- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Aneurysms/arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
- Brain tumours
- Spinal tumours
I trained in London at The Atkinson Morley's Hospital, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and Great Ormond Street Hospital. I was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 1985.
Aside from my extensive clinic experience, I am also closely involved in the activities of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) and served as Honorary secretary from 2000 to 2004. I am currently a member of the council of the society in my role as the NICE co-ordinator for the Society. I am a member of the Surgical Specialty Board of the joint Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
I am an Examiner for the FRCS neurosurgery in the UK as well for the International FRCS.
I am the Clinical Lead for Neuro-vascular conditions at the Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.
Areas of interest
Cerebrovascular surgery; Spinal surgery; Back pain; Neck pain; Cervical disc prolapse; Lumbar disc prolapse; Spinal stenosis.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor Nihal Gurusinghe
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Special interests: Neurovascular disease, skull base lesions, spinal tumours, surgical outcomes
Silver Merit Award 2005 - 2017
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Sinhala, Sinhalese - Fluent
List available on request
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://WWW.SBNS.org.uk
- FRCSEd Roycal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 1980
- MBBS Univeristy of Ceylon 1970
- Higher Certificate of Surgical Training Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 1985
Reference number 2267492
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Surgical Speciality Board (Neurosurgery) Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2018
- FRCS Neurosurgery Examiner Joint College Examination Board, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2018
Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
British Skull Base Society
British Medical Association
British Neurovascular Group
British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
- BMI Beardwood Hospital
- 16:00 - 19:30
- 01254 504654
- Midgery LaneFulwoodPRESTONPR2 9SZ
- 14:00 - 16:30
- 01772 707403
- St. Walburgas RoadBLACKPOOLFY3 8BP
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 01253 308022
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Via my PA Helen Ainsworth 01772 335555 or if following hospital admission patient will be given details of contact information on discharge.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Posterior decompression +/- foraminotomy - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Decompression for central spinal stenosis (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)