Mr Bhupal Chitnavis

Mr Bhupal Chitnavis

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (SN)

Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

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2 specialists

30 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very understanding, went out of his way to explain procedures and possible issues in a friendly manner. Devoted much more time to me and my questions than i have experienced with other consultants. He was highly recommended to me and he did not dissappoint.“
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Subspecialties

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Bone Tumour Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3323834
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £295

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    31 Old Broad Street

    31 Old Broad Street By Tower 42, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1HT
    22 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    About

    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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    Medical procedures

    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Biopsy (Musculoskeletal)
    • Bone Tumour Surgery
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Cyberknife Therapy
    • Discectomy
    • Facet Joint Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • 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

    • Back Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Coccyx Fracture
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Leg Pain
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Metastases
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    BSc, University of London

    MBBS, University of London

    FRCS (Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England

    FRCS (SN), Royal College of Surgeons

    British Association of Spine Surgeons

    Society of British Neurological Surgeons

    North American Spine Society

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Spinal Surgery
    5/14
    Back Pain
    4/14
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    1/14
    Epidural
    1/14
    Facet Joint Injection
    1/14
    Tumour wrapped around spine
    1/14
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    Very understanding, went out of his way to explain procedures and possible issues in a friendly manner. Devoted much more time to me and my questions than i have experienced with other consultants. He was highly recommended to me and he did not dissappoint.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Amazing nice and humble doctor. Took extra effort to make sure I was ok, informed and part of the process.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery Back Pain
    Mr chitnavis was clear about the risks and ensure his team all spoke to me to explain each stage clearly. I was full of confidence that o was in good hands
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Spinal Surgery
    Excellent!!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery Degenerative Disc Disease
    Upfront and knowledgable, approachable and thorough. What more can a patient ask for
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Epidural Facet Joint Injection
    Relaxing, Supportive and assuring. Very helpful and all particulars clearly outlined throughout my whole journey.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery Tumour wrapped around spine
    Mr Chitnavis ... my earth angel! My walking had been deteriorating for some time when I was finally referred to Mr C just before Coronavirus lockdown. By the time I saw him I was virtually wheelchair bound. The hospitals were within two days of lockdown and he moved heaven and earth to get me in and operated on 24th March. However, he didn't rush! I had a dislocated shoulder (caused by one of my many falls) and also suffer from irritable airways. He checked with shoulder surgeons to discuss my positioning and spoke to various doctors I have seen re my irritable airways over the last ten years ... no stone was left unturned before the operation. Even more that all this, his bedside manner was amazing, he cared and I knew it. The operation was a fantastic success, as soon as I awakened I could feel the sheets touching my legs which I hadn't felt in quite a while. From there I started walking slowly and am now able to walk without a stick, climb stairs and just live a normal life .... thank you so much Mr C!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I was overwhelmed with Mr Chitnavis's care and quality of expertise while being diagnosed with a meningioma on my spinal cord. From diagnosis through to surgery he put me at ease and surgery could not have been more successful. He managed to remove all of the growth meaning I am tumor free. I cannot thank him and his team enough!!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    My Chitnavis was efficient, professional and polite. Provided me with the options available to me and I'm extremely happy with the treatment I received.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Thank you to Mr Chitnavis for all of his time and kindness, he really did go above and beyonf.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Neurosurgery

    Dr Taher Mahmud
    Dr Taher Mahmud
    Rheumatology

    12-03-2021

    Mr Chitnavis can be relied upon to provide excellent care for complex cases

    For specialty: Neurosurgery
    For conditions: Spinal Stenosis
    For procedures: Spinal Deformity Correction
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Professor Bo Povlsen
    Professor Bo Povlsen
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    27-07-2020

    Mr. Chitnavis is a senior spinal surgeon with a wealth of experience and commonscence

    For specialty: Neurosurgery
    For conditions: Back Pain
    Connection: Is a colleague

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