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Mr Sanjeev Bassi: Harley Street neurosurgeon

Mr Sanjeev Bassi - neurosurgeon
Mr Sanjeev Bassi - Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Mr Sanjeev Bassi, born in London and educated at Ilford County Grammar School for Boys and Victoria University of Manchester, is a Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon who treats patients with brain and spinal problems.

After gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, England he trained in neurosurgery in Nottingham and obtained his fellowship at the NeckerHospital in Paris and the MontefioreHospital in New York, USA. He then worked as a paediatric neurosurgical fellow at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and then as a Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgery at King's College Hospital and the Evelina Children’ Hospital, St Thomas Hospital.

Sanjeev has a full adult and paediatric practice for both cranial and spinal surgery.  He provides treatment for sciatica, back pain, neck pain, brain tumours, hydrocephalus, brain haemorrhage, spinal tumours, cerebral palsy, implantation of Baclofen pumps, neuroendoscopy.  He also treats premature children and is involved in antenatal diagnosis and counselling of parents of babies with spinal and brain problems which have been diagnosed by foetal MRI before birth. He also has a busy NHS practice and carries out in excess of 250 major operations a year.

He is one of the two leading paediatric neurosurgeons at Kings, and probably performs 25%-30% of all paediatric neurosurgical operations occurring in the South of England. His paediatric expertise includes brain tumours, hydrocephalus, neuro-endoscopy, insertion of baclofen pumps, spina bifida, spinal cord untethering, ecepholocoeles, cranio-facial surgery for craniosynostosis, head injuries, antenatal advice on congenital abnormalities, arterio-venous malformation and aneurysmal sub-arachnoid haemorrhage in children. All brain tumours are treated in guidance with the recommendations of The United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Group (UKCCG) and in conjunction with the oncologists at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

He also specialises in general neurosurgery for adults and paediatric diseases which progress into adulthood. He also deals with degenerative spinal problems, including brachalgia, sciatica, spinal cord tumours and all brain tumours.

Having trained extensively in the applications of neuro-endoscopy in neurosurgery, he teaches and lectures internationally on third ventriculostomy, endoscopic treatment of craniopharingiomas and endoscopic applications in pineal tumours.  He also  runs a course on hydrocephalus and endoscopy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (6 monthly).

Expertise and treatment offered

  • Cranial and Spinal Neurosurgery

  • Paediatric Neurosurgery

  • Manages and operates on children with:-

    • Hydrocephalus (neuroendoscopy, vp shunt, va shunt, third ventriculostomy)

    • Brain Tumour (Glioma, Medulloblastoma, Meningioma, Ependymoma, Pilocytic Astrocytoma)

    • Brain Stem Tumours

    • Spinal Tumours

    • Spina Bifida

    • Syringomyelia

    • Chiari malformation

    • Cerebral Palsy (Baclofen Pump Implantation)

    • Cranoisynostosis

    • Antenatal counselling for parents with newly diagnosed brain or spinal problems with their child during pregnancy.

  • Adult Neurosurgery with specific expertise in:-
    • Sciatica
    • Back Pain
    • Leg Pain
    • Lumbar Disc Prolapse
    • Slip Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Spina Bifida and malformations associated with Spina Bifida, including Chiari and Syringomyelia
    • Spasticity, including the insertion of Baclofen Pumps.
    • Brain and Spine Tumours (glioma, meningioma)
    • Brain Haemorrhage (AVM, Aneurysm)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Ulna nerve decompression
    • Neck and Arm Pain (Cervical Spondylosis, Whiplash and Disc Disease)
    • Brachalgia and Myelopathy
    • Head Injuries
    • Brain and Spinal Infections
    • Facial Pain

Availability in his consulting rooms

  • Tuesday 1pm-8pm Harley Street Clinic

  • Wednesday 5pm-8pm London Bridge Hospital

  • Thursday 8am-12pm Somerfield Hospital Maidstone, Kent

  • Thursday 4pm-8pm Harley Street Clinic

  • Ad Hoc sessions at Kings College Hospital (8am-9am most days)

Clinical and research interests

These include neuro-endoscopy including third ventriculostomy, endoscopic treatment of arachnoid cysts, craniopharyngiomas and also endoscopy as a tool to tumour management.

As well as an interest in spina bifida, he has a large practice which specialises in the treatment of cerebral palsy.  He has been involved with the Intra-thecal Baclofen pump insertion programme since its infancy and offer this service in both children and adults.

Professional activities

Published papers

Sanjeev has published over 30 papers and abstracts on topics including hydrocephalus, cerebral abscess, consent, trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuromas, sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, spinal disease, cerebral palsy and intra thecal baclofen, antenatal counselling in neurosurgery and brain tumours.

Education  and training

  • Educational supervisor for basic neurosurgical trainees in the Department of Neurosurgery at KingsCollegeHospital 

  • Teaches GKT Medical students 

  • Guest lecturer at International Neurosurgical Conferences

  • Runs a course on Hydrocephalus at the Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Hands-on involvement in the development of paediatric neurosurgery as a sub speciality in developing counties

Media and press

  • 7 episodes of BBCCityHospital filming his surgery

  • Previous filming for the BBC evening documentary ‘Survival’

  • Press articles in the local and national press (South London Press, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail) on surgical cases

  • Involved in various patient support organisations including the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) and has recently written the foreword to their “Benny the Bear” book for children with hydrocephalus

    Contact details

    Mr Sanjeev Bassi - Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon

    78 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HJ

    Email:     BassiPA@hcaconsultant.co.uk

    Website: www.neurosurgery.org.uk


    Other addresses

    Bupa Cromwell Hospital, 164-178 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0TU

    Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS

    LycaHealth (Canary Wharf), 1 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD 

            London Bridge Hospital, 27 Tooley Street, London SE1 2PR

What is the difference between a neurosurgeon and a neurologist?


  • Brain tumour
  • Chiari and syringomyelia
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Brachialgia 


  • MB ChB 1992 Victoria University of Manchester
  • FRCS(Eng) 1996 Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • FRCS(Neuro Surg) 2001 Royal College of Surgeons of England


NHS base

  • Kings College Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital (St Thomas Hospital), London

Private practice 

  • Harley Street Clinic, London
  • Bupa Cromwell Hospital, London
  • Guthrie Wing, Kings College Hospital, London
  • LycaHealth (Canary Wharf), London
  • London Bridge Hospital, London



Mr Sanjeev Bassi

The Harley Street Clinic  

78 Harley Street



Tel: 020 7034 8706

Email: BassiPA@hcaconsultant.co.uk

Website:  www.neurosurgery.org.uk


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