- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Spinal tumours
- Video and telephone consultations
Mr Ahmed Ibrahim FRCS PhD
Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon
Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim is a consultant neurosurgeon who trained at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London hospitals. Mr Ibrahim completed a complex spine fellowship in Toronto, Canada, and a spinal traveling fellowship to premier spinal centres in the USA.
Mr Ibrahim specializes in treating simple and complex spinal conditions. He has extensive expertise in performing complex spinal operations through keyhole or minimally invasive approaches. Mr Ibrahim believes in providing personalised medicine and in providing treatment options tailored to the individual patient's lifestyle and needs.
Mr Ibrahim is an executive board member and programme chair of cervical spine research society-Europe (CSRS-EU). The society promotes advances in cervical spine surgery and develops evidence of treatment.
Mr Ibrahim has a busy NHS practice at Imperial College Healthcare Trust and is an active academic in the field of spinal regeneration using stem cells in which he gained a PhD.
Mr Ibrahim is one of the pioneers in Robotic spine surgery and in using advanced spinal navigation in order to improve the safety of spine surgery.
Mr Ibrahim has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes in recognition of his research achievements, including from the Congress of neurological surgeons/American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Cervical Spine Research Society.
Mr Ibrahim won scholarships from Royal College of England and HCA and in recognition of his achievements, he was recently selected to represent Europe in a global traveling fellowship to North America.
Areas of interest
Keyhole spinal surgery, Robotic spinal surgery, back and leg pain, sciatica, back pain, neck and arm pain, slipped disc; spinal injections; facial pain, Chiari malformation; disc replacement surgery, Tubular spinal surgery.
- 27 Old Gloucester Street London WC1N 3AX
- 020 3649 8011
- 07377 451621
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Shibaji Saha Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Imperial College Healthcare Trust
Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road
Metastatic spinal cord compression
Spinal cord injury and regeneration
Foramen magnum decompression
Craniocervical junction anomalies
Keyhole spine surgery
Robotic spine surgery
climbing, cycling, distance running and reading
AANS/CNS Crockard award 2013
CSRS North America best resident/fellow paper
Zimmer best University of Toronto fellow 2013/14
Royal College of Surgeons of England- Harry Morton scholarship award 2014
HCA travelling scholarship award 2014
CSRS Europe travelling fellowship to North America 2015
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Native or bilingual
Fehlings MG, Ibrahim A Tetreault L et al A: Global Perspective on the Outcomes of Surgical Decompression in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Results from the Prospective Multicenter AOSpine International Study on 479 patients (In press 2015 Spine)
Fehlings MG, Kopjar B, Ibrahim A, et al Geographical Variations in Clinical Presentation and Outcomes of Decompressive Surgery in Patients with Symptomatic Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Analysis of a Prospective, International Multicenter Cohort Study of 757 Patients (In press 2015)
Tetreault L, Ibrahim A, Singh A, Côté P and Fehlings MG, A Systematic Review of Clinical and Surgical Predictors of Complications following Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (In press JNS 2015)
Fehlings M and Ibrahim A: Jan 2014 The management of sacral fracture with neurological deficit, Online publication: www.Spineuniverse.com
Kirkman MA, Albert AF, Ibrahim A, Doberenz D. Hyponatremia and brain injury: historical and contemporary perspectives. Neurocritical care 2013;18:406-16.
Ibrahim A, Li D, Collins A, Tabakow P, Raisman G, Li Y. Comparison of olfactory bulbar and mucosal cultures in a rat rhizotomy model. Cell transplantation 2013.
Li Y, Li D, Ibrahim A, Raisman G. Repair involves all three surfaces of the glial cell. Progress in brain research 2012;201:199-218.
Ibrahim AG, Kirkwood PA, Raisman G, Li Y. Restoration of hand function in a rat model of repair of brachial plexus injury. Brain : a journal of neurology 2009;132:1268-76.
Ibrahim A, Crockard A, Antonietti P, et al. Does spinal surgery improve the quality of life for those with extradural (spinal) osseous metastases? An international multicenter prospective observational study of 223 patients. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2007. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2008;8:271-8.
Crocker M, James G, Ibrahim A, Thomas N, Chitnavis B. Posterior approach vertebrectomy in the thoracolumbar spine with expandable cage reconstruction: indications and techniques based on eight cases. British journal of neurosurgery 2008;22:235-40.
Ibrahim AG, Crockard HA. Basilar impression and osteogenesis imperfecta: a 21-year retrospective review of outcomes in 20 patients. Journal of neurosurgery Spine 2007;7:594-600.
Ibrahim A, Li Y, Li D, Raisman G, El Masry WS. Olfactory ensheathing cells: ripples of an incoming tide? Lancet neurology 2006;5:453-7.
Courses offered to GPs
Management of spinal metastasis for GPs
Early recognition of cervical myelopathy to avoid permanent neurological disability
Cauda equina syndrome: avoid litigation
Elective readmission rate <1%
Elective infection 1%
Lumbar disc recurrence 1.3%
- Spinal Fellowship diploma University of Toronto 2014
- FRCS (Neuro. Surg) Royal college of surgeons of England 2013
- PhD University College London (UCL) 2012
- MRCS Ed Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh 2003
- MRCS Eng Royal college of surgeons of England 2003
- MBBS St Bartholomew's and The Royal London medical schools 1999
- Traveling Fellowship CSRS EU 2015
Reference number 4629366
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Executive Board member Cervical Spine Research Society 2023
- Assigned Educational Supervisor School of Surgery 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurosurgery , 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurosurgeons
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
North American Spinal Society
Cervical Spine Research Society
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)
Endoscopic discectomy and/or decompression (transforaminal) - lumbar region - (5-50)
London Clinic (1-5)
Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
London Clinic (1-5)
Primary posterior fusion +/- decompression +/- discectomy - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)
London Clinic (1-5)
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