Mr Crocker is a consultant neurosurgeon with a large NHS practice at St George's Hospital, London. He has a full general neurosurgery practice and subspecialist interests in spinal surgery and vascular neurosurgery. He is the chair of the regional spine MDT and holds clinical lead positions for metastatic spinal cord compression, undergraduate teaching and neurotrauma. He is the clinical lead for the regional neurosurgery unit. He trained in London in neurosurgery 2005-2012 and undertook a two year period of research into cerebral bloodflow and brain tumours 2008-2010 as the McKissock Lecturer at St George's University London. In 2011 he was awarded the Norman Dott Medal for the most outstanding performance in the FRCS (Neurosurgery) exams. He visited the Barrow Neurological Institute in 2012 as the Marjorie Newsome Travelling Fellow. He was appointed as a consultant to The Atkinson Morley Wing at St George's in 2012 and also has a private practice based at The Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon.
I had been struggling with my back for nearly a year and as soon as I was finally referred by my GP to Dr Crocker, it wasn't long before he'd come up with a way of relieving my pain and helping me get back to feeling normal again. I've never had surgery of any kind before but Dr Crocker put me at ease immediately. A fantastic doctor.
Matthew Crocker offered me the chance of 'corrective' spinal surgery when I had almost despaired of ever having a straight spine again following a deformity after an accident in 2012. I had 2 major operations (both 6 hours +) within 8 weeks of each other and am now recovering well and standing almost 4 inches taller. Matthew pulled no punches about the risks involved with this complicated surgery but I felt reassured by his confident, professional and understanding nature. Throughout my time in hospital, he visited me regularly and was fully involved in pain relief issues and really all aspects of my well being and care. I cannot express my gratitude enough to this amazing man and am so happy that at the age of 54 I am no longer turning into a hunched back old woman living in constant pain and, with the help of physiotherapy, yoga and pilates, can enjoy all the fruits that life has to offer.
I had a brain operation performed by Dr. Matthew Crocker. I couldn't be more thankful. He is a well educated and excellently qualified surgeon who has a great and easy ,casual manner with patients, easy to talk to and listened to all of my concerns patiently. He took time to let me know what was needed to be done and what he could do. As well as involving me in making my decision about the surgery. I felt I was in good hands, he took away my fear and eased my anxieties. After the operation he came to see me daily and monitored my progress. My scar are very neat and healed extremely well. I'm very grateful! One of the best doctors I've ever had! Very good communication , understanding, clear to the point, trustworthy and good at raising spirit with a great sense of humor. Thank you Dr Crocker for you skills and professionalism. Zora
My 84 year old father suffered from meningitis in 2000, and has lived with a ventricular shunt ever since. Recently he has declined, and on admission to the Atkinson-Morley wing at St. Georges Hospital, it was determined that he needed a shunt replacement He has other problems which have made this process more complicated (infections, allergies to many antibiotics) but he has now left St. Georges and is recovering in a local hospital. Throughout this process Mr Crocker and his excellent team of surgical, medical and nursing staff have listened to our concerns, and treated our father with a considerate and positive attitude, regarding him as a patient capable of a successful outcome despite his age and other medical problems. It is so refreshing to meet highly competent people who have the compassion to listen properly to a family’s concerns and address them in a respectful and caring manner.
I suffered a broken back in a riding accident and was treated by Matthew Crocker at St George's. My husband and I were provided with a great deal of information and any risks were clearly explained. The procedure went extremely well and Mr Crocker took time before leaving for the day to speak with my husband.