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:


Other treatments


  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain tumours
  • Spinal surgery

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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Tuesday 1.30pm-3.30pm/1.30pm-5pm alternate weeks.

I was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 2011.

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.

I have a broad practice in neurosurgery and have expertise in both paediatric and adult neurosurgery including a range of spinal disorders.

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 programs in developing countries. My non-clinical interests include training and teaching.

Clinical Interests

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

Spinal Surgery – Adult and Paediatric. Minimal access neurosurgery for the brain and spine. Endoscopic neurosurgery. Spinal disc prolapse. Paediatric neurosurgery. Epilepsy surgery. 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