Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh

Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh

Consultant Neurosurgeon & Complex Spine Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Back pain investigation
  • Back surgery
  • Epidural injections
  • Pain management
  • Sees adults only at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

Also available for:

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I am experienced in treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders from minimally invasive techniques to deformity surgery. I have a specialist interest in degenerative spine disorders, spine tumours, pituitary tumours, endoscopic neurosurgical techniques and pain management including trigeminal neuralgia and neuromodulation (Spine Cord Stimulation). In addition to experience in general neurosurgical practice including neurooncology, trauma, hydrocephalus and neurooncology. I am trained in stereotactic radiotherapy techniques including cyberknife treatment. I maintain a busy general neurosurgical practice.

I am an appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon at Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre and Royal Sussex County Hospital. I have dual orthopaedic and Neurosurgical accreditation in Spinal surgery, in addition to further specialist fellowship training in anterior skull base and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York. I am the only dual fellowship trained Spine Neurosurgeon in Sussex.

I am active academically with over 40 articles in peer reviewed journals. I am in the process of writing a dissertation to complete my MSc from Oxford University. I am honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool and also reviewer for the British Journal of Neurosurgery and Global Spine Journal. I am a medical officer for the British Boxing Board of Control.


General Medical Council Number: C6094947

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh at Spire include:


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Additional information

Back pain
Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery
Vascular and/or skull base disorders
Lumbar spine disorders

FRCS (SN) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2013
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, England

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

British Association of Spinal Surgeons

The United Kingdom Spine Societies Board

Member, AO Spine

European Association of Neurosurgery

North American Spine Society

Professional leadership

Endoscopic Pituitary lead at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust