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Mr Parag Sayal

Mr Parag Sayal

Consultant Neurosurgeon

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Mr Parag Sayal
Mr Parag Sayal
  • 27 reviews
About Mr Sayal

Mr Parag Sayal is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with a specialist interest in Complex spinal surgery, Endoscopic Skull base surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

He is a Consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, part of the University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Mr Sayal’s practice encompasses the entire range of Simple and Complex Spinal surgery ie.

  • Degenerative spinal conditions ( patients with back pain, sciatica / leg pain, neck pain , arm pain, radiculopathy , myelopathy)
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery including surgery using tubes and endoscopic surgery.
  • Surgery for spinal tumors , intra-dural tumors , Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC), spinal blood vessel malformations.
  • Surgery for spinal infection, osteoporosis, spine fractures
  • Injections and facet denervation for spinal pain.

He also performs Endoscopic Anterior skull base procedures for pathologies such as CSF leak, Chordomas, chondrosarcomas amongst others with the ENT surgeons

He has a specialist interest in Cervical deformity correction, Metabolic spinal Conditions such as MPS & XLH, Tarlov cysts , craniovertebral junction pathology , Syringomyelia , superficial siderosis , spinal cord tumors and vascular malformations and Minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Having graduated from Medical school with numerous distinctions and medals, he completed his Neurosurgical training in the Yorkshire Deanery . During his training, he performed over 1500 Neurosurgical procedures including surgery for Brain Tumors, Brain haemorrhage / Aneurysm clippings , Complex spinal surgery / instrumentation and Open / Endoscopic Skull base surgery.

He then chose to take up the prestigious Sir Victor Horsley Spinal Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery , Queen square & The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore , a joint Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic spinal fellowship and this places him with the unique advantage of having expertise across the entire spectrum of Spinal surgery: Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic

He did a further 4 month fellow position at Queen square performing Endoscopic anterior Skull base surgeries and Complex Spinal tumor surgery.

He was chosen competitively for the prestigious British Association of Spinal Surgeons’ Travelling fellowship.

Mr Sayal has presented extensively in National and international Neurosurgical meetings/conferences and collaborated in over 75 scientific abstracts.

He has trained Senior Spinal fellows who have gone on to become Spinal surgery consultants in other hospitals. He is the lead for Junior Dr Education and won the “ UCLH excellence in education “ award. He is the Co-director of the Queen square review course.

He has been invited to deliver National and International Neurosurgical lectures to a wide range of specialities including Neurosurgeons / Orthopaedic spinal surgeons, GPs, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, Rheumatologists, Emergency Medicine, Nursing Professionals, UCL Medical students.

Specialist Interests
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Back Pain
  • Spine Tumours and Infections
  • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Arthritis (Spine)
  • Scoliosis
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
  • Leg Pain
  • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccyx Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastases
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spine Fractures and Trauma
Professional Memberships
  • GMC: 6063410
  • AO Spine
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons


I am very happy with the experience and outcome of the surgery. Months before the operation I received calls and letters from the doctor with an explanation of what surgery and recovery should look like, which really helped me mentally. He did an amazing job during the surgery and now I feel much better than before. I am grateful that I had a chance to meet Mr Parag and that he was my surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

18 May 2022

From my first appointment, to surgery, to follow ups Mr Sayal has been brilliant. He provided me with expertise and information on a rare condition and in a way that could be easily understood. He was happy to be challenged on points and to receive lots of questions, and most importantly he was calming and a safe pair of hands at the point of surgery. He has delivered excellent follow up care. I can not recommend him highly enough.

11 May 2022

Mr Sayal was very thorough in his explanation of my Spinal condition. He was fantastic in my care from the start, being very methodological and explaining various options to me. He kept in touch with me post Surgery when I had concerns about my recovery. Thoroughly a true credit to the medical team at the Wellington Hospital.

6 May 2022