Robin Bhatia MA PhD FRCS(SN) is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon practicing at The Great Western Hospital and the Ridgeway BMI Hospital, with Honorary Consultant contracts at The John Radcliffe in Oxford and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. His practice is devoted to the management of spinal problems. After attending a grammar school in Kent, Mr Bhatia studied medicine at Exeter College in The University of Oxford, and then at Guys, Kings and St Thomas' Medical Schools in London. He qualified in medicine in 2000, sub-specialised in Neurosurgery and received a Doctorate in Clinical Neurosciences in 2010. He obtained the Neurosurgical Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011. He undertook the North London Complex Spinal Fellowship in The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore in 2011-2012. His specialist interests include: lumbar and cervical spine degenerative disease causing chronic back and neck pain; spinal cord and nerve root decompression; spinal (nerve root/epidural and facet joint) injection therapy; intervertebral disc disease; inflammatory and infective spinal pathologies; spinal fractures/instability; spondylolisthesis; failed back syndrome and revision surgery; intradural pathology; adult scoliosis/kyphosis and spinal tumours. Mr Bhatia is also the Clinical Governance Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics at The Great Western Hospital; and Chair of the Spinal Multidisciplinary Team which convenes regularly to discuss complex cases. Mr Bhatia has a busy spinal practice, but is devoted to his work and helping his patients. Outside of work, he enjoys playing sport and being with his family. When allowed, he likes watching the snooker and darts!