Service detail

Within the Neurosurgery service there are 20 Consultant Neurosurgeons, five Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons and 27 specialist nurses working alongside allied health professionals (AHPs) to deliver specialist services at The Walton Centre and at nine satellites sites at partner trusts across Cheshire and Merseyside, the Isle of Man and Wales.

In normal circumstances the 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.

Neurosurgery Consultants

Mr Neil Buxton

Mr Neil Buxton is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Professor Andrew Brodbelt

Professor Andrew Brodbelt graduated from Liverpool Medical School before doing his basic surgical training in Merseyside and Manchester, and neurosurgical training at The Walton Centre. He did his PhD at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 

Mr Farouk Olubajo

Mr Farouk Olubajo is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Mr Jibril Osman Farah

Mr Jibril Osman Farah is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Mr David Carter

Mr David Carter is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre, specialising in spinal surgery.

Mr Jawad Yousaf

Mr Jawad Yousaf is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Professor Michael Jenkinson

Professor Jenkinson sub-specialises in neurosurgical oncology for intrinsic brain tumours including awake craniotomy and intra-operative brain mapping for low grade glioma, midline and endoscopic approaches to intraventricular and deep intrinsic tumours, and stereotactic radiosurgery. 

Miss Catherine Gilkes

Miss Catherine Gilkes is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre.

Related Services

Spinal surgery

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

Neuro-Oncology Department

The Walton Centre Neuro-Oncology team provide a dedicated surgical oncology service for patients diagnosed with brain and central nervous system tumours.

Chiari malformation and syringomyelia

Chiari (previously called an Arnold-Chiari malformation) malformation is an abnormality of the posterior fossa (back of the skull) and top of the spine. There are different types.

Essential tremor - Ultrasound thalamotomy

Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound (tcMRgFUS) is a treatment for Essential Tremor, an incisionless brain surgery where ultrasound waves are used.

Neurovascular surgery and intervention

The neurovascular surgery and intervention service treats intracranial conditions involving diseases of cerebral blood vessels

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.

Surgical management of chronic pain

Exercise and continuing to work are key to recovery for chronic pain.

Major Trauma service

The Major Trauma service is a regional service provided collaboratively between The Walton Centre and Liverpool University Hospitals

Epilepsy surgery

The Walton Centre has one of the oldest and largest epilepsy surgery services in the country.

Page last updated: 30 August 2021