Mr Yahia Al-Tamimi

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MD MBChB(Hons) BSc(Hons) FRCS(Neuro.Surg.)

Specialises in

I am able to offer consultations to all private self-paying and most privately insured patients requiring a spinal or cranial neurosurgical opinion. Spinal operations can also be offered in the private sector.

I completed my medical training in 2002 and graduated with honours from the University of Leeds. I gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England following training in Preston and Cambridge. I was subsequently placed onto a post-graduate neurosurgical training program in Leeds General Infirmary and gained entry to the specialist register for Neurosurgery in 2013. I subsequently completed a fellowship in skull base neurosurgery in Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. I was appointed as a consultant in skull base and oncology neurosurgery at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in December 2014.

My academic interest stems from an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology and I have subsequently gained an MD for conducting a randomised controlled trial in subarachnoid haemorrhage. Other academic areas of interest include research in gliomas and inflammation. I have published 19 articles in peer-reviewed and international journals and have presented on 33 occasions at national and international conferences.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Yahia Al-Tamimi at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Degenerative cervical and lumbar spine disease
  • Skull base surgery

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Additional information


Al-Tamimi YZ, Sinha P, Chumas PD, Crimmins D, Drake J, Kestle J, Hayward R, Solanki G, Thomson S, Thorne J. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt 30-day failure rate: an international cohort study. Neurosurgery 2014; 74(1): 29-34.

Al-Tamimi YZ, Guilfoyle M, Seeley H, Laing RJ. Measurement of long-term outcome in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy treated surgically. European Spine Journal 2013, 22:2552-2557.

Al-Tamimi YZ, Bhargava D, Hall G, Feltbower R, Goddard AJP, Quinn AC, Ross SA. Lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: A prospective, randomised and controlled trial (LUMAS). Stroke 2012, 43(3):677-82.

Al-Tamimi YZ, Quinn AC, Orsi NM, Homer-Vanniasinkham S, Ross SA. Delayed Neurological Deficit following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage-Current Concepts and Therapies. World Neurosurgery 2010, 73(6):654-667.

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