During his training in Edinburgh, Oxford and the USA he gained extensive experience in spinal conditions, including complex spinal problems and pain relief. Through his research Professor Shad has developed a new technique to treat cervical disc problems. This offers patients an alternative to the traditional method of harvesting graft from the hip bone, which can be painful. This new technique has improved post-operative recovery rates in most patients.
Where possible Professor Shad performs disc replacement surgery rather than disc fusion, a procedure used to alleviate the symptoms caused by damaged discs. This surgical procedure uses a medical device to surgically remove the damaged or diseased disc and replace it with an artificial disc prosthesis which features a ball and socket design to preserve motion.
Throughout his career Professor Shad has embraced new techniques within the neurosurgery field and has been involved in some ground-breaking surgeries. This includes the removal of a golf-ball size brain tumour through a patient’s nose. The tumour, a meningioma, was squashing the brainstem in the cerebellopontine angle tucked behind the main arteries supplying blood to the brain. It also had vital nerves that were exiting the brain stretched around its periphery making the surgery challenging. He has also used pin-hole surgery to treat a Tarlov cyst, which had been causing lower back and leg pain to the patient for over 18 years.
All cervical and lumbar spine pathologies and brain tumours. Mr Shad treats patients with the latest minimally invasive procedures and continually develops new techniques that minimise the risk factors of brain and spinal surgery. Conditions treated include:
- Intervertebral disc herniation surgery
- Intervertebral disc replacement surgery
- Lumbar laminectomies
- Lumbar microdiscectomy
- Lumbar spinal decompression
- Pituitary disorders
- Degenerative disc disease
- Back and neck pain
- Complex spinal surgery
- Skull base and pituitary tumours
- Endoscopic neurosurgery
- Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)
- Medical Defence Union (MDU)
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