Professor Keyoumars Ashkan

Professor Keyoumars Ashkan

BA BSc MB BCh FRCP FRCPath FRCS FRCPS FRCS (SN) MD

Neurosurgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
29 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.93

Bedside Manner

4.93

Explanation

4.93

Top feedback

“It was a privilege to meet him and have his consultation, for which I am truly grateful.“
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Subspecialty

  • Functional Neurosurgery
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4011040
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £285

    Follow-up appointment: £235

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,734 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    261 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    09:00 - 13:00
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    About

    Professor Ashkan is a leading neurosurgeon based at King’s College Hospital, London. He has expertise in degenerative spine disease, including the management of back, neck, and arm pain, sciatica, and peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. He also has interests in neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. He is trained in deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, and occipital nerve stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders, pain, and headaches, as well as image-guided minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours, including awake craniotomies and brain mapping.  He is also one of the few UK-based surgeons trained in both Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery. 

    His interests are in the following areas:

    • Visualase
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
    • DCVax Immunotherapy
    • Awake Craniotomy
    • Surgery for Brain Tumours
    • Gamma-knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery
    • Lumbar and cervical laminectomy and discectomy.
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Essential Tremor
    • Brain Tumours
    • Spine Disease
    • Back Pain
    • Sciatica

    Professor Ashkan was one of a handful of neurosurgeons in the UK to be awarded a professorship. He completed dual postgraduate training in medicine and surgery and earned his MRCP in 1997 and his FRCS the following year. He then undertook higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002.

    During his subspecialist training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, he undertook a fellowship in France with Professor Benabid, who is considered the founder of modern deep brain stimulation surgery. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital in January 2007 before being promoted to the position of Professor.

    Professor Ashkan is the UK Lead for the Genomics England programme for brain tumours. He is also President of the British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Neurosurgery Section of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, Chair of King’s Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit, and Deputy Lead for King’s Neuroscience Research Advisory Committee. 

    He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and book chapters, and he is an Associate Editor or reviewer for several journals.

    Outside of work, Professor Ashkan enjoys playing the piano and has completed a degree and diploma in music.

    Procedures

    • Brain Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Awake Craniotomy
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
    • Laser Ablation Brain Surgery
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Brain Tumours
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Metastases
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
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    Education

    Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians: FRCP: May 2011.

    The Cardiff University School of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine: MD: Sep 2006.

    Specialist Training Authority: CCST (Neurosurgery): Sep 2004.

    Intercollegiate Fellowship in Neurological Surgery: FRCS (Neurosurgery): Oct 2002.

    Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England: FRCS (Eng.): Feb 1998.

    Membership of the Royal College of Physicians: MRCP (UK): Feb 1997.

    Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: FRCPS (Glasg.): Feb 1998.

    Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MB. BCh., awarded with Commendation: July 1993.

    Intercalated Degree of Bachelor of Science, BSc, in Medical Biochemistry, FIRST CLASS with HONOURS: July 1990.

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    Reviews

    4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.93
    Bedside Manner
    4.93
    Explanation
    4.93
    Brain Tumours
    5/15
    Brain Surgery
    2/15
    Functional Neurosurgery
    2/15
    Neurosurgery
    2/15
    Discectomy
    1/15
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    1/15
    Laminectomy
    1/15
    Metastases
    1/15
    Spinal Decompresson
    1/15
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    It was a privilege to meet him and have his consultation, for which I am truly grateful.
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    (5/5)
    Professor Ashkan is the best consultant that I have seen with perfect diagnosis and treatment.
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    (5/5)
    I always feel that Professor Ashkan take time to explain thing and happy to listen.
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    Patient seen for:
    Always happy to speak and meet Prof Ashkan
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    Patient seen for:
    Brilliant - efficient and intelligent - very satisfied.
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    (5/5)
    Professor Ashkan, was very caring and took time to explain findings, what the status quo was and the way forward. I was told information in a clear concise manner. I had time to ask questions which he answered. I was informed what would happen next, which tests were required followed by another consultation re the results and a plan on the way forward. I felt at ease with Professor Ashkan, he was very approachable and a wealth of knowledge, a definite expert. Exactly what I wanted.
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    (5/5)
    It was brief, but he laid out the facts, explaining what he would do and post operative expectations. He also outlined the consequences of not having the operation. I do wish he could have come to see me after the operation. Someone else from the surgical team came to see me. I would imagine that he was too busy with other operations.
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    Patient seen for:
    Very Knowledgeable
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    The best consultant I’ve ever met
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    Patient seen for:
    Excellent experience
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Is a colleague

    "Professor Ashkan is an superb colleague with whom I have worked for many years on the Neuro-Oncology Team at King's College Hospital and the Harley Street Clinic. He is an excellent Neurosurgeon and an esteemed opinion."

    29-06-2020

    Recommended for:
    Pineal Tumours, Gliomas, Metastases

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