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Mr Irfan Malik

Consultant Neurosurgeon & Complex Spine Surgeon

MB BS, FCPS(Neurosurgery), FRCS, FRCS(Neurosurgery), MSc

Practices at: BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Malik is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital, London with more than 20 years’ experience. He is recognised as a leader in complex spine surgery with specific expertise in minimally invasive, endoscopic, keyhole surgery. He has pioneered several endoscopic spinal procedures, is one of few surgical references for the United Kingdom and has established King’s College Hospital as a training centre for endoscopic spinal surgery, training junior doctors in these procedures.
Mr Irfan Malik completed advanced neurosurgical training at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the University Hospital, Coventry & Warwickshire between 2001-2006. Following this he obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (SN) and then enhanced his experience by completing fellowships in complex spine and epilepsy surgery from University Hospital Coventry and King’s College Hospital.Mr Malik’s areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment (both surgical and non-surgical) of all spinal conditions. His busy practice includes the management of degenerative, traumatic and malignant spinal surgery. Mr Malik is an expert in the use of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of neck pain, back pain, arm pain and sciatica. Mr Malik is renowned across the UK and internationally as a leader in minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques, robotic spine surgery and navigated spine surgery.Mr Malik has extensive experience in both minimally invasive as well as traditional open spinal surgery techniques. 

In addition to his busy spinal practice, Mr Malik is a well-established epilepsy surgeon. He uses minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of epilepsy. Mr Malik is an integral part of the UK Lead Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) Programme. 

Mr Irfan Malik is part of the International Faculty for Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Society for all aspects of spine surgery. He is a member of the International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS), British Association of Spine Surgery (BASS), European Spine Society and North American Spine Society (NASS).

Mr Malik has published extensively across peer review papers, abstracts and book chapters and regularly lectures and teaches in workshops for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Endoscopic Spine Surgery.


Clinical Interests

  • Minimal invasive spine surgery
  • Endoscopic spine surgery 
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Navigated spine surgery
  • Laser spine surgery
  • Keyhole spine surgery
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc prolapse
  • Disc replacement
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative spine disorders
  • Spinal tumours and spinal infections
  • Spondylolisthesis 
  • Degenerative scoliosis 
  • Pain procedures and percutaneous vertebroplasty
  • Surgical treatment for epilepsy, headache, hydrocephalus and brain tumours


Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS)
  • British Association of Spine Surgery (BASS)
  • European Spine Society and North American Spine Society (NASS)

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