Mr Neil Dorward

Mr Neil Dorward

Neurosurgery

30 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.92
Bedside Manner
4.83
Explanation
4.75

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“Listens. Caring and attentive. Gentle and authority installs confidence “
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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
    0 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    85 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. 

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • 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
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    Special interests

    • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • Spinal tumours
    • Neurooncology
    • Brain Tumours
    • Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
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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

    4.83 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Spinal Surgery
    3/12
    Brain Tumours
    2/12
    Lumbar back surgery
    2/12
    Pituitary tumour
    2/12
    Spinal fusion
    2/12
    surgery for sciatica
    2/12
    Artificial Disc Replacement
    1/12
    Brain Surgery
    1/12
    Cervical (neck) surgery
    1/12
    Degenerative disc disease
    1/12
    Discectomy
    1/12
    Eye Tumours
    1/12
    Lower Back Pain
    1/12
    Meningiomas
    1/12
    Neurosurgery
    1/12
    Sciatica
    1/12
    Spinal decompresson
    1/12
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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
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Discectomy Degenerative disc disease Cervical (neck) surgery
    Mr Dorward gave me clear a explanation of my condition and of the proposed procedure and associated risks. He was also more than happy to answer any questions I had subsequently (both pre and post-op).
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery surgery for sciatica Spinal fusion
    I met Mr Dorward in 2008 when in A&E after a fall resulting with a broken back (T10 fracture). A very worrying injury and he handled my case with care and compassion but above all, saved me from a worse outcome instead fixing my spine with supporting rods and screws allowing to stand up as soon as possible the next day or so post surgery. The outcome could have been so different without his experienced diagnosis, intervention and care. It was a long recovery but once I did, I had 10 good years before having to call upon his wisdom and advice to repair wear and tear damage to my spine causing me great back pain and sciatica. He operated on my L2 & L3 slipped disc and performed an L1 nerve decompression and after a few months recovery, I'm enjoying my life again, pain free. Mr Dorward as a gentle & kind manner. He always responded to my numerous questions and gave me reassurances when the worries took over, taking time to explain all procedures and the options available. He saved my life and I am eternally grateful for all he has done for me over the years.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pituitary tumour
    Mr. Dorward is an outstanding medic. He is professional and his experience calms a patient down from any anxiety or worry. He performed a pituitary tumor for me and his op, his post op daily visits and follow up over the years showed superb diligence and professionalism and also as he coordinated with other case related specialities.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eye Tumours
    I was extremely impressed by the professionalism of Mr Neil Dorward from the point of diagnosis, clarity of explanation of my procedure for surgery (on a tumour compressing my optic nerve), the surgery itself, which went smoothly and the after care. He helped alleviate a lot of the fear I had about the surgery and is backed up by a superb team.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lumbar back surgery
    Mr Dorward presents as thoughtful, kind and considered. It has always been relatively convenient to make appointments to see him. His administration is always very efficient. I appreciate his calm manner but have needed more detail in the explanations, expectations and about the necessary follow up care. I have required significant physio therapy despite a successful operation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Pituitary tumour
    Mr. Dorward was very professional, friendly and accommodating to my needs. I was very happy about my surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Artificial Disc Replacement
    First class service from a first class consultant. Clear and precise and very professional though out
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lumbar back surgery Lower Back Pain Spinal Surgery surgery for sciatica Spinal decompresson Sciatica Spinal fusion
    Great treatment excellent pre and post op communication and explanation I would 100% recommend Mr Doward to anyone
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