Prof Mushtaque Ishaque | Spinal Surgeon Birmingham | Medstars
Prof Mushtaque Ishaque Professor of Orthopaedics & Spinal Surgery

PROF MUSHTAQUE ISHAQUE

BSc(Hons) BChir(Cantab) DM FRCS FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Orth)

Professor of Orthopaedics & Spinal Surgery

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Birmingham

MEDSTARS SAYS

Professor Mushtaque Ishaque is one of the UK’s most well-regarded spinal surgeons and is Honorary Professor of Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery at the prestigious Postgraduate Medical Institute and Ameer-ud-Din Medical College. He feels surgery is the last resort and will in most cases be able to treat your symptoms without the need for surgery.

"I pride myself on making sure you are treated in a way I would want my family to be treated and will ensure that you feel confident about the management of your condition throughout your journey."

testimonials

4 Testimonials

Expertise

  • Spinal Conditions related to Degenerative Disc Disease

Interests

  • Disc Herniation

  • Degenerative Scoliosis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Sciatica & Leg Pain

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 3583052

TESTIMONIALS


"My experience with him as my consultant and surgeon was a world away from any treatment I have received elsewhere"

"Mr Ishaque was warm and welcoming on each occasion I needed to see him. He succeeded in putting me at ease and explained..."

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Anonymous


"The most caring, compassionate and empathetic medical professional"

"I can’t say how brilliant Mr Ishaque was and it really was one of the nicest experiences I have had when having to visit..."

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Liz Mellor 2020


"Two weeks later I walked my young grandson to school and I felt such joy that I could do this and that I was pain free"

"I saw Mr Ishaque after I developed acute back pain. I could not sit down for longer than five minutes. I dreaded going t..."

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Margaret Boland


"I can’t thank him enough for helping me to feel alive again and ready to take on the world without constant day to day pain"

"Mr Ishaque has been truly wonderful. I have struggled with back pain for many years. After an initial consultation and M..."

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Lillie

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EDUCATION

University of London 1986

University of Cambridge 1991

University of Nottingham 2004

University of British Columbia 2008

LANGUAGES

English


- Ethos & Expertise I believe that knowledge is power and will try to help you understand your condition so you are part of the decision making process to ensure your treatment occurs in the manner in which you want it to. I feel that surgery should always be the last resort and will try all non-surgical options first. I am an expert in the use of needles around the spine including nerve root blocks, facet joint injections and radiofrequency ablation. I have recently pioneered the use of a laser, passed down a spinal needle, reducing the pressure on spinal nerves thereby reducing leg pain. I have over 300 testimonials from the last 10 years, which can be viewed here: www.thebackpainandlegpainspecialist.com - Professional Profile I qualified in medicine from The University of Cambridge in 1991, as well as having a First Class Degree in Clinical Pharmacology from The University of London. Subsequently I was a Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Fellow and a Smith and Nephew Foundation Scholar. I have won Travelling Fellowships from the British Orthopaedic Association Foundation and The Worshipful Company of Barbers. I hold dual Fellowships from both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Additionally I hold the Specialist Intercollegiate Fellowship examination in Orthopaedics, having passed their rigorous examinations. I am particularly interested in the genetics of disc degeneration holding a Higher Doctorate in Medicine (DM) in this subject. I was subsequently awarded the prestigious British Orthopaedic Association’s Sir Robert Jones Gold Medal as well as a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in recognition of my research. My specialist spinal training was completed on the two year Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Program in Vancouver, Canada. I returned to the UK in 2008 to take up my substantive NHS consultant post at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. In 2013 having dedicated over 20 years to the NHS, I made the decision to concentrate my efforts exclusively in the private sector. I am actively involved in education and lectures at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University as well as examining final year medical students at Birmingham Medical School. I regularly tutor prospective candidates for the rigorous FRCS(Orth) final examination and have successfully helped over 100 senior orthopaedic trainees pass this gruelling test enabling them to apply for substantive consultant positions around the country. In 2020 I was invited to become a member of the Faculty of Trauma and Orthopaedics at the prestigious Postgraduate Medical Institute and The Ameer-ud-Din Medical College with the award of an Honorary Chair in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery. - Personal Profile I was born and brought up in London and I am married to a GP. I have three children, two large Bernese Mountain dogs named Stan and Jim and enjoy nearly all sports, joints permitting.

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  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
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  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
    Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
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  • CS Healthcare
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  • Freedom Health Insurance
    Freedom Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
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  • AXA PPP Healthcare
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    Healix
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    Cigna HealthCare
  • Allianz
    Allianz
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
  • Specialist Register of The General Medical Council

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons

  • British Medical Association

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testimonials

4 Testimonials

Expertise

  • Spinal Conditions related to Degenerative Disc Disease

Interests

  • Disc Herniation

  • Degenerative Scoliosis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Sciatica & Leg Pain

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 3583052

ABOUT
EDUCATION

University of London 1986

University of Cambridge 1991

University of Nottingham 2004

University of British Columbia 2008

LANGUAGES

English


- Ethos & Expertise I believe that knowledge is power and will try to help you understand your condition so you are part of the decision making process to ensure your treatment occurs in the manner in which you want it to. I feel that surgery should always be the last resort and will try all non-surgical options first. I am an expert in the use of needles around the spine including nerve root blocks, facet joint injections and radiofrequency ablation. I have recently pioneered the use of a laser, passed down a spinal needle, reducing the pressure on spinal nerves thereby reducing leg pain. I have over 300 testimonials from the last 10 years, which can be viewed here: www.thebackpainandlegpainspecialist.com - Professional Profile I qualified in medicine from The University of Cambridge in 1991, as well as having a First Class Degree in Clinical Pharmacology from The University of London. Subsequently I was a Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Fellow and a Smith and Nephew Foundation Scholar. I have won Travelling Fellowships from the British Orthopaedic Association Foundation and The Worshipful Company of Barbers. I hold dual Fellowships from both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Additionally I hold the Specialist Intercollegiate Fellowship examination in Orthopaedics, having passed their rigorous examinations. I am particularly interested in the genetics of disc degeneration holding a Higher Doctorate in Medicine (DM) in this subject. I was subsequently awarded the prestigious British Orthopaedic Association’s Sir Robert Jones Gold Medal as well as a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in recognition of my research. My specialist spinal training was completed on the two year Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Program in Vancouver, Canada. I returned to the UK in 2008 to take up my substantive NHS consultant post at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. In 2013 having dedicated over 20 years to the NHS, I made the decision to concentrate my efforts exclusively in the private sector. I am actively involved in education and lectures at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University as well as examining final year medical students at Birmingham Medical School. I regularly tutor prospective candidates for the rigorous FRCS(Orth) final examination and have successfully helped over 100 senior orthopaedic trainees pass this gruelling test enabling them to apply for substantive consultant positions around the country. In 2020 I was invited to become a member of the Faculty of Trauma and Orthopaedics at the prestigious Postgraduate Medical Institute and The Ameer-ud-Din Medical College with the award of an Honorary Chair in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery. - Personal Profile I was born and brought up in London and I am married to a GP. I have three children, two large Bernese Mountain dogs named Stan and Jim and enjoy nearly all sports, joints permitting.

INSURERS
  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • PruHealth
    PruHealth
  • PatientChoice Medical Insurance
    PatientChoice Medical Insurance
  • Legal and General
    Legal and General
  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
    Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • CS Healthcare
    CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health Insurance
    Freedom Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
    Standard Life Health Insurance
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Allianz
    Allianz
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

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TESTIMONIALS


"My experience with him as my consultant and surgeon was a world away from any treatment I have received elsewhere"

"Mr Ishaque was warm and welcoming on each occasion I needed to see him. He succeeded in putting me at ease and explained..."

Show more

Anonymous


"The most caring, compassionate and empathetic medical professional"

"I can’t say how brilliant Mr Ishaque was and it really was one of the nicest experiences I have had when having to visit..."

Show more

female face

Liz Mellor 2020


"Two weeks later I walked my young grandson to school and I felt such joy that I could do this and that I was pain free"

"I saw Mr Ishaque after I developed acute back pain. I could not sit down for longer than five minutes. I dreaded going t..."

Show more

female face

Margaret Boland


"I can’t thank him enough for helping me to feel alive again and ready to take on the world without constant day to day pain"

"Mr Ishaque has been truly wonderful. I have struggled with back pain for many years. After an initial consultation and M..."

Show more

female face

Lillie