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Keyoumars Ashkan

Neurosurgery

31 years of experience
31 years of experience

PATIENT REVIEWS

4.95

Reviewed By

Doctify

About

Professor Ashkan is a leading neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London and one of the handful of neurosurgeons in the UK to be awarded a Professorship. Professor Ashkan underwent dual postgraduate training in medicine and surgery, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997 and the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow (FRCS) in 1998. Thereafter, he underwent higher specialist training in general neurosurgery in London, being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery (FRCS SN) in 2002. His subspecialist training in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery included a Fellowship in France with Professor Benabid, generally considered as the founder of modern deep brain stimulation surgery, which led to a MD degree in 2006. He was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital in January 2007 and subsequently was promoted to the position of Professor.

In addition to his expertise in degenerative spine disease, which includes the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica together with peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Professor Ashkan’s main interests are neuromodulation surgery and brain tumours. This includes deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and occipital nerve stimulation for movement disorders, pain, headaches and image guided minimally invasive and stereotactic surgery for brain tumours including awake craniotomies and brain mapping.  He is also one of the few UK surgeons trained in Gamma and Cyberknife radiosurgery. 

He is the UK Lead for Genomics England programme for brain tumour, President of the British Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Neurosurgery Section of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, King’s Lead for Neuro-Oncology, Chair of King’s Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit and Deputy Lead for King’s Neuroscience Research Advisory Committee. 

Professor Ashkan has published over 400 peer review papers, abstracts and book chapters and is an Associate Editor or reviewer for several journals.

In his spare time Professor Ashkan has completed a degree and diploma in music and enjoys playing the piano. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Visualase, Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Occipital Nerve Stimulation, DCVax Immunotherapy, Awake Craniotomy, Surgery for Brain Tumours, Visualase, Gamma-knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Lumbar and Cervical Laminectomy and Discectomy.

Parkinson's disease, Essential Tremor, Brain Tumours, Spine Disease, Back Pain, Sciatica.

Subspecialities

Functional Neurosurgery

All procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Laser Ablation Brain Surgery
  • Lumbar Back Surgery
  • Sciatica Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

  • Brain Tumours
  • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
  • Metastases
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures and Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
  • Sports-Related Spine Injuries

Languages

English, Farsi

Qualifications

BA BSc MB BCh FRCP FRCPath FRCS FRCPS FRCS (SN) MD

Registered with

General Medical Council: 4011040

Locations

Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4HS

Unavailable

78 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HJ

  • Tuesday:
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday:
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £330

Follow-up appointment: £275

Reviews

Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.95 / 5

Personal care received

4.95 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.95 / 5

PATIENT REVIEWS

4.95

Reviewed By

Doctify