Mr Neil Dorward

Mr Neil Dorward

Neurosurgery

31 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.92

Bedside Manner

4.92

Explanation

4.85

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“Kind, caring and considerate and very patient who had plenary of rime for his patients.“
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Subspecialties

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Skull-Base Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3405581
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    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    925 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    307 reviews

    About

    Mr Neil Dorward is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based in London. He has a special interest in neuro-oncology and spinal surgery. Mr Dorward treats a number of conditions including neck and back pain, spinal deformities and brain tumours. He is passionate about the use of minimally invasive techniques in brain and spinal surgery.

    Mr Dorward completed his undergraduate training at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London and he went on to train in London. He specialised in Neurosurgery and spent 2 years undertaking a research degree focusing on the technology involved in intra-operate image-guidance for neurosurgery.

    Mr Dorward is a Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London and Clinical Lead for Endoscopic Neurosurgery.

    Mr Dorward is interested in medical education and he is heavily involved in providing training in endoscopy to surgeons. He is also a faculty member on numerous neurosurgery training courses at the Royal College of Surgeons. Mr Dorward has a passion for research and he directs a clinical research programme with two full-time research fellows. 

     

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • Surgery for sciatica
    • Cervical disc replacement
    • Spinal decompressions
    • Spinal fixation
    • Spinal fusion
    • Cervical surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Brain surgery
    • Skull base surgery
    • Craniotomy
    • Stereotactic biopsy
    • Pituitary surgery
    • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • Spinal tumours
    • Neurooncology
    • Brain Tumours
    • Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
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    Procedures

    • Brain Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Laminectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Shunt for Hydrocephalus
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Lower Back Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Sciatica
    • Meningiomas
    • Pituitary Tumour
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Craniopharyngiomas
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Spinal Pain
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
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    Education

    • BSc- London University 1986
    • MB BS- St Mary's Hospital Medical School 1989
    • FRCS- Royal College of Surgeons 1993
    • FRCS(SN)- Intercollegiate Specialty Board 1998
    • MS- London University 1999
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    Reviews

    4.9 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.92
    Bedside Manner
    4.92
    Explanation
    4.85
    Spinal Surgery
    12/26
    Lower Back Pain
    4/26
    Brain Surgery
    2/26
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    2/26
    Discectomy
    2/26
    Lumbar Back Surgery
    2/26
    Sciatica
    2/26
    Artificial Disc Replacement
    1/26
    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    1/26
    Meningiomas
    1/26
    Neurosurgery
    1/26
    Pituitary Tumour
    1/26
    Spinal Decompresson
    1/26
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Kind, caring and considerate and very patient who had plenary of rime for his patients.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From the first time I met Mr Dorward, I found he explained things clearly and in layman’s terms that I could understand. He instilled a great deal of confidence and both operations he has carried out for me have been very successful.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Vey clear explanation of options and treatment required and clear concise explanation post operation of how it all went.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    As I’m sure is always the case the reality of surgery presented itself as a big decision to take as whilst the potential positives promised a greatly improved quantity of life the possible negative outcomes after months of pain and the accompanying loss of spirit made the decision far more daunting. Mr Dorward’s demeanour whilst friendly was extremely professional and instilled in me great confidence and reinforced my instinct to take whatever chances might be necessary and put myself in his hands . I was standing straight and able to walk within eight hours of surgery and now five days on I’m taking things very carefully but confident that I’m on my way to a complete recovery and for that I shall be eternally grateful to Mr Dorward and his team .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr Dorward a very kind considerate and caring consultant who explained everything very well and had plenty of time to listen to me. I feel confident about having my upcoming surgery after speaking with him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    We were happy with our meeting
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Showed interest and friendly and concern if my issues reassuring !
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Dorward was very thorough in every step of the process. He was diligent, reassuring and accessible.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very good communicator and excellent manner
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Thoughtful, kind and efficient
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