Mr Ian Sabin, Neurosurgeon

Mr Ian Sabin BMSc(Hons) MB ChB FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed)

Neurosurgeon

BMSc(Hons) MB ChB FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed)
MrIan Sabin,Neurosurgeon

Mr Sabin is a recommended Neurosurgeon

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Tumour Treatment

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Tumour Treatment

Areas of expertise

  • Skull base surgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

Recommendations for Mr Sabin

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Paul Jarman, Neurologist

    Ian Sabin is an excellent neurosurgeon. He is highly experienced across a wide range of areas within neurosurgery and he is also approachable and caring. In addition he is an expert in gamma knife stereotactic surgery.I trust and respect him as a valued colleague

  • byMr Andrew Goldberg, Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

    Mr Ian Sabin is an internationally renowned expert and well liked by his patients.

  • byMr Giles Stafford, Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

    Recommended neurosurgeon

  • byProf. Paul O'Flynn, Consultant ENT Surgeon

    Recommended Neurosurgeon

  • byDr Paul Jarman, Neurologist

    Ian Sabin is an excellent neurosurgeon. He is highly experienced across a wide range of areas within neurosurgery and he is also approachable and caring. In addition he is an expert in gamma knife stereotactic surgery.I trust and respect him as a valued colleague

  • byMr Andrew Goldberg, Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

    Mr Ian Sabin is an internationally renowned expert and well liked by his patients.

  • byMr Giles Stafford, Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon

    Recommended neurosurgeon

  • byProf. Paul O'Flynn, Consultant ENT Surgeon

    Recommended Neurosurgeon

  • Address

    • Platinum Medical Centre

      15-17 Lodge Road, London, NW8 7JA

    • The Wellington Hospital

      Wellington Hospital South Bldg, The, 8A Wellington Pl, London, NW8 9LE

    • The London Gamma Knife Centre

      Platinum Medical Centre, 15 - 17 Lodge Road, London, NW8 7JA

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Virtual

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

    Trust headquarters, Executive Offices, Ground Floor, Pathology and Pharmacy Building, London, Greater London, E1 2ES

  • About Mr Ian Sabin

    GMC number: 2553225

    Year qualified: 1981

    Place of primary qualification: University of Dundee

    Areas of expertise

    • Gamma knife radiosurgery (including acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, cerebral secondary deposits, vascular malformations, trigeminal neuralgia)
    • Skull base surgery (including acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, glomus tumours, pituitary tumours, trigeminal neuralgia)
    • Neuro-oncology (including cerebral secondary tumours, primary brain tumours, gliomas)
    • Cervical spine surgery (including disc protrusion, brachialgia, nerve root entrapment, spinal cord, compression, cervical spondylosis, neck pain)
    • Lumbar spine surgery (including disc protrusion, sciatica, spinal stenosis, back pain, leg pain)
    • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    The symptoms vary quite a bit because intracranial tumours present in a number of different ways. The most common symptoms would be hearing loss, headaches, dizziness, problems with higher mental and executive function, among many different types of symptoms depending on where the lesions are in the brain.

    In terms of my spinal practice, it tends to be neck pain, arm pain, back pain, leg pain, among others.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I do a full range of intracranial neurosurgery, removing tumours surgically, but I also offer radiosurgical treatments with a gamma knife. A lot of the tumours we used to operate on are now treated with radiosurgery instead which is a highly targeted form of radiotherapy, normally undertaken in just one day of treatment as a day case.

    For the spinal procedures, I can offer surgery when needed, but most of the time we don’t need to operate. I can advise on physiotherapy. I can advise on pain relief procedures that stop short of surgery.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    My subspecialist interests are neurooncology, the full range of intracranial tumours and pituitary surgery. I introduced endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery to the UK about 20 years ago which is now universally adopted. I offer treatment for trigeminal neuralgia using endoscopes which is becoming more common but wasn't when I started. I offer radiation treatment. I'm the medical director for the gamma knife unit and we treat a variety of conditions with radiation now.

    With the spinal operations, I offer any surgery in the neck, cervical spine, discectomies, fusions, decompressions of nerves, among others. In the lumbar spine, I do minimally invasive surgeries for lumbar discs.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal Society of Medicine
    Royal College of Surgeons
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
    North American Skull Base Society
    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    General Medical Council

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