Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Sherief Elsayed has developed a practice in Endoscopic Spine Surgery. Certain patients with distinct problems may be suitable for such 'keyhole' surgery.

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery involves a significantly smaller incision than traditional open techniques, with significantly less disruption of the musculature surrounding the spine, enabling a much quicker recovery than those patients undergoing open surgery. Many patients are suitable for discharge on the day of their surgery.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery is not suitable for all patients nor all spinal problems. There is always a risk, albeit small, that conversion to open surgery will be necessary or the need for further open surgery at a later date will present itself. There are complications specific to Endoscopic Spine Surgery, which Sherief Elsayed will be happy to talk you through.


Sherief Elsayed



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Spinal Conditions

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Cervical Spine

Thoracic & Lumbar Spine

Spinal Deformities

Spinal Fractures

Spinal Injections




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Sherief Elsayed's Achievements

  • Fellowship-trained Consultant Spinal Surgeon

  • Lead Clinician for Spinal Surgery, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

  • Executive Committee Member - British Association of Spine Surgeons

  • Ambassador, City of Nottingham, City of Brighton & Hove

  • Experienced Medicolegal Expert

  • Winner, British Association of Spinal Surgeons / British Scoliosis Society Presidents' Travelling Fellow, 2015

  • International Editor, Miller Review of Orthopaedics, 6th Edition – the seminal Orthopaedic text

  • Personally taught over 11,000 medical students and doctors

  • Winner, Lecturer of the Year, Joint 1st Place, Miller UK Orthopaedic Review Course 2012

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Mr Sherief Elsayed, Consultant Spine Surgeon