Professor Amjad Shad



GMC number: 4377793

Practising since: 1984



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Mr Amjad Shad is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Coventry and has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust since 2004.

During his training in Edinburgh, Oxford and the USA he gained extensive experience in spinal conditions, including complex spinal problems and pain relief. Through his research Mr Shad has developed a new technique to treat cervical disc problems. This offers patients an alternative to the traditional method of harvesting graft from the hip bone, which can be painful.This new technique has improved post-operative recovery rates in most patients. 

Where possible, Mr Shad performs disc replacement surgery rather than disc fusion, a procedure used to alleviate the symptoms caused by damaged discs. This surgical procedure uses a new medical device designed to replace the disc which sits between the spinal vertebrae. The disc which is damaged or diseased, is surgically removed and replaced by an artificial disc prosthesis which features a ball and socket design to preserve motion.

Other interests

All cervical and lumbar spine pathologies and brain tumours. Mr Shad treats patients with the latest minimally invasive procedures and continually develops new techniques that minimise the risk factors of brain and spinal surgery.

Conditions treated include:

  • Back and neck pain surgery
  • Prolapse disc surgery
  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

Personal interests

Keen cricketer.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Amjad Shad at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Nerve blocks
  • Dorsal root ganglion block
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Professor Amjad Shad works with

Related experience


  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon/Spinal Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Insurers Professor Amjad Shad works with

Professor Amjad Shad works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Police Mutual
  • WPA


Professor Amjad Shad does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Amjad Shad does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Amjad Shad does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.