Mr Nik Haliasos
QualificationsMD FRCS (Surgical Neurology)
Main NHS base:
- Management of neck pain, back pain
- Special interest in arm pains and leg pains (sciatica) surgical and non-surgical
- Special interest in facial pains (trigeminal neuralgia) and peripheral nerves
- Brain tumours
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus related to cognitive disorders
Training and Background
Mr Haliasos qualified in medicine at the University of Rome in 2001 with the highest distinction. He then continued his research studies in the USA with a scholarship at John’s Hopkins Medical School. He was successfully selected to train as a neurosurgeon in the prestigious North Thames London training program which comprised Imperial College and University College London Hospitals.
In 2013 he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and qualified as a Consultant Neurosurgeon.
He focuses in managing both spinal conditions as well as brain problems. One of his main areas of speciality is managing neck and back pain aided by an excellent team of physiotherapists, pain specialists and chiropractors.
He has a special interest in treating arm and leg pains (sciatica) with minimally invasive techniques while trying to use surgery as the last step in the treatment process. He routinely carries operations for sciatica, arm pains, disc replacements in the neck, foramen magnum decompressions, spinal canal narrowing.
He also has a special interest in trigeminal neuralgia where he has developed a technique to deliver pain relief treatments with minimal discomfort.
In his base NHS hospital (Queens in Romford) he also specialises in brain tumour operations especially in difficult areas of the brain that control speech and movement of hands.
Part of his brain work involves treatment of hydrocephalus problems especially in older patients who present with cognitive decline.
He regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journal and does active research trying to discover innovative ways to treat and help our patients.
His career mission is to deliver excellent care while trying to understand his patients needs.
Personal website address:
- Society of British Neurological Surgeons
- British Society of Functional Neurosurgery
- European Association of Neurosurgeons
- European Society of Functional Neurosurgeons
Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment
M: Monthly sessions A: Consulting alternative weeks A/H: Ad Hoc