Mr Kanna Gnanalingham

Consultant Neurosurgeon

CCST, FRCS SN, MBChB (Hons), PhD, BSc (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Clinical Interests

  • General neurosurgery

Special clinical interests:

  • Pituitary and skull base surgery
  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Minimally invasive techniques

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant in Neurosurgery (Manchester, UK)
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer (Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK)
  • Honorary Lecturer (University of Salford, UK)

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Personal profile

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. SRFT is a national and international Visitation centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery, with regular visits from surgeons wishing to learn such ‘key hole’ surgical techniques. 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.

Visit his website below for more information or call 0808 101 0337 to book an appointment.

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