Mr Emad F Shenouda

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBChB, MS, FRCS (Glasg.), FRCS (Neuro. Surg.)

Year qualified:1991


Personal profile

Mr Shenouda graduated from medical school in 1991 and completed specialist Neurosurgical training at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. He subsequently undertook Neurosurgical fellowships in spinal surgery and skull base surgery in Bristol and Manchester before starting at Southampton as a Consultant in 2006.

Mr Shenouda’ accredited spinal fellowship training in the orthopaedic spinal unit in Bristol gave him a unique opportunity into the understanding of spinal pathology from both an Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical perspective.

Mr Shenouda 's specialist interests are in spinal surgery and skull base surgery. He has considerable expertise in the surgical and non-surgical management of a wide range of routine and complex spinal conditions including neck and back pain, cervical and lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, and cervical spine degenerative diseases. He performs over 250 spinal operations annually, ranging from minimal access procedures for typically common lumbar and cervical spine disc conditions to advanced procedures for spinal trauma and tumours. He also has vast experience in motion preservation surgery of the cervical and lumbar spine and surgery of the craniocervical junction. He has performed more than 75 cervical Arthroplasty procedures without complications.

Mr. Shenouda is the chairman of the skull base MDT. He works closely with ENT, Maxillofacial surgeons and Oncologists. He treats all varieties of skull base pathologies and has particular interest in endoscopic-assisted skull base surgery.

At the Wessex Neurological Centre, he is the lead for the academic program for Neurosciences and the organiser of the Specialist Registrar’s teaching program. He is also a member of the FRCS Neurosurgery examination writing group. He is a member of the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) in Neurosurgery. He has a keen interest in teaching and has been involved as a faculty member on spine teaching courses.

He has a number of publications in spine and skull base surgery.

Professional Membership

  • General Medical Council - GMC

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

  • Medical Defence Union - MDU

  • British Medical Association - BMA

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons - SBNS

  • British Skull Base Society - BSBS

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons - BASS

  • AO Spine Europe

  • Spine Arthroplasty Society - SAS

  • North American Spine Society - NASS

  • European Association of Neurological Surgeons - EANS

Clinical Interests

My main interest is skull base & spinal surgery and my main area of expertise is minimal access and motion preservation surgery through out the spine.

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