Consultant Profile

Mr Jothy Kandasamy

Mr Jothy Kandasamy BSc. Hons., MBChB, FRCS (Neurosurgery)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Neurosurgery
    • Brain tumours
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Spinal Surgery – Adult and Paediatric
Minimal access neurosurgery for the brain and spine
Endoscopic neurosurgery
Back pain
Neck pain
Spinal disc prolapse
Degenerative spine / spondylosis / stenosis
Brain tumours
Paediatric neurosurgery
Epilepsy surgery
Neurosurgery for spasticity including rhizotomy
Pain management including facial pain 

Research interests:

Minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques
Epilepsy surgery
Neurooncology surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, NHS Lothian University Teaching Hospitals

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, NHS Lothian University Teaching Hospitals

NRS Career Research Fellow, NHS Scotland

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

International Society for Paediatric Neurosurgeons

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary:
Denise Bond
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 316 2567(National and International referrals accepted.)
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday 12pm -5.30pm and ad hoc (National and International referrals accepted.)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Kandasamy was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2011. 

He completed his advanced neurosurgical training and fellowships in The Walton Centre, Liverpool, Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, Liverpool and Weill Cornell University / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York City. 

He has a broad practice in neurosurgery and has expertise in both paediatric and adult neurosurgery including a range of spinal disorders. 

Where possible, Mr Kandasamy will recommend individualised non-operative treatments. If surgery is required, his clinical focus is on patient centred operative strategies utilising the most appropriate and advanced minimally invasive techniques. 

Having published over 45 peer reviewed articles in leading neurosurgical and medical journals, he regularly presents at national and international meetings and conferences. He continues to be active in collaborative clinical neurosurgical research with professional links in Europe, Asia and North America. 

Mr Kandasamy also has an interest in volunteer neurosurgical outreach programs in developing countries.  His non-clinical interests include training and teaching.

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