Neurosurgery has made great advances in recent years as a result of a greater understanding from research of neurological conditions and technological breakthroughs which have expanded the scope of surgery. Deep brain stimulation, neuromodulation, role of stereotactic radiosurgery and proton beam therapy, robotic surgery, endoscopic surgery, endovascular techniques and advances in the treatment of brain and spine tumours are some of the topics which will be covered.
Mr Joshi George did his medical schooling in India. He subsequently went to Belfast to do his surgical training and had first-hand experience of dealing with the ‘Troubles’ and the aftermath of terrorist attacks. He subsequently did research on spinal cord injury at the University of London. While working at the Royal London hospital in Neurosurgery, he dealt with the aftermath of the July 7 bombings in London in 2005. He did his fellowship training in spine surgery in Toronto. He currently works at Salford Royal Foundation Trust in Manchester as a consultant neurosurgeon.