Consultant Neurosurgeon Shabin JoshiCurrent position:
Coventry and Warwickshire, Woodland Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare)
Kettering and Consultant
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
Neurosurgery fellowship at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Specialist Registrar at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Specialist Registar at the Barts and the Royal London Hospitals, London.
Research and interests:
Traumatic brain injury and spinal injury. Study of headaches in patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms.
Multi-centre study of spinal epidural abscess.
Currently involved in clinical studies involving patients with brain tumours and minimally invasive key-hole spinal and cranial neurosurgery.
Whilst training in London, performed landmark clinical studies and presentations on endoscopic pituitary surgery, bone cement injections in collapsed vertebrae, and minimal invasive spinal fusion. These are now national and international minimally invasive treatment options.
Published and presented widely both nationally and internationally on brain tumours, spinal pathologies, minimally invasive cranial and spine operations, head injury and spine trauma. Three dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals including 6 first author original articles.
1. Hydrocephalus caused by giant pituitary tumours: case series and guidelines for management. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2009;23(1):30-2.
2. Editorial: Transsphenoidal surgery. Pituitary 2008;11(4):353-60.
3. Cushing’s Disease in children and adolescents: twenty years experience in a single neurosurgical centre. Neurosurgery 2005;57(2):281-5.
4. Brain abscess in children. Welsh Paed J 2004;21:28-30.
5. Spinal epidural abscess: a diagnostic challenge. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2003;17(2): 160-63.
6. The management of brain abscess in a developing country: are the results any different ? British Journal of Neurosurgery 1998;12(4):325-8.
Intercollegiate surgical curriculum programme trainer.
Actively involved in the teaching and examining of medical undergraduates at Warwick University.
Faculty member for training courses in neurosurgery.
Minimally invasive (keyhole) and general spinal surgery
Trained in minimally invasive techniques at several centres in the USA and Europe. Interests in bone cement injections in osteoporotic and tumour related spine fractures for pain relief and immediate mobilization. Also interested in (keyhole) percutaneous procedures for spinal surgery to facilitate rapid recovery and early return to normal daily function by reducing post-operative pain. Involved in artificial disc replacement in spinal surgery to maintain motion and minimize adjacent disc degeneration.
Minimally invasive and endoscopic cranial surgery
Intraoperative neuro-navigation, awake craniotomies and endoscopic cranial surgery.
Multidisciplinary approaches for tumours, pain, and spinal pathologies
Work in close collaboration with neuro-oncologists, pain anaesthetists and interventional neuroradiologists with regards to surgical management of these conditions.
Low back and neck pain, surgical management and spinal rehabilitation.