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Dr Serge Nikolic
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Pain Management
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About

Dr Nikolic has graduated medicine in 1992 and has been working as a Consultant in Pain Medicine since 2006. He works both privately and on the NHS at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. 

He covers a wide range of interests, including spintal pain management, myofascial pain syndromes, neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation, complex regional pain syndromes, headaches and neuropathic pain. 

Dr Nikolic provides treatments that are tailored for every patient and rely on a holistic approach including interventional pain management, analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation and psychological support when appropriate. He is currently working closely with a team of specialists who are experts in their fields (physiotherapists, osteopaths, vocational rehabilitation specialists/occupational therapists and clinical psychologists).

Dr Nikolic believes that it is highly important to provide a service of the highest clinical standard that is firmly founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine. He is regularly involved in teaching and research in order to keep his professional knowledge and skills up to date.

 

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Diagnostic/therapeutic facet joint/medial branch blocks 
  • Radiofrequency treatment to dorsal ramii – denervation procedures 
  • Pulsed radiofrequency treatment to nerve roots, trunks and peripheral nerves 
  • Sympathetic blocks with or without radiofrequency treatment 
  • Neuroaxial injections in particular cervical dorsal root infiltration/transforaminal injection
  • Percutaneous spinal cord stimulation 
  • Cosmetic injection therapy for migraines/headaches and myofascial pain 

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Special Interests

  • Spinal pain management, in particular cervical pain with or without brachialgia
  • Myofascial pain syndromes/musculoskeletal pain
  • Neuromodulation - spinal cord stimulation, neuropathic pain and abdominal pain
  • Acute pain
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain

Education

  • MD (1992) - University of Belgrade
  • FRCA 2001 - The Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK  
  • FFPMRCA - Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
  • British Medical Association 
  • British Pain Society
  • GMC

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-10-2018
When I was referred to Dr Nikolic I was at the end of my tether with the chronic pain issues I had. From my first consultation with Dr Nikolic I felt entirely reassured. When I received my write up letter post our first consultation I felt that he captured and understood absolutely everything I was experiencing. Dr Nikolic’s patient interaction is kind light hearted and humorous which I’m personally very grateful for. Dr Nikolic takes a carefully considered and holistic approach. I have total belief that I’m in safe hands with him and that he’ll see me through to being symptom free. Thank you Dr Nikolic!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-10-2018
Dr Nikolic is attentive and thoughtful. Having only seen him a few times I feel hopeful that he understands the complexities of my condition.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-10-2018
I am seeing Dr Nikolic at the London Bridge Hospital for persistent pain. I have found him to be a knowledgeable Man who explains things very clearly. He listens carefully to all that is said to him and is very honest about the possible success of treatments. He is also a kind compassionate man and I would recommend him to any body suffering ongoing pain.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-10-2018
Very proactive care to ensure everything goes to plan. Good administrative support in dealing with PPP.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-10-2018
Very proactive care to ensure everything goes to plan. Good administrative support in dealing with PPP.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2018
Consultation with Dr Nikolic was in depth, collaborative and very thorough. The proposed treatment was explained in detail at the consultation and also on the day of the procedure. An extremely professional and friendly experience

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-09-2018
Serg is a very kind and always listens to you . He has a vast experience within his field and he has helpsed to reduce my pain dramatically. I would not hesitate to recommend him

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-09-2018
Professional.....to the point...

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-09-2018
I initially saw Dr Serge Nikolic in Sept 2018. I have seen at least 10 different consultants in the past two years. Usually when I have an initial consultation, I explain a slightly long and complex medical history, but in my first visit with Dr Nikolic, he had already reviewed my records and so I when I got in he was well informed of my situation. This was so refreshing, in addition, he was detailed in his medical questions, understood my problems well, was attentive and focused. He was happy to answer all the many questions I had and seemed well prepared for the consultation. He communicated what my options were and how they worked clearly and concisely. During my procedure for the lidocaine infusion, he was informative and reassuring, it went smoothly. I would highly recommend Dr Nikolic based on my experience so far.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-09-2018
As a long-time patient with a chronic condition I am always very grateful for the continued support and efforts of Dr Nikolic to improve my pain management.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-09-2018
I can't recommend Dr Nikolic highly enough. He's taken excellent care of me for years and his treatment has massively improved my health and overall wellbeing. He's managed to significantly reduce my pain levels and instantly puts me at ease during every consultation. No question is too trivial, it is always answered professionally and in terms that I can understand.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-09-2018
Dr Nikolic has been fantastic. He explained everything clearly, he was very comforting and he was honest about the chances of success. He has also has a good sense of humour which makes visits to see him enjoyable. Thank you very much!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-09-2018
Dr Nikolic was friendly, approachable, put me at my ease, and took time to answer all my questions. I would certainly recommend him to others with similar issues.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-09-2018
Excellent explanation of my condition and options going forward.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-09-2018
It was very clear to me from the outset that Dr Serge Nikolic is extremely proficient in his field. I am very grateful for the ongoing support and advice that he has afforded me post consultation. I felt very at ease and confident that I receiving the appropriate care. He fully grasped my reservations in terms of how we moved forward with my treatment and made it clear to me the various avenues available. I would highly recommend to anyone who requires treatment for pain management.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-09-2018
Always outlined multiple options with pros and cons. Surgery recovery exceeded best case scenarios.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-08-2018
Dr Nikolic implanted SCS electrodes in my spine on 18 August 2018. I was given the possible outcome success statistics by him so I was allowing 72hrs before looking for improvement. I experienced 100% pain relief immediately. A second problem, not spoken of, also was resolved. Surgical pain is disappearing rapidly. This can only arise from HIS SKILL & EXPERIENCE effectively applied I shall be forever grateful to this Doctor who has turned my life around

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-08-2018
Dr Nikolic was very professional and found the time to explain my procedure at a time when he was very busy and about to go on holiday. Excellent interaction throughout.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-08-2018
Dr Nikolic is relaxed and professional giving clear advice on steps and treatments plans. He is open and honest about expectations of results and ready to provide alternatives where necessary.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-07-2018
Dr Serge Nikolic is my pain consultant at London Bridge Hospital, after seeing me initially in January, he set out a treatment plan for my lower lumbar pain, which was due to a bulging disc. My first course of treatment were facet joint injections in March however, due to a fall, this was unsuccessful. My second and final treatment was to have radio-frequency treatment and a caudal injection, which has so far, been successful. I am now to attend physiotherapy for at least six weeks to help rebuild the strength in my back. Throughout this process Dr Serge Nikolic has been professional, compassionate, understanding and determined to help me with my pain management. He also absorbed a shortfall with my private health insurance, not many consultants would do that! Overall I would highly recommend Dr Serge Nikolic to anyone who requires pain treatment. He is very thorough and listens to your needs and takes pride in his work. And on a personal note I would like to thank Dr Serge Nikolic for taking the time to help me, and for putting me on the right road to recovery for hopefully a totally pain-free life again! Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-07-2018
Very efficient

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-07-2018
Relieved to be out of pain post procedure.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-07-2018
Dr Nikolic was an excellent referral for my ongoing problems. He listens carefully and explains fully the process of pain and what he can reasonably do to make the patient comfortable. He advises considerately and recommends alternative measures to aid in relief and recovery. I highly recommend Dr Nikolic for the relief of chronic pain.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-07-2018
Dr Nikolic has been incredibly understanding and sympathetic towards my situation. He has also been incredibly helpful and patient when explaining everything to me. He has instilled a lot of trust in me towards him and I have the utmost confidence in his expertise and specialities. Very grateful towards him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-07-2018
I was seen promptly and professionally. Given all information necessary for the treatment and injections I received. Follow up booked the day after my hospital treatment. Hoping i will be pain free when I go back to see Dr Nikolic.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2018
I found Dr Nikolic attentive, thoughtful, and encouraging. A very enjoyable and helpful consultation. I look forward to seeing him again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-07-2018
I have always found Dr Nikolic to be a very pleasant man, he always listens too my concerns and helps find the best way to manage my symptoms in terms of pain management. In my opinion an excellent doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-07-2018
Excellent ! Dr Nikolic is keen to explain his diagnosis (and reasoning), treatment options, and expectations .. and seemed to immediately shift to using terminology right at the limit of my familiarity; there is an art to that. Dr Nikolic does not just present confirmatory evidence, he was happy to admit what he (or the his peers) did not know (more accurately: the data were not sufficient to support a conclusion at this time). Serious and professional with a healthy sense of humour.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2018
I find Dr Nikolic a very personable guy. He takes an interest in you as a patient and you feel that his goal is to ensure that you are no longer in pain.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2018
As ever a very caring and down-to-earth doctor who explains things in a very clear manner

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2018
Excellant consultant

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2018
The consultation and treatment went well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2018
Dr Nikolic is an extremely sympathetic and approachable physician. He explained the procedure I was having very succinctly but sadly thus far it has not been effective so my treatment remains ongoing.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2018
Dr Nikolic is very understanding and is easy to talk to. He never gives up and is always finding different options/solutions. He is very honest with me and I am very impressed with the care he has given me. He is a very caring person who is willing to listen and puts you at ease. I highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-04-2018
I was referred to Dr Nikolic for reoccurring shoulder pain after an MRI scan revealed the nature of the issue. Dr Nikolic is very reassuring and sets one's expectations very realistically about the procedure. He advises on the potential success of the treatment, or that one may not benefit as much. I was happy to be one that has benefited hugely. I am positive that with the physiotherapy in the pipeline I can get myself back to normal in the next few weeks.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-04-2018
i am very happy with the way Serge Nikolic has treated me - I had a procedure at London Bridge this week and received his careful attention, a full and clear explanation and a wisely cautious approach. I gave now recommended him to a relative of mine as I find him to be a first class and sensitive consultant and surgeon.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-04-2018
Dr Nikolic seems to be extremely honest with both diagnosis and prognosis, being very clear with both pros and cons. He certainly goes to great lengths to ensure patient has ALL data and information with which to base decisions or actively discuss treatment progression

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-04-2018
Excellent outcome! I was relieved from intense and persistent pain. Dr Nikolic could have been slightly more detailed and gentle in explaining the procedure, otherwise I would have said 5 star

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2018
Explained everything thoroughly. Steroid injection procedure was successful. I’ve been pain free now for 4 weeks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2018
He took the time to review all pervious notes and investigations and presented clear reasoning for the advice and approach he presented and in turn the plan going forward. He gave me time to ask all questions and in fact encouraged me to ask questions I had.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2018
I have found Dr Nikolic to be highly skilled, approachable and very kind. He takes the time to ensure that you understand all of the information he gives you,he encourages you to ask questions and he really listens. It is very important to him that you have ownership of your options and decision. I would highly recommend Dr Nikolic. My experience over some years now is all positive

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2018
I found Dr Nikolic to be amiable, someone who listens, does not talk at you, thinks outside the box and takes an holistic approach to treatment when appropriate. I have complete confidence in Mr Nikolic’s ability to treat my complex pain issues

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-04-2018
During the consultation phase, very good at explaining the range of options available to me and the consequences of each. At the point of the procedure, he had a calming bedside manner and put me at ease about what would happen and how I was likely to feel afterwards. Equally took the time in follow up to explain what had been done, why and what the prognosis was.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-04-2018
Clear explanations and friendly

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-04-2018
My experience with Dr Nikolic has been very positive - he is very knowledgeable, gives clear information on the issue and what needs to be done and made me feel at ease when having my spinal injection procedure.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-04-2018
Clear, helpful, respectful, patient, informative .I found my experience more valuable and reassuring than most others because Dr Nikolic took time to actually explain very carefully to me exactly what he thought would be the next best steps . He has an intelligent and very approachable demeanour and was courteous and professional.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-04-2018
Dr Nikolic is a superb consultant. When he explains the treatment he makes it very understandable so you are clear on the issue and treatment. He is open to questions and has a very good sense of humor which i very important as it makes all meetings including the procedure as enjoyable as possible. He is a really nice man and an excellent consultant

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-04-2018
Extremely professional and, most importantly, a caring doctor who explains very well and with great patience the problem and any help he can give. He is refreshingly open to answering questions and deals with nervousness brilliantly. The results have been of great relief too.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-04-2018
Dr Nikolic has been looking after me over the last few years as I required pain management advise and treatment and I was aware of his expertise in pain management. I have had chronic pain flare ups and remissions over the years due to the degenerative nature of my condition and had appointments and interventions on and off as required. This last flare up has been worse and prolonged and i have felt supported and well guided through it. I am still currently under Dr Nikolic 's care as well as the wider MDT , and I can say he has been a great communicator and full of advise and experience and he will tell you how it is ....not pretending things are rosey if they are not. I would emphasise that if you yhink he may come across a bit firm at times is only because he is telling you how things really are....not what you like to hear!! informative as well as supportive and creative in approaches i would recommend if you need Pain Management as part of your chronic pain MDT management.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-04-2018
Dr Serge Nikolic is hugely passionate about his Patients welfare. He is pragmatic and always wants to find a way to help ease pain and discomfort. He has a great personality and always puts me at ease when I visit his clinic. When I have been under his care whilst having a procedure, I am kept fully informed and post op/procedure care from Dr Nikolic is excellent. Overall, an excellent Doctor with the upmost diligence and care for his patients. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-04-2018
My second consultation with Dr Nikolic was very thorough and helpful. He gave me professional advice on my condition and how to live my life with my condition, which I found extremely helpful as no one had offered this to me before. I look forward to seeing him again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-03-2018
My experience was altogether positive. The staff welcomed me efficiently and courteously. The waiting area was quiet and comfortable. Dr Nicolic was prompt, friendly and authoritiative. He examined me, carefully discussed my case, and arranged to keep in touch about my progress, in addition to giving me much good advice.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-03-2018
All was explained to me and the procedure was quick and easy. Only minor and expected pain afterward.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-03-2018
I have been receiving treatment from Dr Nikolic for over two years. He is a very personable individual who is eager to resolve any issues with thorough professionalism and integrity. He is passionate about his work and this comes through with his directness and confident demeanour. He is a caring individual who strives to see progress in his patients through his guidance. Highly recommended.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-03-2018
I was given a very good understanding of my condition, the options of treatment. My day case procedure went smoothly, Consultant was very professional and to the point. I am awaiting a follow up in 2 weeks.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-03-2018
Dr Nikolic is an excellent specialist. I would highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-03-2018
Very professional, very knowledgeable, very nice/personable, very caring, very accommodating - it is a pleasure to be treated by him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-03-2018
The Doctor is very helpful and has looked after me in a first class manner.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-03-2018
Dr Nikolic is a very fine Doctor, very caring, direct and with an outstanding approach in attempting to ease and resolve pain. I would fully recommend Dr Nikolic to anyone who has back pain issues acute, or otherwise

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-03-2018
Always had excellent and fast service to get appointments. Dr Nikolic is extremely professional and knowledgable in his field. I would highly recommend him to others.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-03-2018
Dr Nikolic has shown an extensive understanding of my chronic pain condition. He offers practical, useful advice and solutions, and administers treatments in a very professional and capable way. I have the highest respect for, and confidence in, him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-03-2018
I had a fantastic experience with Mr Nikolic. He is professional, sympathetic and I felt confident in his knowledge and ability. He also wrote to my GP to help me obtain a referral to his NHS clinic (after my insurance stopped paying for private) which was a great relief as the thought that I might not be able to continue this pain treatment on the NHS was really worrying me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-03-2018
Dr Nikolic has provided excellent spinal pain management advice and care to me for several years, after severe SI pain developed following an L5-S1 fusion, alongside pain from hip degeneration. This was my second SI nerve joint ablation procedure the first having successfully reduced SI pain to manageable levels for 18 months, other previously successful procedures including facet join nerve ablation. He always sets me at ease in clinic and in theatre and whilst highly professional is very approachable and we discuss findings, root cause and agree the approach. This time he accommodated me in a short time scale to ensure I was able to return to work quickly. I'm happy to recommend him to anyone with a complex spinal pain condition

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-03-2018
I’ve seen a fair amount of specialists following a shoulder injury I sustained in a cycling accident. Serge is without doubt in the top of his class and has helped greatly in the management of my pain. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending him to anyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-03-2018
My recent experience with Dr Nikolic is excellent At the initial consultation I found him to be a kind and caring Doctor who took a comprehensive history from meand then conducted a thorough clinical examination He then described the cause of my back pain symptoms and then outlined a detailed treatment plan which was executed the next day with very good results

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-03-2018
Dr Nikolic on and off for a couple of years. He is extremely knowledgeable and always very thorough and efficient. I would highly recommend him

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-03-2018
I found Dr Nikolic to be charming, friendly who reviewed my medical history & answered all our questions. We came away feeling very confident that I was going to be in safe hands.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-03-2018
My 22 year old daughter has been in chronic pain since she was 10 years old and we have seen numerous doctors to find ways to help. I can honestly say Dr Serge Nikolic is the first doctor who truly understands how chronic pain affects you both mentally and physically and will do everything in his power to help. We cannot thank him enough for the consideration he shows, he listens, he asks questions he take notes and he finds the best way to help. My daughter and I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done as a private patient and as a NHS patient. Treatment as a private patient has always been first class, Dt Nikolic has a wonderful secretary who goes out of her way to help you. My daughter and I would thoroughly recommend Dr Serge Nikolic he is brilliant at what he does and an incredibly nice man.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-03-2018
* explained procedure very clearly & acted on my request for heavy sedation thus reducing anxiety * was very honest in the potential outcome of procedure * was prepared to enter into discussion regarding my future employability and offer counter argument. Also offered referral to counsellor * I would definitely recommend Dr Nikolic to others who were considering pain relief for his knowledge and professional approach

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-03-2018
I have a bulging disc in my neck which Dr Serge Nikolic treated in February 2018. The entire experience was thorough, professional and perfectly timed. He listened to my issues intently and gave me his professional advice on treatment. His assistant then booked me an appointment, there was no delay or long waiting times. On the day of my procedure, I was treated extremely well. Dr Serge Nikolic went through the entire process again in detail and answered all of my questions thoroughly. The procedure went very well and I arranged a follow up meeting. Again, he asked me questions and listened intently. Overall, the experience was A class, I felt totally at ease and was fully informed both prior and post the procedure. I would definitely recommend anyone with a similar neck issue, to consult with Dr Serge Nikolic.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-02-2018
I was referred to Dr Nikolic by my muscle/skeletal specialist due to my lower spinal pain. Dr Nikolic has been nothing short of spectacular to me and the continued investigation into my current situation. Amazingly, Dr Nikolic comes across in a very professional manner and does so in a way that always makes you feel like you are safe in good hands. I very much look forward to continue working with Dr Nikolic and would very much recommend Dr Nikolic's incredible talents to whomever suffers with spinal pain. All the best and thank you very much Dr Nikolic.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-02-2018
I first met with Dr. Nikolic about 5 months ago and during that time he has been incredibly helpful and professional in his approach to my problem. He has carried out a couple of procedures to date and has been one of the few doctors that has actually managed to significantly help me, during the five years that I have had my pain problem. I am very grateful that I was referred to him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-02-2018
The treatment that Dr Nikolic has recommended and undertaken has made a big difference in helping to manage back pain. Personable, approachable and professional throughout also to create the right environment to explore pain symptoms and focus on the right treatment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-02-2018
The procedure seems to have worked but took longer than I expected for it to kick in. I still have a bit of drop foot after I walk about 5,000 steps but at least the pain has significantly diminished. It's work in progress and I am doing strengthening excercies.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-02-2018
Dr Nikolic has given me hope with my back pain for the first time in th

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-02-2018
dr nikolic is a superb consultant and I have seen major improvements in my pain and other issues under him....listens and then responds with the advice and help that makes a difference

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-01-2018
With Dr Nikolic's excellent care in helping me manage my migraines, but also when I hurt my back a few years ago I have been able to achieve a quality of life again that I never thought possible. I can't thank you enough!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-01-2018
Excelent and strait to the point, however he always looks after the patients need first. I can not express how much he has helped me and would recommend him all day long

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-03-2017
Dr Nikolic, I would like to thank you for writing the second letter to Bupa dated 6.3.17 regarding my procedure which was on 13.3.17, I am happy to say, it did change their mind and I have also received a letter of apology from them. My very best wishes.

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