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Benjamín César López Izquierdo M. D.

Benjamín César López Izquierdo M. D.
Born in 2013
Nationality: Spanish
Languages: English, Spanish
Specialities

Neurosurgery

Profession

Medical Doctor

Clinical focus

Pain Surgery with special interest in Facial Pain.
Functional Surgery for brain tumours.
Endoscopic Surgery for tumors of the skull base.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Medical School

Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Cordoba, Cordoba



Initial training

Medical Specialty Training, Neurosurgery, Doncaster Royal Infirmary; Leicester University Hospital; Grantham & Kesteven District Hospital; The National Hospital, Queen Square, Doncaster (South Yorkshire); Leicester; Grantham (Lincolnshire); London - UK , 1991, 1996



Position

Head of Unit
Private Multidisciplinary Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Xanit International Hospital
Benalmádena (Málaga)



Papers
  • Zakrzewska JM. , López BC. Trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. In: McMahon S.B., Koltzenburg M. Textbook of Pain. London: Elsevier; 2006 p. 1001-1010. ISBN 0443072876.
  • Zakrzewska JM, López BC, Kim SE, Coakham HB. Patient reports of satisfaction after microvascular decompression and partial sensory rhizotomy for trigeminal neuralgia. Neurosurgery. 2005 Jun;56(6):1304-11; discussion 1311-2.
  • López BC, Hamlyn PJ, Zakrzewska JM. Stereotactic radiosurgery for primary trigeminal neuralgia: state of the evidence and recommendations for future reports. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004 Jul; 75(7):1019-24.
  • López BC, Hamlyn PJ, Zakrzewska JM. Systematic review of ablative neurosurgical techniques for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Neurosurgery 54:973-983, 2004.
  • Zakrzewska JM, Lopez BC. Quality of reporting in evaluations of surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: recommendations for future reports. Neurosurgery. 2003 Jul; 53(1):110-20.

Registrar (l. t.) in Neurosurgery, The National Hospital, Queen Square, London, 1995-1996

Sections

Neurosurgery

Registrar in Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital; Hammersmith Hospital - NHS Trust; The Royal Free Hampstead Hospital - NHS Trust, London, 1996-1999

Sections

Neurosurgery

Senior Registrar in Neurosurgery, St. Bartholomew's Hospital; The Royal London Hospital, London, 1999-2001

Sections

Neurosurgery

Specialist Neurosurgeon Contributor, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Navarra, 2001-2002

Sections

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery Consultant (l. t.), St. Bartholomew's Hospital; The Royal London Hospital; Great Ormond Street Hospital; King's College Hospital , London, 2002-2005

Sections

Neurosurgery

Medical Specialist in Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, 2005-2011

Sections

Neurosurgery

Main Certifications
  • "Referee" of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
  • Expert Advisor of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the efficacy of Gamma Knife on trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Expert on second medical opinion in the specialty of Neurosurgery at the Andalusian Health Service (Welfare Protocols Service "Health Answers").
Main Memberships
  • Medical Advisory Committee of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association in UK.
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England.
  • Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ireland (in the specialty of Neurosurgery).
  • Dr. Benjamín César López Izquierdo CV
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Specialities

Medical teams

Medical centres

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena