Mr Neil Dorward

Mr Neil Dorward

Neurosurgery

31 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.89

Bedside Manner

4.89

Explanation

4.78

Top feedback

“Very good communicator and excellent manner“
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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 London Gamma Knife Centre

    Platinum Medical Centre, 15 - 17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1 review

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    773 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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    Medical procedures

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

    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Craniopharyngiomas
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Meningiomas
    • Pituitary Tumour
    • 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

    4.85 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Spinal Surgery
    7/18
    Lumbar back surgery
    3/18
    Brain Surgery
    2/18
    Brain Tumours
    2/18
    Pituitary tumour
    2/18
    Spinal fusion
    2/18
    surgery for sciatica
    2/18
    Artificial Disc Replacement
    1/18
    Cervical (neck) surgery
    1/18
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    1/18
    Degenerative disc disease
    1/18
    Discectomy
    1/18
    Eye Tumours
    1/18
    Lower Back Pain
    1/18
    Meningiomas
    1/18
    Nerve issues
    1/18
    Neurosurgery
    1/18
    Sciatica
    1/18
    Spinal decompresson
    1/18
    Spinal degeneration
    1/18
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    Very good communicator and excellent manner
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal degeneration Spinal Surgery Degenerative Disc Disease
    Thoughtful, kind and efficient
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    Excellent clinical care with compassion and tolerance. Explanations of clinical progress targeted to my needs . I felt supported by both surgeon and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Brain Surgery
    He is able to communicate complex issues effectively and in a way that gives confidence the patient. He had plenty of time to give to me and answer difficult questions in a way that allayed my fears.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve issues
    Very knowledgeable and helpful. Understood my issues and concerns
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    Listens. Caring and attentive. Gentle and authority installs confidence
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Brain Surgery Meningiomas Neurosurgery
    He is a great neuro-surgeon who knows exactly what he’s talking about and very reassuring in a difficult situation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Brain Tumours
    Excellent. An amazing surgeon. I would not be here today without him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Brain Tumours
    He was excellent and extremely efficient. I would not be here today without him. I first saw him on Friday and had my operation the following Monday.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lumbar back surgery Spinal Surgery
    Mr Dorward has treated me with the greatest respect and kindness since we first met and throughout the period of diagnosis and pending surgery he was always at pains to make sure that I understood everything that was happening and going to happen. There were some minor complications following surgery on my lower back last year and Mr Dorward had to carry out further procedures - during that period he kept me very calm and my self confidence intact which was no easy job. I think he learnt from our whole experience that allergies can appear from anywhere! I am currently seeing him for revision surgery and yet again I am being treated with caring and concern, interest and respect. I do feel that I am in very safe hands.
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