Professor Marios Papadopoulos

Consultant Neurosurgeon

QualificationsMD, FRCS(SN)

Main NHS base:

  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Member of:

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • EuroSpine International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS_
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)


  • Wimbledon NeuroCare

Clinical interests:

Common spinal conditions:
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped disc
  • back pain
  • Neck and arm pain
Complex spinal conditions:
  • Tumours of the spinal cord or the bony spine
  • Blood vessel abnormalities of the spine
  • Spinal fractures
Brain blood vessel conditions:
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Cavernous haemangiomas (cavernomas)
  • Dural fistulas
Sees adults only

Professor Papadopoulos work with physiotherapists and pain specialists to make a management plan and, in general, he tries to avoid surgery as much as possible. He works closely with neuro-radiologists and neuro-oncologists when treating more complex conditions.

He also treats a variety of peripheral nerve problems such as median nerve (carpal tunnel) and ulnar nerve compression.

Fees, Training & Background:

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Professor Papadopoulos has been a consultant neurosurgeon at St. George’s Hospital since 2006 and Professor of Neurosurgery at St. George’s, University of London since 2013.

He graduated from the medical schools of the Universities of Cambridge (BA 1990, MD 1997) and Oxford (BM BCh 1993) and completed my Neurosurgery Training in London and San Francisco (FRCS 1998, FRCS(SN) 2002, CCST 2005). Professor Papadopoulos’s research is in spinal cord injury; he developed novel treatments for acute and chronic spinal cord injuries such as neuromonitoring from the injury site in the intensive care unit as well as spinal cord blood flow monitoring in the operating theatre to minimise the risks of surgery. He has also developed a new operation for spinal cord injury termed expansion duroplasty.

Professor Papadopoulos is the lead investigator of the ISCoPE trial for spinal cord injury. He has supervised the training of several neurosurgeons from the UK and overseas who are now consultants and has been an invited speaker in national and international meetings.

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