Mr Jothy Kandasamy

Mr Jothy Kandasamy

Consultant Neurosurgeon
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Neurosurgery)

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jothy Kandasamy at Spire include:

Neurosurgery at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Other treatments


  • Brain tumours
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal surgery

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Professional profile

I was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2011. I have a broad practice in neurosurgery and have expertise in both paediatric and adult neurosurgery including a range of spinal disorders.

I completed my 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.

Where possible, I will recommend individualised non-operative treatments. If surgery is required, my 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, I regularly present at national and international meetings and conferences. I continue to be active in collaborative clinical neurosurgical research, with professional links in Europe, Asia and North America:

I also have an interest in volunteer neurosurgical outreach programmes in developing countries. My non-clinical interests include training and teaching.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Spinal disc prolapse - cervical and lumbar, Spinal stenosis - cervical and lumbar, Spinal surgery - Adult and Paediatric, Spinal Dysraphism, Epilepsy surgery, Paediatric neurosurgery, Endoscopic neurosurgery and Neurosurgery for spasticity including rhizotomy.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Society of British Neurological Surgeons
International Society for Paediatric Neurosurgeons
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

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Current NHS 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.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Denise Bond - 0131 316 2567
Private secretary email

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