Mr Neil Buxton

About Neil Buxton

Mr Neil Buxton is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre. He specialises in the treatment of congenital spine, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, complex CSF disorders, and complex spine treatment. 

He trained at the University of Leeds Medical School, before doing basic surgical training in Stoke-on-Trent. He was a Registrar in Neurosurgery at Nottingham before becoming a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre in 2001.




MBChB, DMCC, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Neuro.Surg)

Clinical/research interests

  • Congenital spine
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformation
  • Syringomyelia
  • Complex CSF disorders
  • Complex spine

Membership of professional regional and national bodies

  • SBNS
  • BASS
  • AANS

Related Services

Spinal surgery

We provide a specialist spinal surgery service including treatment of degenerative spinal conditions


The Neurosurgical Division is one of the busiest neurosurgical units in the UK, seeing approximately 9,800 new patients, 3,800 elective patients, and 1,700 emergency inpatients every year.

Hydrocephalus, CSF disorders and spina bifida

Hydrocephalus, commonly known as ‘water on the brain’, is a condition that can affect all age groups from babies to the elderly.

Page last updated: 09 September 2021