Personal profile

Mr Nikolaos Haliasos is a Consultant Neurosurgeon who manages spinal conditions and brain problems.

Mr Haliasos qualified in medicine at the University of Rome in 2001 with the highest distinction. He then continued his research studies in the United States of America with a scholarship in John’s Hopkins Medical School. Mr Haliasos was successfully selected to train as a neurosurgeon in the prestigious North Thames London training program which comprised of 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.

Mr Haliasos’ focus is in managing both spinal conditions as well as brain problems. One of his main areas of specialty is managing neck and back pain aided by an excellent team of physiotherapists, pain specialists and chiropractors.

He has 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. Mr Haliasos routinely carries out operations for sciatica, arm pains, disc replacements in the neck, foramen magnum decompressions, spinal canal narrowing.

Additionally, he has a special interest in trigeminal neuralgia where he has developed a technique to deliver pain relief treatments with minimal discomfort.

Mr Haliasos NHS appointment is at Queens Hospital in Romford, Essex where he specialises in brain tumour operations, particularly in the challenging areas of the brain that control speech and movement of the hands.

Part of his brain work involves treatment of hydrocephalus problems, especially in older patients who present with cognitive decline.

Mr Haliasos regularly publishes in peer reviewed journals and carries out active research aimed at discovering innovative ways to treat and help patients.

His career mission is to deliver excellent care while trying to understand my patients needs.

Clinical Interests 

  • 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
  • Endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery 

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Society of British Neurosurgeons
  • Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Current NHS and/ or University Posts 

  • Queens Hospital in Romford, Essex 

Year qualified:

2001