The London Clinic


  • Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery

Sub specialties

  • Brain tumour surgery (Gliomas, Metastasis, meningiomas, Ventricular tumors including colloid cyst etc)
  • Awake surgery for brain tumours
  • Minimally invasive Endoscopy surgery for Brain tumour
  • Biopsy for Brain tumours

Professional profile

Mr Plaha is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialist interest in Brain tumour surgery. He completed his basic medical MBBS training in 1996 and General surgical MS degree training in 2000 from one of India's premier medical institutes at JIPMER, University of Pondicherry, India.
He completed his neurosurgery training from the Bristol and also an MD degree from Bristol in 2010. He has done a double fellowship in Endoscopy neurosurgery and Skull base brain tumour surgery from Oxford, 2010- 2012. Since Aug 2012, he has been a Consultant neurosurgeon with a substantive post since Aug 2013 at the John Radcliffe Oxford University Hospitals.

He is a Brain tumour specialist and Lead of Oxford Neuro oncology MDT since Aug 2012 and also Lead for the Thames valley Cancer network for Brain tumours.

He has developed new techniques for minimally invasive endoscopic resection of brain tumours and established advanced techniques for awake brain tumour surgery. He has vast experience in awake brain tumour surgery and performs some of the highest number of awake brain tumour operations in the UK.
He leads a research group into understanding brain networks affected by brain tumours, looking into novel surgical modalities which make brain surgery safer, understanding immunotherapy for brain tumours and novels clinical trials for brain cancer.

He has published papers on the topic of brain tumour surgery, and is a tutor at the College of Surgeons of England and faculty at international course. He is Director of the “Oxford 3D White fibre Course” and teaches neurosurgeons the anatomy and techniques of awake brain tumour surgery.

He has undertaken more than 1000 brain tumour operations including both awake surgery and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. He is frequently asked to provide second opinions for patients both nationally and international.

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Current posts

  • Consultant Neuro Oncology Surgeon
    John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals
  • Lead Oxford Neuro Oncology MDT and Thames Valley Cancer Network
    Oxford University Hospitals and Thames Valley Cancer Network.
  • Honorary Research Fellow Nuffield Dept of Clinical Neuroscience and Surgery
    University of Oxford

Current teaching posts

  • Nuffield Dept of Clinical Neuroscience
    University of Oxford
  • Nuffield Dept of Surgery
    University of Oxford

Medical training

Year qualified
  • JIPMER, University of Pondicherry, India
  • JIPMER, University Pondicherry, India
  • CCT Neurosurgery rotation South West Deanery

Ages treated


Other languages spoken

Tamil, Telugu
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Clinic location

5 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6HL
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Clinic times

Monday: On request
Tuesday: On request
Wednesday: On request
Thursday: Weekly afternoon clinic 1-5pm.
Friday: On request
Saturday: On request
Sunday: On request


International Neurosurgery Secretary