Professor Tipu Aziz


MD, FRCS (Surgical Neurology), D. Med. Sci (Manchester)

GMC number: 2842075

Practicing since: 1983



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Professor Aziz has played a pivotal role in the development of two of the Deep Brain Stimulation targets used in PD, the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN). He pioneered DBS for dystonia and multiple sclerosis, and established Oxford as a major international centre for surgery for movement disorders. In 1999 he started performing DBS for neuropathic pain, in which Oxford now has more experience than any other centre in the world. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications and in 2013 was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has set up 20 units for functional neurosurgery globally and trained many functional neurosurgeons in the UK.

In addition to his interests in neuromodulation he is also interested in chronic pain management of spinal disorders using facet joint injections and rhizolysis. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.


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Special interests

Neuromodulation ie Deep brain stimulation, Spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation for movement disorders and pain.

Other interests

Chronic spinal pain, whiplash injuries, Trigeminal neuralgia. Facet joint injections and rhizolysis.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Tipu Aziz at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • Nerve surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

Locations Professor Tipu Aziz works with

Related experience


Professor Aziz’ interests are surgical alleviation of movement disorders and pain, understanding the brain mechanisms that underlie these disorders, trialling new technologies, clinical trials most recently that of deep brain stimulation for Anorexia Nervosa.


  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • Society of British Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • European Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Society of British Neurosurgery

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
  • Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford

Insurers Professor Tipu Aziz works with

Professor Tipu Aziz works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth


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

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

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