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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

Mr Chaudhary is one of the highest rated Neurosurgical Spinal Consultants in the UK. He is a private Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon in Oxford having received gold medals, multiple scholarships and awards for his research on spinal and neurosurgical conditions. He is also an NHS consultant at Oxford University Hospitals having trained at Imperial College (London), University of Toronto and Cambridge (UK). 

Now in his 25th year in medicine, his exclusive neurosurgical adult spinal practise is highly specialised in:

  • Minimally invasive (Keyhole - MASS) spine/daycase surgery for lumbar disc prolapse and spinal stenosis
  • Complex spinal neck reconstructions/surgeries for spinal cord compression/myelopathy and neck/arm pain
  • Intra dural tumours (Schwannoma/Ependymomomas) operated exclusively with complex neuromoniotoring

Mr Chaudhary is only available for private consultations at Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital, Oxford. Appointments can be made by contacting his PA on 02031290934 or by email at private.secretary@spinesirgery.com

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

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.  

 

 

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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 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
Neuro-oncology , Spinal Surgery , Paediatric Neurosurgery

Mr Sanjeev Bassi, born in London and educated at Ilford County Grammar School for Boys and Victoria University of Manchester, is a consultant adult and paediatric neurosurgeon who treats patients with brain and spinal problems.

After gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Mr Bassi trained in neurosurgery in Nottingham and obtained his fellowship at the Necker Hospital in Paris and the Montefiore Hospital in New York. He then worked as a paediatric neurosurgical fellow at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and then as a consultant in adult and paediatric neurosurgery at King's College Hospital and the Evelina Children’ Hospital, St Thomas Hospital.

He has a full adult and paediatric practice for both cranial and spinal surgery. He provides treatment for sciatica, back pain, neck pain, brain tumours, hydrocephalus, brain haemorrhage, spinal tumours, cerebral palsy, implantation of skeletal muscle relaxant pumps, neuroendoscopy. He also treats premature children and is involved in antenatal diagnosis and counselling of parents of babies with spinal and brain problems which have been diagnosed by foetal MRI before birth.

He is one of the two leading paediatric neurosurgeons at Kings and performs 25%-30% of all paediatric neurosurgical operations occurring in the South of England. He also specialises in general neurosurgery for adults and paediatric diseases which progress into adulthood. He furthermore deals with degenerative spinal problems, including brachalgia, sciatica, spinal cord tumours and all brain tumours.

Having trained extensively in the applications of neuro-endoscopy in neurosurgery, he teaches and lectures internationally on third ventriculostomy, endoscopic treatment of craniopharingiomas and endoscopic applications in pineal tumours. In addition to this, he runs a course on hydrocephalus and endoscopy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

 

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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 , 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
30 years of experience
Spinal Surgery , Functional neurosurgery , Neuro-oncology

Mr Ranjeev Bhangoo is a nationally acclaimed neurosurgeon with a stellar reputation.

When completing his specialist training in neurosurgery in the West Midlands, he was awarded the Norman Dott Gold Medal in neurosurgery equating to him being the highest ranked neurosurgery trainee in the UK.

After this, Mr Bhangoo studied the medical and surgical treatment of brain tumours and undertook research at Europe’s leading cancer institute – The Institute Gustave Roussy, Paris, France.

Mr Bhangoo also possesses expertise in all areas of cranial and spinal neurosurgery and specialist expertise in the management of Brain and Spinal Tumours.

 

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery

In view of the coronavirus infections and travel restriction, Mr. Yeh offers telephone consults at mutually convenient time. Please either text 07759 152113 or email brain.spine.care@gmail.com to book your telephone consults. If you have private health insurance, please check with your health insurer that your policy covers telephone consults. Most health insurers do.

Mr. John Yeh is an independent Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialisms in Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery. He studied at the University of Cambridge and undertook his training in neurosurgery and his spinal fellowship in the UK. He worked as a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Queen Mary University of London, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals from 2003 to 2013. While in this role Mr Yeh was the Lead Consultant for complex spinal surgery and for two years he was the Head of the Neurosurgery department.

Mr. Yeh has research interests including spinal implants, spinal biomechanics and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has a doctorate in spinal biomechanics, has several publications and has presented at poster conferences worldwide.

Please be aware the contact telephone number 07759 152113 will not be answered - please text only and a member of the team will respond.

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Expert in: Neurosurgery
Spinal Surgery , Skull-base surgery

Professor David Choi is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in London, UK.

Private practice at The Wellington Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London.

NHS practice at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.

Professor of Neurosurgery, University College London.

Prof Choi graduated from Emmanuel College in 1989 with a first class BA degree in Medical Sciences. Mr Choi then went on to study clinical medicine in Edinburgh (MBChB).  Following this, he then completed his general surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. and underwent specialist neurosurgical training at the Glasgow Institute of Neurological Sciences, He obtained a PhD in neurodegeneration, and completed specialist training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Mr David Choi has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and was awarded the Hallett Prize medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

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