lynn Myles MB ChB, BSc(Hons), MD, FRCS(SN)(Ed)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Neurosurgery
    • Back pain
    • Brain tumours
    • Degenerative spine
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Neck pain
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Miss Myles has a very broad, general neurosurgical practice and has been trained in paediatric neurosurgery although no longer have an elective paediatric practice. She still covers paediatric neurosurgical emergencies. Miss Myles is happy to see children. She has a special interest in brain tumours (but not pituitary tumours or acoustic neuromas), spina bifida, Chiari malformations and syringomyelia, spinal surgery, carpal tunnel, neck and back pain, hydrocephalus including normal pressure hydrocephalus of the elderly.

Research interests:

Peripheral nerve injury and repair

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant neurosurgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Denise Bond
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 316 2567
Private secretary fax:
0131 334 7338
Private secretary email address:
Alternate Wednesdays 1.30pm-pm and Saturdays 9am-12.30pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Miss Myles graduated from Edinburgh Medical School and did her surgical training in Edinburgh, London, Southampton and Toronto.

She worked for two years as a research fellow at Edinburgh University and obtained her doctorate in 1990 with a research thesis entitled: Studies on a New Method of Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration.

Miss Myles has worked as a consultant neurosurgeon in Edinburgh from 1999.  She has a broad neurosurgical practice with subspecialty interests in paediatric neurosurgery, spinal neurosurgery and peripheral nerve surgery. Within her practice she has become expert in the management of tumours, hydrocephalus and congenital abnormalities of the brain and spine as well as the more common conditions such as disc prolapse, degenerative spinal conditions and peripheral nerve compression syndromes.

Personal profile:

Miss Myles is one of three female neurosurgeons working in Scotland. She is married and lives and work in Edinburgh.

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