Mr Masood Shafafy

Mr Masood Shafafy

MB BS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Overall Rating

Overall
4.97
Bedside Manner
4.94
Explanation
4.97

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“Mr Masood Shafafy was very professional from start to finish, very informative & straight talking. “
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Persian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4103691
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    BMI The Park Hospital

    Sherwood Burntstump Country Park, Arnold, United Kingdom, NG5 8RX
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    Spire Nottingham Hospital

    Tollerton Lane ,Tollerton, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG12 4GA
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    About

    Mr Shafafy is a senior consultant in spinal surgery with many years of experience treating spinal conditions and pathologies ranging from simple sciatica, back and neck pain to complex paediatric and adult spinal deformities.

    Mr Shafafy qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical college, London in 1994 and finished his advanced surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics at the Royal London Hospital. He later received sub-specialist training in spinal surgery and reconstructive complex spinal deformity surgery  in Oxford and at  Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.

    Mr Shafafy has been working as a consultant in spinal surgery for over a decade  and is currently working on the NHS at Nottingham University Hospitals. He has established himself as one of the most prominent spinal deformity surgeons at the Centre for Spinal Study and Surgery, Nottingham. This Centre has national and international reputation in pioneering treatment for most challenging and complex spinal deformities and conditions. Mr Shafafy also holds private clinics in Nottingham and London as well as doing educational and charity clinics and operations around the world.

    Mr Shafafy is highly involved in training and medical education.  Up to recently he was the Nottingham Spinal Fellowship program director which has trained generations of spinal surgeons. Mr Shafafy has been a trainer, faculty member, course organiser and chair for numerous national and international courses , meetings and conferences. He has published numerous articles on spinal pathologies and conditions and continues to be involved in research in this field.

    Mr Shafafy is currently the lead for clinical governance and patient safety in his department. He is an elected executive member of the British scoliosis Society (BSS). He has also served as a member for various committees for Scoliosis Research Society and North American Society of Spine.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Spinal Surgery
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Micro Discectomy
    • Disc Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Scoliosis
    • Sciatica
    • Deformity Correction
    • Cervical Disc Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Lumbar Surgery
    • Back Pain
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Sciatica
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Children's Spinal Deformity
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal Tumors 
    • Scoliosis

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Discectomy
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar back surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Scoliosis surgery
    • Spinal decompresson
    • Spinal deformity correction
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spine fracture surgery
    • Thoracic back surgery
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    Special interests

    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Complex spinal disorders
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal deformity
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Spine fractures and trauma
    • Spine tumours and infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & spondylolysis
    • Sports-related spine injuries
    • Vertebral compression fracture
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    Education

    Education:

    June 1994: MB BS, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College

    April 1998:  FRCS

    June 2001: PgDip in Orthopaedic Engineering

    May 2004: FRCS, Trauma & Orthopaedics

    Memberships:

    British Association of Spinal Surgeons, British Scoliosis Society, British Orthopaedic Association, British Medical association , 

    Scoliosis Resaerch Society, North American Spine Society, European Society of Spine, AO Spine, 



    Spine Society of Europe

    Scoliosis Research Society

    North American Spine Society

    British Orthopaedic Association

    International AO Spine, Silver Member

    British Medical Association


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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Discectomy
    3/33
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    3/33
    Lower Back Pain
    3/33
    Degenerative disc disease
    1/33
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    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc Discectomy Lower Back Pain
    Mr Masood Shafafy was very professional from start to finish, very informative & straight talking.
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    Patient seen for:
    Degenerative disc disease Lower Back Pain
    Life changing Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Surgery earlier this year which has returned "normal " life with no pain killers, great movement and freedom to live a normal life. There was never any pressure to have an operation, it was my call when/if to have it. Only wished I had had the operation earlier! Thank Your Mr Shafafy!
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    Very efficient and professional. All options, risks and plan of action clearly explained.
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    Treated promptly and kept informed at every step. Admin easy a standard of care excellent
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    A very kind, empathetic doctor who was genially concerned with my injury. Explained in layman terms what was the cause, what was the treatment and what I could expect long term. Coupled with the excellent service from the Spire Hospital, I would not hesitate in recommending Mr. Shafafy.
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    Mr Shafafy and his team were fantastic during my recent treatment and put me completely at ease during the pre op, operation and stay in hospital. Mr Shafafy explained clearly what was wrong , my options , his recommendation and then the procedure so I knew what to expect. I would definitely recommend him to anybody
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    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    Mr Shafafy was excellent in every way. He explained what might be wrong with me and what the process would look like. He confirmed the required treatment, delivered it and got me mobile and pain free within the time limits he had explained to me. I could not ask for anything more. Thank you!
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    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain
    having experienced long term pain the relief was so wonderful after having the denervex tm procedure operation after six weeks after the operation was very successful cant thank mr Masood shafafy enough THANK YOU.
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    Excellent
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    The care I have received under Mr Shafafy for the last 2 years has been exceptional. Post operation I have a much better quality of life and have had full understanding throughout the process of what medical work was needed and why. Huge thank you to him and his team
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    Super as always
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    After previously seeing a couple of consultants without success prior to meeting Mr Shafay, I was joyed when he successfully diagnosed my condition where others had failed. His diagnosis has led to my condition being successfully treated and I thoroughly recommend his approach. From the initial consultation he has explained things very clearly and given me confidence in following his full advice.
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    Excellent care and understanding of my back problem and the procedure was explained in detail to me.
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    Very good at explaining your problems and getting the right treatment you need.
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    Patient seen for:
    Discectomy
    Very knowledgable doctor. Dr Shafafy explained the operation fully and couldn’t be more helpful.
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    Patient seen for:
    Discectomy
    Excellent service both from Dr Shafafy and all the hospital staff. Everyone was very helpful and polite.
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    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    After being referred to Dr Shafafy by my local osteopath contact was made with in 24hours. I was seen and treated all with in 1 week. Dr Shafafy is simply a great guy. Calming, reassuring and clearly an expert in his field. It was nice to know that not only did he know what my issue was, but that he would be the one to operate. His terminology used was easy to understand and very little medical jargon used. Even the follow up appointment with him was simple. For any future treatment I may need I would ONLY go to Dr Shafafy. Thank you.
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    Very professional and courteous.
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    Very good experience because I am now able to walk without any pain
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Wai Yoon
    Mr Wai Yoon
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-12-2019

    Highly recommended colleague for spinal disorders and Spinal deformity

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Spinal Deformity Correction
    Connection: Is a colleague

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