Mr Parag Sayal is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with a specialist ineterst In Complex spinal surgery , Endoscopic Skull base surgery and minimally invasive procedures.
He is a Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, part of the University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust. He provides private consultations and services at The Wellington Hospital & also at the Queen Square Private Consulting rooms.
Mr Sayal's practice encompasses the entire range of Simple and Complex Spinal surgery ie.
1.Degenerative spinal conditions ( patients with back pain, sciatica / leg pain, neck pain , arm pain, radiculopathy , myelopathy)
2. Minimally invasive spinal surgery including surgery using tubes and endoscopic surgery.
3. Surgery for spinal tumors , intra-dural tumors , Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC), spinal blood vessel malformations.
4. Surgery for spinal infection, osteoporosis, spine fractures
5. Injections and facet denervation for spinal pain.
He also performs Endoscopic Anterior skull base procedures for pathologies such as CSF leak, Chordomas, chondrosarcomas amongst others with the ENT surgeons
He has a specialist interest in Cervical deformity correction, Metabolic spinal Conditions such as MPS & XLH, Tarlov cysts , craniovertebral junction pathology , Syringomyelia , superficial siderosis , spinal cord tumors and vascular malformations and Minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Having graduated from Medical school with numerous distinctions and medals, he completed his Neurosurgical training in the Yorkshire Deanery . During his training, he performed over 1500 Neurosurgical procedures including surgery for Brain Tumors, Brain haemorrhage / Aneurysm clippings , Complex spinal surgery / instrumentation and Open / Endoscopic Skull base surgery.
He then chose to take up the prestigious Sir Victor Horsley Spinal Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery , Queen square & The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore , a joint Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic spinal fellowship and this places him with the unique advantage of having expertise across the entire spectrum of Spinal surgery: Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic
He did a further 4 month fellow position at Queen square performing Endoscopic anterior Skull base surgeries and Complex Spinal tumor surgery.
He was chosen competitively for the presitgious British assocIation of Spinal Surgeons' Travelling fellowship and also awarded the Best presentation prize at the 2015 British Association of Spinal Surgeons' meeting in Bath
Mr Sayal has presented extensively in National and international Neurosurgical meetings / conferences and collaborated in over 60 scientific abstracts.
He has a keen interest in teaching and has trained Senior Spinal fellows who have gone on to become Spinal surgery consultants in other hospitals. He is the lead for Junior Dr Education.
He has been invited to deliver Neurosurgical lectures to a wide range of specialities including Neurosurgeons / Orthopaedic spinal surgeons, Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapists, Rheumatologists, Emergency Medicine, Nursing Professionals , UCL Medical students.