Consultant Profile

Mr Andreas Demetriades

Mr Andreas Demetriades MB.BChir.(Cambridge), MPhil (Cambridge), FRCS(Neurosurgery), Diplomate of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals
  • Neurosurgery
    • Back pain
    • Brain tumours
    • Degenerative spine
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Neck pain
    • Pain management
    • Spinal surgery
    • Vascular and/or skull base disorders
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Medico-legal
    • Spinal surgery
  • Rehabilitation
    • Spinal injuries
Special clinical interests:

All aspects of spinal pathology, including degenerative disease; tumour; infection; rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory disease; deformity; trauma.
Facial pain especially Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Brain tumours: image guided surgery; fluorescence guided surgery; awake surgery
General neurosurgery, incl hydrocephalus and other csf disorders; Chiari malformation; haemorrhage and other vascular; 
Adult and paediatric (all ages)

Research interests:

Spinal Outcome Measures for cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease, Cauda equina syndrome, neuro-oncology, and trauma.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • North American Spine Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow)
  • Scottish Society for the History of Medicine
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
all day Thursdays; Friday mornings; Saturdays by appointment; weekday Evenings by appointment
Background Information 
Professional profile:

As a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon Mr Demetriades deals with adult and paediatric patients with brain and spine problems. These include brain tumours, haemorrhage, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations and facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia).

A special interest of his is the spine, having received further specialised training in both simple and complex spinal procedures as well as minimally invasive spine surgery. His aim is to treat these conditions non-operatively as far as possible, but when necessary to provide the latest and most advanced surgical expertise. To this effect he has supplemented his training with post-specialisation fellowships in both neurosurgical and orthopaedic centres, both in the UK and abroad, thus obtaining a unique perspective on treatment options and techniques.

Another particular interest of Mr Demetriades’ routine practice is Trigeminal Neuralgia (facial pain), and he has set up and has been running a Trigeminal Neuralgia Clinic as part of his NHS practice. Both non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures can provide excellent pain relief, and this is tailored to the individual patient.

Furthermore he also deals with patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression, and other peripheral nerve disorders.

Personal profile:

After graduating from Cambridge, Mr Demetriades completed his Basic Surgical Training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. After obtaining Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, he entered the Higher Surgical Training programme on the prestigious South London circuit and trained as a Senior Registrar at King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Brighton/Sussex University Hospitals. He  furthermore completed fellowships in skull base surgery in Tokyo; Neurosurgical Spine in Munich; & Orthopaedic Spine in Oxford. He is currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; and the Chairman of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee, and the Individual Membership Committee, of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.

Outside work, he teaches and examines for the Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries, and enjoys a wide range sports and outdoor activities.

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