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Orthopaedic Surgery
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Recommended by 2 specialists
21 years of experience
Spinal Surgery, Paediatric (Pediatric) Spinal Surgery, Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery

Deformity and Complex Spinal Surgeon Mr Darren Lui is a highly trained expert who deals with the full spectrum of spinal problems, . Mr Lui is based at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and also offers private consultations at The London Bridge Hospital. 

Mr Lui's specialist areas of interest include paediatric and adolescent deformity surgery, including scoliosis and kyphosis (roundback)/Scheuremann’s disease. His surgical repertoire encompasses a vast range of procedures, which include revision, anterior and complex spinal surgery, scoliosis and kyphosis surgery, failed back syndrome, as well as treating of primary spine tumours, metastases of the spine and balloon and radiofrequency kyphoplasty. Mr Lui also helps patients experiencing more simple spinal problems, such as back and leg pain (sciatica).

In 2001, Mr Lui graduated from from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland before embarking upon a Masters degree in laboratory-based science, focused on investigating the role of insulin as an anti-inflammatory agent and its potential for treatment. He went on to complete three international spinal fellowships based at Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London. In 2016, he was appointed Consultant and held positions at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital before taking up his post at St George's Hospital.

In addition to his clinical practice, Mr Lui has vastly contributed to research in his field, having published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented over 150 podium presentations. He also supervises two science Master's degrees. His research interests include trauma and orthopaedics as well as spine surgery, and he thoroughly enjoys teaching and sharing his insights and experience with others.

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Recommended by 2 specialists
32 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Bhupal Chitnavis is Consultant Neurosurgeon who specialised in Spinal surgery. 

Mr Chitnavis attained his medical degree from Guy's Hospital, London. He went to complete his specialist surgical training at Great Ormond Street and King's College Hospital, London. While at King's, he developed a keen interest in vascular neurosurgery and spinal surgery under Professor Anthony Strong and Dr Richard Gullan, respectively. Prior to his training, Mr Chitnavis had neurosurgical experience in Birmingham with the late Professor Edward Hitchcock and later on at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery with Professor Lindsay Simon. He also has experience in high flow vascular bypass techniques. 

Mr Chitnavis' principal special interest lies in spinal surgery, specifically complex stabilisation and development of new instrumentation. Mr Chitnavis also has expertise in orthopaedic spinal surgery methods with experience in Germany with Professor Jurgen Harms and further training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.

Alongside his private practice, Mr Chitnavis is involved with surgical charity work in developing nations. He trains both spinal and neurosurgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons and continues to work in the NHS. His professional memberships include the Society of British Neurosurgeons, the Independent Doctors Federation and the CyberKnife Society. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Laminectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Decompression
  • Lumbar Spine Microdiscectomy
  • complex instrument spine surgery
  • Spinal injections for pain
  • surgery for sciatica
  • cyberknife
  • Scoliosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Cyberknife

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
26 years of experience
Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery

Mr Tom Ember qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School (University of London). He undertook specialist training at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore). His Spinal Fellowship was at Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

His current NHS appointment as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon is at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.

Mr Ember specialises in the following procedures and techniques:

  • Injection therapies (epidural, nerve root injections, facet joint blocks, CT guided cervical nerve root injections)
  • Facet joint denervation
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar spinal fusion
  • Cervical fusion and disc replacement
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Less invasive surgery techniques
  • Operating microscope
  • Vascular access surgeon assisted anterior spinal surgery
  • Spinal navigation
  • Robot assisted spinal surgery

Special interests

Adult and paediatric spinal surgery, scoliosis, kyphosis, tumours, fractures, lumbar and cervical disc degeneration, sciatica, back pain, injection therapies, vertebroplasty, minimal access surgery.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Robot assisted spinal surgery
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal microsurgical discectomy
  • Spinal deformity correction
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Spinal injection therapy
  • Thoracic back surgery
  • Lumbar back surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spine fracture surgery
  • Complex spinal disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine fractures and trauma
  • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine tumours and infections
  • Upper Back Pain

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24 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Babak Arvin is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with a specialist interest in spine surgery. This includes complex spine surgery, cervical spine (diseases and disorders of), cervical spondylosis, degenerative spine disease, spinal tumours and spinal trauma.

Mr Arvin obtained his medical degree from St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College and undertook his surgical training in London. He has undertaken 2 fellowships in complex spine and trauma surgery in Toronto Canada and Melbourne Australia.

Mr Arvin has a PhD and an active research portfolio. He has a full-time consultant practice at Queens Hospital for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Surgery For Myelopathy
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Back Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Decompresson
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Thoracic Back Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures And Trauma
  • Spine Tumours And Infections
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

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Recommended by 3 specialists
22 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Ibrahim is a highly qualified Consultant Neurosurgeon based in London, UK. He has over 22 years of clinical experience and over 6 years of specialist experience in neurosurgery. During these years he developed specialist interests in both simple and complex spinal procedures.

He completed his medical degree at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1999. He later became a member of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and of Edinburgh in 2003. He then became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Neurosurgery in 2013. He also trained abroad, completing a Spinal Fellowship Diploma at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2014 and a Travelling Fellowship with the Cervical Spine Research Society Europe in 2015.

Mr Ibrahim was chosen for the traveling fellowship as the only surgeon from the UK and 1 of 2 from Europe to join a group of 6 international fellows. These fellows traveled internationally to visit leading spinal units in Canada and the USA. His post-qualification training allowed him to further advance his skills and knowledge in complex spine surgeries. He is skilled in performing muscle-sparing minimal access spine surgery, disc replacement surgery and complex spinal surgeries.

Mr Ibrahim has won a number of international awards for his work in the management of spinal conditions, including the prestigious Crockard Prize awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Mr Ibrahim's research surrounding cervical spine conditions was also awarded best resident/fellow paper by the North American Cervical Spine Research Society in 2014.

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Recommended by 3 specialists
18 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr George Prezerakos is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurosurgery, Queen Square, UCLH and an Honorary Associate Professor in the Institute for Neurology, University College London.

Mr George Prezerakos completed his medical training at The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, obtaining an MD and a PhD. He moved to the UK in 2006 to complete his Neurosurgery Training on the University College London, Imperial College Hospitals and Barts and The London combined programme.

Following this, he undertook further spinal surgery training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurosurgery, completing a Victor Horsley combined orthopaedic-neurosurgical spinal fellowship. This was followed by a Visiting Fellowship at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York, where he trained in minimally invasive spinal surgery, including techniques such as keyhole, tubular access and computer spinal navigation guidance. In 2017, he was appointed as a Consultant to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Mr Prezerakossees patients with a wide spectrum of spinal conditions, including back and neck pain, slipped disc and sciatica, lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis and spinal stabilisation, osteoporotic spinal fractures and vertebroplasty, primary and metastatic tumours of the spine, artificial disc, syrinx and cervical deformity. Mr Prezerakos also has an interest and expertise in treating patients with problems related to previous spinal operations.

Alongside his consultancy work, he is actively involved in clinical research and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. His current interests include incorporating the patient experience into clinical decision making as well as the co-development and validation of emerging spinal technologies such as robotics and navigation

Mr Prezerakos was awarded the Inchcape educational grant as well as the Pain Section prize by the American College of Neurosurgical Societies. The British Association of Spinal Surgeons awarded him the President’s travelling fellowship in 2016. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England and is a member of the British Neurological Surgeons, the British Association Of Spine Surgeons and the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS). 

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 3 specialists
30 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Damian Fahy is a Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon based in London, UK. Following his graduation from London University he was awarded a Fellowship and later went on to complete his specialist spinal surgery training between Charing Cross Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.


He has a specialist interest in Spinal Pain including neck, lower back pain and sciatica. He is highly experienced in the treatment of sports related spinal problems having treated many world class sportsmen and women competing professionally in athletics, swimming, rugby and many other sports.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports-related injuries
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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
Spinal Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Mr Panchmatia is a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals, London. He studied at Cambridge, Harvard and Yale Universities and completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA. Mr. Panchmatia will use this experience to provide you with an accurate diagnosis, evidence-based treatment, and prompt, compassionate follow-up care. Mr. Panchmatia is approachable and has a clear communication style meaning that all your questions and concerns will be addressed during your appointment.

Mr Panchmatia has studied and trained at leading universities and hospitals globally. Mr Panchmatia studied Medicine at Cambridge University, which included a clinical attachment at Yale University, USA. He furthered his education as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University, USA, and was a visiting scholar at the Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, USA. Mr Panchmatia was subsequently awarded a Spine Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA. In 2015, he was appointed as a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Panchmatia will work with you to design a tailored treatment plan with the goal of helping you make a quick recovery. Mr Panchmatia’s patient-centred approach involves collaborating with you on your treatment options, which may include physiotherapy, pain medications, spine injections, and spine surgery.

Following your initial appointments, Mr. Panchmatia will provide you with a detailed report describing your diagnosis; his findings on performing a neurological and orthopaedic examination; the results of all your investigations including MRI scans; the treatment options available to you; and the evidence base for your personalised treatment plan.

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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

· Minimally invasive spinal surgery

· Microscopic spinal surgery

· Spinal surgery

· Spinal injections

· Caudal epidurals

· Lumbar foraminal epidurals

· Lumbar facet joint injections

· Medial branch blocks

· Lumbar decompression

· Lumbar discectomy

· Lumbar fusion

· Lumbar microdiscectomy

· Balloon kyphoplasty

· Vertebroplasty

· Back pain

· Low back pain

· Back pain secondary to hypermobility

· Degenerative disc disease

· Lumbar disc disease including slipped discs, herniated discs, disc bulge, disc prolapses, disc protrusions, and disc extrusions

· Sciatica

· Trapped nerve

· Spinal stenosis

· Spondylolisthesis

· Scoliosis

· Spinal cancer

· Vertebral compression fractures

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16 years of experience
Functional Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

Mr Akram is a neurosurgeon who specialises in brain and spine surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH) and the Unite of Functional Neurosurgery (UCL). His clinical interests include deep brain stimulation, ablative surgery for tremor, Parkinson's disease and dystonia, microvascular decompression, and occipital nerve stimulation amongst others.

Mr Akram gained his medical qualification from Al-Mustansirya University, Iraq, in 2002 before undertaking specialty training at the London School of Surgery. He went on to complete clinical fellowships at both the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Barrow Neurological Institute in the USA. Mr Akram was awarded the Cutlers' Surgical Prize for creative invention in surgical equipment design or use and the Norman Dott Gold Medal for scoring the highest on the FRCS examination

Mr Akram's research interest is in advanced computational neuroimaging and connectomic neurosurgery. In 2018, he won the Queen Square Symposium PhD Prize for his work on 'The Application of Advanced MRI connectivity in Functional Neurosurgery.' His current research is focused on the development of translational methods in MRI brain connectivity.

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21 years of experience
Functional Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Skull-Base Surgery + 1more

Mr Nikolaos Haliasos is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with over a decade of experience in the treatment and management of neck, back and face pain; cognitive disorders and brain tumours. He is currently based at the London Bridge Hospital and the Holly Private Hospital.

Mr Haliasos gained his primary medical qualification at the University of Rome in 2001, after which he trained at John's Hopkins Medical School, where he was selected for further Neurosurgery training. He undertook his specialist training on the North Thames training programme, which included prestigious hospitals such as UCLH and Imperial College. Upon completion of his training, he gained membership with the Royal College of Surgeons and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon.

Since his appointment, Mr Haliasos has regularly performed minimally invasive surgery for arm pain, disc replacements and sciatica, and has also pioneered a technique to give pain relief to patients with as little discomfort as possible. He is also active in scientific research and continues to find new ways to improve patient care.

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