Mr Sanjeev Bassi, born in London and educated at Ilford County Grammar School for Boys and Victoria University of Manchester, is a consultant adult and paediatric neurosurgeon who treats patients with brain and spinal problems.
After gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Mr Bassi trained in neurosurgery in Nottingham and obtained his fellowship at the Necker Hospital in Paris and the Montefiore Hospital in New York. He then worked as a paediatric neurosurgical fellow at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and then as a consultant in adult and paediatric neurosurgery at King's College Hospital and the Evelina Children’ Hospital, St Thomas Hospital.
He has a full adult and paediatric practice for both cranial and spinal surgery. He provides treatment for sciatica, back pain, neck pain, brain tumours, hydrocephalus, brain haemorrhage, spinal tumours, cerebral palsy, implantation of skeletal muscle relaxant pumps, neuroendoscopy. He also treats premature children and is involved in antenatal diagnosis and counselling of parents of babies with spinal and brain problems which have been diagnosed by foetal MRI before birth.
He is one of the two leading paediatric neurosurgeons at Kings and performs 25%-30% of all paediatric neurosurgical operations occurring in the South of England. He also specialises in general neurosurgery for adults and paediatric diseases which progress into adulthood. He furthermore deals with degenerative spinal problems, including brachalgia, sciatica, spinal cord tumours and all brain tumours.
Having trained extensively in the applications of neuro-endoscopy in neurosurgery, he teaches and lectures internationally on third ventriculostomy, endoscopic treatment of craniopharingiomas and endoscopic applications in pineal tumours. In addition to this, he runs a course on hydrocephalus and endoscopy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- Cerebellar tonsillectomy
- Radio frequency ablation
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Cervical disc replacement
- Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgery
- Third ventriculostomy
- Spina bifida
- Paediatric and adult brain tumours
- Cerebral palsy and intrathecal skeletal muscle relaxant pumps (including Baclofen)
- Antenatal counselling
- Brain haemorrhage
- Spinal tumours
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Chiari malformation
- Flat head symdrome
- Spinal dysraphism
- Tarlov cysts
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Posterior fossa tumour
- Dermal sinus
- Selective dorsal rhizotomy
- Colloid cyst
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS 1992 University of Manchester
Specialist Register entry date
Neurosurgery From 1995
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group
Royal College of Surgeons Examiner
Assessor for Royal College of Surgeons for Consultant Jobs
Dr Bassi is first class. He immediately put us at ease and was fluent and clear with his assessments and explanations. Our only regret is that we didn’t come to him earlier
Brilliant care provided.
Amazing doctor, really got straight to the point and executed the problem with no issues
Very well detailed discriptions of diagnosis
Fantastic! As always!
Very professional. Really take care of his patients
Emotionally intelligent and considered advice. Took time to listen and explain everything in an accessible way. Many thanks
Genuinely so helpful
Very good appointment
Very nice and kind.
On time, clear and lovely
Very good appointment
Couldn’t be more helpful informative and friendly
Very very good
Excellent and very informative
Excellent. Very clear advice and diagnosis.
Very accommodating staff and vary knowledgable surgeon
Excellent explanation of everything
Excellent top notch consultant wonderful to deal with
Excellent surgery got full use of my legs immediately after both operations.
A wonderful experience. We have always felt reassured and at ease following our daughters appointments with Dr Bassi
Great care by Mr Bassi as always
Very good. Very clear and reassuring. I have come away with a good understanding of my back problems and the next steps that I need to do.