Mr Alireza Shoakazemi

Mr Alireza Shoakazemi

MD, FRCS(S/N)

Neurosurgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
17 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.92

Top feedback

“I visited Dr Shoakazemi for a skull base meningioma. He was extremely understanding of my anxiety and worries, and explained the route forward. I followed up with an email of worries, and he called me back ASAP and helped calm my nerves. I would not hesitate to recommend him for similar needs.“
Read more

Subspecialties

  • Skull-Base Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Spinal Surgery
Show more

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Persian
Show more

Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6116050
Show more

    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    The London Independent Hospital

    1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
    471 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    18:00 - 19:30
    Fri
    13:00 - 16:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Alireza Shoakazemi is a Consultant Neurosurgeon specialising in Cranial neurosurgery. He has an interest in skull base surgery, brain tumours, pituitary surgery, vestibular schwannoma, trigeminal neuralgia, radiosurgery(Gamma Knife)and other cranial procedures. Additionally, he treats patients with back pain, degenerative spine and disc disease. He utilises a multidisciplinary approach to brain tumours at London Independent Hospital to achieve the best results. He is currently working as a substantive consultant neurosurgeon at Queen’s Hospital where he is an active member of the skull base surgery and neurooncology multidisciplinary team.

    He has extensively published in peer review high impact neurosurgical journals.

    Procedures

    • Brain Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
    • Craniotomy
    • Discectomy
    • Facial Pain Surgery
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Shunt for Hydrocephalus
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
    Read more

    Special interests

    • Brain Tumours
    • Meningiomas
    • Back Pain
    • Glioblastoma
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Spinal Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Craniopharyngiomas
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Facial Pain
    • Gliomas
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Leg Pain
    • Metastases
    • Neck Pain
    • Pineal Tumours
    • Pituitary Tumour
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Upper Back Pain
    Read more

    Education

    Qualifications

    FRCS( Neurosurg.) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2015

    Additional training

    Skull base fellowship Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester, UK 2016

    Skull base and Microneurosurgery fellowship Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA 2013



    Affiliations / Memberships

    Society of British Neurological surgeons

    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh- FRCS (Neurosurgery) 2014

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons

    British Medical Association

    ECFMG

    Read more

    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.92
    Brain Tumours
    5/12
    Brain Surgery
    2/12
    Meningiomas
    2/12
    Back Pain
    1/12
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    1/12
    Glioblastoma
    1/12
    Lower Back Pain
    1/12
    Skull-Base Surgery
    1/12
    Spinal Pain
    1/12
    Read more
    Sort by:
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I visited Dr Shoakazemi for a skull base meningioma. He was extremely understanding of my anxiety and worries, and explained the route forward. I followed up with an email of worries, and he called me back ASAP and helped calm my nerves. I would not hesitate to recommend him for similar needs.
    Read more
    Alireza Shoakazemi

    Many thanks for your review.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Dr Shoakazemi to be easy to talk to. He was friendly and professional.
    Read more
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Shoakazemi takes his time to explain everything .He listens to what you have to say .He inspires confidence .I would highly recommend him .
    Read more
    Alireza Shoakazemi

    Many thanks for your kind review.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Shoakazemi has been a shining light in a dark Glioblastoma storm for my family and I. When there were no other desired treatment options on the table for my father (who did not want to undergo Chemotherapy) he sought quality of life. Mr Shoakazemi has greatly improved his quality of life by performing excellent surgery to reduce symptoms and mentally through clear and respectful communication. Mr Shoakazemi has gone above and beyond to try to help us by picking up the phone himself to explain results/treatment and even make appointments. He has been accessible to us when we have concerns and questions and has tried to expedite treatment when a Covid cloud of closed hospitals was looming. Best of all, Mr Shoakazemi has treated my father like an equal and like a human being which was not the case with other consultants.
    Read more
    Alireza Shoakazemi

    Many thanks for your very kind review.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very caring personality and explained diagnosis with appropriate details
    Read more
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Shoakazemi made an effort to explain my medical condition to me, helping me grasp its seriousness and potential consequences. He took the time to answer all of my follow up questions. He made sure that I understand my options and I Ieft the consultation feeling understood and heard.
    Read more
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr Shoakazemi to very friendly and polite. He explained everything in an engaging manner. It was a pleasure to be seen by such an amicable and highly professional gentleman.
    Read more
    Alireza Shoakazemi

    Many thanks for your kind review.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Lovely consultant and professional and great bedside manner. Highly recommend! He is truly one of the best Neurologist in the UK
    Read more
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Having had both telephone and face to face consultations with Mr. Shoakazemi,I found him to be very professional,knowledgable and entirely approachable. Consultations were reassuring and informative. His warmth,of manner put me wholly at ease.
    Read more
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From my first consultation with Mr Shoakazemi, I knew immediately that I had made the correct choice in deciding my consultant who would be my guide through a very difficult time. He took the time to understand me and my personal circumstances, explaining things to me in as basic a way possible considering the complicated nature of my diagnosis. I knew on that first call that I would have absolute faith in him performing my craniotomy - bearing in mind this meeting was via video, not even face to face - his offering of a personal contact number too shows me his level of decoration and aftercare is a totally different level to other consultants. Reassuring, calm, totally unflappable, efficient, highly skilled and knowledgable. I couldn’t speak higher of this gentleman. I consider him to have saved my life.
    Read more
    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 specialists
    Dr Nemanja Stojanovic
    Dr Nemanja Stojanovic
    Endocrinology & Diabetes
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Shoakazemi is an outstanding pituitary surgeon. He plans the procedures carefully and involves other team members in a timely fashion to ensure the best possible outcome. He is highly regarded by patients and colleagues and I highly recommend him."

    03-06-2021

    Recommended for:
    Metastases, Meningiomas, Pituitary Tumour
    Mr Ahmed Ibrahim
    Mr Ahmed Ibrahim
    Neurosurgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Shoakazemi is a knowledgable neurosurgeon who is caring and conscientious. He takes pride in his work and provides exceptional care to his patients. "

    20-08-2021

    Recommended for:
    Back Pain, Gliomas, Metastases
    , Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Pituitary Tumour, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Brain Tumours, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Hydrocephalus, Glioblastoma, Spinal Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Chiari Malformation
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Shoakazemi is a talented neurosurgeon with a specialist interest in neuro-oncology & complex skull base surgery. He employees the multidisciplinary to provide the best care for his patients. He is well versed in the latest surgical techniques to facilitate a rapid return to good health."

    08-12-2021

    Recommended for:
    Pineal Tumours, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas
    , Pituitary Tumour, Sciatica, Brain Tumours, Glioblastoma, Spinal Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Chiari Malformation, Facial Pain

    Insurers