Mr Chirag Patel

Mr Chirag Patel

Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon
MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCS (Neurosurgery)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Chirag Patel at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Spinal cord stimulation for chronic low back, neck and limb pain
  • Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for facial pain, occipital neuralgia and headaches

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Professional profile

I have worked in Neurosurgery units in India, Kenya and UK since 1995. I have over 15 years of experience working in Neurosurgical units in UK including London, Newcastle, Cardiff and Birmingham. I have been a Consultant Neurosurgeon since 2012. I have got sub specialty interest in the management of chronic pain and spasticity using Neuromodulation. I am the only Neurosurgeon in Welsh NHS conducting procedures for spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain.

I specialise in brain and spinal surgery in adults and children with specific interest in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain and peripheral nerve stimulation for facial pain and headaches. In the past 15 years I have done over 3,000 neurosurgical procedures including over 300 Brain and spine tumours, over 700 spinal operations, over 200 spinal cord stimulators, over 500 VP shunt procedures and over 200 peripheral nerve stimulation. I have performed over 300 paediatric neurosurgical procedures including brain tumours and VP shunts.

I have completed my Paediatric neurosurgery fellowship in Birmingham Children's Hospital and am one of the three paediatric neurosurgeons in Welsh NHS providing neurosurgical care to the children of Wales. In my NHS practice I also look after patients with general neurosurgical conditions for example; Brain and spinal tumours, degenerative disc disease, hydrocephalus, congenital abnormalities etc.

I am consultant in charge of Clinical Coding for Neurosurgery at University Hospital of Wales. I am also the rota manager for the Neurosurgical trainees in the department.

I am a clinical tutor for medical students at Cardiff University.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Pain relief
Spinal surgery

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Archives of Diseases in Childhood - Educational and Practice Child's Nervous System

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Qualification and professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2012
FRCS is a degree given to Neurosurgeons at the end of their training after passing an examination.

Professional memberships

General Medical Council
Neuromodulation Society of UK and Ireland
International Neuromodulation Society
Welsh Pain Society
British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

I am the clinical lead for the Neuromodulation service for Chronic pain and spasticity in Wales
I am the sole representative for Wales at the Neuromodulation Society of UK and Ireland
I am the consultant in charge of the clinical coding for Neurosurgery

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Current NHS posts

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Noah's Ark Children's Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

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Personal Profile

I am a keen runner and regularly participate in half marathons around the country. I have run for the Noah's Ark Children's charity in the Cardiff Half Marathon. I am also a member of the Les Croupiers Running Club in Cardiff and regularly participate in the Park runs. I also cycle mostly on trails. I enjoy the great Welsh outdoors and regularly climb the mountains in Brecon and Snowdonia.

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Private contact details

Telephone 02920542509
Private secretary CATHERINE GAMBLE
Private secretary telephone 0743267239
Private secretary email