Mr Irfan Malik

Mr Irfan Malik

MB BS

Neurosurgery

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1 specialist

17 years of experience
12 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.11

Bedside Manner

4.22

Explanation

3.89

Top feedback

“Dr. Malik, was an amazing surgeon I could not fault him, his work and he explained everything very caring and helpful! Cannot thank dr Malik enough! So thank you! “
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6025797
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1234 reviews

    London Neurosurgery Partnership

    78 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HJ
    124 reviews

    About

    Mr Irfan Malik is a highly experienced Consultant Neurosurgeon who has a special interest in spinal neurosurgery. He originally completed his neurosurgical training in Pakistan and continued his advanced training here in the UK at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire between 2001-2006. After this, he was awarded his FRCS(SN) and continued to build on his experience by completing Fellowships in Complex spine and Epilepsy surgery from the University Hospital Coventry and King’s College Hospital, London.

    Mr Malik's interests lie around the diagnosis and management of a wide range of spinal problems from degenerative disease to traumatic and malignant spinal disorders. Mr Malik tackles the conditions from a surgical but also a non-surgical point of view. He is particularly competent at using minimally invasive techniques for surgical procedures such as disk replacement and the treatment of neck pain, back pain and arm pain as well as sciatica. Additionally, he has carried out the most endoscopic spinal surgeries (keyhole surgeries) than any other UK spinal surgeon.

    To complement his clinical work, he trains other UK and international surgeons who wish to learn how to complete the procedure. Together with spinal surgery, Mr Malik also takes a keen interest in the treatment of epilepsy at his private practices.

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Disc replacement
    • Laminectomy
    • Spinal injections
    • Spine decompression
    • Discectomy
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Foraminotomy
    • Craniotomy
    • Pars repair
    • Corpectomy
    • Vertebrectomy
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Thoracic discectomy
    • Spinal fusion
    • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
    • Anterior cervical discectomy replacement (ACDR)
    • Endoscopic spine surgery
    • Endoscopic discectomy
    • Radiofrquency ablation

     

    • Spinal surgery
    • Back pain
    • Sciatica
    • Complex regional pain
    • Neck pain
    • Facet joint pain
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Disc prolapse
    • Cervical myelopathy
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Spinal tumours
    • Failed back surgery syndrome
    • Carpal tunnel
    • Pars defect
    • Vertebral compression fracture
    • Spinal trauma
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Metastatic spinal cord compression
    • Thoracic disc herniation
    • Epilepsy
    • Seizures

     

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    Education

    MBBS The Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the University Hospital, Coventry & Warwickshire 2006

    FRCS FCPS MSc University Hospital Coventry and King's College Hospital, London 2008

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Reviews

    4.07 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Spinal Surgery
    4/9
    Degenerative disc disease
    1/9
    Follow up to accident
    1/9
    Fracture
    1/9
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    1/9
    Microdiscectomy
    1/9
    Neck Pain
    1/9
    Sciatica
    1/9
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Microdiscectomy Sciatica
    Dr. Malik, was an amazing surgeon I could not fault him, his work and he explained everything very caring and helpful! Cannot thank dr Malik enough! So thank you!
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    Overall
    (1/5)
    Explanation
    (1/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (1/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Neck Pain
    He was extremely inconsiderate of my time and he was unclear in his explanations about my possible condition. He was in a rush to see me out and he did not apologise for making me wait 20 minutes. He was very uncaring of my time or needs and I found him to be very rude and unwelcoming. My appointment was supposed to last for 30 minutes but he barley saw me for 15
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    Overall
    (2/5)
    Explanation
    (2/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (2/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    Rushed out, did not take the time to explain anything - what I should or should not be doing till the results of the MRI came out
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Follow up to accident Fracture
    Some issues with booking
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery Degenerative disc disease
    Irfan made the complicated simple and I felt reassured to be in his hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    I recently had surgery under the care of Mr Malik and am now pain free for the first time in a year. I can not recommend Mr Malik highly enough. The support I received from him and his team was faultless. Would also like to thank Mary, Mr Malik’s PA for the care and time she has spent with me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    From the beginning to end everyone was helpful and kept us up to date. You, secretaries were very helpful regarding places to stay and sending letters on time, even when emails were not working. During the stay in the Harley Street Clinic everyone was very nice and friendly, provided us with information and they told you everything in plain English, explained everything in Layman's terms. Before surgery I was told that it will be a bonus if some symptoms improved and they have now improved, so that is an extra bonus. Thank you very much to Mr Malik and all of the team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    Mr Malik is an excellent surgeon. I recommend him very highly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Malik was very professional, taking the time to explain everything in detail and addressing my questions/concerns. I felt reassured by his expertise and conscientiousness.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Neurosurgery

    Mr Jig Patel
    Mr Jig Patel
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    19-04-2021

    A very diligent thoughtful and highly skilled spinal surgeon I would thoroughly recommend.

    For specialty: Neurosurgery
    For conditions: Back Pain, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Deformity, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Arthritis (Spine), Vertebral Compression Fracture, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Coccyx Fracture, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Spinal Injections for Pain, Sciatica Surgery, Surgery for Myelopathy, Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Complex Revision Spinal Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Epidural, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Discectomy, Lumbar Back Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Laminectomy, Facet Joint Injection, Artificial Disc Replacement, Nerve Root Injection, Spinal Decompresson, Facet Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole), Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
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