Dr Serge Nikolic

Dr Serge Nikolic

MD FRCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management

Recommended by  
7 specialists

20 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.92

Bedside Manner

4.9

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“Very good pain management, very thorough explanation“
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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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1768 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1529 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.

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    Procedures

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

    • Back Pain
    • Nerve Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • 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

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.92
    Bedside Manner
    4.9
    Explanation
    4.91
    Back Pain
    27/211
    Nerve Pain
    23/211
    Chronic Pain
    18/211
    Facet Joint Injection
    12/211
    Chronic Neck Pain
    4/211
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    4/211
    Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    3/211
    Spinal Cord Stimulation
    3/211
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    2/211
    Neck Pain
    2/211
    Nerve Root Injection
    2/211
    Pain Management
    2/211
    Acute Pain
    1/211
    Fibromyalgia
    1/211
    Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    1/211
    Neuropathic Pain
    1/211
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very good pain management, very thorough explanation
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Nikolic helped me though 2 years of back pain. I always had options in front of me for treatment and understood the difficulties and chances associated. Delighted to report 2 pain free years since my last treatment. Could not recommend Dr Nikolic for advice and pain management treatment more highly.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very helpful, answered all questions with patience and good explanations. On time. Polite, professional.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Nikolic and the team at Barts Health changed my life. They went over and Bove and I cannot thank them enough. He clearly explained the options and did what he could to accommodate my situation and needs. Thank you
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Overall, I've had an excellent experience with Dr Nikolic. He's honest, dedicated, attentive, funny and excellent at what he does. My issue is not yet resolved, but I have all the confidence that if there is a way, Dr Nikolic will find it.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    For the first time in a very long time , I feel optimistic about the outcome of my problem and my future health.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Have seen him many times before at Tue London Bridge. Very professional and approachable , as always
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Serge is a Fantastic consultant. He is clearly kind, caring and strives for the best possible outcome. Serge demonstrates an attitude that far exceeds the other consultants I have seen on my journey to a full recovery. We have recently tried something diagnostic (nerve block) and with patience it has been somewhat successful. I know that Serge will take the time to carefully consider the next step and ensure that I progress to a pain free life. I look forward to continuing to work with Serge and would highly recommend him to others.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He’s an excellent doctor who genuinely cares about your condition and wants to help
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Nikolic was very clear with his advice - what the options were and the risks with each. He answered all my questions.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 doctors for:
    7

    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
    Mr Darren Lui
    Mr Darren Lui
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    15-08-2021

    Dr Nikolic and I work closely together and sit on a complex spine multi disciplinary meeting. He is an excellent doctor with compassion and intelligence. He always puts the patient first. I always value his expert opinion

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Fibromyalgia, Spinal Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine
    For procedures: Opioid Management, Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves, Neck Pain Injections/Interventions, Spinal Injections for Pain, Neuromodulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith
    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    15-08-2021

    When patients come to see me, they need help and they need my network of Clinicians who are experts in their field. Serge is the epitome of not only an excellent clinician i spinal pain, but he is also deeply empathetic and warm. We regularly hold joint consultations together, for patients who are struggling both physically, but also emotionally, and I have rarely experienced this with another clinician of his calibre. In short, all the Ts and Is are crossed, he is careful, diligent, forward-thinking and puts every patient at the centre of his care. If you're a patient who's struggling to get pro-active care, Serge is your man. He's treated my Olympian patients and members of my family, and I think he's fantastic!

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Spinal Pain, Nerve Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine
    For procedures: Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves, Neck Pain Injections/Interventions, Spinal Injections for Pain, Neuromodulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Nerve Root Injection, Caudal Epidural Injection, Facet Joint Injection
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Stephen Motto
    Dr Stephen Motto
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    15-08-2021

    Thank you, Serge for seeing my patients promptly and efficiently.

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Spinal Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine
    For procedures: Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves, Neck Pain Injections/Interventions, Spinal Injections for Pain, Neuromodulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Nerve Root Injection, Caudal Epidural Injection, Facet Joint Injection
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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