Dr. Sherief Elsayed

Dr. Sherief Elsayed

MB BCh MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

20 years of experience
20 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

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“Excellent Doctor, well experienced at his field, “
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Practices worked at

American Spine Center

Dubai Healthcare City - Al Razi Building 64, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Saudi German Hospital Dubai

Hessa Street 331 West, Al Barsha 3, Exit 36 Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite of American School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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About

Dr Sherief Elsayed is a UK-trained Consultant Spinal Surgeon currently practicing in Dubai. 

He is the former Lead Clinician for Spinal Surgery at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals in the United Kingdom, having qualified from Cardiff University in 2000 and trained in Trauma & Orthopedics on the prestigious Nottingham rotation. He subsequently undertook subspecialist fellowship training in spinal surgery at the world-renowned Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. 

Dr Elsayed is an expert in the non-operative and operative treatment of various spinal conditions including degenerative conditions, spinal tumors, spinal trauma (fractures, dislocations, spinal cord injuries), spinal infections, and spinal deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis). 

Dr Elsayed has a keen interest in clinical research and has co-authored numerous publications in the field of spinal surgery; in addition, he has presented at many national and international courses and conferences. 

He is also passionate about education and is the Co-Founder and Course Director of NSpine, the world's most comprehensive course in spinal surgery and associated specialties. In recognition of his extraordinary achievements, Dr Elsayed has been made an Ambassador for the City of Nottingham and for the City of Brighton & Hove. He was recently awarded an Innovation Award by the Ministry of Health & Prevention in the United Arab Emirates. His other notable achievements include the implementation of the Brighton Spondylodiscitis Score, a validated scoring system for the management of patients with Spondylodiscitis, published in the European Spine Journal, 2018; being an International Editor for Miller Review of Orthopaedics, 6th edition, the seminal orthopaedic text and also a Research Supervisor at Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE & Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK.

For more information please visit https://www.spinesurgeondubai.com/ 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformity correction
  • Spine fracture surgery
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery 
  • Complex revision spinal surgery 
  • Transforaminal Epidural Injection / Nerve root block
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement / Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy / Microdiscectomy
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Facet joint injection
  • Facet joint replacement
  • Laminectomy
  • Nerve root injection
  • Cervical (neck) surgery
  • Lumbar back surgery
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Thoracic back surgery
  • Degenerative conditions of the spine
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spinal trauma (fractures, dislocations, spinal cord injuries)
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis)
  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Coccyx fracture
  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Arthritis (spine)
  • Complex spinal disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis
  • Herniated disc or slipped disk
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sports-related spine injuries

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Medical procedures

  • Artificial Disk Replacement
  • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
  • Alternative Pain Management
  • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Back Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injection
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Decompresson
  • Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Thoracic Back Surgery
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Special interests

  • Back Pain
  • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis (Spine)
  • Coccyx Pain (Coccydynia)
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spine Fractures and Trauma
  • Spine Tumors and Infections
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
  • Sports Related Spine Injuries
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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Education

Education

MB BCh (2000) University of Wales College of Medicine

Certificate of Completion of Training (UK) (2012)

Complex Spine Fellowship (2012-2014)

Memberships

Member of the North American Spine Society

Member of the British Association of Spine Surgeons

Member / Faculty, AO Spine

Member of the British Medical Association

Member of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Former Executive Committee Member, British Association of Spine Surgeons

Awards

Winner, Innovation Award, Ministry of Health & Prevention, United Arab Emirates, February 2020 – for the application of 3D-printed Patient-Specific Navigation in Scoliosis Deformity Surgery 

Winner, 2nd place prize, Shafafy R, Valsamis E, Luck J, Dimock R, Rampersad S, Kieffer W, Elsayed S Predictors Of Mortality In Elderly Patients With Fractures Of The Odontoid Process – Can We Use Non Spinal Scoring Systems? Barry Fearn Research Meeting, Brighton, September 2018

Winner, 3rd place prize; Appelnaidu N, Gee C, Shafafy R, Brogan K, Karmani S, Elsayed S Predicting the need for surgical intervention in patients with Spondylodiscitis - development of a new scoring system KSS & South West Thames Orthopaedic Rotation Sam Simmonds Meeting, May 2018 

Winner, British Association of Spinal Surgeons / British Scoliosis Society Presidents’ Travelling Fellow, 2015

Winner, Lecturer of the Year, Joint 1st Place, Miller UK Orthopaedic Review Course 2012

Winner, 2nd place prize; Sherlock KE, Elsayed S, Turner W, Jehan S, Bagouri M, Baha L, Boszczyk BM, McNally D The evaluation of digital rectal examination for assessment of anal tone Oral presentation, BritSpine 2012. Also nominated for one of three Value Awards at North American Spine Society, Dallas, Oct 2012

Winner, 2nd Place Prize (Nottingham Deanery), UKITE 2011 

Winner, 2nd Place Prize (Nottingham Deanery), UKITE 2010

Winner, Best poster; Lloyd J, Elsayed S, Hariharan KH, Tanaka H Revisiting the concept of talar shift in ankle fractures Poster presentation at Welsh Orthopaedic Society, May 2005; also presented (oral) at The Malkin Meeting, Nottingham

Distinction in Anatomy, 1995

Winner, Pfizer Prize for Science 1995

Winner, Pfizer Prize for Science 1994

Runner-up, Anthony Lyons Travelling Fellowship, 2011

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Reviews

5 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
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Bedside Manner
Back Pain
13/19
Sciatica
4/19
Cervical (Neck) Surgery
3/19
Neck Pain
3/19
Artificial Disk Replacement
1/19
Coccyx Pain (Coccydynia)
1/19
Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
1/19
Physiotherapy
1/19
Spinal Injections for Pain
1/19
Spinal Surgery
1/19
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Back Pain
Excellent Doctor, well experienced at his field,
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(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Neck Pain
Vry proffesional doctor, helped pain vry much. Thanku soo much.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Back Pain Coccyx Pain (Coccydynia)
Dr Sherief Elsayed was very accommodating and listened to my concerns. He explained all of my options to me clearly. I visited some surgeons in the past that told me my only option was surgery. He solved my problem with only an injection. Very relieved to have found Dr Sherief.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Back Pain
Would highly recommend Dr Sherief! Great consultant.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Cervical (Neck) Surgery Neck Pain
Dr Sherief Elsayed performed a neck fusion surgery on me 3 months ago. It was the best thing I’ve ever done, can’t believe I suffered with the pain for so long. I eventually went to see him after the pain got worse and I started getting weakness and pins and needles in my arms.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Back Pain Spinal Injections for Pain
Dr Sherief solved back pain for me. I was told I need surgery. Dr Sherief fixed me with injection. I recommend Dr Sherief to all.
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(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Cervical (Neck) Surgery Artificial Disk Replacement Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
I went to see Dr Sherief as I had a herniated disc in my neck that wasn’t getting any better with the physio I was doing regularly. He discussed the surgical options with me: a fusion or disc replacement. I was not familiar with the disc replacement option however after Dr Sherief explained everything to me I felt like this was the best option for me. I am quite into my sports and this option wouldn’t restrict my neck movements as much as a fusion in the future. Post-op recovery was fine, obviously some pain but was back to normal activities quickly. Grateful for Dr Sherief and the hospital team for treating me so well!
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Sciatica Back Pain Physiotherapy
After many months of physio and pain management for my sciatica, I was recommended to visit Dr Sherief by a friend who visited him when he worked in the UK. The pain was interfering with my normal life and I needed a more permanent solution. Dr Sherief explained my options very clearly and made me feel at ease with the idea of having an operation. The operate I had was an instant success and I am now pain free. I would highly recommend Dr Sherief to anyone who is in a similar situation to myself.
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(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Back Pain
It was a pleasure to be treated by Dr Sherief Elsayed. My back pain has been completely resolved. Wish I had visited him sooner. Thanks again for all of your help.
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(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Sciatica
I have seen multiple spinal consultants over the years after having persistent sciatica. Dr Sherief was extremely thorough in his examination and investigations and explained everything to me clearly. I underwent surgery and have returned back to normal life pain free.
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