Naeem Ahmed Farooqi

Dr. Naeem Ahmed Farooqi Consultant Neurosurgery

Years of Experience : 26

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : English, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic

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Dr. Naeem Farooqi is a senior Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, fully trained in the UK, with expertise in managing both acute and chronic pain. He comes with extensive experience at a very high level from the prestigious UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and SEHA services of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Farooqi completed his graduation and formal General Surgical training in Pakistan. He then underwent advanced Neurosurgical training through the UK National Training Scheme (NTN) at Sheffield and Humber Deanery, leading to his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST). Later, he completed formal post-training fellowships in Functional Neurosurgery (Surgery for Pain, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Spasticity, and Oncology) and dual Complex Spine fellowship from leading institutes in Liverpool and Birmingham, UK.

Before moving to the UAE, he practiced as a full-time Consultant Neurosurgeon at centers of excellence such as the University Hospitals of Stoke and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Birmingham. In the UAE, he has been working as a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon since 2017, with tenures at renowned Al Ain Hospital and Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). In both places, he also served as an acting head of the department. Since 2022, he has been in private practice in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai in the UAE.

Pain Management:

  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Acute and Chronic Pain involving the Neck, Back, Leg, Head, Face, Post-Injury, etc.
  • Intervention for neck and back pain, performing Radiofrequency Ablations, Nerve Blocks, Ganglion Impar Block for Pelvic Pain, Scalp Block for Migraine, PRP Therapy for Chronic Back Pain, etc.
  • Peripheral Nerve Release and Decompression, including Carpal Tunnel and Ulnar Neuropathy.
  • Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Neuropathy.
  • Surgical Treatment of Headache and Occipital Neuralgia.

Spine Specialties:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
  • Laser Discectomy.
  • Microscopic and Endoscopic Decompression.
  • Minimally Invasive and Open Surgery using Instrumentation/Fusion for Neck and Back Problems due to all kinds of Spinal Pathology including Myelopathy, Degeneration, Stenosis, Trauma, Tumors, Infection, Congenital.
  • Surgery for Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia.

Head Treatments:

  • Neuronavigation and Stereotaxy.
  • Surgical Management of Head Trauma, Brain Infections, Benign and Malignant Brain Tumors.
  • VP Shunt and Neuroendoscopy for Acute and Chronic Hydrocephalus.

Subspecialist Neurosurgery:

  • Neuropathic Pain Procedures/Neuromodulation, including Spinal Cord Stimulation and Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation.
  • Epilepsy Surgery including Insertion of Vagus Nerve Stimulators (VNS), Lesionectomy, and Intracranial Monitoring.
  • Surgery for Spasticity including Baclofen and Morphine Pumps and Rhizotomy.
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders like Parkinson’s Disease.

Education & Training

  • MBBS, MRCSEd, MRCSI, FRCSEd(NeuroSurg), UKCCT(Neurosurgery)