Brain tumour, Clinical Director, Queen Square, London
Mr Neil Kitchen is the Clinical Director at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He has also recently help the post of President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, making him one of the most qualified and experienced neurosurgeons.
Gamma knife - Image directed neurosurgery
Mr Kitchen was fundamental part of the team responsible for implementing the advanced Gamma Knife Service at Queen Square, where he has also been directly involved in the continuing development of this effective therapeutic strategy. As a Consultant Neurosurgeon since 1995, Mr Kitchen has a long and distinguished track record in image directed neurosurgery in all its forms and has been widely published in this area.
- Brain metastases,
- trigeminal neuralgia and
- skull base surgery.
Specialist areas of expertise
Mr Kitchen’s specialist interest includes the following:
- Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Gamma Knife).
- Brain Tumour Surgery,
- Intracranial Microsurgery,
- Trigeminal Neuralgia, and
Mr. Kitchen is Co-Chief Investigator of the UK wide on-going Cavernomas: A Randomised effectiveness (CARE) study. This research study aims to determine the best approach for treating people with a Brain Cavernon leading to stroke or epileptic seizure.
Personal treatment philosophy
The Individual patient in front of you should be your 100% priority
Why did you chose this particular specialism?
GammaKnife treatment is one of the most effective treatments for metastatic brain tumours
What makes a ‘good day’ at the office ‘for you’?
Doing lots of clinical work with patients.
What piece of advice do you most often give to your patients?
Ask your Consultant - how many of these procedures have you done and what are your results?