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- Brain tumours
- Spinal tumours
- Video and telephone consultations
Hello! I am a Consultant Neurosurgeon who is primarily based at the University Hospital of Wales where I have my NHS practice. As part of that role, I undertake emergency work in all aspects of adult and paediatric neurosurgery. I have Fellowship experience in Neurooncology and Complex Spinal Surgery.
My specialist interests lie in brain tumour surgery and surgery for many of the Facial Pain syndromes such as Trigeminal, Glossopharyngeal and Geniculate Neuralgias.
The challenge in facial pain lies in reaching a diagnosis, and then choosing a bespoke option for treatment, and the dilemma will be in balancing risk vs benefit. I can help with that.
Awake brain surgery for gliomas is something that is very close to my heart, and have spent time watching and learning from Prof. Hugues Duffau - a doyen of awake brain surgery for low grade glioma in Montpelier, France.
I routinely perform surgery for degenerative spinal disease of the neck and the lower back for sciatica and similar conditions.
In NHS Wales, I am the Lead for Neurosurgical Oncology and also the Welsh Cancer Lead for Brain and CNS. I also steer the Facial Pain Network in South and West Wales. From time to time I provide specialist advice to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman.
Areas of interest
Surgery for facial pain (Trigeminal, Glossopharyngeal, Geniculate neuralgia) - microvascular decompression (MVD)
Awake Brain Surgery;
Low Grade Glioma Surgery;
Brain surgery for benign and malignant tumours;
Surgery for Spinal cord Tumours;
Spinal Surgery for degenarative spinal conditions such as lumbar discectomy, cervical discectomy and laminectomy;
Nerve root decompression and foramenotomy;
Shunt for hydrocephalus;
Carpal Tunnel Decompression
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Potteth S Sudheer Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurosurgeon - University Hospital of Wales
Welsh Cancer Lead for Brain and CNS
Lead for Facial Pain
Lead for Neurosurgical M&M
Advisor to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman
Dynamics of neurovascular conflict in Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Malayalam - Fluent
- Tamil - Conversational
- Kannada - Conversational
Reference number 5208251
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.