Mr S Khan

Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS(Neuro Surg), MD

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I am a Consultant Neurosurgeon with additional fellowship training in spinal surgery and functional neurosurgery.

I graduated from Sheffield Medical School and completed my basic surgical training in Edinburgh. I then worked as a clinical research fellow in Bristol and was awarded an MD for my thesis on deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

I undertook my neurosurgical training in Bristol, Plymouth and Sheffield. I then completed a Complex Spinal Fellowship in Leeds, training with both Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spinal Surgeons.

I was awarded the Norman Dott Medal in 2014 for the highest mark achieved in the FRCS Neurosurgery exam. As part of this award I visited the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona on a travelling fellowship.

I currently teach surgical approaches to the spine on courses in England and Scotland. I have multiple publications in the field of spinal surgery and functional neurosurgery, including papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and online learning modules. I have presented at international conferences in Europe and North America as well as invited lectures in Australia.

I work as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Edinburgh and have a subspecialty interest in spinal surgery. I have expertise in the management of spinal degenerative disease, disc prolapse, and tumours, as well as more complex conditions such as spinal trauma and instability. My private practice mirrors my NHS practice.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr S Khan at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative spine
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Neck pain
  • Minimal access neurosurgery for the spine
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis
  • Spinal tumours and infection
  • Spinal instability
  • Head injuries 

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Additional information

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain

Special clinical interests: Minimal access neurosurgery for the spine, degenerative spine/spondylosis/stenosis. Spinal tumours and infection, spinal instability and head injuries.

Professional memberships

Member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeon

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.