Dr Nigel Kellow
Resident at the Wellington Hospital
Dr Kellow was appointed as a consultant at Barts NHS Trust. He is one of London’s foremost consultants specialising in the management of painful spinal and neurological problems. He has performed tens of thousands of procedures ranging from spinal injections to spinal cord stimulation and is sought after by patients and their consultants who are keen to avoid surgery and those who still have problems in spite of surgery. Many of his patients come as recommendations from their friends or family but most come as referrals from GPs, physiotherapists, spinal and neurosurgeons.
His particular clinical interests are: sciatica and other nerve entrapment syndromes; spinal cord stimulation / neuromodulation; spinal stenosis; peripheral nerve injuries; complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); mechanical back and neck pain; spinal injections; radiofrequency procedures.
Dr Nigel Kellow qualified in medicine from the Royal Free Hospital, London and went on to train in pain medicine and anaesthesia at hospitals in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Paris. He is interested in health management and as such, studied for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the London Business School.
In 1996 Dr Kellow was appointed as a Consultant in Spinal and Interventional Pain Medicine at St Bart's and the Royal London Hospitals in 1996 and his private practice clinic is currently at the Princess Grace Hospital and the Wellington Hospital Pain Medicine Unit in London.
Dr Kellow has a specialist interest in the use of image guided techniques to manage focal spinal and neurological problems. These include sciatica and brachalgia; mechanical back and neck pain; metastatic tumours; osteoporotic fractures; failed back surgery syndrome; complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); and neuromodulation. He was also one of the first specialists in the UK to perform balloon kyphoplasty, a special treatment for vertebral body fractures.
Personal treatment philosophy:
“ The patients I see are often complex, with a number of problems at the same time. I get enormous satisfaction from being able to unpick these problems and implement a management plan that tackles each of them in order to help the patient get better.”