Professor David Choi

Professor David Choi

MA, MBChB, FRCS, PhD

Neurosurgery

Offers video consultation
30 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“Professor Choi knowledge and expertise is easily accessible by reading on the internet. But his compassion and care in person is what makes him truly stand out. You feel confident in his assessment because he takes time to explain, answer your questions and provide reasoned rationale for your plan of care.“
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Subspecialties

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Skull-Base Surgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3679652
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    Platinum Medical Centre

    15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    2,240 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,668 reviews

    About

    Professor David Choi is a consultant neurosurgeon based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Wellington Hospital. He is able to treat a range of problems from simple back and neck pain to complex spine and skull base tumours.

    He has expertise in a wide range of areas including (but not limited to) spinal disc surgery, endoscopic surgery, microsurgery, craniocervical junction surgery, sciatica, disco prolapse, cervical radiculopathy, spinal tumours, schwannomas, sarcomas, and brachial plexus injury.

    Professor Choi earned a first-class BA in Medical Sciences in 1989 and went on to gain his MBChB from the University of Edinburgh. Following that, he trained in general surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and completed specialised neurosurgery training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He then completed a PhD in neurodegeneration for which he received the Hallett Prize medal from the Royal College of Surgeons.

    Mr David Choi is active in research and has multiple peer-reviewed papers and book chapters to his credit.

    Procedures

    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Brain Surgery
    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Leg Pain
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Sciatica
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Brain Tumours
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Coccyx Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Metastases
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Pain
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    Education:

    • MB ChB 1992 University of Edinburgh
    • PhD 2004
    • FRCS (SN) 2004
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    4.99
    Spinal Surgery
    34/94
    Back Pain
    31/94
    Lumbar Back Surgery
    13/94
    Lower Back Pain
    12/94
    Discectomy
    10/94
    Artificial Disc Replacement
    9/94
    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    7/94
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    7/94
    Spinal Stenosis
    6/94
    Upper Back Pain
    4/94
    Arthritis (Spine)
    3/94
    Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    3/94
    Leg Pain
    3/94
    Spine Tumours and Infections
    3/94
    Sciatica
    2/94
    Skull-Base Surgery
    2/94
    Spinal Decompresson
    2/94
    Spinal Fusion
    2/94
    Complex Spinal Disorders
    1/94
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    1/94
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Professor Choi knowledge and expertise is easily accessible by reading on the internet. But his compassion and care in person is what makes him truly stand out. You feel confident in his assessment because he takes time to explain, answer your questions and provide reasoned rationale for your plan of care.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professor Choi was very thorough with his explanations of the procedure and his follow-up was great.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very pleased with my diagnosis and care under Prof. Choi. Everything was explained well and he was very empathetic to my issue. All appts, scans and surgery went smoothly due to his care. Would definitely recommend!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Prof Choi was very patient with me and explained everything in detail. I felt very confident in him going in to my surgery and he did a fantastic job.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Listened attentively, asking further questions of explanation where needed. Friendly, and diligently taking notes on all said. Offered his opinion on my current treatment, and took an interest on what I was saying.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Went as planned except the op was 3 hours late and so my recovery was delayed till later in the following afternoon.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Excellent consultant.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very precise explanation of the injury, proposed surgery, risks and expected outcome. Professional and felt safe and confident in his ability
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Professor Choi does not waste words but inspires confidence.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent explaining my issue and ways to treat and recover. Highly recommend his expertise.
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