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
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.
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
Mr Sanjeev Bassi
78 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HJ
Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon
Harley Street Clinic, 35 Weymouth Street, London W1G 8BJ
London Bridge Hospital, 27 Tooley Street, London SE1 2PR
The Somerfield Hospital, 63 London Road, Maidstone ME16 9DQ
Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS
For appointments at Harley Street Clinic
Tel: 020 7034 8709
Fax: 020 7034 8704
For appointments at London Bridge Hospital, BMI Somerfield
Tel: 01622 620926
Fax: 01622 620921
For appointments at Kings College Hospital
Tel: 020 3299 3572
Fax: 020 7738 6089