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Matthias Radatz

Matthias Radatz

  • Firm: BMI Thornbury Hospital
  • Practice Area: Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery & Radiosurgery Expert Witness
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • S10 3BR, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

About Matthias Radatz

Born in Berlin, following my A-levels at the renowned Heese Gymnasium , I studied Medicine at the “Free University of Berlin”. My Neurosurgical Training took place at major teaching insitutions  in Berlin, Krankenhaus Neukölln under Prof J Zierski and in Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital under Mr D Forster, Mr J Jakubowski, Mr RDE Battersby and Mr AA Kemeny (2/1994-6/1996).  Here my interest in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery was established. After my return to Berlin I completed my neurosurgical training in May 1997, continuing as Facharzt under Prof. J Zierski.

 

In 10/1997 I moved to the Neurosurgical Unit in Oxford, UK to further my training in particular in Functional Neurosurgery working with Prof Tipu Aziz and more complex Skull Base Surgery working with Mr C Adams and Mr R Kerr.

 

I was appointed to my current position as consultant neurosurgeon in May 1999 in Sheffield. 

 

I have been Lead Clinican from 2002 for over 5 years and was appointed by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery as Program Director for the Sheffield/Hull rotation. Additionally I was a Member of the SAC in neurosurgery for 7 years. I serve on the SBNS Council now and am the President of the British Radiosurgery Society.

 

I have developed a specialist expertise in spinal and complex spinal surgery (image guided and –assisted) and lead this service for many years steering it towards safer implantation of metalwork by setting up one of the first 3D image guided theatres in the country.

 

I am the Medical Director of Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre and was Lead Clinician of the National Centre for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in Sheffield for 7 years with an excess of 800 patients throughput per year. My treatment portfolio comprises more than 4.500 treatments including specialist expertise in treating even rare conditions utilising all models of the Gamma Knife and witnessing its evolution over more than two decades. I am representing Radiosurgery in the neuro-oncological  and vascular MDT.

I am IRMER trained, the most recent update took place in 2022 and had extensive radiation protection training for diagnostic and treatment purposes including linac accelerator specifics.

 

I have been fully trained in the use and utilisation of the Gamma Knife and Cyber knife in the treatment for cranial and extra-cranial CNS lesions including the treatment of spinal metastasis.

 

Current Position

I am a part time consultant neurosurgeon in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield since May 1999. This is a busy tertiary neurosurgical unit with a catchment area of over 2 million population. I have over 20 years experience as a Consultant Neurosurgeon with a large elective and emergency practice covering the whole spectrum of Neurosurgery. In my elective practice I deal routinely with all aspects of spinal and complex spinal surgery including surgery to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with and without instrumentation as well as for spinal column and cord tumours and vascular abnormalities. 

 

A specialist interest is image guided and -assisted spinal surgery.  

 

Additionally I am one of the leading experts in the field of Radiosurgery  and Senior Clinician of the National Centre in Sheffield.

 

For Particulars of my qualifications and experience relevant to giving an expert opinion on any neurosurgical matter please contact me on the e-mail provided.

 

I have  wide medico-legal experience in personal injury as well as clinical negligence. I am regular instructed by solicitors working for Claimants (50%) and Defendants (50%) and have many years of experience working with all medical defence unions in the UK.

  • Head injury.
  • Spinal Disorders/Surgery: backpain, whiplash, degenerative and complex.
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders.
  • General Neurosurgery. 
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
  • Personal Injury.
  • Medical negligence.

I have comprehensive medico-legal experience in personal injury and negligence claims including joint expert conferences and court attendance.

 

I have been lead clinician for over 12 years and programme director for neurosurgery. Ex-Member of the SAC for 7 years and  council  member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) for 5 years, ex-chair Stereotactic Radiosurgery CRG and current president of the British Radiosurgery Society.  

Q&A With Matthias Radatz

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