Mr Georgios Prezerakos

Mr Georgios Prezerakos

MD, PhD, FRCS

Neurosurgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
18 years of experience
5 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.78

Top feedback

“Very professional, explains everything in details“
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6110419
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    Practices worked at

    New Victoria Hospital

    184 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom, KT2 7EG
    1,274 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,257 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    08:00 - 13:00
    Tue
    17:30 - 20:00
    Wed
    14:00 - 18:30 | 08:00 - 13:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    10:00 - 12:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr George Prezerakos is a Consultant Neurosurgeon specialising in Spinal Surgery at the National Hospital for Neurosurgery, Queen Square, University College London Hospital. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor in the Institute for Neurology at University College London.

    Biography


    Mr George Prezerakos is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon and Honorary Associate Professor in the Institute for Neurology, University College London.

    After his graduation in medicine at the University of Athens, he trained in neurosurgery at the University College London, Imperial College Hospitals and Barts and The London combined programme.

    Mr Prezerakos completed two fellowship programmes in spinal surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell, New York and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in London.

    He has presented his research in artificial disc spinal motion preservation nationally and internationally and has published several papers on tumour excision techniques and cervical deformity correction.

    Mr George Prezerakos can treat slipped disc, spinal fracture, sciatica, brain tumors, back and neck pain and complex spinal problems.In his current clinical practice, Mr Prezerakos sees patients with a broad spectrum of spinal conditions, including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, lumbar stenosis, slipped disc, spinal instability, spondylolisthesis, osteoporotic spinal fractures, primary and metastatic spinal tumours and cervical deformity. Mr Prezerakos also has specialist expertise in treating patients with postoperative spinal conditions.

    Outside of his consultancy work, Mr Prezerakos is actively involved in clinical research and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. His current research interests include incorporating the patient experience into clinical decision making as well as developing and validating emerging spinal technologies, such as robotics and navigation

    Mr Prezerakos is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and holds professional memberships with the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, the British Association Of Spine Surgeons and the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.

    Procedures

    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Facet Joint Replacement
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Sciatica
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Leg Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Metastases
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    MD - National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2004

    PhD - National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2006

    FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons, UK

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    Reviews

    4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.78
    Spinal Surgery
    5/9
    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    3/9
    Discectomy
    2/9
    Sciatica
    2/9
    Spinal Stenosis
    2/9
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    1/9
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    1/9
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    1/9
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    Patient seen for:
    Very professional, explains everything in details
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    I could not have been in better hands during a long and complcated proceedure
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Kept me fully informed of every facet of my surgery, including the risks involved etc. He was different to other consultants I have experienced in the past, he treated me as a person, not just a condition to be diagnosed and treated. He made me feel safe and confident about my treatment.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    After months of pain and anxiety Mr Prezerakos was able not only to find the cause but to treat it with a simple operation. I feel very lucky to have had him care for me
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Mr Prezerakos took the time to analyse and clearly explain my condition
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Everything was very well explained, he involved me on all decisions after clarifying all the risks and benefits/effectiveness of treatment options available.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very positive he has always been very professional and competent . I have really appreciate his efforts to explain and discuss the different therapeutic options
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    When having neuro surgery you are totally in the hands of your Dr. Mr Pezerakos left me feeling totally confident in what he was doing. I never had any doubts about his skill or communication. It made me vow to be one of his best patients. I felt like I was. He even called me personally with scan news at 20:30 before a long weekend - just so I would have the news. He went above and beyond what I hoped for. I will and have recommended him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I've had C5/C6 disk prolapse with root nerve compression. Pain in right arm 10/10, Neck/shoulder 8/10 and a lot of other symptoms. Even a max dose of morphine and other very strong pain killers weren't able to help me. The pain was crazy and no one at my local hospital cared about it. I was thinking even dentists somehow prioritize patients with pain, but my pain was much stronger than a toothache. My local hospital delayed all treatments - "let's wait and see" Eventually I've received steroid injection meant to be 75% successful but in my case it actually made it even worse! Soon after the injection so many parts of my body "started to stop" incl. more trouble with walking. Eventually I've received an appointment with Mr Prezerakos. Let's make it clear I was very grateful to get an appointment but after the appointment I've returned home with a lot of unanswered questions - from the perspective of time I know why - Mr Prezerakos got a team to do this and they are great answering all questions in pre-op operation assessment. Obviously spinal surgery that high (neck) has an associated risk and if something went wrong I could have no arm/leg movements or even worse. Having had a bad experience with my local hospital I have decided to go ahead with Mr. Prezerakos' treatment. All went well! I came to the hospital with 10/10 pain and after surgery the pain was 0/10! Yes - NO PAIN AT ALL - and movement is even better after op than before! Time in the hospital was 40 hours in my case. I'm only less than a week after surgery but can feel massive improvements! Surgery was done along with other members of Mr. Prezerakos' team but I've felt confident that they knew what is best for me extremely well and how to work very well. One more thing to mention that Mr Prezerakos is up to date with medicine - doesn't stick to old fashioned ACDF which restricts your movement. He has done an ACDR for me and I'm so grateful that it was done in his clinic. The wound is not crazy big and is healing very well - I have already received a follow-up plus an MRI appointment. I'm so grateful and so thankful to Mr Prezerakos himself and his team. One thing to add. If I would have known Mr Prezerakos 6 years ago (when all this started) and not heard locally that I'm too young to have that surgery - it would have saved me 6 years of living with pain (4 months of extreme pain) + tons of drugs and stress. One Indian Doctor told me "It's not that important where you gonna be - It's important who you are gonna see!" Many thanks from a Grateful Patient
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 specialists
    Mr Panagiotis Liantis
    Mr Panagiotis Liantis
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Excellent clinician"

    03-09-2021

    Recommended for:
    Back Pain, Pineal Tumours, Gliomas
    , Metastases, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Leg Pain, Brain Tumours, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Hydrocephalus, Spinal Stenosis, Spine Tumours and Infections, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis, Coccyx Fracture, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Pain, Chiari Malformation, Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain), Neck Pain, Upper Limb Pain
    Is a colleague

    "An extremely skilled and talented spinal surgeon. I would highly recommend him with no reservations."

    25-04-2021

    Recommended for:
    Back Pain, Spinal Disorders, Pineal Tumours
    , Gliomas, Metastases, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Vascular Dementia, Neuromuscular Disease, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Leg Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Sports-Related Spine Injuries, Arthritis (Spine), Vertebral Compression Fracture, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis, Coccyx Fracture, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Stroke, Dementia, Autonomic Disorders, Movement Disorders, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Brain Tumours, Memory Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Prion Disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Brain Aneurysm, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae, Peripheral Neuropathy, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, Spinal Cord Tumour, Glioblastoma, Spinal Pain, Ulnar Neuropathy, Nerve Root Entrapment, Neurological Pain, Muscle Fatigue & Wasting, Muscle Twitching
    Is a colleague

    "Georgios is an excellent Spine Neurosurgeon with marked surgical skills in degenerative disease and tumour surgery. He listens carefully to the patient's history and concerns, and performs comprehensive and focused neurological examination. He is recommending appropriate neuroimaging studies/examinations and helping the patients to make the important choices relating to their treatment options."

    31-05-2021

    Recommended for:
    Back Pain, Metastases, Meningiomas
    , Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain)

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