Mr Bhupal Chitnavis

Mr Bhupal Chitnavis

ABC Spine

Neurology, Neurosurgery 03323834


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Spinal tumours
  • Spine


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

About me

Mr Bhupal Chitnavis was brought up in West London prior to reading medicine at Guy's Hospital, London.
His formative experiences in neurosurgery came in Birmingham with the late Professor Edward Hitchcock and subsequently at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery with Professor Lindsay Symon.

He also trained at Great Ormond Street and at King's College Hospital. Whilst at Kings he was encouraged to train in vascular neurosurgery by Professor Anthony Strong and in spinal surgery. He learnt the highly sophisticated laser assisted high flow cerebral bypass techniques in Utrecht with Professor Cornelius Tulleken.

His principal interest lies in spine surgery with greater specialisation in keyhole techniques for spine surgery and more complex techniques.

Amongst the first neurosurgeons in the UK to specialise full time in spine surgery. A neurosurgeon by training and practice, he gained valuable exposure to orthopaedic spinal surgical technique with significant time spent training and learning with orthopaedic colleagues at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and further afield with Professor Jurgen Harms in Germany.

He is a sporting enthusiast and can occasionally be spotted on the cricket pitch.

Areas of interest

Sciatica; Discectomy; Minimal access surgery; Spinal surgery; Back pain; Neck pain; Arm pain; Leg pain; Spine fusion; Lumbar epidurals; Transforaminal blocks; Caudal epidural; Treatment for compression of spinal nerves; Lumbar decompression; Spondylolisthesis; Spinal Stenosis; Spinal claudication; Kyphoplasty; Vertebroplasty; Cervical discectomy; Cervical decompression; Cervical laminectomy; Cervical fusion; Cervical myelopathy; Cervical radiculopathy; Surgery for prolapsed disc; Disc hernia; Spine tumours; Facet joint injections; Carpal tunnel release; CT guided injections; Cyberknife

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Procedures completed

  • A5211

    Epidural injection (caudal) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50) Shirley Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • V2540

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

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50) Shirley Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • A5755

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • V2950

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • BB906

    ExCon - Further Discretionary Payment - (1-5)

  • A5790

    Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • A5745

    Medial branch block injection(s) +/- image guidance (including bilateral) LUMBAR - (1-5)

    Shirley Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • A5765

    Neurolytic Root Block (Radiofrequency denervation, Thermocoagulation, Cryotherapy or Phenol, including Rhizolysis) +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (1-5)

    Shirley Oaks Hospital (1-5)

  • V2510

    Endoscopic discectomy and/or decompression (transforaminal) - lumbar region - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

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