NHS spinal surgery at The Shalbourne Suite

Did you know that if you need to be referred to hospital for back or neck pain, you can choose to be treated as an NHS patient at the private Shalbourne Suite. We offer minimal waiting times and quick referral to surgery.

Robin BhatiaMr Robin Bhatia - Consultant Neurosurgeon and Mr Nikos Pyrovolou - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon work together to provide patients with a holistic approach to all aspects of spinal care.

Robin and Nik believe in a joint and multi-disciplinary approach to the management of spinal conditions. All spinal conditions including back and neck pain; degenerative conditions of the spine such as cervical and lumbar canal stenosis (where the spinal canal narrows and compressed the spinal cord and nerves); slipped discs; spinal instability and deformity; complex and revision spinal surgery can be treated here.


They are jointly appointed at The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and are a part of a close network of regional spinal surgeons.

"Mr Bhatia was personable, professional and really listened to me. He explained my condition and treatment options in plain English. I felt reassured by his depth of knowledge and experience and confident approach. I was offered thorough testing and felt reassured that I was offered the most appropriate treatment"

John P, spinal patient

Nikos Pryovolou with spineThe Shalbourne Suite at The Great Western Hospital also offers allied disciplines for managing spinal problems of all varieties: spinal physiotherapy, regular spinal injection lists, a dedicated chronic pain team, occupational therapy, High Dependency and Intensive Care for major/complex spinal surgery.

We aim to offer you the optimal management package for your spinal problem, and we maintain a high standard of care.

Whether you need surgery, injection therapy or physiotherapy to manage your spinal problem, they will work with you to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

The Shalbourne Suite has 19 private rooms for our NHS patients with complimentary newspaper, television access, and our own private patient food menu.

If you need to be referred to hospital, think of the Shalbourne Suite as an option

*The Shalbourne Suite is the private unit at the Great Western Hospital which offers NHS care as part of the Any Qualified Provider network