Prof Andrew King

Consultant Neurosurgeon


Clinical Interests

  • General Neurosurgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Professional Memberships

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • Past President of British Skull Base Society

Personal profile

Professor Andrew King has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Manchester since 1998. His private practice is based exclusively out of the Alexandra Hospital and his NHS base is The Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre at Salford Royal Hospital where he is Clinical Director of Surgical Neurosciences. He is Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery at The University of Manchester.

His clinical practice is based around two fields, degenerative spinal disease and skull base neurosurgery. In terms of his spinal practice, conditions that he has managed throughout his consultant career include neck pain and brachalgia (arm pain from nerve root entrapment) and back pain and sciatica (leg pain from nerve root entrapment). Professor King believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of such problems and, therefore, in addition to offering surgical intervention, regularly involves other therapeutic modalities including physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and facet joint and epidural steroid injections.

In terms of his skull base practice, this involves management of such conditions as trigeminal neuralgia and acoustic neuromas. Professor King is past President of the British Skull Base Society. He works closely with colleagues both in neurosurgery and neuro-otology and offers a full range of treatment modalities for all skull base conditions including microvascular decompression, as well as less invasive treatments for trigeminal neuralgia.

His research, for which he was awarded an Honorary Chair at The University of Manchester in 2012, is largely in skull base and neurovascular pathology. In the latter, he has worked closely for more than 10 years with his colleagues, Professor Pippa Tyrell, Professor of Stroke Medicine, Professor Stuart Allen, Professor of Neurosciences and Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester. This team, together with a number of other colleagues, has been awarded grants totalling over £3 million and continues to actively research in these areas.  

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