Mr Jothy Kandasamy

Mr Jothy Kandasamy

Consultant Neurosurgeon

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Neurosurgery)

Specialises in

  • Neurosurgery
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pain management

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/New York-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.


General Medical Council Number: C4708759

Treatment information

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

Other treatments


  • Brain tumours
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal surgery

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Additional information

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.

Professional memberships

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

International Society for Paediatric Neurosurgeons

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques
  • Neurooncology surgery

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.