Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre

The Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre, Sheffield is the sister hospital to Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) in London. The Centre specialises in treating brain tumours with the latest therapeutic technologies including Stereotactic GammaKnife Neurosurgery.

Specialist brain hospitalSpecialist brain and neurosurgical services

The Centre is located within the Thornbury Hospital, Sheffield. The unit treats both NHS and private patients. Specialist brain and neurosurgical services for patients with brain tumours and other neurological related disorders.

Both Queen Square and The Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre provide a dedicated Private Patient and International Referral Treatment Service for the following conditions:

Treating children - linked to Great Ormond Street

Radiosurgery for childrenPaediatric Radiosurgery Services are also available through our collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children which is co-located at Queen Square. Mr Greg James is the Clinical Lead for the Children’s Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Queen Square, University College Hospital London.

Mr James is the Fellowship Programme Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and holds several local and national training roles. Mr James has a PhD with post-doctoral research into the cellular mechanisms underlying stroke and brain injury in children at UCL, where he remains a senior lecturer. His specialised expertise includes Stereotactic radiosurgery - Gamma Knife for AVMs and tumours in children.

Queen Square (GammaKnife) Radiosurgery Centre is led by a team of experts and underpinned by excellence. UCLH is the world's oldest Neurosciences Hospital and was recently named one of the top three leading Neurosciences Centres by Newsweek. Together with the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, it forms a major Centre of Excellence for Neuroscience teaching, training, and research.

Furthermore, four of the world's top twelve most cited authors in Neurosciences and Behaviour are currently based at Queen's Square. According to the most recent research assessment exercise, REF2014, the institute, as part of the Faculty of Brain Sciences, is the highest rated UK institution for neuroscience research output, with its own Nobel Laureate. Indeed, UCL is home to 29 Nobel Laureates.

Click this link below to watch Mr Anup Vinayan answer the question “Are there cases where the patient could have had Gamma Knife radiotherapy instead of whole brain radiotherapy?"

Patrick Grover, in this video, explains why our patient Kristin Hallenga’s GammaKnife treatment was so important to her avoiding cognitive side effects.