Mr Marcel Ivanov is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. He qualified as a doctor in 1999 and as a Neurosurgeon in 2007 with his comprehensive neurosurgical training received in Romania and post CCT Fellowship training in the UK. He was awarded Neurosurgery International Fellowship training at the UIHC, Iowa, USA (2004, and received AOSPINE-EANS Spinal Fellowship training in Leeds, UK (2008) and Neuroncology Fellowship training at the Walton Centre, Liverpool, UK (2009).
During his training he visited some of the most important European neurosurgical units as part of the EU „Leonardo da Vinci” training programme (in Freiburg, Greifswald, Munich, Brussels, Helsinki etc) where he had a great opportunity to learn directly from the experience of world leading neurosurgeons. Part of his advanced spinal training was with the orthopaedic spinal surgeons where he learned important skills.
He developed an interest in minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques and image guided surgery of the spine and brain (neuronavigation and ultrasound). He has a special interest in the treatment of spinal cord tumours.
Mr Ivanov is passionate about teaching; he lectures, demonstrates as well as chairs numerous neurosurgical workshops nationally and internationally. He is a member of the AOSPINE UK National Faculty, the UK National Neurosurgery Selection Board and Member of International Examination Committee for EANS (Neurosurgical Examination Board).
In February 2017 he was elected AOSPINE UK Council Officer (Neurosurgery). He is a member of the European Board of Neurological Surgery and in September 2017 he was elected Chair of EANS International Relationship Committee.
Since 2018 he was elected SBNS Training Committee Representative at the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.
His clinical interests inlcude a wide range of spinal conditions including degenerative, trauma, spinal stabilisation and artificial disc technology, cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy, lumbar canal stenosis and spinal tumours, neuronavigation in spine surgery and minimally invasive spinal procedures.
He is elected member of IM Executive Committee of European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Spinal cord tumours and vascular pathology
- Lumbar microdiscectomy
- Posterior lumbar decompression and instrumented fusion
- Anterior and posterior cervical decompression and fusion
- Spinal fractures
- Cervical disc replacement
- Intraoperative imaging (neuronavigation, intraoperative ultrasound, intraoperative MRI)