Mr Omar Pathmanaban

Consultant Neurosurgeon


Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

Omar provides highly specialist skull base and pituitary surgery in addition to general brain and spine surgery.  Often surgery is not required and can be avoided, but when necessary, the latest minimally invasive techniques, as well as traditional open surgery, are used to optimally treat patients.

Common problems treated include benign brain, pituitary and spinal tumours, trigeminal neuralgia, hydrocephalus, carpal tunnel syndrome and degenerative neck and back pain with sciatica/leg pain or brachalgia/arm pain.


Personal profile

Omar Pathmanaban's additional treatments

Cancer care:

  • Brain Tumours 
  • Pituitary Tumours
  • Skull Base Tumours


  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Endoscopic Pituitary surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Brain
  • Endonasal Endoscopy
  • Skull Base Surgery

Omar trained in London, Manchester, Oxford and Toronto, including fellowships with world leading experts in microsurgery, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and radiosurgery.  As the winner of several prestigious travelling fellowships, he has further expanded his experience as a visiting scholar at preeminent international centres of excellence.

Omar has won many national and international awards, including the Norman Dott Gold Medal for the most outstanding performance amongst graduating Neurosurgeons in the UK and Ireland Royal College Examinations.

Omar teaches on the faculty of several advanced training courses for international surgeons and is the specialty training lead for the next generation of Neurosurgeons training in Manchester.

Omar has a PhD in the field of brain tumour cells and molecules and he works as part of a leading team focused on skull base and brain tumour research.

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