Dr. Vaclav Dostal

Dr. Vaclav Dostal

Medicine Doctor 1995 (Czech Republic), Neurologist Board Exam 1998 (Charles University), Consultant Neurologist Board Exxam 2009 (Charles university)

Neurology

27 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.92

Bedside Manner

4.92

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“My experience was very informative helping me to understand my condition. I felt very comfortable and I was given plenty of opportunity to ask questions if I wished to. Dr Dostal made me aware of all of the potential treatment options that I may choose. A very positive experience overall“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Slovak
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7521030
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    Spire Norwich Hospital

    Old Watton Road, Norwich, United Kingdom, NR4 7TD
    51 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    18:00 - 20:30
    Wed
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    Thu
    18:00 - 20:30
    Fri
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    Sat
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    Sun
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    About

    My work as a Consultant Neurologist covers all aspects of neurology. I run general clinics seeing patients with headache, neuropathy, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. My movement disorder clinic attracts patients with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions affecting mobility. I provide treatment with botulinum toxin for dystonia (a range of movement disorders that cause muscle spasms and contractions). My practice focuses on consultations and pharmacological treatment. I perform diagnostic lumbar punctures.

    I am a member of the Parkinson Disease Steering committee at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) which supervises the treatment and care of patients with Parkinson disease in our region. I am a member of the Drugs, Therapeutics and Medicines Management Committee at NNUH as well.

    In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to be an honorary lecturer at the University of East Anglia. I am a clinical supervisor to junior doctors and registrars at the Norfolk Norwich University Hospital.

    I am an honorary consultant neurologist at James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth running a botulinum toxin clinic once a month there. I am active in the research activities of our neurology department participating in trials with Parkinson disease. I participate in clinical research performed at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Parkinson disease).

    My primary interest in neurology is movement disorders including Parkinson disease, Parkinson plus syndromes, tremor, dystonia, Huntington disease and similar conditions and cognitive neurology.


    I undertook my undergraduate training at University Palacky at Olomouc, Czech Republic and qualified as a doctor in 1995. I continued my postgraduate training in liaison with Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Institute of Postgraduate Education. I passed my first Board Examination on Neurology in 1998 and the second Board Examination in 2009 and qualified as a Consultant Neurologist.

    I worked as a Neurologist in the Czech Republic for almost 20 years. I was involved in teaching at The University of Pardubice, East Bohemia. I was involved in research and clinical trials exploring new treatment options mostly for patients with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson disease. 

    I came to the United Kingdom in January 2016 and since then I have been working as a Consultant Neurologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Except for my clinical, teaching and research commitments, I work as a Service Director for Neurology at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. 

    Special interests

    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Alzheimers Disease
    • Dementia
    • Epilepsy
    • Memory Disorders
    • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
    • Ataxia
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Facial Spasm
    • Guillain Barre Syndrome
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
    • Movement Disorders
    • Myopathy
    • Neuromuscular Disease
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
    • Seizures
    • Tremor
    • Ulnar Neuropathy
    • Vascular Dementia
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    Education

    Primary medical qualification:

    MUDr 1995 Univerzity Palackeho v Olomouci Lekarska Fakulta

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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.92
    Bedside Manner
    4.92
    Explanation
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    Migraine
    6/13
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    2/13
    Alzheimers Disease
    1/13
    Dementia
    1/13
    Epilepsy
    1/13
    Memory Disorders
    1/13
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    My experience was very informative helping me to understand my condition. I felt very comfortable and I was given plenty of opportunity to ask questions if I wished to. Dr Dostal made me aware of all of the potential treatment options that I may choose. A very positive experience overall
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Dostal was just perfect. Very friendly and made me feel completely at ease.
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    Fully explained everything, polite and answered My questions, very professional and personable.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr. Vaclav Dostal listen to everything I had to say, carried out various tests and gave me clear feedback. I left feeling like I was finally getting somewhere with my issues, which was a great feeling.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Very patient and considerate, and explained his diagnosis well.
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    Dr Dostal, is very experienced, has time to listen to your concerns with no rush. Explains thoroughly what happens next and if medication or further treatment is required. This is the second time I have Dr Dostal both experiences have been positive and I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone you will be in great caring hands.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Dr Dostal took care not to jump to any conclusions or rule anything out, and fully explained the benefits and limitations of possible treatments.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Doctor Dostal was excellent at listening to my symptoms and history, and paid close attention to the details and progression of my condition. His technical explanations and respectful manner were excellent and made me feel reassured and confident.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    I felt very comfortable and very confident
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Informative, knowledgeable and approachable, which helped coming to terms with a new medical diagnosis and the negative effects it has had.
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