Mr Parag Sayal

Mr Parag Sayal

MB BS, FRCS Ed NSurg

Neurosurgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
22 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.9

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“From the initial consultation to the surgery and follow up Mr Sayal was completely honest and gave a through explanation about my condition, how the operation went and post operative care. He is truly interested in your welfare and I would recommend him to anyone.“
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Subspecialties

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Skull-Base Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • German
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6063410
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £285

    Follow-up appointment: £235

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    Queen Square Private Consulting Rooms (Now University College Hospital)

    23 Queen Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3BG
    214 reviews

    About

    Mr Parag Sayal, Consultant Neurosurgeon, currently works within the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the University College London NHS Trust. He also sees patients privately in the Wellington Hospital and Queen Square private consulting unit. He has a wide range of experience in performing complex spinal surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, and also offers minimally invasive procedures when circumstances allow. He has a keen interest in performing cervical deformity correction, metabolic spinal Conditions (MPS & XLH), Tarlov cysts, craniovertebral junction pathology, Syringomyelia, superficial siderosis, spinal cord tumours, and vascular malformations.

    Mr Sayal qualified from his medical school with numerous awards and medals for his excellent work. He then went on to do his specialist training in neurosurgery in the Yorkshire Deanery. During this training period, he performed a vast amount of procedures (over 1500) including operations for brain tumours, brain haemorrhage/aneurysm clipping, as well as complex spinal and skull base surgery. He also undertook the highly-respected prestigious Sir Victor Horsley Spinal Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery – a joint neurosurgery and orthopaedics fellowship allowing him to hone his skills for all aspects of spinal surgery. He did an additional fellowship at Queen Square focusing on developing his skills for Endoscopic anterior Skull base surgeries and Complex Spinal tumour surgery. He was also chosen for the Traveling Fellowship by the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and was later awarded a prize for the Best Presentation at their meeting in 2015.

    Mr Sayal currently offers a wide range of procedures with a special focus on specific sets of procedures – procedures for degenerative spinal conditions (back pain, sciatica, radiculopathy, and myelopathy), minimally invasive spinal surgery (tubes and endoscopic), and surgery for spinal tumours and infections. He also offers injections and denervation.

    Mr Sayal is an active researcher who is often invited to speak at neurosurgical meetings around the world and has produced over 60 abstracts for articles. He is also an excellent educator, training Senior Spinal fellows and holding the position of Lead for Junior Doctor Education. He is also invited to give lectures on neurosurgery to a plethora of medical professionals at UCL. 

    Procedures

    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Facet Joint Replacement
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Video Consultation
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
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    Special interests

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

    • MBBS
    • FRCS Neurosurgery 2012
    • Memberships: British Association of Spinal Surgeons,
    • European Association of Neurological Surgeons,
    • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh,
    • British Neuroendoscopy society.
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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.9
    Explanation
    4.97
    Spinal Surgery
    13/30
    Complex Spinal Disorders
    7/30
    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    6/30
    Spinal Fusion
    6/30
    Back Pain
    5/30
    Lower Back Pain
    5/30
    Spine Tumours and Infections
    5/30
    Laminectomy
    3/30
    Leg Pain
    2/30
    Sciatica
    2/30
    Artificial Disc Replacement
    1/30
    Discectomy
    1/30
    Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    1/30
    Sciatica Surgery
    1/30
    Spinal Decompresson
    1/30
    Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
    1/30
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From the initial consultation to the surgery and follow up Mr Sayal was completely honest and gave a through explanation about my condition, how the operation went and post operative care. He is truly interested in your welfare and I would recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Aside from the actual surgery my interaction with Mr Sayal has been via Telephone appointments so I can't feedback on the 2nd of your questions re bedside manner. During our telephone conversations he has always been clear in his explanations & answered any questions that I may have had. I certainly felt confident in his abilities.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I am very happy with the experience and outcome of the surgery. Months before the operation I received calls and letters from the doctor with an explanation of what surgery and recovery should look like, which really helped me mentally. He did an amazing job during the surgery and now I feel much better than before. I am grateful that I had a chance to meet Mr Parag and that he was my surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    From my first appointment, to surgery, to follow ups Mr Sayal has been brilliant. He provided me with expertise and information on a rare condition and in a way that could be easily understood. He was happy to be challenged on points and to receive lots of questions, and most importantly he was calming and a safe pair of hands at the point of surgery. He has delivered excellent follow up care. I can not recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Sayal was very thorough in his explanation of my Spinal condition. He was fantastic in my care from the start, being very methodological and explaining various options to me. He kept in touch with me post Surgery when I had concerns about my recovery. Thoroughly a true credit to the medical team at the Wellington Hospital.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Reassuring, calm and clear in his explanations. I felt really lucky to be under his care and expertise..
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    My appointment with Mr Sayal was exceptional. He was kind, professional, extremely competent and an absolute credit to the National. He is obviously an extremely dedicated and talented surgeon but he is also compassionate and able to communicate complex information in a way that is clear and very informative. He successfully surgically repaired my CSF venous fistula in Jan 2022. My after care was fantastic. I had very little pain post op and my symptoms have resolved. I had no other complications and my scar is amazing considering what had to be done to fix me. He is wonderful and I will forever be grateful to him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Parag always explains everything well and made sure I understood what was happening. He is a highly skilled surgeon who performed a very complex spinal surgery on me and the outcome has been better than I expected. He has been very quick to respond to questions I have had since the surgery and help ease my concerns.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very reassuring
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Dr. Hayley Leeman
    Dr. Hayley Leeman
    Dermatology
    I have referred patients to them

    "In my experience, Parag is the most thorough, competent & kind neurosurgeon in the UK . I would trust him to treat my family members. "

    03-03-2021

    Recommended for:
    Back Pain, Pineal Tumours, Gliomas
    , Metastases, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Upper Back Pain, Scoliosis, Leg Pain, Brain Tumours, Hydrocephalus, Spinal Stenosis, Spine Tumours and Infections, Spinal Deformity, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Sports-Related Spine Injuries, Arthritis (Spine), Vertebral Compression Fracture, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis, Coccyx Fracture, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain

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