Mr Debasish Pal

Deb Pal



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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020

Specialises in

  • Spinal tumours
  • 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 to the spine. It is probably one of the most innovative techniques developed on the spine in the last decade and is presently performed by selective few surgeons in U.K. It has several indications including Revision lumbar surgery, adult deformity as well as trauma, tumours and infection. This is also my key research interest. I am also a member of SOLAS( Society of lateral access surgeons).

My other research interests are foot drop in Lumbar disease and MIS surgery for thoracic disc.

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; Revision lumbar surgery; Spinal tumours

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Procedures completed

  • V2950

    Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50) Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V2540

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

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V4150

    Anterior correction of degenerative adult kyphosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V4100

    Posterior correction of idiopathic juvenile scoliosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health 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)

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