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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
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Mr Parag Sayal is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with a specialist ineterst 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. Disc replacement 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, spinal epidural, Nerve root injections
He also performs Endoscopic Anterior skull base procedures for pathologies such as CSF leak, Chordomas, chondrosarcomas amongst others with the ENT surgeons
He also 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 was chosen for 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 also took a 4 month fellowship at Queen square performing Endoscopic anterior Skull base surgeries and Complex Spinal tumor surgery.
He was chosen competitively for the prestigious 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.
Areas of interest
Complex spine surgery; Minimally invasive spine surgery; Spinal tumours; Intradural tumours; Lumbar degenerative disease; Cervical degenerative disease; Cervical deformity; Adult spinal degernative deformity; Spinal fractures; Spinal infections; Lumbar discectomy; Lumbar decompression; Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion; Cervical disc replacement ; Spinal injections; Facet denervation; Nerve root injections; Spinal epidural; Vertebroplasty; Kyphoplasty; Posterior cervical fixation; Cranio-cervical junction pathology; Foramen magnum decompression; Endoscopic Skullbase surgery;
- Daniela Martins
- Department of Neurology National Hospital For Neurology & Neurosurgery Queen Square London WC1N 3BG
Current NHS consultant posts held
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen square, London
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- German - Conversational
Courses offered to GPs
"Management of common spinal conditions"
" Cauda equina syndrome"
" Malignant spinal cord compression"
"Diagnosis and Management of urgent spinal conditions by GPs"
" Degenerative spine disease: How should we manage this in the community"
"Management of back pain: Whats the evidence"
"Management of neck pain: Whats the evidence"
Reference number 6063410
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