Dr Serge Nikolic

Dr Serge Nikolic

MD FRCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management

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2 specialists

20 years of experience
14 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
Bedside Manner
4.88
Explanation
4.91

Top feedback

“I felt extremely comfortable with the way that he is! and works! “
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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

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    370 reviews

    BMI The London Independent Hospital

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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    655 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.

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Diagnostic/therapeutic facet joint/medial branch blocks 
    • Radiofrequency treatment to dorsal ramii – denervation procedures 
    • Pulsed radiofrequency treatment to nerve roots, trunks and peripheral nerves 
    • Sympathetic blocks with or without radiofrequency treatment 
    • Neuroaxial injections in particular cervical dorsal root infiltration/transforaminal injection
    • Percutaneous spinal cord stimulation 
    • Cosmetic injection therapy for migraines/headaches and myofascial pain 
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    Special interests

    • Spinal pain management, in particular cervical pain with or without brachialgia
    • Myofascial pain syndromes/musculoskeletal pain
    • Neuromodulation - spinal cord stimulation, neuropathic pain and abdominal pain
    • Acute pain
    • Back pain
    • Chronic 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

    4.9 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Nerve Pain
    10/170
    Back Pain
    7/170
    Lower Back Pain
    5/170
    Chronic Pain
    3/170
    Facet Joint Injection
    2/170
    Headache
    2/170
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    2/170
    Pain Management
    2/170
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    2/170
    Acute Pain
    1/170
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    1/170
    Chronic Neck Pain
    1/170
    Facet Joint Pain
    1/170
    Injections for pain
    1/170
    Neck Pain
    1/170
    Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    1/170
    Nerve Root Injection
    1/170
    Pain in my arms dut to torn tendons to My rotary cuff in both shoulders
    1/170
    Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    1/170
    Shoulder pain
    1/170
    Spinal Surgery
    1/170
    Spinal stenosis
    1/170
    Video Consultation
    1/170
    back. shoulder and neck pain
    1/170
    painful legs
    1/170
    spinal osteo arthritis
    1/170
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Nerve Pain
    I felt extremely comfortable with the way that he is! and works!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain
    I find Dr Nikolic, polite, friendly and I have trust in him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chronic Neck Pain
    Dr Nikolic carried out two procedures over a period of some six months. The result some little time later has been the virtual removal of all pain in my neck. Two of my neck joints had become permanently welded together and the resultant pain was substantial until I consulted Dr Nicolic.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain
    Excellent experience following diagnosis of a prolapsed disc in the neck. A graduated treatment programme was developed but only the first stage was required.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Nerve Pain
    My experience with Dr Nilotic has been extremely pleasurable and knowledgeable during my surgery and support I have received from him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    I have had 2 procedures carried out by Dr Nikolic and received excellent care from him during this times.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain
    He explained everything in a no-nonsense way, laying out my options very clearly (without patronising me like many consultants) and with a dry sense of humour.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    spinal osteo arthritis
    I found Dr. Nikolic modest and understanding. Someone who listened to me without being patronising and judgemental. He never tried to persuade me to try any particular course of treatment, merely suggesting several alternatives and waiting for the results of my personal experience without any pressure whatsoever. With the treatment he recommended I now find myself almost free from the pain of too many years of spinal osteo arthritis. I would thoroughly recommend him as an understanding, gentle and professional pain consultant.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain Chronic Pain Facet Joint Injection Caudal Epidural Injection Pain Management Nerve Root Injection Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves Video Consultation Acute Pain Spinal Injections for Pain Back Pain
    Thank you Dr Nikolic for making the pain in my back go away ! I highly recommend Dr Nikolic he is the most professional and polite Dr I have seen especially for my back! Dr Nikolic you got rid of my pain first time. I very great-full!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain Chronic Pain Pain Management Facet Joint Injection
    Dr Nikolic really does care about helping individuals to reduce their pain and he sets out a clear, understandable plan for pain management including referral to support the psychological aspects as well as treating the physical issues. I trust Dr Nikolic fully.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    painful legs
    Dr Nikolic has been attentive and responsive.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been successfully treated by Dr Nikolic over a number of years to manage my chronic pain. I have always found him to be very knowlegable and approachable. He is very personable and easy to discuss things with explaining any treatment and possible outcome fully. I have complete confidence in him and the support from his secretary has been brilliant.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    The reasons for treatment and the form it would take were clearly explained. He is a pleasant man in whom I felt confidence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Superb Doctor, very informative, professional, clearly explained the procedure and possible outcomes, aftercare is / was fantastic also. Couldn't fault any aspect of the experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder pain
    Dr Nikolic has now treated me twice, for different conditions. The first time was a couple of years ago for a trapped nerve, the treatment made a tremendous difference after having struggled with chronic pain for over a year. More recently, I saw him again and received treatment for shoulder pain. As usual, Dr Nikolic was clear and concise in explaining the possible causes and describing the available treatment options. He administered the injections personally which was a quick and easy process, and continues to communicate with me regarding post-treatment progress.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Clear and transparent communication.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain
    Dr Nikolic takes time to discuss options and possible outcomes with his patients. He doesn’t gloss over things such as mri imaging results and takes his time to explain what he has or hasn’t seen. This leaves you feeling confident that he will pursue every avenue, even asking other consultants opinions, to find the problem and address it. Although my symptoms are still present I trust Dr Nikolic will find the source and once again I will be pain free. James Shorto
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Nikolic has always been the kindest, most empathetic and patient doctor I've seen during the process of treating several pain-inducing spinal complications. He never ceases to seem genuinely emotionally invested in my recovery/treatment and always has the time and patience to clearly explain and go through any doubts I may have. He works hard to give me options for treating my pain, and is very sympathetic if they don't work. Many thanks to Dr Nikolic
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neck Pain
    A most excellent professional. He brings to the table, experience, compassion, care and overall the ability to effect pain relief in the most difficult of circumstances. I commend him to all.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Facet Joint Pain
    It's been a wonderful experience to work with Dr Nikolic on a surgical process that has started me on the road to a life without the lower back pain, sciatica, and muscle tension that haunted me for years. When meeting with me he was 100% engaged in the details of my case, taking as much time as needed during all discussions. His presentation of options and possible outcomes was very realistic without any over selling of the expected benefits. My four-week post-op consultation was reassuring and helped me manage my recovery without undue apprehension. His secretary Liona has been very helpful in facilitating and coordinating care throughout the process. My thanks to both for their care and dedication.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Pain Management

    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    31-01-2017

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

    For specialty: Pain Management
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Melvin Lobo
    Professor Melvin Lobo
    General Medicine,Cardiology

    17-08-2020

    Serge is a first rate pain specialist with whom I have shared a number of patients. He always has terrific feedback from patients who find his professional appraoch to be very reassuring and is very responsive to their queries. He is exceedingly well regarded by peers from his specialty and across the board: I cannot recommend him more highly

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Spinal Pain, Neuropathic Pain
    For procedures: Spinal Injections for Pain, Neuromodulation, Nerve Root Injection, Facet Joint Injection
    Connection: Is a colleague

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