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Dr. Plev is a neurosurgeon with significant experience in spinal assessment, treatment and surgery. He is a graduate of Mainz University, trained in Phoenix, Arizona USA and Munich, Germany where he completed his German neurosurgical training. He was awarded an MD for his experimental immunohistological work on proliferation markers in gliomas and meningiomas. During his training he gained considerable experience in treating spinal disorders, ranging from degenerative conditions through to tumor work.

After moving to London he worked as the spinal fellow at the London Spine Clinic for eighteen months, greatly increasing his exposure and experience of treating spinal conditions. Dr. Plev has adopted the philosophy of managing patients in a holistic manner, utilizing the least invasive therapeutic measures when possible, to improve the patients’ symptoms.

Dr. Plev is a member of the North American Spine Society and is involved in several research projects. He specializes in spinal assessment, treatment and surgery; including surgical and non-surgical treatment of degenerative spinal conditions, and surgical and non-surgical treatment of osteoporotic conditions.

Appointments

Consultant Neurosurgeon
King’s College Hospitals, UK
2005 – 2009

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon
The London Clinic, UK
Since 2005 / 11

Specialist Neurosurgeon
Since 2003 / 03

Residency Neurosurgery
Morgantown, WV, USA
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Munich, Germany
Education

Johannes Gutenberg University,
Mainz, Germany
Medical School
1987 – 1994

Prof. assistant Dpt. Nuclear Medicine
Prof. K. Hahn, Mainz
1989 – 1993

Prof. assistant Dpt. Biomedicine
Prof. H. Hutten, Mainz
1989 – 1993

Prof. assistant Dpt. Aerospace Medicine
Prof. R. von Baumgarten, Mainz
1989 – 1993

Doctoral Thesis
Experimental Immunohistological Study on Proliferation Markers in Gliomas and Meningiomas
1994

Resident Neurosurgery
Prof. W. Hassler, Duisburg, Germany
1994 – 1996

Resident Neurosurgery
Prof.Ch.B. Lumenta, Munich, Germany
1996 – 2003

Fellowship Spinal Surgery
Mr. Sutcliffe, London, UK
2004 – 2005

Professional Associations

North American Spine Society (NASS)
Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS)
British Cervical Spine Society (BCSS)
General Medical Council, Specialist Register (GMC)
Bavarian Medical Council, Specialist Register
Specializations

Spinal surgery with special emphasis in minimal invasive and non-fusion techniques

Endoscopy and Arthroscopy in spinal procedures

Presentations & Publications

Trauma of the Vertebral Artery: Mechanism of Injury and Management. Dept. of Traumasurgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, November 9th 1993
Dissection of the Vertebral Artery: Case Report and Discussion. Dept. of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, November 18th 1993
Image Processing and Analysis in a Medical Network using Personal Computers. CeBIT, Hannover Fare, Hannover, Germany April 21st-28th 1993
Proliferation Activity of Meningeomas: An Immunohistological Study using MIB-1 and Anti-PCNA. 39. Joint Meeting of the German Neuropathological Society and Neuroanatomy and the Italian Neuro-pathological Society, München, Germany October 5th-8th 1994
Comparison of the Proliferationmarkers MIB-1 and Anti-PCNA in Gliomas. Poster presentation. 1st Congress of the Association for Neuro-Oncology, Maastricht, The Netherlands October 15th-18th 1994
Gliomas of the Optic System. Hassler W. and Plev D.V. 13th Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery, Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany November 15th-18th 1994
Early Treatment of Ruptured Aneurysms Presenting as SAH grade IV or V with Detachable Coils. Hassler W., Plev D.V. and Kühne D. Neuroradiologic Symposium, Lübeck, Germany May 5th-7th 1995
Early Embolisation of Ruptured Aneurysms Presenting as SAH Hunt -Hess-grade IV or V using Guglielmi-Detachable-Coils (GDC). Plev DV, Schippers N, Hassler W., and Kühne D. AANS-Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA April 27th- May 2nd 1996 (poster)
Multiple Intracranial Tuberculomas with Atypical Response to Tuberculostatic Chemotherapy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Plev DV, Hejazzi N, Hassler W. AANS-Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA April 27th- May 2nd 1996 (poster)
Intratumoral Bleeding After Radiosurgical Treatment of Malignant Melanoma – Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature. Plev DV, Trost HA, Lumenta ChB, Grosu AL, Molls M. LINAC Radiosurgery, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, December 10-14, 1997
Neuronavigational Assisted Neuroendoscopy of Hydrocephalic Disorders: Indications, Operative Options and Benefits: DV Plev, H Gumprecht, HA Trost, ChB Lumenta. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA October 30-November 4, 1999
Management Spontaner Hirnstammblutungen unter besonderer Beachtung Vaskulärer Malformationen: Konservative versus Chirurgische Therapie. Plev DV, Gerstner W, Trost HA, Lumenta ChB. Arbeitstagung Mikrochirurgie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie, Marburg, Germany Februar 19-20, 1999
Neuroendoscopy in the Treatment of Cystic Lesions with Special Consideration to Arachnoid Cysts: Indication, Operative Options and Review of the Literature. : DV Plev, HA Trost, ChB Lumenta, HA Trost. 4th International Congress on Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Barcelona, Spain, June 17-20, 1999
Neuroendoskopische Therapie Cystischer Läsionen mit Besonderer Betrachtung Arachnoidaler Cysten: Indikation, operative Möglichkeiten, Ergebnisse und Literaturüberblick. 6. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Endoskopische Neurochirurgie und Neuronavigation, Mainz, Germany, September 30-October 10, 1999
Neuroendoscopy in the Treatment of Hydrocephalic Disorders: Indication, Operative Options, Outcome and Review of the Literature: DV Plev, HA Trost, ChB Lumenta. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA October 30-November 4, 1999 (poster presentation)
Intraoperative Monitoring of Cerebral Oxygenation using Near-Infrared-Reflexion-Spectroscopy: Assesment of Dynamic Changes and Possible Applications: DV Plev, , HA Trost, ChB Lumenta. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA October 30-November 4, 1999 (poster)
Petroclival Chordomas: A Management Challenge: DV Plev, ChB Lumenta, HA Trost. VI. Congreso Cubano de Neurocirurgia, Habana, Cuba, December 13, 1999
Neuronavigational Assisted Neuroendoscopy in the Treatment of Hydrocephalic Disorders: Indication, Operative Options, Outcome and Review of the Literature. : DV Plev, HA Trost, ChB Lumenta, VI. Congreso Cubano de Neurocirurgia, Habana, Cuba, December 13, 1999
Petroclival Chordomas: A Management Challenge: DV Plev, ChB Lumenta, HA Trost. North American Skull Base Society 11th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA March 17-20, 2000
Surgical Management and Outcome in Parasellar Meningiomas with Special Consideration to Ophthalmological Findings and Involvement of Vascular Structures: : DV Plev, ChB Lumenta. North American Skull Base Society 11th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA March 17-20, 2000
Management of Spontaneous Brainstem Hemorrhage with Special Consideration to Vascular Malformations: Conservative versus Surgical Treatment: DV Plev, ChB Lumenta, HA Trost, S Wolf. North American Skull Base Society 11th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA March 17-20, 2000 (poster presentation)
Open Lung Ventilation in Neurosurgery: An Update on Brain Tissue Oxygenation, S Wolf, DV Plev, HA Trost and ChB Lumenta, ICP-Meeting, Hong Kong, August 2004
Spinal infection treated by distractible bracing: case report and literature review, DV Plev & JC Sutcliffe, submitted to Spine
Outcome and Complications using a dynamic neutralization and stabilization pedicle screw system (DYNESYS): is this a “soft fusion”?, DV Plev & JC Sutcliffe , NASS, USA, 2004
Multilevel Total Disc Replacement: Indication and Outcome using the Link Charite and the Prodisk Prosthesis, DV Plev & JC Sutcliffe , NASS, USA, 2004
Nonfusion Stabilization Techniques: Indications, Outcome and Complications using Dynamic Stabilization and Total Disc Replacement, DV Plev & JC Sutcliffe, submitted to Spine
Clinical Indications for ADR, DV Plev, Nurse Focus Group Meeting, London, UK, December 2004
Anterior Disc Replacement: Workshop regarding Indication, Approach, Technical Tips, and Discussion of own cases. DV Plev, MD, DePuy Workshop 2005
Total Disc Replacement: Indications, Complications and Outcome. Review of own experience. DV Plev &JC Sutcliffe, British Neurosurgical Research Group meeting, London, UK, 2005
Nonfusion Stabilization Techniques for Multilevel Degenerative Disc Disease: Indications, Outcome and Complications using Total Disc Replacement. DV Plev & JC Sutcliffe, Artificial Disc Workshop, Stanmore, UK, 2005
Cement Augmentation using the TangoRS, a new Polyaxial Pedicle Screw System. DV Plev, DGNC German Neurosurgical Society, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2005
The Osteoporotic Spine Fractures: Treatment Options. DV Plev, Bone Augmentation Meeting, London, UK, June 2007
Cervical Total Disc Replacement: A Surgeons Perspective. DV Plev, British Cervical Spine Society Meeting, Newcastle/Tyne, UK, November 2007
Use of Cervical Disc Replacement: 2 Year Follow-Up. Z Choudhoury DV Plev, British Cervical Spine Society Meeting, Newcastle/Tyne, UK, November 2007
Preliminary experience with the Discocerv intervertebral disc replacement: a two-year follow up study and assessment of symptomatic relief and radiological range of movement. Z Choudhoury, D Bell, H Manoon, D Plev, EFFORT, Nice, France, May 2008

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