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Best Neurosurgeons in Edinburgh, UK

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40 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH10 5BT - 2.17 miles
Nuffield Health Edinburgh Hospital - 2.17 miles
40 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH10 5BT
Recommended by 1 specialist
19 years of experience
Discectomy, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Leg Pain, Sciatica + 34more

Mr Imran Liaquat graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2002 and undertook his basic surgical training in the West of Scotland. He then worked as a registrar for a year in London at Kings College Hospital and St Georges Hospital.

Following this, he would return to Scotland in order to complete his speciality training in neurosurgery. Later in his career, Mr Liaquat would undertake a sub-specialist fellowship in neurosurgery at St Georges Hospital, where he gained experience in all aspects of General Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology, including Awake Craniotomy, Fluorescence-guided tumour resection and management of Low-Grade Gliomas. He is currently a consultant at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

Mr Liaquat deals with a wide range of spinal pathologies, such as the degenerative spine, general neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He is also involved in research in these fields, having published over 15 research paper/abstract publications and presented at national and international conferences. 

Mr Liaquat has a keen interest in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and has completed a Masters in Surgical Education, in an attempt to help him improve his educational skills. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh, a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators and has recently been appointed the National Clinical Lead for Scottish Adult Neuro-oncology Network.


Listen to the extraordinary story of how Mr Imran Liaquat performed surgery to remove a low-grade glioma which had been growing undetected for years & how the patient's life-changing operation has affected his future.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Neuro-oncology surgery (Brain Tumours/Low Grade Gliomas)
  • Spinal Surgery (Disc Prolapse/Cervical Myelopathy)
  • Neuro-oncology (Brain Tumours/Low Grade Gliomas)
  • Spinal Surgery (Disc Prolapse/Cervical Myelopathy)
  • Head Injury  
  • Back and Neck Pain 
  • Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy 
  • Degenerative Spinal Disease (Spinal stenosis)
  • Hydrocephalus


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122 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 6UD - 3.02 miles
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh - 3.02 miles
122 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 6UD
21 years of experience
Artificial Disc Replacement, Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical), Back Pain, Brain Surgery + 30more

Dr Drahoslav Sokol is a consultant neurosurgeon based in Edinburgh and Stirling. He has over 20 years of medical experience and over 10 years of specialist experience as a consultant in neurosurgery.

He currently practices as a consultant neurosurgeon at the following private hospitals:

  • Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh EH12 6UD
  • BMI Kings Park Hospital, Stirling FK7 9JH

He is also a member of the following professional organisations:

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Paediatric Neurosurgical Group

In his current positions, he typically treats patients with cervical and lumbar disc herniation and spinal stenosis, spine fusion, epilepsy and brain injury. He has specialist interests in cerebral bypass surgery, moyamoya, vascular neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, paediatric neurosurgery  and brain tumour surgery. He has been appointed to current post of consultant Neurosurgeon in NHS Lothian in 2013.  Dr Sokol completed his medical degree in 2001 at the University P.J. Safarik Kosice in the Slovak Republic. He then became fellowship trained in Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery in 2011 at Swedish Medical Center, USA and fellowship trained in Paediatric Neurosurgery in 2012 at Cleveland Clinic, USA. He has also been a Prague Board Certified Neurosurgeon since 2009.

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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. 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