Neurosurgeons specialize in the nervous system, i.e. the brain and spinal cord. They commonly perform operations for brain tumours, brain haemorrhage, compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots (e.g. herniated disc and sciatica), and compression of peripheral nerves (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome).

Atlantic Clinic - Dr Benjamin Lopez

Dr Benjamin Lopez

Dr Lopez is a British-trained Neurosurgeon.

Languages

English: fluent
Spanish: native speaker

Qualifications and memberships

FRCS Neuro.Surg (Intercollegiate Board in Neurological Surgery) 2002
FRCS Eng (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England) 1995
Spanish title of Specialist in Neurosurgery: 2000.
Licensee in Medicine & Surgery. Córdoba Medical School: 1990.
GMC (General Medical Council, UK) no 3575356
Colegio de Médicos de Málaga no. 413106726

Areas of special interest:

Endoscopic skull base surgery.
Image-guided awake tumour resection with functional cortical mapping.
Minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Professional background

Consultant Neurosurgeon. Vithas Xanit International Hospital (current position)
Specialist in Neurosurgery. Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena. Sevilla. Sept 2005 to 2011
Consultant Neurosurgeon (l.t.). King’s College Hospital, London. 02/2004 – 08/2005.
Consultant Neurosurgeon (l.t.). Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. 11/2003 – 01/2004.
Consultant Neurosurgeon (l.t.). St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospitals. 11/2002 – 10/2003.

Specialist training in neurosurgery

North Thames Deanery Higher Surgical Training Programme in Neurosurgery.
Specialist training number: THN/031/004/N.
Apart from the UK he has also spent time in USA, Germany and France completing specific technical training in both skull base and spinal neurosurgery

Professional collaborations

Second Opinion Expert in Neurosurgery for the “Servicio de Protocolos Asistenciales” of the “Servicio Andaluz de Salud”.
Collaboration with the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the evaluation of the efficacy of gamma knife in trigeminal neuralgia (2004)
Referee of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (2003-2004)
Referee of the European Journal of Neurology (2003-2004)
Member of the Medical Advisory Board of the UK Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (2003 to 2005).