Professional background

Mr. Vittorio Russo is a neurosurgeon with interest in complex spine surgery. He has a formal training in neurosurgery with additional two years of dedicated combined complex spine neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine fellowship training. Mr. Russo has also spent two years in the USA for his fellowship in neurosurgery and microsurgical neuroanatomy.

His clinical interests include complex spine surgery, spinal tumours, spinal traumas, degenerative conditions, cranio-cervical junction surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery.

He is currently the lead clinician for the acute spinal tumour service, including metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC).

He is member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS), The Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), The General Medical Council (GMC) and The American Association of Neurological surgeons (AANS).


Barbagallo GM, Assietti R, Corbino L, Olindo G, Foti P, Russo V and Albanese V: Early results and review of the literature of a novel hybrid surgical technique combining cervical arthrodesis and disc arthroplasty for treating multilevel degenerative disc disease. Opposite or complementary techniques? European Spine Journal. June 2009;18 Suppl 1:29-39

Russo V, Platania N, Graziano F, Albanese V: Cervical spine chondroma arising from C5 right hemilamina: a rare cause of spinal cord compression. Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences. Sept 2010;54(3):113-7

Ulm AJ, Quiroga M, Russo A, Russo V, Graziano F, Velasquez A, Albanese E: Normal anatomical variations of the V3 segment of the vertebral artery: surgical implications. Journal of Neurosurgery (Spine). Oct 2010;13(4):451-60

Russo VM, Graziano F, Russo A, Albanese E, Ulm AJ: High Anterior Cervical approach to the Clivus and Foramen Magnum: A microsurgical anatomy study. Neurosurgery. 2011 Sep;69(1 Suppl Operative):ons103-14; discussion ons115-6

Russo VM, Graziano F, Russo A, Albanese E, Ulm AJ: Minimally Invasive Supracondylar Transtubercular (MIST) approach to the lower clivus: A microsurgical anatomy study. World Neurosurgery. May 2012; 77(5-6):704-12. Epub 2011 Nov 11

Russo VM, Graziano F, Peris-Celda M, Russo A, Ulm AJ: The V2 segment of the Vertebral artery: Anatomical considerations and surgical implications. Journal Neurosurgery Spine. 2011 Dec;15(6):610-9. Epub 2011 Sep 9

Peris-Celda M, Fraziano F, Russo VM, Mericle RA, Ulm AJ: Foramen Ovale puncture, lesioning accuracy, and avoidance of complications: microsurgical anatomy study with clinical implications. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2013 Nov;119(5):1176-93. Epub 2013 April

Graziano F, Russo VM, Wang W, Khismatullin D, Ulm AJ: 3D computational fluid dynamics of a treated vertebrobasilar giant aneurysm: A multistage analysis. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2013 Jul;34(7):1387-94. Epub 2013 Jan 10

Wang W, Graziano F, Russo V, Ulm AJ, DeKee D, Khismatullin D: Giant intracranial aneurysm embolisation with a yeld stress fluid material: insights from CFD analysis. Biorheology. 2013;50(3-4):99-114. doi: 10.3233/BIR-130630

Russo VM, Casey AT: Andersson lesion in Ankylosing Spondylitis. The Spine Journal. 2014 March;14:1357

Russo VM, Casey AT: Paget’s disease and spinal cord compression. When should we operate? Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences. 2016

Graziano F, Ganau M, Russo VM, Iacopino D, Ulm AJ. Emergency endovascular treatment of petrous carotid artery false aneurysm. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery. 2014 March 2(1):21-25

Graziano F, Ganau M, Russo VM, Iacopino D, Ulm AJ. Vertebro-basilar junction giant aneurysm: lesson learned from a neurosurgical audit and anatomical investigation. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015. Oct;29(5):718-22

O’Brien A, Pushpananthan S, Russo V, Sewell M, Ram S. British Association of Spinal Surgeons/British Scoliosis Society President's Travelling Fellowship report 2014. The Spine Journal. 2015 Mar 2;15(3 Suppl):S13-6.

Russo VM, Ulm AJ, Kellow N, Casey AT. Cervical radiculopathy caused by Vertebral Artery loop. Insights from a very rare case. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences. 2016

Baudracco I, Russo VM, Casey AT. Hybrid Bone HDP SPECT/CT in evaluation of painful degenerative scoliosis. The Spine Journal. 2016

Lonjon N, Russo VM, Barbarisi M, Choi D, Allibone J, Casey AT. Spinal cervical meningiomas: a real challenge for ventral location. World Neurosurgery. Feb 2016

Russo VM, Duits A, Dhawan RT, Casey AT. Joint Arthropathy at the Cranio-Vertebral Junction. Scintigraphic patterns on Bone SPECT/CT. British Journal of Neurosurgery. Oct 2016