Dr Gorande Kanabar

Consultant Neurophysiologist


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I have completed 16 years at the East and North Herts NHS as the lead consultant in neurophysiology and have developed the hospital’s capabilities by starting its paediatric EMG service and improving the paediatric EEG service by using video-EEG equipment.

I have been working at Spire Harpenden for the last 16 years as a Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist and have gained immense experience in managing various complex neurological disorders, entrapment neuropathy, brachial neuritis/plexopathy, cervical – limber radiculopathy and nerve injuries.

I provide accurate diagnosis of various medical problems concerning muscle and nerve injuries using numerous tests such as single-fibre EMG, stimulated SFEMG and transcranial magnetic cortical stimulation among others. I am trained in adult, paediatric and neonatal EEG reporting and have particular expertise in diagnosing sleep-deprived epileptic disorders.

My passion is to educate other doctors about the importance of neurophysiology and to this end, I am involved with training the Neurology and Neurophysiology Specialist Registrars at the Royal Free Hospital. As an honorary lecturer of neurophysiology at Middlesex University, I teach students how to conduct neurological tests and have run courses for junior doctors from various universities including UCL and Cambridge.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gorande Kanabar at Spire include:

Clinical neurophysiology

Other treatments

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Repetitive nerve stimulation studies
  • Single fibre electromyography (SFEMG)

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Additional information

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management

Special clinical interests: Carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, brachial neuritis, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral nerve injuries, myopathy/polymyositis, single fibre EMG and myasthenia gravis.

MBBS / India / 1989
University of Mumbai

MD / India / 1993
University of Mumbai

CCT / St Bartholomew’s Hospital / 2002
Clinical Neurophysiology

FRCP / London / 2008
Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

British Peripheral Nerve Society

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Head of Clinical Neurophysiology at Hertford County Hospital (since January 2003)

Vein Wrap in Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Annals of Plastic Surgery (2012), Volume 69

Multiple Causes of Apnoea in 1P36 Deletion Syndrome Including Seizures – European Journal of Epilepsy (2012), Volume 21

Immunosuppression Resistant Polymyositis due to Occult Oesophageal Carcinoma - Hertfordshire Journal of Medicine (2011), Volume 6

Seizures in Benign Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes – Epileptic Disorders (2010), Volume 12, Number 4

Media Coverage

Dr Kanabar won an award for her contribution to society in Dharmaj town, India. The town celebrated ‘pink power’, an all-women event where they paint the town a colour, this year pink, and celebrate women in power.
January 2020

Consultant, East and North Herts NHS Trust

Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London

Honorary Research Associate, UCL, London

Honorary Lecturer at Middlesex University