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Neurosurgery
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28 years of experience
Functional Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Spinal Surgery

Professor Ashkan is a leading neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London and one of the handful of neurosurgeons in the UK to be awarded a Professorship. Professor Ashkan underwent dual postgraduate training in medicine and surgery, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 and the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (FRCS) in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London, being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002. His subspecialist training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery included a Fellowship in France with Professor Benabid, generally considered as the founder of modern deep brain stimulation surgery, which led to a MD degree in 2006. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital in January 2007 and subsequently was promoted to the position of Professor.

In addition to his expertise in degenerative spine disease, which includes the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica together with peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Professor Ashkan’s main interests are neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. This includes deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation for movement disorders, pain, headaches and image guided minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies and brain mapping.  He is also one of the few UK surgeons trained in Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery. 

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

Professor Ashkan has published over 400 peer review papers, abstracts and book chapters and is an Associate Editor or reviewer for several journals.

In his spare time Professor Ashkan has completed a degree and diploma in music and enjoys playing the piano. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Visualase, Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Occipital Nerve Stimulation, DCVax Immunotherapy, Awake Craniotomy, Surgery for Brain Tumours, Visualase, Gamma-knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Lumbar and Cervical Laminectomy and Discectomy.

Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, Brain Tumours, Spine Disease, Back Pain, Sciatica.

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Neurosurgery
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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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