Mr Chaudhary is a Neurosurgeon now specialised purely in the treatment of spinal conditions. Having spent 23 years in medicine across 3 continents, he is currently a full time consultant in the Oxford Spinal Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford (UK). His clinic work covers the spectrum of adult spinal pathology including intradural conditions with specific research interest in cervical spine surgery including myelopathy and spinal cord injury, keyhole minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) and day case surgery. During his 21 years of medical training, Mr Chaudhary was affiliated with and trained in many of the top universities including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College and University of Toronto. Prior to his consultant appointment, he undertook one of AO North America's most competitive combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic complex Spinal Fellowships in Toronto with some of the most world renowned spinal surgeons in the world as well as some of the world's pioneers of keyhole spine surgery (Professor M. Fehlings, Dr S. Lewis and Dr R. Rampersaud) at the Toronto Western Hospital, Canada. His Neurosurgical Spinal Registrar/Residency programme was undertaken at Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge University Hospital NHS FoundationTrust) where he was also the Chief Resident for Neurosciences. Mr Chaudhary treats spinal conditions including disc prolapse (lumbar & cervical), spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, spinal cord tumours with minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques for decompression, discectomy, spinal fusion etc. This follows his many years of research, training and peer-reviewed international presentations and publications focused on spinal surgery. Additional research and educational interests include the application of technology in Surgery and Medical Education. He has completed his Masters in Surgical Technology at Imperial College, London. Mr Chaudhary has won national prizes as well as a number of prestigious awards, gold medals and fellowships including the Harry Morton Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Association of Spine Surgeons President's Fellowship Award. Awards and prizes •BASS/BSS Presidents Fellowship award - 2015 •Royal College of Surgeons of England Harry Morton Research Fellowship award - 2014 •Codman Neurosurgical Travelling Fellowship - 2014 •UK HCA Foundation International Travelling Fellowship award - 2013 •EOE Deanery bursary awarded for the study of Masters in Medical Education - 2012 •EOE Deanery bursary awarded for PG Certificate in Medical Education - 2011 •1st Prize, Presentation (poster), Society of British NeuroSurgeons - Nottingham, 2008 •Pfizer Medallion in Medicine and Scroll of Honour - MBBS •VNS Memorial Gold Medal award, 1st place overall - MBBS •KKS Gold Medal, 1st place in final year - MBBS Contact details Tel: +442031290934 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @spinalsirgery
I have visited Mr Chaudhary twice, once for my initial consultation and then for a follow up. On the first appointment he said he would refer me to a Neurologist for further tests, I did not hear anything for some time so I emailed Mr Chaudhary but to no avail. He kept saying yes he would make the referral but it never happened. I telephoned his secretarial service who are the most appallingly inefficient people I have ever dealt with and were next to useless. Finally I emailed and told Mr Chaudhary that if he did not make the referral I would have to give him a poor review as he had asked me to review him at my appointment, this seemed to do the trick as he then made the referral. Following on from my appointment with the Neurologist I then saw Mr Chaudhary again and unfortunately the consult was extremely disappointing. When I arrived he had not even switched on his PC monitor and had not reviewed any correspondence from the referral to a Neurologist or from tests that I had untaken. He asked me to recall the consult from memory?? He said that his secretary had not sent them to him during the few months which had passed although I would have expected him to have made a point of reviewing the outcomes as he knew he would be seeing me. During my appointment he kept looking at his watch and always makes referral to how good he is and how people come from far and wide to see him. He mentioned on a number of occasions how he gets great reviews and that I must be sure to leave him a review. He is far more interested in reviews than actually doing his job. It has now been a few months since I saw Mr Chaudhary and despite the fact he suggested I would need surgery I have not heard from him or his secretary again, I cannot even get any correspondence from his secretary despite continually asking outlining his findings. This is certainly not a man I would trust to undertake surgery on me, a man who believes that his job is based on the good reviews he gets but not the poor ones. I did in fact leave a poor review but this was not published leaving me to think that this website only publishes good reviews or that the surgeon decides which are published. Needless to say I finally heard from his secretarial service asking me to settle the invoice for his consultation which in my opinion is clear waste of money. Would I trust this doctor.. NO
I came to see Mr Chaudhary for left sided sciatica of 5 months duration.I am a medical professional.Whereas I have not as yet required surgery I would have no hesitation in recommending him.I have found him to be very approachable thoughtful and caring.The skill of a surgeon is to know when and when not not to operate.Whereas given our busy lives we often want immediate solutions sometimes patience is the key, and with backs you have to be very patient.I am now 7 months since my first contact with Mr Chaudhary, and hoping to return to work shortly, I do not have private cover( although saw him initially privately ) however that made little difference to how Mr Chaudhary handled me he was thoroughly professional and very nice and agreeable man as well. Having a significant back problem is a long and lonely journey with no easy solutions,I may as yet still need surgery, if I do I will not be choosing anyone else to help me
From the first consultation onwards, Mr Chaudhary fully explained the procedure and put my mind at rest regarding any anxieties I may have had related to the upcoming surgery. The operation - an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and nerve root decompression - went exceptionally well, and for the first time in over a year I was left pain free. I cannot recommend this surgeon enough for his professionalism and for the high quality of care that he provided throughout.
Mr Chaudhary worked miracles - he whisked me in for surgery within a week of seeing me for my consultation (at which time I could not walk, crawl, sit or stand and I was taking every painkiller going, including morphine) and I was up and walking with no pain within a couple of hours of surgery. His choice of keyhole surgery has aided my recovery as there has been no pain and the wound site is minuscule which means quicker healing time. I cannot recommend him highly enough and will be eternally grateful for everything he has done for me.
This doctor listened to be from the beginning and explained the surgery offers to me in great detail. My after care while in hospital was great. Although the communication to my family while I was in recovery was not great they could not tell my husband where I was and what was going on to the point it caused great upset to my family and they were extremely concerned. One lady on the desk refused to help my husband find me and even threatened to have him removed by security.