Dr. Roger Hunter is an internationally accomplished consultant neurosurgeon and consultant spinal surgeon who was awarded the Braakmann Prize for the top performance in the European Final Board Examination of Neurosurgery in Luxembourg (2006). He also obtained the UK Final fellowship in neurosurgery and is on the specialist register of the United Kingdom in the field of Neurosurgery. One of his greatest accomplishments to date is the successful completion of a complex spinal fellowship in 2009 at the world famous Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Hunter has worked as a consultant neurosurgical and consultant spinal surgeon with a successful practice both in the NHS and in private practice in London, UK and Jamaica. He contributed to the establishment of the London Trauma Network (2010) and has considerable experience in treating brain and spinal trauma / injuries. Dr. Hunter has been a link neurosurgeon for acute strokes working in the top performing Hyper-acute Stroke Unit (HASU) for London, treating acute strokes , both infarcts (blockage stroke) and hemorrhage (bleeding strokes). He had a notable achievement in his neurosurgical department in London by being awarded a historic £500,000 for the establishment of the O-Arm, a high tech 3D navigation spinal platform for advanced key-hole spinal surgery.
Following an opportunity to return to Jamaica in 2014, Dr. Hunter transplanted advanced contemporary neurosurgery and minimally invasive key-hole spinal surgery services. Dr. Hunter started working at Hargreaves Memorial Hospital in 2014 performing numerous successful surgeries. In fact he created history in December 2013 when he performed a complex spinal surgery – SEXTANT Percutaneous Lumbar Fusion; the first such procedure to be done in the island.
He also offers the following procedures at Hargreaves Hospital:
• Lumbar and cervical epidural injection
• Lumbar and cervical radiofrequency facet rhizotomies
• Balloon kyphoplasty
• Cervical arthroplasty (artificial cervical or disc replacement)
• Awake skip laminectomies and brain tumor removal
• key hole pedicle screw lumbar spinal fusion
Dr. Roger Hunter is available at Hargreaves Memorial Hospital for consult on Fridays.