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Dr John O'Dwyer

Dr John O'Dwyer

Consultant Neurologist
MB, BCh, MA, MD, DipHSM, PGDipStat, MRCPI

"Spire Clare Park hospital is an excellent place to have your neurological problem looked after. Whether it is as simple as one consultation or requiring detailed investigations and procedures, the hospital is equipped fo…"

Practising at

Spire Clare Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John O'Dwyer at Spire include:

Neurosurgery

Other treatments

Lumbar puncture, greater occipital nerve block, botox for chronic migraine, botox for dystonia, botox for hemifacial spasm

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Professional profile

I have been an NHS consultant since 2010, now at Charing Cross Hospital, previously at Frimley Park and St Georges Hospital. I manage acute neurology, epilepsy and stroke patients. I see all types of patients but with particular interest in headache, seizures, tremor, parkinson’s disease, dizziness, walking disturbance and numbness/paraesthesia.

Neurological treatments are very specialised, and with hundreds of drugs and other treatments for difficult neurological conditions, I have an extensive experience with almost all of them. Getting the dose and selection of drug treatment correct, understanding the side-effects and interactions is what I have particular expertise in.

When it comes to procedures, I have performed hundreds of lumbar punctures, and thousands of botulinum toxin injections for different conditions including dystonia, migraine, hemifacial spasm, and spasticity.

Research is a core NHS value and sustains and progresses what we do in neurology. I am a principle investigator for several clinical trails and collaborates widely with others. Several of my understudies have published their work in major clinical journals recently and won several prestigious prizes for their work.

I am an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and Neurology Consultant Advisor in the British Army. As the only consultant neurologist currently in the armed forces, I am part of 306 Field Hospital (Hospital Support Regiment). I am also a companion member of the Order of Malta.


Clinical Interests

Epilepsy
Headache
Strokes
Movement disorders


Private contact details

Telephone Self-funding: 01252 895 490
Website http://www.privateneurology.org
Private secretary Jan
Private secretary telephone 01252 851 789
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of British Neurologists
American Academy of Neurology
Movement Disorders Society
British Neurotoxin Network
International League against Epilepsy
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Epilepsy Lead (Frimley Park Hospital)

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Current NHS posts

Charing Cross Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare)

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Personal Profile

I have been living in London since 2010 and before that in Dublin. I have been a keen Rugby player and played second row with Blackrock College RFC where many great Irish Rugby players have come from. I love sailing and skippered and crewed in Dublin bay for several years, coming second in a large one design yacht series in 2005. I love to ski and snowboard. I love music, particularly opera, jazz and some rock. I love to travel around on my motorbike to beat the traffic congestion and get a bit of wind in my face.

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