Mr Georgios Prezerakos

Mr Georgios Prezerakos

MD, PhD, FRCS

Neurosurgery

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3 specialists

16 years of experience
4 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

4.5

Top feedback

“When having neuro surgery you are totally in the hands of your Dr. Mr Pezerakos left me feeling totally confident in what he was doing. I never had any doubts about his skill or communication. It made me vow to be one of his best patients. I felt like I was. He even called me personally with scan news at 20:30 before a long weekend - just so I would have the news. He went above and beyond what I hoped for. I will and have recommended him. “
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6110419
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    877 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

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

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    About

    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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    Procedures

    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Facet Joint Replacement
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Leg Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Metastases
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    • MD National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2004
    • PhD National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2006
    • FRCS Royal College of Surgeons 
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    Reviews

    4.83 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
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    (5/5)
    When having neuro surgery you are totally in the hands of your Dr. Mr Pezerakos left me feeling totally confident in what he was doing. I never had any doubts about his skill or communication. It made me vow to be one of his best patients. I felt like I was. He even called me personally with scan news at 20:30 before a long weekend - just so I would have the news. He went above and beyond what I hoped for. I will and have recommended him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I've had C5/C6 disk prolapse with root nerve compression. Pain in right arm 10/10, Neck/shoulder 8/10 and a lot of other symptoms. Even a max dose of morphine and other very strong pain killers weren't able to help me. The pain was crazy and no one at my local hospital cared about it. I was thinking even dentists somehow prioritize patients with pain, but my pain was much stronger than a toothache. My local hospital delayed all treatments - "let's wait and see" Eventually I've received steroid injection meant to be 75% successful but in my case it actually made it even worse! Soon after the injection so many parts of my body "started to stop" incl. more trouble with walking. Eventually I've received an appointment with Mr Prezerakos. Let's make it clear I was very grateful to get an appointment but after the appointment I've returned home with a lot of unanswered questions - from the perspective of time I know why - Mr Prezerakos got a team to do this and they are great answering all questions in pre-op operation assessment. Obviously spinal surgery that high (neck) has an associated risk and if something went wrong I could have no arm/leg movements or even worse. Having had a bad experience with my local hospital I have decided to go ahead with Mr. Prezerakos' treatment. All went well! I came to the hospital with 10/10 pain and after surgery the pain was 0/10! Yes - NO PAIN AT ALL - and movement is even better after op than before! Time in the hospital was 40 hours in my case. I'm only less than a week after surgery but can feel massive improvements! Surgery was done along with other members of Mr. Prezerakos' team but I've felt confident that they knew what is best for me extremely well and how to work very well. One more thing to mention that Mr Prezerakos is up to date with medicine - doesn't stick to old fashioned ACDF which restricts your movement. He has done an ACDR for me and I'm so grateful that it was done in his clinic. The wound is not crazy big and is healing very well - I have already received a follow-up plus an MRI appointment. I'm so grateful and so thankful to Mr Prezerakos himself and his team. One thing to add. If I would have known Mr Prezerakos 6 years ago (when all this started) and not heard locally that I'm too young to have that surgery - it would have saved me 6 years of living with pain (4 months of extreme pain) + tons of drugs and stress. One Indian Doctor told me "It's not that important where you gonna be - It's important who you are gonna see!" Many thanks from a Grateful Patient
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    2

    Neurosurgery

    1

    Neurology

    Mr Panagiotis Liantis
    Mr Panagiotis Liantis
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-09-2021

    Excellent clinician

    For specialty: Neurosurgery
    For conditions: Back Pain, Pineal Tumours, Gliomas, Metastases, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Leg Pain, Brain Tumours, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Hydrocephalus, Spinal Stenosis, Spine Tumours and Infections, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Coccyx Fracture, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Pain, Chiari Malformation, Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain), Neck Pain, Upper Limb Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cyberknife Therapy, Spinal Injections for Pain, Sciatica Surgery, Surgery for Myelopathy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Brain Surgery, Shunt for Hydrocephalus, Kyphoplasty, Discectomy, Lumbar Back Surgery, Laminectomy, Facet Joint Injection, Nerve Root Injection, Spine Fracture Surgery, Spinal Decompresson, Facial Pain Surgery, Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical), Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole), Ulnar Nerve Release, Craniotomy, Craniocervical Junction Surgery
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    Dr Antonis Pavlidis
    Dr Antonis Pavlidis
    Cardiology

    25-04-2021

    An extremely skilled and talented spinal surgeon. I would highly recommend him with no reservations.

    For specialty: Neurology
    For conditions: Back Pain, Spinal Disorders, Pineal Tumours, Gliomas, Metastases, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Vascular Dementia, Neuromuscular Disease, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Leg Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Sports-Related Spine Injuries, Arthritis (Spine), Vertebral Compression Fracture, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Coccyx Fracture, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Stroke, Dementia, Autonomic Disorders, Movement Disorders, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Brain Tumours, Memory Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Prion Disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Brain Aneurysm, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae, Peripheral Neuropathy, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, Spinal Cord Tumour, Glioblastoma, Spinal Pain, Ulnar Neuropathy, Nerve Root Entrapment, Neurological Pain, Muscle Fatigue & Wasting, Muscle Twitching
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cyberknife Therapy, Spinal Injections for Pain, Sciatica Surgery, Surgery for Myelopathy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Complex Revision Spinal Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Nerve Conduction Test, Brain Surgery, Shunt for Hydrocephalus, Kyphoplasty, Epidural, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Discectomy, Lumbar Back Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Laminectomy, Facet Joint Injection, Artificial Disc Replacement, Nerve Root Injection, Spine Fracture Surgery, Cordotomy, Gait Analysis, Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure Measurement, Myelogram, Neurosonography, Ultrasound, Electromyography (EMG), Facet Joint Replacement, Tensilon Test, Spinal Tap, Angiogram, Neuroradiology (Imaging), Neurocritical Care, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation, Facial Pain Surgery, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Gait Analysis, Spinal Decompresson, Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical), Carpal Tunnel Decompression, Ulnar Nerve Release, Craniotomy, Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole), Rehabilitation, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
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    Professor Sotirios Bisdas
    Professor Sotirios Bisdas
    Radiology, Neurology

    31-05-2021

    Georgios is an excellent Spine Neurosurgeon with marked surgical skills in degenerative disease and tumour surgery. He listens carefully to the patient's history and concerns, and performs comprehensive and focused neurological examination. He is recommending appropriate neuroimaging studies/examinations and helping the patients to make the important choices relating to their treatment options.

    For specialty: Neurosurgery
    For conditions: Back Pain, Metastases, Meningiomas, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Sciatica Surgery, Surgery for Myelopathy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Complex Revision Spinal Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Discectomy, Lumbar Back Surgery, Laminectomy, Spine Fracture Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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