Dr Rudy Capildeo

Consultant Neurologist


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I am a consultant neurologist at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood offering private neurology.

I have been in full-time private practice since 2002. I offer 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.

I 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. My neurology training was at the Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham, London, from 1973 to 1982. In Essex, I set up specialist clinics in headache, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, TIA and provided paediatric neurology care.

At any one time, I liaise with 35-40 different consultant physicians, neurophysiologists, radiologists and surgeons, for the benefit of my patients.

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.

I believe in a personal and practical approach to patients and their families.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rudy Capildeo at Spire include:



Other treatments

  • Headache/migraine
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke/cerebrovascular disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • General neurology
  • Neuro paediatrics over age of three years

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Additional information

Alzheimers disease
Multiple sclerosis
Muscle disease

Special Clinical Interests: Headache including injection treatment for chronic migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia, sleep disorders, head/spinal injuries, TIA/stroke medicine, motor neurone disease, brain tumours.

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians

Royal Society of Medicine

Association of British Neurologists. Independent Doctors Forum - committee member and member of sub-committee on teaching and research

Association of British Neurologists

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.

Media Coverage

Patient Review at iWantGreatCare

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