After studying Medicine in Manchester, Mr Gnanalingham completed his Neurosurgical training in London. This included specialist training in Complex spinal surgery, Pituitary and Skull base surgery, at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He learned minimally invasive techniques at several centres in the UK and US and was appointed as a Consultant at the Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT) in 2005. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. His sub-speciality interests include pituitary, anterior skull base and complex spine surgery, utilising minimally invasive techniques. He is the lead consultant for Pituitary surgery in Manchester and introduced the endoscopic approach to the region. With respect to the spine, Mr Gnanalingham has particular interests in degenerative spinal disease, spinal trauma, tumours, spinal arthroplasty and other motion preserving technologies. He has a preference for minimally invasive spinal approaches that minimise post-operative pain and speed up post-operative recovery. In recognition of his expertise, Mr Gnanalingham is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and conduct workshops for spinal and pituitary disorders. He offers an international fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. He has a strong interest in clinical and basic science research in Neuroscience, qualified to a doctorate level, with over 100 publications and international presentations. Publications (Pubmed) - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=gnanalingham+k
The very best care from start to finish dr gnanalingham is second to none...couldn’t of asked for better care...made me feel at ease from start to finish aswell as his secretary Andrea...removed my pituitary gland with very minimal pain..I am very grateful..
I was first lucky enough to meet Mr Gnanalingham in April 2005. I suffer from a brain condition called Arnold Chiari Malformation. He performed a decompression surgery to ease my symptoms. It was a very scary time as I’d just had an unsuccessful surgery prior to this by someone else and was scared to go through anything again. He didn’t disappoint. He’s such a lovely caring man who put me and my family at ease. In October 2019 I was experiencing excruciating neck and nerve pain down my arm. I knew straight away there was only one surgeon I wanted to see. I have just had surgery for a bulged disc in my neck. From start to finish throughout his care I have felt safe and confident. I can not recommend Mr Gnanalingham enough.
I have been a patient of Mr Gnanalingham for 10 months due to a lumbar disc herniation. For me as a musculoskeletal therapist I didn’t want to rush into surgery as I wanted to try medication and physiotherapy first. Mr Gnanalingham was very caring and professional throughout and he made it clear to me that it was my decision when and if to go ahead with surgery. I decided to go ahead with the discectomy 6 weeks ago and it has been a huge success. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Gnanalingham to friends or my patients . He is one of the nicest surgeons around !
I was referred to Mr Gnanalingham by my physiotherapist Lisa Sharratt in summer 2019. I have had back problems for 30 years but have been able to manage them until 2019. He is extremely welcoming, very thorough and professional without being aloof. He performed two discectomy operations on me and both times I received excellent care, with minimal scarring. I can thoroughly recommend Mr Gnanalingham.
My time at the BMI Alexandra and with Mr Gnanalingham was superb. His care and attention from himself and his staff could not have been better. Indeed, his desire to have his chosen team around him for the op was also something I found comforting. Surgery is daunting but I truly felt I couldn't have been in safer hands - from the porters to the surgeon, all were phenomenal