Mr Kanna Gnanalingham

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

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19th February 2019
Written by a carer at Salford Royal Hospital

I received the finest care possible from the pituitary MDT team. Mr.Gnanalingham was very professional and made me fully aware during all consultations with him of how I was responding the surgery. It is 3 months since my operation for removal of a pituitary tumour, I feel great. My sincere thanks to everyone concerned.. Tom Schofield

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15th February 2019
Written by a patient at Salford Royal Hospital

Mr Gnanalingham has been and is an amazing devoted, caring professional knowledgeable doctor throughout my medical ordeal. He continues to be so in my ongoing monitoring. He explains with patience any concerns. Cautious, reliable. You know you are in good hands with him. Wishing him continuous success all his amazing work

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12th February 2019
Written by a patient at BMI The Alexandra Hospital

I cannot recommend Mr Gnanalingham highly enough for his kind attentive care and professionalism. From the very beginning at the initial consultation I felt he was really interested in my condition and was extremely thorough in his testing, examining procedures and his explanations. After arranging imaging he explained his findings and discussed all my options for treatment. I was very confident in undergoing his advised procedure which went smoothly and exactly as he had explained. I am really happy with the outcome and now “have my life back”. The one thing I would stress to others was the certainty, from beginning to end, that I was in the right hands!

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10th February 2019
Written by a carer at Salford Royal Hospital

I had not been in hospital for forty years so I was a little nervous about meeting. Mr Gnanalingham. I found him very easy to talk too, he explained everything plainly and made me feel at ease as I am 84 years of age.I would like to award Mr Gnanalingham a gold star.

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8th February 2019
Written by a patient at Salford Royal Hospital

Mr Gnanalingham explained everything in full. He listened to my concerns and put me at ease ahead of a very large and scary operation to remove a brain tumour. I found him friendly professional and approachable, this reflected in his team. I am grateful for the treatment and am now on the right track. P England


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