Mr Fakouri graduated from medical school at the University of Düsseldorf/Germany in 1996 and qualified as a Neurosurgeon from the Jung-Stilling-Krankenhaus, a teaching hospital at the University of Bonn/Germany, in 2003. His higher surgical surgical training included a fellowship in Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery at the Centre for Spinal Surgery in Nottingham and a fellowship at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Initially he worked as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Cologne, Germany before he was appointed as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in 2009. He is currently the Lead Clinician for the department of Adult Spinal Surgery, and has developed the hospital’s Cervical Spine Service.
He is actively involved in research and has published in peer reviewed neurosurgical and spinal journals. He was awarded a Medical Doctorate by the Medical University in Duesseldorf in 1998. He is also involved in teaching and training young doctors and future spinal consultants.
Mr Fakouri is passionate about new surgical techniques that help minimise risks and complications, improve outcomes, and reduce patients’ hospital stay. Most of his procedures are performed as day-case or require a hospital stay of less than 24 hours. His has a conservative approach to spinal surgery, and only operates when absolutely necessary and in the best interest of the patient.
He is one of the few Spinal Surgeons who has undergone dual spinal training, in both Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, making him incredibly skilled and knowledgable in the management and treatment of all spinal conditions.
His areas of special interest include cervical disc herniation, cervical spondylotic myelopathy, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, adult spinal deformity, spinal fractures, spinal tumours, spinal infection and minimally invasive procedures.
Mr Fakouri has excellent patient outcomes and ensures that all his patients are given the best possible care, whether they have surgical or non-surgical treatment.