Mr Simon Cudlip


Basic Science Degree BSc First class (honours), FRCS (Eng) , Medical Degree MB BS , MD (post graduate medical degree, research based), FRCS (Surgical Neurology)

GMC number: 3483585

Practising since: 1990



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  • Weekly Wednesday 0900-12.30
  • Weekly Thursday 0900-12.30
  • Additional times on request
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Simon Anthony Cudlip Graduated with MB BS from King’s College School of Medicine, London during this period he also gained a BSc first class (Hons) in immunology.

Following a period of training in general surgery in London he entered the training programme in London based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and the Atkinson Morley Hospital, London. He completed his MD thesis in MRI imaging of peripheral nerve and published numerous papers on this topic and on MRI spectroscopy of brain tumours. On completion of his general neurosurgical training, he spent a year as a fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square as the Pituitary Fellow to Mr Michael Powell. In addition to this he spent time in Naples, Bologna, and Seattle as a visiting fellow.

In 2004 he was appointed as Consultant in Neurosurgery with a specialist interest in pituitary and skull-base surgery, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the University of Oxford. Since this time he has performed nearly 1600 transsphenoidal operations for pituitary disease, these have been performed using a pure endoscopic technique since 2007. As a result of this Oxford has an internationally recognised pituitary centre and hosts a ell regarded surgical fellowship training programme. He has published numerous papers, book chapters and reviews on the topic of pituitary surgery, continues to remain active in research, and is a tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England teaching general and neurosurgical endoscopic surgical techniques. More recently he has travelled to Uzbekistan and India, operating and lecturing on pituitary surgery.

In addition he has developed an interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery, with a shortened length of stay in hospital and accelerated recovery, cervical spine disc replacement surgery ( and runs a course on this for surgeons.)

The evolution of endoscopic techniques has now allowed expansion of these keyhole surgical approaches into endoscopic removal of other brain tumours via the ventricles of the brain, or via the eyebrow.

Mr Cudlip also remains active in the treatment of emergency patients, taking part of the neurosurgery emergency on-call service at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, and treating patients with a variety of neurosurgical conditions.


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Special interests

  • Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
  • Fully endoscopic pituitary surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull-base surgery for meningioma, craniopharyngioma, chordoma etc
  • Keyhole surgery for brain tumours such as glioma, meningioma, colloid cysts etc including endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery including day case spinal surgery
  • Cervical disc replacement surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon Cudlip at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • Nerve surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

Locations Mr Simon Cudlip works with

Related experience


  • Society of Neurological Surgeons (UK and Ireland)
  • International Pituitary Surgery Society
  • Society of British neurological Surgeons
  • European Skullbase Surgery Society
  • British Skullbase Surgeons Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

Insurers Mr Simon Cudlip works with

Mr Simon Cudlip works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Bupa Global
  • Health-on-Line
  • Healix
  • Allianz
  • The Exeter Friendly


Mr Simon Cudlip does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Simon Cudlip does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Simon Cudlip does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.