Professor Keyoumars Ashkan

Professor Keyoumars Ashkan

BA BSc MB BCh FRCP FRCPath FRCS FRCPS FRCS (SN) MD

Neurosurgery

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1 specialist

27 years of experience
18 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.89

Bedside Manner

4.89

Explanation

4.89

Top feedback

“It was brief, but he laid out the facts, explaining what he would do and post operative expectations. He also outlined the consequences of not having the operation. I do wish he could have come to see me after the operation. Someone else from the surgical team came to see me. I would imagine that he was too busy with other operations.“
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Subspecialties

  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Spinal Surgery
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4011040
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £285

    Follow-up appointment: £235

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    868 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    161 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    09:00 - 13:00
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    About

    Professor Ashkan is a leading neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London and one of the handful of neurosurgeons in the UK to be awarded a Professorship. Professor Ashkan underwent dual postgraduate training in medicine and surgery, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 and the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (FRCS) in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London, being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002. His subspecialist training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery included a Fellowship in France with Professor Benabid, generally considered as the founder of modern deep brain stimulation surgery, which led to a MD degree in 2006. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital in January 2007 and subsequently was promoted to the position of Professor.

    In addition to his expertise in degenerative spine disease, which includes the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica together with peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Professor Ashkan’s main interests are neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. This includes deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation for movement disorders, pain, headaches and image guided minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies and brain mapping.  He is also one of the few UK surgeons trained in Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery. 

    He is the UK Lead for Genomics England programme for brain tumour, President of the British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Neurosurgery Section of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, King’s Lead for Neuro-Oncology, Chair of King’s Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit and Deputy Lead for King’s Neuroscience Research Advisory Committee. 

    Professor Ashkan has published over 400 peer review papers, abstracts and book chapters and is an Associate Editor or reviewer for several journals.

    In his spare time Professor Ashkan has completed a degree and diploma in music and enjoys playing the piano. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Visualase, Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Occipital Nerve Stimulation, DCVax Immunotherapy, Awake Craniotomy, Surgery for Brain Tumours, Visualase, Gamma-knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Lumbar and Cervical Laminectomy and Discectomy.

    Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, Brain Tumours, Spine Disease, Back Pain, Sciatica.

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    Procedures

    • Brain Surgery
    • Cyberknife Therapy
    • Laminectomy
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Discectomy
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Brain Tumours
    • Metastases
    • Back Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Gliomas
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Upper Back Pain
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    Education

    Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians: FRCP: May 2011.

    The Cardiff University School of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine: MD: Sep 2006.

    Specialist Training Authority: CCST (Neurosurgery): Sep 2004.

    Intercollegiate Fellowship in Neurological Surgery: FRCS (Neurosurgery): Oct 2002.

    Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England: FRCS (Eng.): Feb 1998.

    Membership of the Royal College of Physicians: MRCP (UK): Feb 1997.

    Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: FRCPS (Glasg.): Feb 1998.

    Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MB. BCh., awarded with Commendation: July 1993.

    Intercalated Degree of Bachelor of Science, BSc, in Medical Biochemistry, FIRST CLASS with HONOURS: July 1990.

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    Reviews

    4.89 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Brain Tumours
    3/9
    Neurosurgery
    2/9
    Brain Surgery
    1/9
    Cyberknife Therapy
    1/9
    Functional Neurosurgery
    1/9
    Laminectomy
    1/9
    Metastases
    1/9
    Neuro-Oncology
    1/9
    Spinal Decompresson
    1/9
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    (5/5)
    It was brief, but he laid out the facts, explaining what he would do and post operative expectations. He also outlined the consequences of not having the operation. I do wish he could have come to see me after the operation. Someone else from the surgical team came to see me. I would imagine that he was too busy with other operations.
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    (5/5)
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    Very Knowledgeable
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    The best consultant I’ve ever met
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    Patient seen for:
    Excellent experience
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    Patient seen for:
    Amazing 👍🏻 Very professional and friendly and very knowledgeable of my condition, made me and my husband welcomed. Thank you
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    World class. An extraordinary level of expertise, experience and skill. Facing neurosurgery can be terrifying, but in Prof Ashkan I felt that I was in the safest, highly skilled and most caring of hands. He was able to make complex medical issues easy to understand for me as a patient and for my family, and set out the options, risks and issues in full detail, enabling me to reach fully informed decisions. He was happy to go through my sometimes extensive list of questions in however much detail I needed. I have undergone three neurosurgical operations conducted by Prof Ashkan, and others by his team. He has also supervised my radiotherapy and cyberknife. All the experiences were excellent and I felt very confident despite the complexity and risks of the procedures. He combines his ever expanding knowledge and experience with the most supportive and kind relations with patients and their families, and worked with the wider medical profession to ensure I received the best of all possible outcomes in my wider treatment. I have always felt treated as a 'whole person', who Prof Ashkan took time to get to know, and never just as an 'interesting case'. I could not recommend him more highly.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Professor Ashkan Is the kindest person you could ever meet. Without him I wouldn’t have got the help that I desperately needed, for that I am extremely grateful. He really cares about his patients, which is a unique quality. I think Professor Ashkan is an amazing consultant and I would never go to anyone else.
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    Patient seen for:
    V thorough, informative and friendly
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    Patient seen for:
    Very professional and on point. Everything was very well explained.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
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    Neurosurgery

    Dr Katia Cikurel
    Dr Katia Cikurel
    Neurology

    29-06-2020

    Professor Ashkan is an superb colleague with whom I have worked for many years on the Neuro-Oncology Team at King's College Hospital and the Harley Street Clinic. He is an excellent Neurosurgeon and an esteemed opinion.

    For specialty: Neurosurgery
    For conditions: Pineal Tumours, Gliomas, Metastases, Meningiomas, Brain Tumours, Hydrocephalus
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Brain Surgery, Shunt for Hydrocephalus
    Connection: Is a colleague
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