Consultant Profile

Dr Rudy Capildeo

Dr Rudy Capildeo MB, BS, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Neurology
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Strokes
Special clinical interests:
  • Parkinson's disease
  • dementia
  • sleep disorders
  • head/spinal injuries
  • headache including injection treatment for chronic migraine
  • TIA/stroke medicine, epilepsy, motor neurone disease, brain tumours
Research interests:

Classification of neurological diseases
History of neurology
Development of neurological services in the community
Development of student teaching in the independent sector
Development of neurology in the independent sector

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

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Royal Society of Medicine
Medical Society of London
Association of British Neurologists
Independent Doctors Forum - committee member and member of sub-committee on teaching and research

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Dr Capildeo consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Wednesday (daytime and evening)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Rudy Capildeo is a consultant neurologist at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood offering private neurology.

Dr Rudy Capildeo was a consultant neurologist at the Regional Centre for Neurosciences, Oldchurch Hospital (now Queen’s Hospital, Romford) and at Basildon Hospital from 1982 until 2002. His neurology training was at the Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham, London, from 1973 to 1982. In Essex, he set up specialist clinics in headache, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, TIA and provided paediatric neurology care.

Dr Capildeo has been in full-time private practice since 2002. He offers rapid access towards diagnosis and treatment for all types of neurological diseases. In addition to top of the range scanning at Spire Hartswood (MRI, MR angiography, CT scanning, EEG and EMG/nerve conduction studies), DAT scanning for Parkinson’s disease can be arranged. For complicated spinal cases, upright MRI scans can be arranged, as can 3T MRI scanning for early dementia diagnosis.

At any one time, Dr Capildeo is liaising with 35-40 different consultant physicians, neurophysiologists, radiologists and surgeons, for the benefit of our patients.

Rudy Capildeo believes in a personal and practical approach to patients and their families.

Personal profile:

I am a busy Neurologist with a keen interest within my specialty, with eight books and more than 80 papers published. It is also an interest of mine to raise funds for research and charities linked to my specialty, ie multiple sclerosis.

My main hobbies would be listening to music, playing chess, bridge and supporting at Chelsea Football Club.

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Dr Rudy Capildeo

Dr Rudy Capildeo, consultant neurologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with Dr Rudy Capildeo or another specialist consultant, call 01277 266 766.

For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761. 

Essex Bones and Joints Service

Dr Capildeo is a member of the Essex Bones and Joints Service.

Visit the Essex Bones and Joints Service website

Dr Capildeo's consultation numbers

In 2012, Dr Capildeo carried out 954 out-patient consultations at Spire Hartswood Hospital. 192 of these consultations were for new patients.

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