Professor Nihal T Gurusinghe

Consultant Neurosurgeon


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I trained in London at The Atkinson Morley's Hospital, The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and Great Ormond Street Hospital. I was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in 1985.

Aside from my extensive clinic experience, I am also closely involved in the activities of the British Neurological Surgeons and served as honorary secretary from 2000 to 2004. I am a member of the council of the society and am the NICE co-ordinator for the society. I am also the joint Royal College Representative on the Specialist Advisory Committee in Neurosurgery for surgical training at The Royal College of Surgeons, London.

I am an examiner for the FRCS neurosurgery in the UK as well as the international FRCS.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Nihal T Gurusinghe at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Spinal surgery: lumbar operations for back pain/sciatica
  • Outpatient Consultations for: back pain, neck pain, spinal conditions, brain neurological disease including tumours and blood vessel disease.

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Clinical interests

Back pain
Spinal surgery
Vascular and/or skull base disorders

Special clinical interests: Peripheral nerve entrapment. Spinal surgery including tumours. Neurosurgery - vascular lesions and skull base tumours.

Research and publications

Neurovascular disease Spinal tumours Surgical outcome

Current NHS posts

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust linked to the University of Central Lancashire since 1985

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 1985 with outreach clinics twice a month at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Personal profile

I am a keen lover of cricket and play for the local village club in the summer. 

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