Consultant Profile

Mr Manish Desai

Mr Manish Desai MBBS, MS (Tr&Ortho), MRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Rehabilitation
    • Spinal injuries
Special clinical interests:

1) Rehabilitation of Non Traumatic and Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries including Failed Back Syndrome, Chronic Back pain, Spondylomyelopathy, Central cord syndrome, Cauda Equina Syndrome, and Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression.

2) Neurological rehabilitation of patients with Acquired Brain Injury including Stroke, Long term Neuro inflammatory and Neuro degenerative conditions (Multiple Sclerosis, Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis)

3) Holistic management of complex spasticity including use of  Botulinum Toxin injections, splints and specialist therapy

4) Management of Blepharospasm, Hyperhydrosis and excessive salivation with Botulinum Toxin injections

5) Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic rehabilitation including use of EMG/Ultrasound guided Nerve blocks, Intra-articular/tendon sheath injections, Phenol ablation

6) Management of Sexual Dysfunction by using “PLISSIT” model of sex therapy.

Research interests:
  • Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder degeneration in wheelchair users
  • Use of Botulinum Toxin in chronic pain Management
  • Venous Thromboprophylaxis in Long term neurological disorders
  • Depression in Long term neurological disability
  • Osteoporosis in chronic spinal cord injury
  • Heterotrophic ossification
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Spinal cord repair and regeneration
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • World Federation Of Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR)
  • The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS)
  • British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM)
  • British Association of Spinal Cord Specialists (BASCIS)
  • London Cancer Network and Acute Oncology Expert Reference Group
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)
  • Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation (IGOF)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Gujarat Orthopaedic Association (GOA)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary:
Diaone Rattigan
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8909 5313 or 07816 292515
Private secretary email address:
1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon 13.30 to 16.30
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Desai studied medicine at the Government Medical College in Baroda, India and was awarded a postgraduate degree (Master of Surgery – MS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 1995. He worked as an Orthopaedic consultant from 1995-2004 in India with special interest in MSK Trauma, Bone infection and degenerative spine diseases. He further had the opportunity to work as an Orthopaedic trainee at various centres in the UK, before he was awarded a National Training Number (NTN) in Rehabilitation Medicine from 2007 to 2011 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Mr Desai worked as a consultant in Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then Stoke-on-Trent from 2011 to 2012, before joining as a consultant at the Regional Spinal Cord Injuries Centre (London SCIC), Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore.

His routine work at London SCIC involves specialist rehabilitation of complex traumatic and non traumatic spinal injuries in adult patients, complex spasticity, neuropathic pain management, musculoskeletal interventions in these patients (Botulinum Toxin injections, Intrathecal Baclofen drug delivery, nerve blocks, joint injections) and Osteoporosis management. He has also successfully developed a regional specialist spinal rehabilitation service for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression, at London SCIC.

Holistic, multidisciplinary and patient centred care are the core values Mr Desai practices for successful physical, psycho-social and vocational rehabilitation following, complex long term neurological conditions.

Academic and Research Profile:

Mr Desai has presented his academic work in Orthopaedics (DYNESYS spine stabilisation system) and Rehabilitation Medicine (Movement disorders, DVT and Thromboprophylaxis, UTI, Depression management and Multiple Sclerosis) at various national and International conferences.

Personal profile:

Mr Desai is a very good swimmer, enjoys aerobics and country walking as well as watching and playing cricket.

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Mr Manish Desai

Mr Manish Desai Rehabilitation  Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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