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Masood-Shafafy- Spinal-surgeon

Mr Masood Shafafy

MB bS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Spinal surgeon

Specialty
Sub-Specialties
  • Spinal surgery, Trauma
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Mr Masood Shafafy is an internationally recognised Consultant Spinal Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of complex spinal conditions in both adults and children. He leads one of the most prestigious and challenging spinal practices in the UK and Europe, using pioneering and innovative techniques at the forefront of modern spinal surgery.

    Mr Shafafy holds an NHS post at the Queen’s Medical Centre at the University of Nottingham Hospital, with additional private practices across the Midlands of England, as well as in Harley Street, London.

    In his practice, Mr Shafafy treats spinal conditions, using modern less invasive and minimally invasive techniques, as well as cutting edge technology to optimise safety and recovery time for his patients.
    He has developed and now teaches his own technique to achieve maximum possible correction of spinal deformity in the safest possible way.
    He was also one of the first in Europe to use MAGEC to treat early on-set scoliosis and use modern minimally invasive (MIS) approaches to treat scoliosis among adults”

    He received his specialist training in Oxford and later the Queens Medical Centre Nottingham, where he now teaches and trains generations of spinal surgeons from across the world.

    Alongside his surgical practice, Mr Shafafy has taught generations of doctors and spinal surgeons from across the world at the Queens Medical Centre University of Nottingham hospital. He was program director for the Nottingham spinal fellowship.

    In addition to his involvement with medical education at the University of Nottingham, he has been a trainer in numerous cadaveric, practical and live spinal surgery courses. He is an executive board member of the British scoliosis society and is a member of a number of national and international spinal professional societies.

    “Having undergone spinal surgery myself, I know what a daunting experience it can be to have a spine related condition. For this reason, I ensure patients make informed decisions about their treatment, that they understand their condition and all the options that are available to them. Importantly, when it comes to the spine, an operation is the final resolution.”

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Spinal deformity, Scoliosis, Paediatric spinal deformities. 
     
  • Publications icon plus

    1. Shafafy M, Dalal,S, D’Aquina D, O’Boyle C
    A noval modified posterior surgical approach for neuromuscular scoliosis
    The Spine journal, Novemeber 2017, Volume 17, Issue 11, Supplement, Page S330

    2. D’Aquina D, Shafafy M
    Iatrogenic Chiari Following Posterior Correction of Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis : A case report Illustrating the Hydrodynamic Theory os Adolescent onset Scoliosis
    The Spine journal, Novemeber 2017, Volume 17, Issue 11, Supplement, Page S332

    3. Morassi GL, Arion K, Quraishi N , Shafafy M
    Four rod instrumentation in long posterior spinal constructs in order to prevent rod failure in high-risk patients after adult deformity surgery
    The Spine journal, March 2017, Volume 17, Issue 3, Supplement, Page S5

    4. Morassi GL, Shafafy R, Boszczyk BM, Shafafy M
    The use of transitional flexible rods in long posterior instrumentation to correct adult degenerative kyphoscoliosis - short term results
    The Spine journal, April 2016, Volume 16, Issue 4, Supplement, Page S84

    5. Morassi GL, Shafafy R, Ashraf W, Bayston R , Shafafy M
    A novel technique for the diagnosis of spinal implant infection
    The Spine journal, April 2016, Volume 16, Issue 4, Supplement, Page S85

    6. Shafafy R, Morassi GL, Quraishi N, Shafafy M
    Influence of three different surgical instuments on total blood loss in pedicle subtraction osteotomy
    The Spine journal, April 2016, Volume 16, Issue 4, Supplement, Page S84

    7. Shafafy R, Morassi GL, HunterJ , Shafafy M
    Paediatric spinal cord injury remote from the site of musculosceletal injury : a report of two cases
    The Spine journal, April 2016, Volume 16, Issue 4, Supplement, Page S89

    8. Schlag HR, Muquit S, Hristov TB, Morassi G, Boszczyk BM, Shafafy M
    Subarachnoidal pleural fistula after resection of intradural thoracic disc herniation and multimodal treatment with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV)
    Eur Spine J. 2015 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]

    9. Salem KH, Goodger L, Bowyer K, Shafafy M, Grevitt MP
    Does transcranial stimulation for motor evoked potentials (TcMEP) worsen seizures in epileptic patients following spinal deformity surgery?
    Ahead of print. European spine journal, Received: 11 November 2014 / Revised: 3 May 2015 / Accepted: 3 May 2015

    10. Strantzis KA, Mirzashahi B, Behrbalk E, Sadat M, Shafafy M
    Open reduction and posterior instrumentation of type 3 high transverse sacral fracture-dislocation.
    Journal of neurosurgery Spine, 05/2014; DOI;10.317/2014.4.

    11. Adamson L, Saunders J, MvNeill G, Forward D, Shafafy M
    Traumatic tension chylothorax : Lessons from a rare complication of thoracic spinal trauma
    Trauma, 2014 Vol. 16(2) 114-116

    12. Kerr N, Gohil R, Bherbalk E, Shafafy M
    Neurosurgery: Cervical Spine in the Round: A guide to Approach
    Core surgery Journal: 11/2013; 3(6): 62-68

    13. Quraishi NA, Koing M, Booker SJ, Shafafy M, Boszczyk BM, Grevitt MP, Mehdian H,Webb JK
    Access Related Complications in Anterior Lumbar Surgery Performed by Spinal Surgeons
    Eur Spine J. 2013 Mar;22 Suppl 1:S16-20. Epub 2012 Dec 19
    14. Parks RM, Kong MA, Boszczyk BM, Shafafy M
    Transarticular fusion for treatment of cystic lesion arising from an odontoid fracture
    Eur Spine J ( 2013), Volume 22, Iss 1, 21-25

    15. Hassan SS, Purushothamdas SS , Webb JK , Shafafy M
    Rhizolysis: an unusual postoperative complication.
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 41(8):E112-4 (2012), PMID 22900255

    16. Karampalis CC, Grevitt MP, Shafafy M, Webb JK
    High-grade spondylolisthesis: gradual reduction using Magerl's external fixator followed by circumferential fusion technique and long-term results.
    Eur Spine J (2012), PMID 22358338

    17. Khan AZ, Shafafy M, Latimer MD, Crosby,J
    lipoma within the Achilles Tendon Sheath.
    Foot Ankle Surg 18(1):e16-17 (2012)

    18. Shafafy M, Singh. P, Fairbank. JCT, Wilson-MacDonald. J
    Primary Non-Tuberculous Haematogenous Spinal Infections; Presentation, Investigation and Management. A ten-year experience
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (BR),2008; 90-B: SUPP III, 524

    19. Shafafy. M, Nagaria. J, Judd. S, Grevitt. MP
    Spondyloptosis & Major Olisthesis: Staged Reduction Using the Magerl Fixateur Externe
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (BR),2008; 90-B: SUPP III, 526

    20. Shoakazemi A, Shafafy M, Mehdian SMH
    Results of coccygectomy in patients with traumatic coccydynia.
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (BR),2008; 90-B: SUPP III, 528

    21. Shafafy M, Singh P, Fairbank. JCT, Wilson-MacDonald. J
    Functional Outcome after Primary Haematogenous Spinal Infection.
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (BR),2008; 90-B: SUPP III, 529

    22. Chinwalla. F, Shafafy M, Nagaria. J, Grevitt. MP
    Lumbar Spine Decompression in the Elderly: Too Much, Too Late? A Comparison
    Of Outcomes & Complications
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (BR),2008; 90-B: SUPP III, 526

    23. Shafafy M, Nagaria. J, Grevitt. MP, Webb JK
    High-grade spondylolisthesis; gradual reduction using Magerl external fixateur followed by circumferential fusion. (A safe and effective technique).
    European Spine Journal Vol 16. Supp 1 Sep 2007: S43-S103

    24. Chinwalla. F, Shafafy M, Nagaria. J, Grevitt. MP
    Lumbar Spine Decompression in the Elderly: Too Much, Too Late? A Comparison
    Of Outcomes & Complications
    European Spine Journal Vol 16. Supp 1 Sep 2007: S43-S103

    25. Samandouras. G, Shafafy M, Hamlyn. PJ
    A New Anterior Cervical Instrumentation System Combining an Intradiscal Cage With an Integrated Plate.
    SPINE, May 2001, Volume26, Number 10, pp 1188-1192

  • Awards and recognitions icon plus

    Member of executive board of the British Scoliosis Society, European Spine Journal reviewer of the Month 2019

  • Professional bodies icon plus

    BOA, BMA, RCS, SRS, BASS, BSS, NASS

Practice locations

NHS base

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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