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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery , Trauma Surgery , Sports Injury + 2 more

Mr Bhupal Chitnavis is Consultant Neurosurgeon who specialised in Spinal surgery. 

Mr Chitnavis attained his medical degree from Guy's Hospital, London. He went to complete his specialist surgical training at Great Ormond Street and King's College Hospital, London. While at King's, he developed a keen interest in vascular neurosurgery and spinal surgery under Professor Anthony Strong and Dr Richard Gullan, respectively. Prior to his training, Mr Chitnavis had neurosurgical experience in Birmingham with the late Professor Edward Hitchcock and later on at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery with Professor Lindsay Simon. He also has experience in high flow vascular bypass techniques. 

Mr Chitnavis' principal special interest lies in spinal surgery, specifically complex stabilisation and development of new instrumentation. Mr Chitnavis also has expertise in orthopaedic spinal surgery methods with experience in Germany with Professor Jurgen Harms and further training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.

Alongside his private practice, Mr Chitnavis is involved with surgical charity work in developing nations. He trains both spinal and neurosurgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons and continues to work in the NHS. His professional memberships include the Society of British Neurosurgeons, the Independent Doctors Federation and the CyberKnife Society. 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mr Thomas is a consultant neurosurgeon who offers private care for brain and spinal problems across London. Following his qualification in 1988 he followed general surgical training and trained in neurosurgery. He became a consultant neurosurgeon at the age of 33 and has a broad clinial practice which includes sub speciality interests such as complex spine surgery, anterior and lateral skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery. 

He also runs a national multi-disciplinary clinic dedicated to neurofibromatosis and von Hieel Lindau disease. He is a valued panel member on international workshops on endoscopic pituitary surgery

For the last 15 years, Mr Thomas has visited Sri Lanka to lecture and perform operations with local neurosurgeons at the National Hospital and Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital in Colombo on a charitable basis.

 

 
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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mr Irfan Malik is a highly experienced Consultant Neurosurgeon who has a special interest in spinal neurosurgery. He originally completed his neurosurgical training in Pakistan and continued his advanced training here in the UK at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire between 2001-2006. After this, he was awarded his FRCS(SN) and continued to build on his experience by completing Fellowships in Complex spine and Epilepsy surgery from the University Hospital Coventry and King’s College Hospital, London.

Mr Malik's interests lie around the diagnosis and management of a wide range of spinal problems from degenerative disease to traumatic and malignant spinal disorders. Mr Malik tackles the conditions from a surgical but also a non-surgical point of view. He is particularly competent at using minimally invasive techniques for surgical procedures such as disk replacement and the treatment of neck pain, back pain and arm pain as well as sciatica. Additionally, he has carried out the most endoscopic spinal surgeries (keyhole surgeries) than any other UK spinal surgeon.

To complement his clinical work, he trains other UK and international surgeons who wish to learn how to complete the procedure. Together with spinal surgery, Mr Malik also takes a keen interest in the treatment of epilepsy at his private practices.

 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mr Gullan is the most senior neurosurgeon in London neurosurgery partnership and works with other to deliver a high level of neurosurgical care. 

He has obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians and a fellowship of the royal college of surgeons. He has developed a large practice in spinal and neurovascular training and has established a reputation for being at the forefront of many surgical techniques. 

He presented the first use of posterior instrumented stabilisation for malignant disease affecting the spinal column and was the first neurosurgeon worldwide to pilot both the use of intervertebral fusion cages for cervical disc surgery and introduce posterior lumbar interbody fusion to neurosurgeons in the UK.

Mr Gullan enjoys teaching, especially operative techniques and clinical decision making, to young neurosurgeons. 

 

 

 
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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mr Bell is a consultant neurosurgeon who specialises in complex spine surgery. He graduated in 1996 and completed his basic surgical training in Edinburgh, he later became a member of the royal college of surgeons of edinburgh

Mr Bell is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) and he is the National Lead Elect for the British Spine Registry with responsibility for the quality assurance and outcome assessment in spinal surgery.

He lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as back pain, spinal tumours, myelopathy, neck pain and the ageing spine. 

 

 
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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery
Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mrs Anne Mitchener is a neurosurgeon with a strong interest in treating all spinal issues, which includes new and minimally invasive techniques with and without instrumentation. Mrs Mitchener also offers second opinion consultation.

Qualified in Psychology at University College London in 1979. Mrs Mitchener later further her studies with a PhD in drug abuse and was awarded in 1983 at the Institute of Psychiatry.

Her academic career was to continue; she subsequently qualified in medicine from Cambridge (Downing College and New Addenbrooke's Hospital) in 1986, later receiving neurosurgical training in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Her extensive medical expertise was further recognised when she was added to the principle list as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2002.

In terms of her clinical practice, Mrs Mitchener has widespread experience that spans across Europe. She was a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Norway from 2002 to 2006, before later moving to Charing Cross and Kings College Hospital until 2009, when she became fully independent. To this day she continues her work with a large NHS practice based in Surrey.

On a personal level, Mrs Mitchener is married with two children. Notably she is a polyglot and is able to speak French, Spanish and Norwegian. Beyond her medial interests, her personal interests include travel, sport, opera and ballet.

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mr George Samandouras is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in the UK.

 

Mr George Samandouras has been trained in Oxford at the Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and has completed a fellowship in Paris in 2008. Mr Samandouras runs the world's best and most famous course on brain tumour surgery attended by international senior neurosurgeons,  Professors of Neurosurgery and Department Chiefs.

Mr Samandouras currently  Directs the Education and training of neurosurgical trainees and fellows at Queen's Square. The aim of the course is to teach experienced neurosurgeons advanced techniques of safe and maximum brain tumour removal.  A significant part of his practice includes second opinions for challenging or “inoperable” tumours.  He also has interest in cranial endoscopy and spinal surgery.

 

Due to his extensive research experienced Mr Samandouras has received several awards and has many publications.

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Skull-base surgery , Spinal Surgery , Neuro-oncology

Mr Peter Bullock is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based in London, UK. Within the field of Neurosurgery, Mr Bullock undertakes mainly intracranial surgery in addition to spinal operations.

 

Upon attaining his medical qualification, Mr Bullock undertook postgraduate neurosurgical training in London and Oxford before commencing work in Nottingham alongside Nobel laureate Peter Mansfield. Together they conducted some of the first dynamic MRI studies of brain tumours in the world. Following his innovative work and research, Mr Bullock was appointed a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital before travelling to North America to visit leading centres such as Toronto and Chicago. There he trained in minimally invasive techniques in neurosurgery which cause less discomfort for patients and aim to reduce recovery time.

 

Throughout his career, Mr Bullock has performed over 5000 neurosurgical operations and is an expert in both GammaKnife and CyberKnife in addition to the Brainlab neuronavigation system. He specialises in both intracranial and spinal surgical operations such as intradural tumours, lumbar disc prolapse and lumbar canal stenosis. Mr Bullock is very well published, writing papers on a range of specialist subjects in peer-reviewed journals. He has contributed to a large study on clipping and coiling aneurysms published in The Lancet in 2004 and also published a textbook.

 

At present, he is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital Trust and Honorary Consultant to Maudsley Hospital and Bethlem Royal Hospital. He has a major interest in medical education and has served on the South East Thames Neurosurgical Training Committee for many years. He is a member of the Society of British Neurosurgeons and an international member of the Congress of Neurosurgery, USA. He frequently lectures and speaks at international conferences and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mr Ulbricht is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon specialising exclusively in spinal conditions. He qualified from Medical School in Berlin and moved to the UK in 1995. He completed his training to become a consultant neurosurgeon in 2006. He can provide operative and non-operative treatment of most spinal conditions. He is currently the lead for neurosurgical spinal clinics at Charing Cross Hospital. 

Mr Ulbricht has a wide clinical range from assessing simple back and neck pain to complex spinal surgery. His interests include:

  • Spinal Surgery for Degenerative Disease
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery for Tumours and Infections

 

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What is a Neurosurgeon?

Problems with the spine, brain, or nervous system (collectively, the central nervous system or CNS) are many and varied. Patients experiencing problems like movement disorders, chronic headaches, stroke, seizures, or spinal cord damage will often seek out the services of a neurologist to diagnose and treat them. When these problems are not able to be fixed with medical or non-invasive treatments, patients will typically need the services of a top neurosurgeon in London. Neurosurgeons are, in the simplest terms, brain surgeons. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to find the best neurosurgeons in London – it’s easy with Doctify.

When to see a Neurosurgeon?

If patients have tumours, spinal cord damage, stroke damage, or other serious problems that will require brain or spinal cord surgery, the top neurosurgeons in London are the specialists who will perform those corrective procedures. They generally have incredibly extensive training, including regular college/pre-med, their medical degree, a surgical internship, an additional 5 to 7 years as a neurosurgical resident, and possibly a fellowship before they are free to practice on their own as neurosurgeons. Patients can rest assured when choosing a neurosurgeon in London from Doctify that they are getting highly trained experts who do nothing but these kinds of surgeries, procedures, and treatments. As one of the more complex surgical specialities, neurosurgery certainly has risks. However, if a neurologist or top neurosurgeon in London has determined that the best course of treatment is a surgical or invasive procedure, their body of experience and skill should be respected – it might just save your life!

What procedures can you find at a Neurosurgery clinic? 

  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgery For Myelopathy
  • Cyberknife
  • Pituitary Tumour Surgery
  • Gammaknife
  • Video Consultation