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Mr Ankur Saxena

Consultant Neurosurgeon


Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr. Saxena is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialisation in spinal disorders. He offers the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments relating to all spinal conditions and neurotrauma. 

Most spinal problems can be managed non-operatively. However, if it comes to a stage that surgery is required, he prefers to offer his patients surgical solutions with minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques that are associated with faster recovery and less rate of complications. He has learnt these techniques from experts from many countries. He routinely collaborates and shares his experience with colleagues in Europe and America. The Alexandra Hospital is now a national reference centre for endoscopic spine surgery certified by Joimax Inc. 

The management of some spinal problems is complex. He believes such problems should be discussed in multi disciplinary team meetings to provide the best possible care for his patients. He is fortunate to work with excellent colleagues in the NHS / private sector and they regularly discuss the management of challenging problems to come up with comprehensive solutions. This also involves bringing in the latest technology like neuro-navigation, neurophysiological monitoring and spinal endoscopy to make surgery safer. 

He is the director of neurosurgical training in the region and an examiner for the final neurosurgical fellowship examination (FRCS) that is a requirement for a trainee to take up a consultant job in the UK. He finds this extremely gratifying as it also keeps him updated with the latest developments in his specialty. 

His neurosurgical training was based in Glasgow and Sheffield. He then completed the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England’s spinal fellowship based at Salford Royal Hospital prior to taking up a substantive consultant job at the same hospital.

He has published several peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and has presented his experience at international and national meetings on multiple occasions.

Clinical Interests

  • Congenital Spinal Abnormalities
  • Cranio-cervical Junction Abnormalities   
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions 
  • Spinal Tumours 
  • Neurotrauma (Head and Spinal Injury)   
  • Spinal CSF leaks 
  • Spinal problems in patients with inherited metabolic disorders
  • Surgical Treatments:
    • Spinal Decompression / Discectomy Spinal Fusion   
    • Cervical Disc Replacement   
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery   
    • Navigated Spine Surgery  
    • Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons 
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons