Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel



GMC number: 4121514

Practising since: 1994



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  • Weekly Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00
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Mr Patel completed broad based training in neurosurgery at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where he developed interests and expertise in spinal surgery, surgical treatment of facial pain and cranial nerve hyperactive syndromes (trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm) and stereotactic surgery for functional brain disorders.

He was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Frenchay Hospital (University of Bristol) in 2005

In recognition for his functional neurosurgical research he has been recognised with an MRC fellowship. He has also received awards from both the American and the European Association of Neurological Surgeons and a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Other interests

  • Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm
  • Minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spine surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation therapies for chronic pain syndromes
  • Deep Brain Stimulation treatments for functional brain disorders (PD, chronic pain, epilepsy, intractable hypertension and treatment-resistant depression)

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel at Nuffield Health

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery

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Examples of Mr Patel's research include:

  1. Advancing techniques for treating spinal and chronic pain syndromes
  2. Advancements in deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode implantation
  3. Evaluation and optimisation of deep brain targets for PD, chronic pain, epilepsy, intractable hypertension, treatment-resistant depression and psychiatric disease
  4. Direct brain neurotrophic factor delivery for PD


  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Association
  • Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London – Yeoman
  • Associate Member Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Faculty Member International Neuromodulation Society
  • Neuromodulation Society of United Kingdom and Ireland
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol Trust
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol


Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Nik (Nikunj) Patel does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.