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Mr Mushtaque Ishaque
Mr Mushtaque Ishaque
BSc(Hons) MB BChir(Cantab) DM FRCS FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Spinal Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 3583052

LANGUAGES

english

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £250
Follow-up appointment: £250

About

Mr Ishaque is a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon working at BMI The Priory Hospital in Birmingham. He has a specialist interest in Mimimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. He feels that surgery should always be the last resort and his aim is to give his patients the best possible outcome with the least amount of disruption to their lives.

He is one of a handful of Orthopaedic Surgeons to have been awarded both The British Orthopaedic Association Sir Robert Jones Gold Medal and a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 1991, Mr Ishaque qualified from Queens' College at the University of Cambridge. He undertook his basic surgical training at St Mary’s Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, where he developed an interest in spinal surgery. He completed two years of specialist spinal training on the prestigious Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program in Vancouver General Hospital and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Spinal Surgery from the University of British Columbia in Canada in 2008.

His primary focus is on lower back pain caused by degenerative disc disease and degenerative spinal deformity. He also has a more specialised interest in leg pain and back pain caused by a slipped, herniated or prolapsed disc.

Mr Ishaque has a very logical and stepwise approach to the management of spinal conditions which involves the use of targeted spinal injection performed under a light general anaesthetic and X-Ray guidance before considering any form of spinal surgery. 

He is a pioneer of X-ray guided percutaneous Laser discectomy which can be performed as a day case procedure under a light general anaesthetic using Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) and without the need for formal intubation. If surgery is ultimately required he can perform microdiscectomy and lumbar laminectomy to treat resistant slipped, prolapsed and herniated discs, but only as a very last resort.

Mr Ishaque also has a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) in Molecular Biology, as his higher postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham. This was focusing on the Genetics of Disc Degeneration.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh as well as the British Orthopaedic Association.

Mr Ishaque is a keen teacher at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels lecturing at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University to Medical Students and Nurses completing postgraduate diplomas. Additionally he is a Senior Clinical Examiner at the University of Birmingham.

 

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Medical Procedures

Minimally Invasive Surgical Rhizolysis (Denervex)

Percutaneous Laser Decompression and Discectomy (PLDD) 

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Special Interests

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain
  • Sciatica
  • Brachalgia
  • Slipped disc
  • Disc prolapse
  • Disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal decompressive surgery
  • Adult degenerative scoliosis

Education

  • Bachelor of Science First Class Honours University of London 1989
  • Bachelor of Surgery University of Cambridge 1991
  • Bachelor of Medicine University of Cambridge 1992
  • Fellowship in General Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1998
  • Fellowship in General Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999
  • Doctorate In Medicine Nottingham University 2004
  • Fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
  • Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship University of British Columbia 2007
  • Diploma in Spinal Surgery University of British Columbia 2008
  • Consultant Spinal Surgeon Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham 2008
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Birmingham 2008
  • Specialist Lecturer Birmingham City University 2009
  • Senior Clinical Examiner University of Birmingham 2009
  • Fellow British Orthopaedic Association 2016

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Mr Ishaque has a pleasant normal manner which makes difficult situations much more easy to bare.
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10-03-2020
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My Journey with Consultant Spinal Surgeon Mr. Mushtaque A Ishaque . I had for some time felt an ache in my lower back which I put down to age and my sporting activities.Then in February 2019 on a weekend I had refereed a football match, it was cold wet and typical winter day, after the game my back was aching but nothing to cause me to be worried. The following day the weather changed , so I spent 3 hours sitting on a low seat leaning forward and back weeding the garden. The next day I could not walk the excruciating pain from my back, down through my left hip, thigh through the shin to my foot was something I had never experienced before. I basically fell into a taxi and visited my physio who referred me to Mr Ishaque and my Journey with him began. It is said that that the first few minutes of meeting someone for the first time, one forms an opinion that always remains with you. As I hobbled into his consulting room I was greeted by a very polite respectful and sympathetic Mr Ishaque. During the consultation he reassured me that he would be able to get me back to normal and arrangements then commenced for my treatment. I had full confidence in him and came out of his room thinking , If anyone can fix my back its him . During the following 12 months I certainly had my highs and lows following procedures on my spine for herniated disc(s). Due to the location of the troublesome disc(s) it was dangerous for open surgery which was to be a last resort. Following the last procedure on the 7th of January 2020 I am now free from the excruciating pain and a gradual increase in exercise managing 5 to 6 mile walks every other day. Next objective is to get running again and to look forward to another season football refereeing. A person is only as good as his team and during the year I have made the acquaintance of those working closely with Mr Ishaque in the operating theatre who I found to be real nice friendly people. Finally all of the management of running the ship and bringing everything together, I have to praise and thank Mr Ishaques Private Personal Assistant Ms Linda Hamilton for the professional friendly manner in looking after the administrative side of my treatment. So my journey ended today with no more consultations but and woe forbid that I do in the future have any further problems with my spine, the first call I will make is to Mr Ishaque. Kind Regards Mike Fellows,
Patient seen for:Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
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28-02-2020
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Mr Ishaque is by far the best consultant I have seen over the last few years (and I have seen plenty!) - his bedside manner is fantastic, he listens to everything you have to say you and explains everything in clear, easy to understand detail. If anyone is suffering with back issues then he is definitely the consultant to see. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Patient seen for:Sciatica
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28-02-2020
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Mr Mushtaque Ishaque was extremely professional and friendly in his service and manner. He put me at ease and the treatment I received was life-changing, thank you very much.
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28-02-2020
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In late 2018 I started to experience severe back pain, which escalated rapidly to a pain severity so extreme I didn't know it was possible, and a loss of use of my right leg. I had the report from an NHS MRI scan which contained no diagnosis, and I was taking 5 different pain killers including oral morphine. I found Mr Ishaque through an online search and saw him very quickly. He examined me and did an x-ray and another MRI scan within days, followed by a diagnosis of a spinal cyst. He explained clearly what was wrong with me, what he knew and did not know from the scans etc, what the options were, and recommended a series of spinal pain-relieving injections over time, starting immediately, to relieve the pain and reduce the cyst, to allow the cyst to burst, thus avoiding dangerous and intrusive spinal surgery. From the first injection the pain relief was immediate, and after 3 injections over about 7 months, all on day surgery, the pain was much lower and an MRI confirmed that the cyst had burst. I was left with nerve damage from the cyst and facet joint arthritis. Mr Ishaque then carried out a Denervex Rhyzolysis procedure on 3 vertebrae to reduce the pain from the arthritic facet joints and prescribed a long course of aggressive physiotherapy to rebuild my wasted muscles. I have now been signed off, some 15 months after I first met Mr Ishaque, and I am so pleased with the outcome, and that it had all been done through Mr Ishaque's diagnostic skills and precision injection techniques rather than surgery. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Ishaque as a superb orthopaedic surgeon, I trusted him with my life, and he gave me my life back.
Patient seen for:facet joint cyst
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25-02-2020
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Very professional consultant who was nothing but informative and helpful throughout my treatment. Would highly recommend Mr Ishaque.
Patient seen for:Lower Back Pain
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24-02-2020
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Mr Mushtaque Ishaque was the most caring, compassionate and empathetic medical professional I have ever been fortunate enough to be treated by. I visited him after experiencing concerning symptoms and he really listened to what I described before sending me for all the appropriate tests. These were done really quickly, as were the follow up appointments and Mr Ishaque went out of his way to take me through the findings and explain these clearly to minimise my concerns. I can't stress how much of a positive experience it was dealing with Mr Ishaque, he went above and beyond anything I have experienced with any other medical professional - he is clearly an expert in his field and his approach made a stressful time so much easier to deal with.
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24-02-2020
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So very professional and reassuring in all aspects. I had complete faith in Mr. Ishaque’s knowledge and ability.
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23-02-2020
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Mr Ishaque was warm and welcoming on each occasion I needed to see him. He succeeded in putting me at ease and explained my back problem in a way I found easy to understand. He left me in no doubt about the most effective course of treatment to pursue. On the day of my procedure Mr Ishaque and all his team were both professional and caring and I felt in safe hands from start to finish. I feel that my experience with him as my consultant and surgeon was a world away from any treatment I have received elsewhere, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with back problems. A big thank you to you all.
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22-02-2020
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I was recommended Mr Ishqaque by my Gyne after having very painful back pain for over a year. On my first consultation Mr Ishqaque left no stone unturned (which included MRI and Xrays). Due to over 11 gyne surgeries over the years my core and back had become weak and as I was in so much pain to do physio Mr. Ishqaque recommended spinal injections for the pain so I could work on my core to build it up. I had 4 injections at the Priory and I could feel the difference in 3 days and by 7 days I was completely pain free for the first time in years. I felt more energized and not like my back was broken any more. I had my injections in May 2019) I repeated the procedure in Feb 2020 when my pain started to come back (due to family I’ll health and being a carer I haven’t been able to go to physio very much) it’s a god send to know that I can have the injections again to give relief of persistent pain and not have to take medication to control it. The injections had no side effects which is equally important. Mr Ishquque is a very caring man and actively listens and it was clearly evident that he has passion for his work and the well being of his patients. Well done and thank you soooo much.
Patient seen for:Lower Back Pain
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20-02-2020
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