Mr Debasish Pal

Mr Debasish Pal

Deb Pal

Neurosurgery 04684923


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Spinal tumours
  • Spine


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a consultant Neurosurgeon in Leeds since 2009 and my workload is related entirely to the SPINE.
I completed my Neurosurgical training in Leeds and then undertook a nationally recognised one-year spine fellowship in Nottingham which is one of the leading spinal units in this country. This provided me with complete training in all aspects of spinal surgery.
I have a special interest in cervical and lumbar degenerative disease and my practice includes the entire spectrum of Spine and ranges from nonsurgical management of my patients to simple decompressive surgery as well as minimally invasive and complex spinal procedures.
One of my special interest is the LATERAL approach to the spine (XLIF) which is one of the most innovative minimally invasive techniques developed on the spine in the last decade and is presently performed by selective few surgeons in U.K. It has several indications including Revision lumbar surgery, adult deformity as well as trauma, tumours and infection.

We are seing a lot of patients in their 80's and 90's and surgery in elderly using minimally invasive approaches is one of my interests.
My other research interests are foot drop in Lumbar disease and MIS surgery for thoracic disc.

Areas of interest

Back pain; neck pain; arm pain; leg pain; trapped nerve; herniated disc; cervical disc prolapse; cervical myelopathy; lumbar disc prolapse; Spinal stenosis; spinal cord compression; sciatica; spondylolisthesis; degenerative scoliosis;adult spinal deformity; spinal fusion; minimally invasive spinal surgery;spinal diagnostics; injections;spinal tumours; intradural tumours; spinal trauma; Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF); Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures; complex revision surgery; second opinions; Revision lumbar surgery;

Spinal tumours

Surgery in the elderly

Revision lumbar surgery and second opinion

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Procedures completed

  • V2540

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50) Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graf stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital (1-5) Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V2950

    Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V2660

    Revision of decompression for central spinal stenosis - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • V2542

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

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