Neurovascular

What we do

Our team of neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of cerebral and spinal vascular pathologies including:

  • cerebral aneurysms
  • cerebral and spinal arterio-venous malformations (AVMs)
  • cavernous angiomas
  • intracranial vascular stenosis and insufficiency.

Our wide range of treatments include:

  • interventional neuroradiological procedures (including coil embolisation and stenting)
  • neurosurgical procedures including clipping of cerebral aneurysms
  • microsurgical resection of AVMs
  • re-vascularisation procedures such as STA-MCA bypass.

The team works closely with centres providing stereotactic radiosurgery for neurovascular pathologies. A clinical nurse specialist provides psychosocial support and advice particularly to patients recovering from aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. There is also a support group for patients and families affected by subarachnoid haemorrhage held every month.

Useful resources
Visit the Brain and Spine Foundation website for more information and patient information leaflets on these conditions.

Preparing for your appointment

You may need to undergo scans to diagnose and treat your neurovascular problem. Some of these scans will require an injection of special dye to show up the blood vessels, this is known as an angiogram. The team will discuss this with you and what preparations are needed for you to have these investigations safely.

Location

Suite 5, First Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Neurosciences Admissions Office: +44 (0)20 3299 1583
  • Outpatient Clinic Appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 1919
  • Pre-assessment team: +44 (0)20 3299 4433
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage: support group for patients & families: +44 (0)20 3299 3282
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage: support group for patients & families: kch-tr.nv-abi-clinics@nhs.net

Conditions we treat

  • cerebral aneurysms
  • cerebral and spinal arterio-venous malformations (AVMs)
  • cavernous angiomas
  • intracranial vascular stenosis and insufficiency

What is required before referring a patient

  • comprehensive clinical summary
  • GP details
  • if possible, a CD of relevant imaging. If a CD is not available please provide a report with information about where the imaging was performed.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Email: kch-tr.nv-abi-clinics@nhs.net

For further referral advice and guidance, contact the clinical nurse specialist on:
Phone: 0203 299 7828 (Pager KH1328)
Email: kch-tr.nv-abi-clinics@nhs.net

Emergency Referrals

Referrals from hospitals
Check the acute neurosurgery referrals page.

Referrals from GPs
Patients should be referred to their local A&E department for urgent assessment.

Other Queries

Email: kch-tr.nv-abi-clinics@nhs.net
Phone: 0203 299 7828 (Pager KH1328)

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mr John Ling Clinical Nurse Specialist - neurovascular
Mr Christos Tolias Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Daniel Walsh Consultant Neurosurgeon