Mr Jonathan Hyam

Mr Jonathan Hyam Consultant Brain and Spine surgeon

Mr Jonathan Hyam is a consultant brain and spine surgeon and President of The Royal Society of Medicine’s Clinical Neurosciences Section in 2021/2022.

After completing his training at Queen Square, UCL Medical School and at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, as well as winning several prizes and sponsorships, Mr Hyam has gone on to be awarded a PhD at Oxford University studying stereotactic neurosurgery. 

America's Congress of Neurological Surgeons' Award

Jonathan Hyam was also awarded the prestigious Arris & Gale Lectureship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, (previous recipients of this award include Sir Alexander Fleming).

Mr Hyam has received numerous national and international prizes and honours including America’s Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Resident Prize for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery which was awarded in Washington, DC.

Mr Hyam’s neurosurgery research has been published in prestigious international journals including The Lancet, Nature Reviews Neurology, and The Lancet Neurology.

He is also a specialist advisor to the National Insitute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on behalf of the British Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery. He provides clinical and technical guidance on treatments across the country for conditions such as headache, facial pain, movement disorders, and spinal pain. 

Areas of expertise

  • Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia, meningioma and metastases
  • Minimally-invasive lumbar disc surgery for sciatica
  • Craniofacial & Reconstructive surgery after trauma/surgery/syndromes
  • Tremor surgery

Personal treatment philosophy

Minimally-invasive or incision-less surgery whenever possible

Why did you chose this particular specialism?

The procedures I undertake require close attention to detail and high precision using state-of-the-art tools for success and can produce dramatic improvement in people’s quality of life

What makes a ‘good day’ at the office ‘for you’?

One example is watching severe, disabling tremor get better in front of our eyes during stereotactic surgery

What piece of advice do you most often give to your patients?

Take time to decide what is best for you.