Professor Mushtaque Ishaque

Professor Mushtaque Ishaque


Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 03583052


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Specialises in

  • Spine


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Professor Ishaque feels you should be treated in a way in which he and his family would wish to be treated.

He believes that knowledge is power and will do his utmost to help you understand your condition. He will make sure you are part of the decision making process to ensure your treatment occurs in the manner in which you want it to.

Professor Ishaque strongly feels that surgery should always be the last resort and will try all non-surgical options first.
He is an expert in the use of needles around the spine including nerve root blocks, facet joint injections and radiofrequency ablation. He has recently pioneered the use of a laser, passed down a spinal needle, reducing the pressure on spinal nerves thereby reducing leg pain.

Professor Ishaque has over 300 testimonials over the last 10 years, which can be viewed on his website.

Professor Ishaque qualified in medicine from The University of Cambridge in 1991 as well as having a First Class Degree in Clinical Pharmacology from The University of London. Past accolades include being a Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Fellow and a Smith and Nephew Foundation Scholar. He has also won Travelling Fellowships from the British Orthopaedic Association Foundation and The Worshipful Company of Barbers.

Professor Ishaque holds Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as passing the Specialist Intercollegiate Fellowship examination in Orthopaedics. He is particularly interested in the genetics of disc degeneration having a Higher Doctorate in Medicine (DM) in this subject and was awarded the prestigious British Orthopaedic Association’s Sir Robert Jones Gold Medal as well as a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in recognition of his research.

Professor Ishaque completed a two year specialist spinal training on the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Program in Vancouver, Canada before taking up his substantive consultant post at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham in 2008.
Professor Ishaque is actively involved in education and lectures at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University as well as examining final year medical students at Birmingham Medical School. He regularly tutors prospective candidates for their FRCS(Orth) final examination and has successfully helped over 100 senior orthopaedic trainees pass this gruelling test enabling them to apply for substantive consultant positions around the country.

In 2020 Professor Ishaque was invited to become a member of the Faculty of Trauma and Orthopaedics at the prestigious Postgraduate Medical Institute and The Ameer-ud-Din Medical College with the award of an Honorary Visiting Chair in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery.

On a personal note, Professor Ishaque was born and brought up in London. Having dedicated over 20 years to the NHS, Professor Ishaque made the decision to concentrate his efforts exclusively in the private sector in 2013.
He is married to a part time NHS GP, has three children, two large Bernese Mountain dogs named Stan and Jim and enjoys nearly all sports unfortunately now watching rather than participating.

Areas of interest

Low back Pain; Leg pain; Buttock pain; Sciatica; Slipped disc; Prolapsed disc; Herniated disc; Degenerative disc disease; Facet joint arthritis; Spinal stenosis; Spondylolisthesis; Adult degenerative scoliosis; transforaminal epidural; Nerve root blocks; Facet joint injections; Medial branch blocks; Radiofrequency ablation; Surgical rhizolysis; Laser disc surgery; Disc implant surgery; Minimally invasive spinal surgery

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Procedures completed

  • A5755

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

    Priory Hospital (The) (5-50)

  • A5745

    Medial branch block injection(s) +/- image guidance (including bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    Priory Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • A5765

    Neurolytic Root Block (Radiofrequency denervation, Thermocoagulation, Cryotherapy or Phenol, including Rhizolysis) +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

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