Mr Debapriya Bhattacharyya

Consultant in Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
Instruct Mr Debapriya Bhattacharyya


Mr Dev Bhattacharyya qualified as Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) in 1993, in India. He became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998. He then trained as a Neurosurgeon in Yorkshire, mainly in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals with further training in Germany and the United States. He was appointed Consultant in Neurosurgery in Sheffield in 2007 and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Sheffield University.

He is also closely involved in teaching and training of Neurosugeons as well as junior doctors, being Foundation Programme Director at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

He has presented many papers at national and international neurosurgery meetings.

General Neurosurgery

Mr Bhattacharyya has a long experience of managing the whole spectrum of neurosurgical conditions in his everyday Neurosurgical practice including all manner of emergencies.

He has introduced new services like minimally invasive spinal surgery and ‘awake craniotomy ‘ with brain mapping.

Medico Legal

Mr Bhattacharyya has been preparing Medical Reports as an expert in neurosurgery since 2007 and currently prepares reports every week.

Mr Bhattacharyya specialises in medical negligence, personal injury and compensation cases in general neurosurgery and cases related to his areas of special interest.


Mr Bhattacharyya has particular interest in the following areas:

  • Head injury and neuro-disability
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Spinal Surgery and back pain
  • Micro vascular decompression and facial pain
  • Spinal Tumour surgery
  • Peripheral nerves and their injury

Epilepsy Surgery

Mr Bhattacharyya is the clinical lead in one of the largest epilepsy surgery programmes in the country.

Complex Spinal Surgery

Mr Bhattacharyya played a fundamental role in developing the Complex Spinal Service at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and introduced intraoperative monitoring for spinal tumour surgery which is a special interest of his.

Facial Pain and Surgery of the Cranial Nerves

Mr Bhattacharyya has wide experience in all types of surgery for facial pain(trigeminal neuralgia) and hemifacial spasm.

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