Mr Imran Liaquat graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2002 and undertook his basic surgical training in the West of Scotland. He then worked as a registrar for a year in London at Kings College Hospital and St Georges Hospital.
Following this, he would return to Scotland in order to complete his speciality training in neurosurgery. Later in his career, Mr Liaquat would undertake a sub-specialist fellowship in neurosurgery at St Georges Hospital, where he gained experience in all aspects of General Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology, including Awake Craniotomy, Fluorescence-guided tumour resection and management of Low-Grade Gliomas. He is currently a consultant at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
Mr Liaquat deals with a wide range of spinal pathologies, such as the degenerative spine, general neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He is also involved in research in these fields, having published over 15 research paper/abstract publications and presented at national and international conferences.
Mr Liaquat has a keen interest in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and has completed a Masters in Surgical Education, in an attempt to help him improve his educational skills. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh, a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators and has recently been appointed the National Clinical Lead for Scottish Adult Neuro-oncology Network.
Listen to the extraordinary story of how Mr Imran Liaquat performed surgery to remove a low-grade glioma which had been growing undetected for years & how the patient's life-changing operation has affected his future.
- Neuro-oncology surgery (Brain Tumours/Low Grade Gliomas)
- Spinal Surgery (Disc Prolapse/Cervical Myelopathy)
- Neuro-oncology (Brain Tumours/Low Grade Gliomas)
- Spinal Surgery (Disc Prolapse/Cervical Myelopathy)
- Head Injury
- Back and Neck Pain
- Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Degenerative Spinal Disease (Spinal stenosis)
Primary Medical Qualification
MB ChB (2002) - University of Glasgow
Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
British Neuro-oncology Society (BNOS)
European Association of Neuro-oncology (EANO)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)
My experience with Mr Liaquat was very positive. His pre-op description was very thorough and gave me confidence regarding what had to be done. His post-op discussion of what he had done, and follow up, was also very thorough such that I am very satisfied with his manner and how he approached my situation. The outcome seems very satisfactory, the pain has gone!
Excellent consultations and surgery outcomes. Everything clearly explained in a professional and friendly manner. Would highly recommend.
The experience I had with Mr Liaquat from start to finish was outstanding. From the outset he took the time to explain to me and help me understand the cause of the issue I was having and treatment. Over a period of 11 months Mr Liaquat provided One 2 One consultation at times to support the treatment and the eventual recovery post operation. I was well informed throughout the period of my treatment. I would highly recommend Mr Liaquat to anyone considering consultation. My case was Lumbar Decompression (Microdiscectomy) He is a first class professional in his field and a credit to Spire Murrayfield Hospital.
Cannot recommend highly enough. I had a meningioma brain tumour. Had lots of time for me all the way through the process, even though I had a lot of questions. He visited me first thing on the date of the operation to ensure I was feeling ok and happy to go through with it. The operation was a success and he visited me in the hospital on his day off just to see how I was getting on. His attitude is very relaxed and works in layman's terms. Thanks to him, my life is heading back to normal. Highly recommended.
I would like to thank Mr Liquuat and team for the great success of my microdiscectomy. The results have been amazing, after surgery no pain whatsoever. This procedure has been life changing and I am forever grateful. Thanks again.
I would like to thank yourself and your team for the great success of my operation. I was very nervous about having it but you ensured I understood everything that was about to happen, which helped a lot. I can't believe the difference it has made to my everyday life. It is very much appreciated and long may your good work continue. Thanks again.
As my rapid recovery continues, I am writing to express my gratitude to you and your operating team for my fantastic treatment. You put me at ease from the first time that I met you. Throughout my stay, you were always willing to interrupt your busy schedule to look in on me and answer any questions I had. I am just so grateful for what you have done for me and the speed with which my condition was dealt with. All the best, I owe you and your team a lot.
Just wanted to thank you Mr Liaquat and all your team for looking after me so well when I attended for my operation. From the admission staff in the ward and the lovely staff, who cared for me. I cannot thank them all enough.
You said that you would give me my life back and you really have, can't believe how well I actually feel already, you are absolutely amazing. Thank you so, so much.
Living in times where it is seen to be OK to decry the NHS, I would like to paint a different picture. From the moment of stepping into the building, I was met with help and guidance as to where to go; kindly nurses directing me where to register my presence, efficient clerical staff and crucially a consultant who could not be faulted in any of his practices. Mr Liaquat greeted myself and my husband and showed the utmost care, compassion, respect that any patient could wish for. He was more than willing to take time to answer my many questions. I don't know if you have a mechanism for cascading the sentiments of my letter to staff - I shall send a copy to Mr Liaquat - but there are many who deserve a huge pat on the back.
Thank you for all your care and professionalism.
Just a note to thank you again for everything you have done for Robert. I knew it was serious at the time but you gave him back to us and I will always be grateful. DVLA gave him back his HGV licence this week, so he is happy to be back behind the wheel.
I am writing to tell you that I am truly grateful for all the care and attention you and your team gave me when I had a craniotomy for my right frontal metastases. The result has been fabulous in that I have been left with very little mobility problems on my left side. I am slowly recovering day by day. Thank you all once again.
Thank you for saving my life. I cannot thank you enough.