Mr Plaha is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialist interest in Brain tumour surgery. He completed his basic medical MBBS training in 1996 and General surgical MS degree training in 2000 from one of India's premier medical institutes at JIPMER, University of Pondicherry, India.
Mr. Plaha completed his neurosurgery training in Bristol and also an MD degree from Bristol in 2010. He has done a double fellowship in Endoscopy neurosurgery and Skull base brain tumour surgery from Oxford, 2010- 2012. Since Aug 2012; making him highly skilled in his field. He has been a Consultant neurosurgeon with a substantive post since August 2013 at the John Radcliffe Oxford University Hospitals.
Mr. Plaha has developed new techniques for minimally invasive endoscopic resection of brain tumours and established advanced techniques for awake brain tumour surgery. He has vast experience in awake brain tumour surgery and performs some of the highest number of awake brain tumour operations in the UK.
In addition to his sucessful practice, he is active in the field of research and leads a research group into understanding brain networks affected by brain tumours, looking into novel surgical modalities which make brain surgery safer, understanding immunotherapy for brain tumours and novels clinical trials for brain cancer. He has published numerous papers in his speacialism brain tumour surgery, and is a tutor at the College of Surgeons of England and faculty at international course. He is Director of the “Oxford 3D White fibre Course” and teaches neurosurgeons the anatomy and techniques of awake brain tumour surgery.
Mr. Plaha has vast experience, having undertaken more than 1000 brain tumour operations including both awake surgery and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. He is frequently asked to provide second opinions for patients both nationally and internationally.
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