MBChB, FEBNS, FRCS
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital.
FRCS (SN) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2013
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
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
Endoscopic Pituitary lead at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust