Sherief Elsayed Dr.

English, Arabic

Core competencies

Degenerative conditions affecting the spine – back and neck pain, sciatica, arm pain, slipped disc, pinched nerve, radiculopathy, myelopathy
Spinal tumours
Spinal deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis)
Spinal infections
Spinal trauma

Interventions include:

Liaison with physiotherapy, occupational therapy and orthotic teams
Liaison with other medical specialties – Sports Medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology, Family Medicine, Rehabilitation, Neurophysiology

Spinal bracing for trauma, scoliosis, kyphosis

Transforaminal epidural injection / nerve root block / dorsal root ganglion block
Facet joint injections
Radiofrequency ablation
Anterior cervical discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Cervical corpectomy and anterior column reconstruction
Cervical laminectomy and posterior cervical fusion
Microdiscectomy / endoscopic discectomy
Revision spine surgery
Cervical and lumbar disc prolapse and disc replacement surgery
Cervical and thoracic myelopathy
Thoracotomy for thoracic pathology
Anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion (ALIF)
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
Scoliosis / kyphosis


Dr Sherief Elsayed is a dedicated Spinal Surgeon – exclusively treating patients with spinal conditions.

Dr Sherief was fellowship-trained at the world-renowned Centre for Spinal Studies & Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham (UK). He was subsequently a Consultant at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals for five years (serving as Lead Clinician for Spinal Surgery for the latter two years) prior to moving to the UAE.

He has received numerous awards, including most recently, an award from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (UAE) for his innovative use of 3D-printed intra-operative technology in treating patient with scoliosis. He is an Ambassador for the Cities of Nottingham and Brighton in the United Kingdom.

Dr Sherief has personally taught several thousand medical students, and he is now an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Sharjah.

He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the British Association of Spine Surgeons. He remains an active researcher and educator and to date his research has been cited almost 600 times.

Dr Sherief is able to advise on the diagnosis, investigation and non-operative as well as operative management of conditions pertaining to the spine. Dr Sherief applies a friendly, discrete and technically competent approach to all of his patients.


MB BCh Cardiff University 2000
FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
CCT (Orthopaedics), United Kingdom


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