Neuro oncology

picture of a skull

Neuro oncology (brain tumours)

Our team of experts treat a high volume of brain tumours, which prepares us to take care of every patient in every situation.  Our team of experts, work together to provide our patients with care of patients with brain tumours.   We discuss all brain tumour cases in the weekly neuro-oncology multi-disciplinary (MDT) meeting. Our neur-oncology MDT meeting is linked with neuro-oncology experts in Broomfield Hospital, Basildon Hospital and Colchester. This provides an integrated neuro-oncological care to population of Essex.

Conditions we commonly treat:

  • Gliomas
  • Brain metastasis
  • Meningiomas
  • Low grade gliomas
  • Other brain tumours


Our team provide the most recent treatment in management of brain tumours. Gliolan assisted resection for malignant brain tumours provide a maximum resection of this type of aggressive brain tumours. Our theatres are equipped with intra operative ultrasonography, most recent image guidance technologies. Our team perform awake brain surgery for brain tumours.

Key staff


  • Mr Jonathan Pollock, consultant neurosurgeon and skull base and neurooncology lead
  • Mr Raghu Vindlacheruvu, consultant neurosurgeon and clinical lead for neurosurgery
  • Mr Hu Low, consultant neurosurgeon
  • Mr Nikolaos Haliasos, consultant neurosurgeon
  • Mr Alireza Shoakazemi, consultant neurosurgeon
  • Mr Barbar Vaqas, consultant neurosurgeon



  • Dr Louise Dulley, consultant oncologist
  • Dr Emma Staples, consultant oncologist

Interventional neuroradiology

  • Dr Sanjiv Chawda, consultant interventional neuroradiologist
  • Dr Shahram Derakhshani, consultant interventional neuroradiologist
  • Dr Raed Alkilani, consultant interventional neuroradiologist

Neurovascular specialist nurse

  • Sister Kim Grove, extension 6745
  • Sister Lindsey Lawrence, extension 6885
  • Sister Kelly Gross, extension 6745