Sanjeev Bassi : Consultant Adult And Paediatric Neurosurgeon, London
Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon, London: Sanjeev Bassi
A consultant adult and paediatric neurosurgeon based in London specialising in the treatment of sciatica, back pain, headache, neck pain, disc replacement, brain tumour, synostosis and plagiocephaly.
Mr Sanjeev Bassi, born in London and educated at Ilford County Grammar School for Boys and Victoria University of Manchester, is a Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon who treats patients with brain and spinal problems.
After gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, England he trained in neurosurgery in Nottingham and obtained his fellowship at the Necker Hospital in Paris and the Montefiore Hospital in New York, USA. He then worked as a paediatric neurosurgical fellow at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and then as a Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgery at King's College Hospital and the Evelina Children’ Hospital, St Thomas Hospital.
Brain tumour treatment in London
All brain tumours are treated in guidance with the recommendations of
The United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Group (UKCCG) and in conjunction
with the oncologists at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
He also specialises in general neurosurgery for adults and paediatric
diseases which progress into adulthood. He also deals with degenerative
spinal problems, including brachalgia, sciatica, spinal cord tumours
and all brain tumours.
Having trained extensively in the applications of neuro-endoscopy in
neurosurgery, he teaches and lectures internationally on third
ventriculostomy, endoscopic treatment of craniopharingiomas and
endoscopic applications in pineal tumours. He also runs a course on
hydrocephalus and endoscopy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Availability in his consulting rooms
Tuesday 1pm-8pm Harley Street Clinic
Wednesday 5pm-8pm London Bridge Hospital
Thursday 8am-12pm Somerfield Hospital Maidstone, Kent
Thursday 4pm-8pm Harley Street Clinic
Ad Hoc sessions at Kings College Hospital (8am-9am most days)
Clinical and research interests
These include neuro-endoscopy including third ventriculostomy, endoscopic treatment of arachnoid cysts, craniopharyngiomas and also endoscopy as a tool to tumour management.
As well as an interest in spina bifida, he has a large practice which specialises in the treatment of cerebral palsy. He has been involved with the Intra-thecal Baclofen pump insertion programme since its infancy and offer this service in both children and adults.
Sanjeev has published over 30 papers and abstracts on topics including hydrocephalus, cerebral abscess, consent, trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuromas, sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, spinal disease, cerebral palsy and intra thecal baclofen, antenatal counselling in neurosurgery and brain tumours.
Education and training
Educational supervisor for basic neurosurgical trainees in the Department of Neurosurgery at Kings College Hospital
Teaches GKT Medical students
Guest lecturer at International Neurosurgical Conferences
Runs a course on Hydrocephalus at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Hands-on involvement in the development of paediatric neurosurgery as a sub speciality in developing counties.
Media and press
7 episodes of BBC City Hospital filming his surgery
Previous filming for the BBC evening documentary ‘Survival’
Press articles in the local and national press (South London Press, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail) on surgical cases
Involved in various patient support organisations including the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) and has recently written the foreword to their “Benny the Bear” book for children with hydrocephalus.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr. Sanjeev Bassi is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including HCA Hospitals.
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