Mr Tony Elias

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MS, MCh, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Surgical Neurology)

Personal profile

Mr Tony Elias is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with special interest in spinal disorders.  He treats all pathologies, both routine and complex, including degenerative disc diseases in the neck and lower back. He is experienced in instrumenting at all levels of the spine. He understands the importance of care, compassion and good communication; and is keen to discuss all treatment options with his patients.


He finished his basic medical degree and neurosurgical training in India; he has worked in a number of reputed hospitals including Hinduja National Hospital in Mumbai, and has been a faculty member in training programmes. After coming to the UK, he was selected for the London Neurosurgical rotation, which he completed in 2008 and obtained the intercollegiate fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons; he went on to do a Paediatric Neurosurgery fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and a Complex Spinal Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen’s Square, London .


Mr.Elias is passionate about teaching medical students in addition to acting as an examiner and interviewer of medical students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He has published a number of papers, and has delivered  numerous educational papers at local, national and international meetings. He is committed to safety in surgery and improvement in patient outcomes, resulting in better patient experience.

Clinical Interests

  • Neck Pain, arm pain and cervical disc disease
  • Low back pain, leg pain and lumbar disc disease
  • Spina Bifida and Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spondylolisthesis

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

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