Richard Edwards is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon based in Bristol. His main areas of surgical expertise include Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for diplegic cerebral palsy. In 2011 Bristol became the first centre to offer this procedure in the UK, using the technique initially developed by T S Park in St Louis, USA. He also has developed significant expertise in brainstem tumours, ependymomas and spinal cord tumours. However more commonly he is operating on children with hydrocephalus, shunt problems, or craniocervical pathology.
His research interests include head injury, non-accidental injury, intra-operative monitoring of cerebellar function, and hydrocephalus.
Year of first medical qualification: 1994 Consultation Languages: english Registered as an Expert Witness: Toronto Sick Kids - University of TorontoHydrocephalus, Complex neuroendoscopy, brain tumours, ependymoma, cerebral palsy. Intra-operative MRI
/ul>Abhinav K, Whone A & Edwards RJ. Rapid Neurology & Neurosurgery. (Blackwell), 2012.
Edwards RJ & Drake JM. CSF Devices. Youman’s Textbook of Neurological Surgery – 6th Edition (2011).
Aquilina K, Thoresen M, Chakkarapani E, Pople IK, Coakham HB, Edwards RJ. Preliminary evaluation of a novel intraparenchymal capacitive intracranial pressure monitor. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg. 2011 Sep;115(3):561-9
Brown EM, Edwards RJ, Pople IK. Conservative Management of Patients with CSF Shunt Infections. Neurosurgery, 2006;58(4):657-65.
Edwards RJ, Dombrowski SM, Luciano MG, Pople IK. Chronic hydrocephalus in adults. Brain Pathol 2004;14:325-336.