I am a Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialisation in spinal disorders. I
offer the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments relating to all spinal
conditions and neurotrauma.
Most spinal problems can be managed non-operatively. However, if it
comes to a stage that surgery is required, I prefer to offer my patients
surgical solutions with minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques that are
associated with faster recovery and less rate of complications. I have learnt
these techniques from experts from many countries. I routinely collaborate and
share my experience with colleagues in Europe and America.
The management of some spinal problems is complex. I believe such
problems should be discussed in multi disciplinary team meetings to provide the
best possible care for my patients. I am fortunate to work with excellent
colleagues in the NHS / private sector and we regularly discuss the management
of challenging problems in order to come up with comprehensive solutions. This
also involves bringing in the latest technology like neuro-navigation,
neurophysiological monitoring and spinal endoscopy to make surgery safer.
I am the director of neurosurgical training in the region. I am also an examiner
for the final neurosurgical fellowship examination (FRCS) that is a requirement
for a trainee to take up a consultant job in the UK. I find this extremely
gratifying as it also helps me to keep myself updated with the latest
developments in my specialty.
My neurosurgical training was based in Glasgow and Sheffield. I then completed
the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England’s spinal fellowship based
at Salford Royal Hospital prior to taking up a substantive consultant job at
the same hospital. My NHS practice is based at the Manchester Centre for
Clinical Neurosciences at Salford Royal Hospital.