Mr Debasish Pal

Deb Pal


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  • Spine

About me

I am a consultant neurosurgeon in Leeds and my workload is related entirely to the spine. I completed my neurosurgical training in Leeds. Following this, I undertook a nationally recognised one-year spine fellowship in Nottingham which is one of the leading spinal units in this country. This provided me with complete training in all aspects of spinal surgery.

I have a special interest in cervical and lumbar degenerative disease and my practice includes the complete spectrum of Spine excluding paediatrics. It ranges from nonsurgical management of my patients to simple decompressive surgery as well as minimally invasive and complex spinal procedures.

One of my special interest is the LATERAL approach to the spine (XLIF) which is an excellent minimally invasive approach that is presently performed by selective few surgeons in U.K. It has several indications but by far the principal indication for me is Revision surgery to the back. This is also my key research interest.

My spinal practice is comprehensive and evidence based and I would offer surgery to my patients as the last resort and only after exhausting conservative measures as much is possible.

Areas of interest

Back pain; neck pain; arm pain; leg pain; trapped nerve; herniated disc; cervical disc prolapse; cervical myelopathy; lumbar disc prolapse; Spinal stenosis; spinal cord compression; sciatica; spondylolisthesis; degenerative scoliosis;adult spinal deformity; spinal fusion; minimally invasive spinal surgery;spinal diagnostics; injections;spinal tumours; intradural tumours; spinal trauma; Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF); Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures; complex revision surgery; second opinions; Spinal tumours

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Procedures completed

  • V2540

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graft stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital (1-5) Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V2560

    Decompression for central spinal stenosis (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V2542

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

  • V4280

    Correction of adult degenerative or adult idiopathic scoliosis including decompression +/- fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) - (1-5)

  • V2562

    Decompression for central spinal stenosis (3 or more levels) - (1-5)

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