Mr David Choi

Mr David Choi

Neurosurgery 03679652


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

Specialises in

  • Spinal tumours
  • Spine

About me

David Choi graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1989 with a first class BA degree in Medical Sciences, and studied clinical medicine in Edinburgh (MBChB). He trained in general surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and underwent specialist neurosurgical training at the Glasgow Institute of Neurological Sciences, Atkinson Morley’s hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. He obtained a PhD in neuroregeneration, and was awarded the Hallett Prize medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

His clinical interests include complex spine surgery, spinal tumours, degenerative spinal conditions and disc problems, skull base tumours, skull base endoscopy, and craniocervical junction surgery. He holds an academic post at the UCL Institute of Neurology and NHS consultant post at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and was awarded a prestigious research grant from the European Research Council in 2009 and Wellcome Trust in 2016

Areas of interest

Common treated conditions include:
Lumbar disc disease; disc prolapse; back and leg pain;Cervical disc disease; cervical fusion and artificial disc replacement;neck pain; spinal cord compression; nerve root compression

Specialist conditions treated include:
Spinal tumours (primary spine tumours; metastatic disease;Schwannomas; Meningiomas; Ependymomas) Spine and Clivus Chordomas, Sarcomas; Chiari malformation

Nerve repair
Spinal Injury; Brachial plexus injury;

Specialist techniques:
Endoscopic surgery;microsurgery; minimally invasive pedicle screws; open spinal fusion and instrumentation; craniocervical junction surgery; C1-2 surgery; neuronavigation;

General neck and spine pain.

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Procedures completed

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)

  • A5755

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

    Wellington Hospital (5-50)

  • T8100

    Open biopsy of muscle or soft tissue lesion - (5-50)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V2540

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

    Wellington Hospital (5-50)

  • 20355

    Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

  • A5753

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) CERVICAL - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V2543

    Revision of posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression (lumbar region) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V2950

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

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V3730

    Transoral surgery (including posterior fixation) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • A5211

    Epidural injection (caudal) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V3120

    Transthoracic/ anterolateral excision of intervertebral disc +/- fusion including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

    Wellington 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)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • V3720

    Posterior fusion +/- instrumentation - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

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