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Mr Robin Bhatia

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

MA (Oxon), MBBS, PhD, FRCS (SN)

Practices at: BMI The Ridgeway Hospital

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Robin Bhatia MA PhD FRCS(SN) is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon practising at BMI The Ridgeway Hospital. His practice is devoted to the management of spinal problems, with the majority of work dedicated to operating on spines damaged by 'wear and tear' – the leading cause of chronic back and neck pain.

After attending a grammar school in Kent, Mr Bhatia studied medicine at Exeter College in The University of Oxford, and Guys, Kings and St Thomas' Medical Schools in London. He qualified in medicine in 2000 and received a doctorate in Clinical Neurosciences in 2010. He obtained the neurosurgical fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011.

He undertook the North London Complex Spinal Fellowship in The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore in 2011-2012.

His specialist interests include: lumbar and cervical spine degenerative disease causing chronic back and neck pain; spinal cord and nerve root decompression; spinal (nerve root/epidural and facet joint) injection therapy; intervertebral disc disease; inflammatory and infective spinal pathologies; spinal fractures/instability; spondylolisthesis; failed back syndrome and revision surgery; intradural pathology; adult scoliosis/kyphosis and spinal tumours.

He is also the Clinical Governance Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics at The Great Western Hospital; and Chair of the Spinal Multidisciplinary Team which convenes regularly to discuss complex cases.

He particularly enjoys preventing paralysis from spinal disease and supporting his patients to live life pain-free due to the satisfaction of knowing he's improved the quality of someone’s life, especially those with potentially life-changing conditions.

Mr Bhatia has a busy spinal practice, but is devoted to his work and helping his patients; they highly commend his knowledge, professionalism and ability to put them at complete ease saying: 

"Mr Bhatia made me feel comfortable and at ease, explaining everything about my condition and how the procedure would help."

"Very professional, explained my issues clearly and was very thorough.  He gave me great confidence in why he was doing what he wanted to do.  Friendly and understanding."

"Such a nice man - extremely thorough, reassuring & gave me confidence."

Clinical Interests

  • Lumbar spine degenerative disease
  • Cervical degenerative disease
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Herniated disc: sciatica/radiculopathy
  • Lumbar canal stenosis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury Intradural spinal pathology
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spinal instability and spondylolisthesis
  • Failed back syndrome and revision spine surgery
  • Coccydynia
  • Adult scoliosis/kyphosis
  • Inflammatory spinal disease e.g. rheumatoid disease Infective spinal pathologies
  • Chiari malformation and syringomyelia

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Surgical Neurology): FRCS(SN)
  • Member of the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS)
  • Chair of the Great Western Hospital Spinal Multidisciplinary Team
  • Chair of Trauma and Orthopaedic Governance committee

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