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 90 publications and international presentations.
I have written a review for the respect I have for this gentleman,his team and hospital staff which you can read in the reviews.
I met Mr Gnanalingham in 2015 when I was first diagnosed with a cavernous tumour.He has been so kind and very informative about procedures and operations explaining fully and if I was unsure he would make sure I left the consultation knowing what was going to happen both before and after.He is GREAT :)
I feel so privileged to be a patient of Mr Gnanalingham. I received very complex brain surgery in Feb 2017 by this Neuro surgeon (who I refer to as a God) He has the most attentive bedside manor, very patient with a genuinely caring attitude. He is extremely professional and very consciencous, a very approachable surgeon with great listening skills. You can't improve on perfection, in my opinion he's the best!