The biography of Nik Patel

Nik is a Consultant Neural and Spinal Surgeon at Frenchay Hospital Bristol. He also has a practice at the Spire Hospital, also in Bristol. Nik trained in medicine at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, and in neurosciences at University College London.

In 1991 he gained a First Class Honours Degree in Neurosciences and in 1994 graduated in Medicine with Distinction in Pathology from University of London. His basic surgical training was completed at Oxford University

His neurosurgical training was completed at Frenchay hospital, University of Bristol, where he was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2005.

Nik has since been recognised for functional neurosurgical excellence with an MRC fellowship, awards from both the American and the European Associations of Neurological Surgeons, and  a Hunterian Professorship in Neurosurgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Nik has developed a special interest in the treatment of severe pain, especially from disorders related to the face and head, spine degenerative disease and those secondary to nerve injury (neuropathic pain). He also has a special interest in the surgical treatment of functional brain disorders and cranial nerve hyperactive disorders.