Mr Simon Stapleton



GMC number: 3054253

Practising since: 1985


Neurosurgery, Paediatrics

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Mr Stapleton has been a consultant neurosurgeon at the Atkinson Morley Hospital for over 20 years where he has a large NHS practice.  He trained in neurosurgery at the National Hospital, Queen Square, Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the Sick Children’s Hospital, Toronto and the Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada.  He has been an examiner in neurosurgery for the Royal College of Surgeons for many years.  He has published on a wide range of neurosurgical topics including skull base tumours, brain abscess and spinal disorders in children. 

Special interests

Brain tumours (neuro-oncology including skull base and pituitary). This includes tumours arising primarily in the brain as well as cancers that have spread to the brain and working closely with oncologists and radiotherapists at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Back pain and sciatica as well as neck and arm pain. Slipped discs and spinal stenosis. Surgery is usually not necessary but a full assessment and management plan arranged in association with physiotherapy or pain management teams.

Paediatric conditions of the brain and spine including injuries, back pain, spina bifida, shunts and tumours.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon Stapleton at Nuffield Health

  • Brain surgery
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression

Locations Mr Simon Stapleton works with

Related experience


  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Other posts held

  • St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Simon Stapleton works with

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

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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