Mr Foroughi grew up in Wales and qualified from Sheffield Medical school in 1992, obtaining his FRCS (London) in 1997, and commenced his highly extensive and sub-specialised neurosurgical training at the Royal London Hospital, before completing his formal Neurosurgical training program in University Hospital of Wales, trained in the full range of Cranial and Spinal surgery.
This was followed by two long and intensive international fellowship programmes. The first programme was training closely with the world renowned Neurosurgical team in Helsinki Finland, specialising in Neuro-Vascular conditions, Microneurosurgery techniques and Skull base surgery, followed by completion of the accredited North American Paediatric neurosurgical fellowship program in Vancouver Canada, with interest in brain tumours, epilepsy and Neuroendoscopy.
Following his return to the United Kingdom, he worked as senior fellow at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, with further experience in skull base surgery and minimally invasive techniques, before working as a Consultant Neurosurgeon for several years at QEH Birmingham. While working in the UK’s largest and busiest Neurosurgical unit, he supported the National Military Service at QEH, and was much involved in the development of the Neuro-Trauma and Neurovascular services, supporting Neuro-oncology and extensive range of Spine surgery (disc surgery, degenerative disease, spinal tumours).
In keeping with the units international reputation he further focused on management of Hydrocephalus and the treatment of Chiari Malformations, Syringomyelia, colloid and arachnoid cysts, and specialising in neuro-endoscopic procedures. He is passionate about teaching, problem based learning, and self-assessment and improvement using computer planning and operative videos.
He is highly experienced, and has been the recipient of awards in Neurosurgery and surgical innovations. He is a great believer in specialisation, teamwork and knowledge sharing so that patients get the best combined expertise available.
Following his appointment in 2014 at BSUH NHS Trust, he took up his new Consultant Position in Sussex Hurstwood Park/Brighton Neurological centre.
His current interests are:
- Spine - Neck pain, Back pain, Disc surgery, Spinal tumours
- CSF Disorders - Hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation & Syringomyelia
- Peripheral nerve entrapment, Carpel Tunnel syndrome, Sciatica
- Brain Tumours, Neuroendoscopy and Minimally invasive techniques
- Neurovascular disorders (Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations), Trigeminal neuralgia & Hemifacial Spasm.