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Sanjeev Bassi : Consultant Adult And Paediatric Neurosurgeon, London

Sanjeev Bassi
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 (6 monthly).

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.


Professional activities


Published papers

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.
HCA admitting rights



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Mr Sanjeev Bassi, 78 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HJ

Tel: 020 7034 8706

Email: sanjbassi@nhs.net

Website: www.neurosurgery.org.uk


Areas of expertise

Qualifications and memberships


  • MB ChB 1992 Victoria University of Manchester
  • FRCS(Eng) 1996 Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • FRCS(Neuro Surg) 2001 Royal College of Surgeons of England


Places of work

NHS base

KingsCollegeHospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital (St ThomasHospital), London 

Private practice consulting rooms

London Bridge Hospital, 27 Tooley Street, LondonSE1 2PR

Tel:   01622 620926

Fax:  01622 620921

Email: Samantha@kmsltd.org.uk


Harley Street Clinic, 35 Weymouth Street, LondonW1G 8BJ

Tel:  020 7034 8709

Fax: 020 7034 8704

Email: jenny.harris@hcahealthcare.co.uk

Email: susan.elliff@hcahealthcare.co.uk


The Somerfield Hospital, 63 London Road, MaidstoneME16 9DQ


Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS

Tel: 020 3299 3572

Fax: 020 7738 6089