Mr Parag Sayal

Mr Parag Sayal



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14 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

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“Mr Sayal, besides having what I always refer to as 'blood in the veins' as a necessary condition to be a good doctor or surgeon with the patients, has been Joseph's saviour. He explained all so well over the days prior to the surgery that he made the tough days look easier for us. Even Joseph felt relieved when Mr Sayal visited him to the extent that Joseph and both Frans and myself were actually looking forward to the surgery. Mr Sayal was our only hope. We knew and could feel at the onset that Mr Sayal was incredibly dedicated and the operation would bring Joseph back on his feet. This did in no way of course reduce completely our worries as parents but Mr Sayal did manage to alleviate the pain we were going through. The surgery was a success and we have nothing but praise for Mr Sayal and his team thanks to the dedication necessary in such difficult conditions. In a nutshell I would say that Mr Sayal has the know how, the right attitude and the virtue of explaining in a manner which is understandable to patients and relatives going through traumatic times. We truly are eternally grateful.“
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  • Spinal Surgery
  • Skull-Base Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • German
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  • General Medical Council: 6063410
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £285

    Follow-up appointment: £235

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1016 reviews


    Mr Parag Sayal is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with a specialist interest In Complex spinal surgery, Endoscopic Skull base surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

    He is a Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, part of the University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust. He provides private consultations and services at The Wellington Hospital & also at the Queen Square Private Consulting rooms.

    Mr Sayal's practice encompasses the entire range of Simple and Complex Spinal surgery ie.

    1.Degenerative spinal conditions ( patients with back pain, sciatica / leg pain, neck pain , arm pain, radiculopathy , myelopathy)

    2. Minimally invasive spinal surgery including surgery using tubes and endoscopic surgery.

    3. Surgery for spinal tumors , intra-dural tumors , Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC), spinal blood vessel malformations.

    4. Surgery for spinal infection, osteoporosis, spine fractures

    5. Injections and facet denervation for spinal pain.

    He also performs Endoscopic Anterior skull base procedures for pathologies such as CSF leak, Chordomas, chondrosarcomas amongst others with the ENT surgeons

    He has a specialist interest in Cervical deformity correction, Metabolic spinal Conditions such as MPS & XLH, Tarlov cysts , craniovertebral junction pathology , Syringomyelia , superficial siderosis , spinal cord tumors and vascular malformations and Minimally invasive spinal surgery.

    Having graduated from Medical school with numerous distinctions and medals, he completed his Neurosurgical training in the Yorkshire Deanery . During his training, he performed over 1500 Neurosurgical procedures including surgery for Brain Tumors, Brain haemorrhage / Aneurysm clippings , Complex spinal surgery / instrumentation and Open / Endoscopic Skull base surgery.

    He then chose to take up the prestigious Sir Victor Horsley Spinal Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery , Queen square & The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore , a joint Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic spinal fellowship and this places him with the unique advantage of having expertise across the entire spectrum of Spinal surgery: Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic

    He did a further 4 month fellow position at Queen square performing Endoscopic anterior Skull base surgeries and Complex Spinal tumor surgery.

    He was chosen competitively for the presitgious British assocIation of Spinal Surgeons' Travelling fellowship and also awarded the Best presentation prize at the 2015 British Association of Spinal Surgeons' meeting in Bath

    Mr Sayal has presented extensively in National and international Neurosurgical meetings / conferences and collaborated in over 60 scientific abstracts.

    He has a keen interest in teaching and has trained Senior Spinal fellows who have gone on to become Spinal surgery consultants in other hospitals. He is the lead for Junior Dr Education.

    He has been invited to deliver Neurosurgical lectures to a wide range of specialities including Neurosurgeons / Orthopaedic spinal surgeons, Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapists, Rheumatologists, Emergency Medicine, Nursing Professionals , UCL Medical students.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Spinal decompression / Microdiscectomy
    • Surgery For Sciatica
    • Tubular decompression
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Spinal tumor surgery
    • Anterior Lumbar interbody fusion
    • TLIF / Posterior Lumbar fusion
    • Lateral Lumbar fusion / XLIF
    • Thoracic fusion
    • Posterior cervical fusion
    • Spinal injections
    • Cervical Disc replacement
    • Facet denervation
    • Cervical corpectomy
    • Thoracic discectomy
    • Intradural tumor surgery
    • Spinal deformity correction surgery
    • Tarlov cyst
    • Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty
    • Spinal fracture fixation
    • Meningioma / schwannoma / neurofibroma removal
    • Neuro-Oncology
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal tumours
    • Spine Fractures And Trauma
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal degeneration, spinal stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Intradural spinal tumors
    • Osteoporosis
    • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • Spinal injections
    • Endoscopic Skull base surgery


    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Artificial Disc Replacement (Cervical)
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Epidural
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Facet Joint Replacement
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Video Consultation
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Scoliosis
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Leg Pain
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Coccyx Fracture
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Meningiomas
    • Metastases
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
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    • MBBS
    • FRCS Neurosurgery 2012
    • Memberships: British Association of Spinal Surgeons,
    • European Association of Neurological Surgeons,
    • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh,
    • British Neuroendoscopy society.
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