Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel
BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCS (SN)
I have had a broad based training in neurosurgery at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, where I have developed interests and expertise in spinal surgery; surgical treatment of facial pain and cranial nerve hyperactive syndromes; and stereotactic surgery for functional brain disorders.
In recognition for my research in the growth factor therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, I was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in Neurosurgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel at Spire include:
Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel, a Consultant Neurosurgeon, describes trigeminal neuralgia as a rare form of severe facial pain, often regarded as the worst imaginable pain that occurs due to a lesion in the trigeminal nerve in the face. Medication is typically used as the first treatment measure but if dosages and side effects become too high then referral to a neurosurgeon is the next step.
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol Trust.
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol.