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The Chesterfield, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1BN - 1.20 miles
Nuffield Health Bristol - 1.20 miles
The Chesterfield, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1BN
Offers video consultation
35 years of experience
Discectomy, Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Artificial Disc Replacement, Back Pain + 32more

Mr Nitin Patel is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialist expertise in Spinal Surgery. 

He completed his Neurosurgical training and higher degree in Bristol from 1992 to 1999. Following a Neurosurgical Fellowship in Melbourne, he was appointed as Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon at Frenchay hospital in 2000.

Mr Patel is a highly experienced spinal surgeon and his practice includes routine and complex spine procedures in all areas of the spine. 

He has a keen interest in spinal education and teaches both nationally and internationally. He has previously been Training Programme Director for the South West Neurosurgical Programme in the NHS and is currently the clinical lead for spinal Neurosurgery at Southmead hospital in Bristol. Nitin has published several papers on spinal surgery in peer-reviewed journals, including metastatic spine, thoracic disc and lumbar disc conditions, and neuro-navigation systems.  



Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Neck Disc Replacement Surgery (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Disc Replacement) 
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Micro-decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Micro-discectomy
  • Cervical Posterior micro-foraminotomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Decompression 
  • Spinal Fusion for Back Pain
  • Surgery for Intradural Spine Tumours
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg Pain - Sciatica
  • Arm pain - Brachialgia
  • Neurological symptoms in arms or legs related to spinal compression





  • Sciatica
  • Brachialgia (Arm pain due to trapped nerve)
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Disc Herniation (prolapse)
  • Lumbar Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Intradural Spinal Tumours 
  • Facet joint cyst
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The Chesterfield, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1BN - 1.20 miles
Nuffield Health Bristol - 1.20 miles
The Chesterfield, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1BN
18 years of experience
Discectomy, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Leg Pain + 17more

Mr Mark Nowell is a neurosurgeon based at Nuffield Health Bristol and Southmead Hospital. His clinical interests are in the following areas:

  • Craniocervical pathology,
  • Cervical spondylosis,
  • Lumbar disc disease,
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery,
  • Intradural pathology.

He takes a patient-centred approach to care and offers a range of treatments to enable patients to make informed decisions that are right for their individual conditions.

Mr Nowell undertook neurosurgical training in Bristol before developing a subspecialty interest in spinal surgery. In 2017 he gained the British Association of Spinal Surgeons Travelling Fellowship. He then completed complex spine fellowships at the Leeds General Infirmary, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

Mr Nowell also holds a PhD from UCL on developing advanced imaging tools and computer navigation for use in neurosurgery. He has presented his work both nationally and internationally and has published extensively. This is an area of great interest in modern spinal surgery.

With dual training in neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgery, Mr Nowell possesses the skills and expertise to offer his patients the most appropriate treatments for their spinal conditions. This includes degenerative disease, trauma, tumour, and infection across the spine.

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Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 8BJ - 0.44 miles
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - 0.44 miles
Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 8BJ
Offers video consultation
27 years of experience
Back Pain, Brain Surgery, Brain Tumours, Cervical (Neck) Surgery + 14more

Mr Richard Edwards is an esteemed Consultant Paediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon. He has international expertise in the neurosurgical removal of tumours in and around the brainstem, pineal gland (including pineal cysts) and spinal cord. He has a particular interest in ependymoma tumour surgery. He is able to provide second opinions (both face to face and online) on brain tumours in both  children and adults and whether they can be potentially treated with surgery. 

He has expertise in the surgical treatment of spasticity in cerebral palsy and has the largest experience in the UK of the operation Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) with a patient's journey appearing on the ITV primetime show "What Would Be Your Miracle?". He has helped set up SDR programs in Russia and Hungary and has treated children with cerebral palsy from around the world. He is part of the NHS England National Steering Group for SDR and has published research papers in the  field as part of an ongoing research program.

Mr Edwards also has extensive experience in the  assessement and management of hydrocephalus in both adults and children. He runs the largest adult hydrocephalus service in the UK and is the current Chairman of the UK CSF Disorders Group. He is also a member of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (based in the USA) which runs an extensive research program in this field.  He is happy to provide second opinions on complex hydrocephalus disorders or suspected Normal  Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), colloid cysts and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH).  He is an expert in the field of Neuroendoscopic treatment of hydrocpehalus and lectures internationally in this field. 

Mr Edwards set up the daycase microdiscectomy service in Bristol in 2006 and was one of the first surgeons to pioneer daycase surgery for slipped discs (lumbar microdiscectomy) in the UK.  He also treats children with complex deformity affecting the upper part of the spinal column (the craniocervical junction) and manages adults and children with spina bifida and tethered cord syndrome.  

In his NHS paediatric neurosurgery practice he currently chairs the regional paediatric neurovascular MDT and has expertise in the surgical treatment paediatric AVM (arteriovenous malformation), cavernoma and Moya Moya disease.

He is currently practising privately at Circle Bath, a clinic that is easily accessible for patients in the South West. Complex cases are undertaken either at Southmead Hospital (Adults) or Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (Children) where world class neurosurgical facilities are available including intra-operative MRI imaging, robot assisted neuroendoscopic surgery and intra-operative brainstem and spinal cord monitoring.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • CSF Shunts for Hydrocephalus
  • Brain tumour surgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Brainstem and posterior fossa tumour surgery
  • Pineal tumour surgery
  • Spinal cord tumour surgery
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for Cerebral Palsy
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump implantation
  • Paediatric Moya Moya disease surgery
  • Paediatric AVM surgery
  • Paediatric cranio-cervical junction surgery
  • Day case lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar decompression surgery
  • Revision microdiscectomy surgery
  • Management of Brain tumours in adults and children
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Surgery for spasticity in cerebral palsy
  • Surgery for paediatric brain and spine vascular disorders
  • Surgery for spinal dysraphism (tethered spinal cord, spina bifida)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Sports related concussion in children
  • Head injury
  • Management of back pain
  • Spinal microdiscectomy
  • Spinal neurosurgery


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Croescadarn Rd, Pontprennau, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF23 8XL - 24.33 miles
Spire Cardiff Hospital - 24.33 miles
Croescadarn Rd, Pontprennau, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF23 8XL
17 years of experience
Brain Tumours, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Facial Pain, Facial Pain Surgery + 8more

Mr George Eralil is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based at the University Hospital of Wales specialising in brain tumours, spinal tumours and surgery for facial pain syndromes including trigeminal, glossopharyngeal, and geniculate neuralgias. He can help diagnose and select appropriate treatment options for patients with facial pain, balancing the risk with the benefit. He also has expertise in awake brain surgery for gliomas and has learnt from Prof. Hugues Duffau in France. He regularly performs surgery for degenerative spinal disease of the neck and lower back for sciatica and other conditions.

He has clinical interests in the following areas:

  • Brain tumours
  • Degenerative spine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain management
  • Spinal surgery

Mr Eralil is the lead for neurosurgical oncology for NHS Wales and the Welsh Cancer Lead from Brain and CNS. He also leads the Facial Pain Network in South and West Wales. In addition, he provides specialist advice to the Parliamentary Health Science Ombudsman and he is an associate editor of the British Journal of Neurology. He performs most of the microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and also conducts research into the condition.

He gained his medical degree in 1999 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2014.

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Croescadarn Rd, Pontprennau, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF23 8XL - 24.33 miles
Spire Cardiff Hospital - 24.33 miles
Croescadarn Rd, Pontprennau, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF23 8XL
28 years of experience

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. Neurosurgeons are, in the simplest terms, brain surgeons. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to find the best neurosurgeons – 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 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 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 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