Mr George Eralil

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(SN)

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I am a Consultant Neurosurgeon who is primarily based at the University Hospital of Wales where I have my NHS practice. I have fellowship experience in Neuro-oncology and Complex Spinal Surgery. As part of that role, I undertake emergency work in all aspects of adult and paediatric neurosurgery. Providing you with my professional, unbiased and evidence based opinions while tailoring that advice to your specific circumstances is the central principle of my surgical practice. 

You can consult me for advice on the most appropriate way to treat degenerative conditions of the spine (neck pains and pains in your arms; sciatica and lower back pain – all which may result in loss of dexterity, co-ordination and mobility). I routinely perform spinal procedures for such conditions.

Besides spinal surgery, I have two very specialist interests: brain tumours, and surgery for many of the facial Pain syndromes such as Trigeminal, Glossopharyngeal and Geniculate Neuralgias.

I am able to help patients through tough decisions with facial pain. The challenge is reaching a diagnosis first, and then choosing a bespoke option for treatment. As a consultant I balance risk vs benefit to find the best option to suit your particular needs.

I perform the majority of microvascular decompressions (MVD) for trigeminal neuralgia in Wales - and I am fortunate to be able to develop my research into the condition.

Awake brain surgery for gliomas is something that is very close to my heart and have spent time watching and learning from Prof Hugues Duffau - a doyen of awake brain surgery for low grade glioma in Montpelier, France. I believe that every opportunity must be harnessed to preserve brain function surrounding invasive brain tumours – and hence I am a passionate advocate of awake surgery.

In NHS Wales, I am the Lead for Neurosurgical Oncology and also the Welsh Cancer Lead for Brain and CNS. I also steer the Facial Pain Network in South and West Wales. From time to time, I provide specialist advice to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman. I am also an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr George Eralil at Spire include:

Neurosurgery

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Clinical interests

Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
Neurosurgery
Pain management
Spinal surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS / Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow / 2014
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Financial interests

None

Contact information

Telephone 02920 735 515
Website http://www.neurosurge.co.uk/
Private secretary Anna Todd
Private secretary email anna.todd.medsec@gmail.com