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Welcome to the website of Dr Farooq Maniyar, Consultant Neurologist and Headache specialist


Headache is the most common reason why patients consult a Neurologist and one of the most common reason to consult a GP, yet the management is often sub-optimal. I firmly believe that most headache patients irrespective of the longevity and intensity of the symptoms can be helped with. Typically a thorough history will be taken of all your symptoms and various associated factors, and along-with appropriate tests, a diagnosis is made. Studies have shown that many patients with headache do not get an accurate diagnosis which prevents successful treatment. Every patient will get a tailor-made plan depending on their life style and preference. Fortunately, today, various treatment modalities are available including pharmacological medications, injections like nerve blocks and Botox, and the newly available Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and vagal nerve stimulation(VNS)…( Please refer to section on Newer Treatment options). Patients can expect a management plan that is suited to their life style and likely to significantly improve their symptoms

My group has been at the forefront of ground breaking research in migraine. I was the recipient of the prestigious Harold G. Wolff lecture award given by the American Headache society for 2013 and 2014 in succession..(please read further on ‘what causes migraine’ section) . I have won commendation awards by the International Headache Society.

I am also adept at dealing with epilepsy, faints/falls, tremors, Parkinson’s disease, dizziness/vertigo, unexplained neurological conditions including Visual Snow, functional (psychosomatic ) neurological conditions including non-epileptic attacks, and general neurology. Typically, patients can expect a thorough assessment of their problems and an individualised treatment plan.

I completed specialist neurology training through the West Yorkshire Deanery in Leeds. My research in Migraine was conducted at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the Unites States. I hold a substantive post as Consultant Neurologist at the Royal London Hospital ( Barts Health NHS Trust) and Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals. I run specialist headache clinics at these hospitals. I am a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at the Queen Mary University, London.

I am a keen cricketer and play at league level. The bowling speed gun has shown a steady decline but I enjoy turning up on the park every Saturday!

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To make an appointment for a private consultation with Dr Maniyar, Please call at the following numbers depending on your desired hospital –

1. City of London Medical Center, Tower Hill (London Bridge Hospital branch) – +44(0)20 7234 2009

2. The London Independent Hospital (BMI), Stepney Green, London – 020 7780 2400

3. The Nuffield Brentwood Hospital, Essex – 01277 695695

Alternatively, you can call Dr Maniyar’s secretary on 07594 994675 to discuss the consultation rates, conditions etc. Please leave a message if the phone is not answered straightaway and somebody will contact you on the same day. You can also email at jkmlawrence@gmail.com or contact Dr Maniyar directly at farooq.maniyar@btuh.nhs.uk