Dr Serge Nikolic

Dr Serge Nikolic

MD FRCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management

Recommended by 10 specialists
30 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.93

Bedside Manner

4.89

Explanation

4.92

Top feedback

“Very professional and always seems to be up front with me and honest. My injury has gone on for some time now and Im very greatful that they continue to treat me the best way they can. “
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Subspecialties

  • Neuromodulation
  • Spinal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4768177
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £195

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,785 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,377 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    888 reviews

    The London Independent Hospital

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

    Fortius City Clinic

    75 King William Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4N 7BE
    45 reviews

    Dr Serge Nikolic

    29 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    4 reviews

    About

    Dr Nikolic has graduated medicine in 1992 and has been working as a Consultant in Pain Medicine since 2006. He works both privately and on the NHS at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. 

    He covers a wide range of interests, including spintal pain management, myofascial pain syndromes, neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation, complex regional pain syndromes, headaches and neuropathic pain. 

    Dr Nikolic provides treatments that are tailored for every patient and rely on a holistic approach including interventional pain management, analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation and psychological support when appropriate. He is currently working closely with a team of specialists who are experts in their fields (physiotherapists, osteopaths, vocational rehabilitation specialists/occupational therapists and clinical psychologists).

    Dr Nikolic believes that it is highly important to provide a service of the highest clinical standard that is firmly founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine. He is regularly involved in teaching and research in order to keep his professional knowledge and skills up to date.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

    Procedures

    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Caudal Epidural Injection
    • Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    • Video Consultation
    • Alternative Pain Management
    • Ketamine and Lidocaine Infusions
    • Medicolegal
    • Neuromodulation
    • Opioid Management
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Nerve Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Neuropathic Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Pain Medicine
    • Spinal Pain
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    Education

    • MD (1992) - University of Belgrade
    • FRCA 2001 - The Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
    • FFPMRCA - Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
    • British Medical Association
    • British Pain Society
    • International Neuromodulation Society 
    • GMC
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.93
    Bedside Manner
    4.89
    Explanation
    4.92
    Back Pain
    44/236
    Nerve Pain
    34/236
    Chronic Pain
    27/236
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    15/236
    Facet Joint Injection
    13/236
    Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    9/236
    Chronic Neck Pain
    5/236
    Nerve Root Injection
    4/236
    Spinal Cord Stimulation
    4/236
    Acute Pain
    2/236
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    2/236
    Neck Pain
    2/236
    Neuropathic Pain
    2/236
    Pain Management
    2/236
    Fibromyalgia
    1/236
    Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    1/236
    Video Consultation
    1/236
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very professional and always seems to be up front with me and honest. My injury has gone on for some time now and Im very greatful that they continue to treat me the best way they can.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    At every stage I received very clear explanations of what the procedures would involve and the possible outcomes. All consultations and check-ups were friendly and with good humour. At all times I felt that I was being dealt withby a very knowledgeable and competent specialist.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Amazing. Dr Nikolic is an incredible doctor. He has helped me return to a normal life through the treatment he has given me which at many points seemed impossible to achieve. He is kind, funny and went above and beyond to help me. I will be forever grateful to have been treated by him and cannot recommend him highly enough. He has literally changed my life.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Nikolic is absolutely fantastic. He makes you feel comfortable, explains things clearly and has a wonderful way with people. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I had been suffering lower back pain for a number of years, gradually getting worse to the point where most days were affected by restricted mobility. Serge analysed the problem thoroughly, explained the causes clearly and suggested treatments with pros and cons and gave clear recommendations. Remarkably, some simple steroid injections, with a course of physio treatment has taken nearly all the pain away and given 100% movement back. This is unlikely to be the final solution but the improvement has been remarkable. Serge will be my first point of call should the situation deteriorate again. His pragmatic approach to finding a solution jointly is refreshing and builds confidence - highly recommended! And many thanks Serge!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very good consultant
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Nikolic is utterly brilliant. He is really an incredible doctor, and he was very kind and caring to calm me down throughout my spinal procedure. I didn’t feel any pain at all both during the preparation of the sedation and during the procedure itself. He is really knowledgeable in his field of expertise and he has a lot of patience in explaining what to do or not do to in regards to medication. My case is complex but I feel I am in the best possible hands with him for treatments and cure.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr. Nikolic is a very experienced pain management consultant with a wealth of experience and knowledge. He explains everything very clearly and does not rush his consultation time with you. Professional, supportive, reassuring, and very personable, I would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Nikolic was very informative with explaining what he thought might be the cause of the back pain. He was respectful and understanding. He also referred me for MRIs to ensure that nothing was missed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Nikolic has changed my life. I consider myself very lucky to have been referred to him for treatment. The consultations have been done in the perfect manner, reassuring me, giving me the right type of information in digestible pieces whilst putting me at ease throughout. The treatment I have had has been curative and the aftercare and extra level of attention and support he has provided is second to none. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 10 specialists
    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "I am happy to recommend Dr Nikolic as a trusted colleague."

    31-01-2017

    Mr Darren F Lui
    Mr Darren F Lui
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Dr Nikolic and I work closely together and sit on a complex spine multi disciplinary meeting. He is an excellent doctor with compassion and intelligence. He always puts the patient first. I always value his expert opinion"

    15-08-2021

    Recommended for:
    Fibromyalgia, Spinal Pain, Chronic Neck Pain
    , Nerve Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine
    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith
    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith
    Sports & Exercise Medicine
    I have referred patients to them

    "When patients come to see me, they need help and they need my network of Clinicians who are experts in their field. Serge is the epitome of not only an excellent clinician i spinal pain, but he is also deeply empathetic and warm. We regularly hold joint consultations together, for patients who are struggling both physically, but also emotionally, and I have rarely experienced this with another clinician of his calibre. In short, all the Ts and Is are crossed, he is careful, diligent, forward-thinking and puts every patient at the centre of his care. If you're a patient who's struggling to get pro-active care, Serge is your man. He's treated my Olympian patients and members of my family, and I think he's fantastic!"

    15-08-2021

    Recommended for:
    Spinal Pain, Nerve Pain, Neck Pain
    , Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine
    Mr Syed Aftab
    Mr Syed Aftab
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    "Serge is an excellent pain consultant and excels in both the complex and simple things. He and I have worked together in the NHS and in the private sector and I constantly rely on his input. He sees things laterally and offers simple solutions to complex problems. things that work! No hesitation in recommending him"

    15-08-2021

    Recommended for:
    Spinal Pain, Nerve Pain, Neck Pain
    , Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine

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