Dr Serge Nikolic

Dr Serge Nikolic

MD FRCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management

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2 specialists

20 years of experience
14 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.91
Bedside Manner
4.89
Explanation
4.91

Top feedback

“Professional, friendly and very courteous.“
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Subspecialties

  • Neuromodulation
  • Spinal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4768177
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £195

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    769 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1177 reviews

    About

    Dr Nikolic has graduated medicine in 1992 and has been working as a Consultant in Pain Medicine since 2006. He works both privately and on the NHS at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. 

    He covers a wide range of interests, including spintal pain management, myofascial pain syndromes, neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation, complex regional pain syndromes, headaches and neuropathic pain. 

    Dr Nikolic provides treatments that are tailored for every patient and rely on a holistic approach including interventional pain management, analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation and psychological support when appropriate. He is currently working closely with a team of specialists who are experts in their fields (physiotherapists, osteopaths, vocational rehabilitation specialists/occupational therapists and clinical psychologists).

    Dr Nikolic believes that it is highly important to provide a service of the highest clinical standard that is firmly founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine. He is regularly involved in teaching and research in order to keep his professional knowledge and skills up to date.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

     

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Diagnostic/therapeutic facet joint/medial branch blocks 
    • Radiofrequency treatment to dorsal ramii – denervation procedures 
    • Pulsed radiofrequency treatment to nerve roots, trunks and peripheral nerves 
    • Sympathetic blocks with or without radiofrequency treatment 
    • Neuroaxial injections in particular cervical dorsal root infiltration/transforaminal injection
    • Percutaneous spinal cord stimulation 
    • Cosmetic injection therapy for migraines/headaches and myofascial pain 
    • Spinal pain management, in particular cervical pain with or without brachialgia
    • Myofascial pain syndromes/musculoskeletal pain
    • Neuromodulation - spinal cord stimulation, neuropathic pain and abdominal pain
    • Acute pain
    • Back pain
    • Chronic pain
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    Medical procedures

    • Alternative Pain Management
    • Caudal Epidural Injection
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Ketamine and Lidocaine Infusions
    • Medicolegal
    • Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Neuromodulation
    • Opioid Management
    • Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Nerve Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Neck Pain
    • Neuropathic Pain
    • Pain Medicine
    • Spinal Pain
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    Education

    • MD (1992) - University of Belgrade
    • FRCA 2001 - The Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
    • FFPMRCA - Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
    • British Medical Association
    • British Pain Society
    • International Neuromodulation Society 
    • GMC
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    Reviews

    4.9 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Nerve Pain
    18/192
    Back Pain
    17/192
    Chronic Pain
    12/192
    Facet Joint Injection
    9/192
    Lower Back Pain
    5/192
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    2/192
    Chronic Neck Pain
    2/192
    Headache
    2/192
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    2/192
    Pain Management
    2/192
    Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    2/192
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    2/192
    Acute Pain
    1/192
    Facet Joint Pain
    1/192
    Fibromyalgia
    1/192
    Injections for pain
    1/192
    Neck Pain
    1/192
    Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    1/192
    Nerve Root Injection
    1/192
    Neuropathic Pain
    1/192
    Pain in my arms dut to torn tendons to My rotary cuff in both shoulders
    1/192
    Piriformis injection
    1/192
    Shoulder pain
    1/192
    Spinal Surgery
    1/192
    Spinal stenosis
    1/192
    Spondylolisthesis & spondylolysis
    1/192
    Video Consultation
    1/192
    back. shoulder and neck pain
    1/192
    painful legs
    1/192
    spinal osteo arthritis
    1/192
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain
    Professional, friendly and very courteous.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain Chronic Pain Facet Joint Injection
    Dr Nikolic has been extremely kind and helpful whilst I've been under his care. He has also gone out of his way to ensure I got the treatment I needed as soon as I could. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Facet Joint Injection
    Listened carefully to my own management strategies before giving treatment options. Asked for and answered all questions clearly. Talked through possible outcomes and risks and then checked my understanding. A very personable man who inspired great confidence
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain Chronic Pain
    Very good and understanding doctor, who took the time to explain my options and made me feel like he would be there to support me
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neuropathic Pain
    Very good and I felt safe in his care
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Chronic Pain
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chronic Pain
    Dr Nikolic treated my complaint thoughtfully and with compassion
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain Chronic Pain
    Dr Nikolic provided an excellent service with providing me with pain relief for my excruciating pain after rotator cuff surgery and followed up in a timely manner
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Chronic Pain Facet Joint Injection
    Dr Nikolic is managing my chronic back pain and our relationship is excellent. He is obviously highly experienced and his skillset is outstanding. He is always very clear when explaining, in layman's terms, my current situation, the procedures I am going through and the options available. I am able to have frank discussions and feel comfortable asking any question I may have, regardless of medical relevance. Always a pleasure meeting Dr Nikolic - I feel like I am in safe hands. Highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    I was so pleased I was referred to Dr. Nikolic for relentless upper back pain. After having numerous MRI’s and being told ‘nothing was wrong’ and seeing 3 different physios for 3 months with no improvement I was feeling helpless. Dr. Nikolic took time to listen to me and look at the bigger picture of my full history and was the first person to suggest it could be muscle tension and stress related. Rather than rushing me into an injection (which is was desperate for to put me out of my misery) I was put on muscle relaxants and nerve pain medication & made an effort to ‘relax’ and take up therapy to look at the ‘pain cycle’. 1 month later I amazed at how much my back pain had improved. I was reassured by him that I could always return for further treatment options if necessary and I think that was really helpful to know there is more that he can do if need be. Would definitely come back for any future problems (although I’m hoping I’ve got this under control now!).
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Pain Management

    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    31-01-2017

    I am happy to recommend Dr Nikolic as a trusted colleague.

    For specialty: Pain Management
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Melvin Lobo
    Professor Melvin Lobo
    General (Internal) Medicine, Cardiology

    17-08-2020

    Serge is a first rate pain specialist with whom I have shared a number of patients. He always has terrific feedback from patients who find his professional appraoch to be very reassuring and is very responsive to their queries. He is exceedingly well regarded by peers from his specialty and across the board: I cannot recommend him more highly

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Spinal Pain, Neuropathic Pain
    For procedures: Spinal Injections for Pain, Neuromodulation, Nerve Root Injection, Facet Joint Injection
    Connection: Is a colleague

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