Mr Jonathan Pollock

Consultant Neurosurgeon

FRCS S/N

Year qualified:1991

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Jonathan Pollock qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 1990 following undergraduate training at Cambridge University. He was appointed as consultant neurosurgeon at Essex Neurosciences Centre in 2002. His spinal work is focussed on degenerative disorders in adults, especially the surgical and non-surgical management of neurological symptoms associated with spinal disorders such as brachalgia (arm pain) and sciatica (lower limb pain) resulting from degenerative disease.

When surgery is required Mr Pollock places the emphasis on preserving motion in the spine and reducing the patient's time in hospital to the minimum. He works closely with an excellent group of colleagues in physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, primary care, rheumatology and anaesthetics to achieve the best pain relief possible.

Jonathan Pollock's intracranial interests include trigeminal neuralgia and cerebral (brain) tumours including pituitary and acoustic tumours. He has performed surgery on over 200 patients with meningioma (tumour in the lining of the brain and spinal cord).

Professional Membership



  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons

  • The British Skull Base Society

  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (USA)

Clinical Interests



  • Surgery of brain tumours of all types (especially benign tumours of the brain and skull base including meningioma, pituitary adenoma and acoustic neuroma)

  • Extensive general neurosurgery practice including surgery of degenerative spinal disease and peripheral nerve surgery

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