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Mr Nikunj Patel 04121514

Neurosurgery

 

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About me

Nik is a Consultant Neural and Spinal Surgeon working privately at Spire Bristol Hospital and Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital. Nik trained in medicine at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, and in neurosciences at University College London.

In 1991 he gained a First Class Honours Degree in Neurosciences and in 1994 graduated in Medicine with Distinction in Pathology from University of London. His basic surgical training was completed at Oxford University

His neurosurgical training was completed at Frenchay hospital, University of Bristol, where he was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2005.

Nik has since been recognised for functional neurosurgical excellence with an MRC fellowship, awards from both the American and the European Associations of Neurological Surgeons, and a Hunterian Professorship in Neurosurgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Areas of interest

SPINAL PAIN
- Disc disease (Cervical Disc Prolapse, Lumbar Disc Prolapse)
- Degenerative disease – Spondylitis (Cervical Spondylopathy, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis)
- Failed back surgery syndrome (Persistent mechanical, neurogenic (nerve related) or neuropathic (nerve injury) pain following previous spinal surgery).

CHRONIC PAIN
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (neuropathic (nerve injury) pain in leg or arm following lumbar or cervical spine surgery)
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Neuropathic pain secondary to peripheral nerve damage
- Brachial plexopathy: traumatic, post irradiation
- And more

FUNCTIONAL BRAIN DISORDERS
- Treatment-resistant depression
- Movement disorders (Dystonia, Parkinson’s Disease

FACIAL PAIN & CRANIAL NERVE HYPERACTIVE DISORDERS
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
- Hemifacial Spasm

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Procedures completed

  • 25160

    Trigeminal ganglion radio frequency lesion (under X-ray control) - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • A3200

    Decompression of cranial nerve (craniotomy) - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • A5745

    Medial branch block injection(s) +/- image guidance (including bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • A5755

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • AA460

    Destruction of branch of trigeminal nerve (neurolytic/RF/cryoprobe) - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • A7352

    Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • A5743

    Medial branch block injection(s) +/- image guidance (including bilateral) CERVICAL - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

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