Professor Mushtaque Ahmad Ishaque

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

BSc(Hons) BChir(Cantab) DM FRCS FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Orth)

Clinical Interests

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain
  • Sciatica
  • Brachalgia
  • Slipped disc
  • Disc prolapse
  • Disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal decompressive surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Adult degenerative scoliosis

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Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Personal profile

Professor Ishaque is a specialist in back pain and leg pain. He regularly treats patients with back pain and leg pain (sciatica) due to nerve root pressure from common spinal conditions such as disc herniation or disc prolapse, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis. He prides himself on treating patients in a manner in which he and his family would want to be treated and having suffered a significant disc herniation himself understands what his patients are going through.
Professor Ishaque believes that surgery should always be the last resort and will try all non-surgical options first. He is an expert in the use of needles around the spine and has pioneered the use of the laser, passed down a spinal needle to reduce the pressure on the nerves thereby reducing the pain.
Professor Ishaque has over 300 testimonials which can be viewed on his website
Professor Ishaque qualified in medicine from The University of Cambridge in 1991 as well as having a First Class Degree in Clinical Pharmacology from The University of London. He completed his specialist spinal training on the two year Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Program in Vancouver, Canada returning to the UK in 2008 to take up his substantive consultant post at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.
In 2013 having dedicated over 20 years to the NHS, Professor Ishaque decided to address his increasing work life in-balance and move exclusively to the private sector. Professor Ishaque is particularly interested in the genetics of disc degeneration having a higher doctorate in this subject and was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association’s Gold Medal as well as a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his research.
Professor Ishaque is actively involved in education and lectures at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University as well as holding an Honorary Visiting Chair in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery at The Postgraduate Medical Institute and The Ameer-ud-Din Medical College. He regularly tutors prospective candidates for their FRCS(Orth) final examination and has successfully helped over 100 senior orthopaedic trainees pass this gruelling test enabling them to apply for substantive consultant positions around the country.

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