Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh

Consultant Neurosurgeon & Complex Spine Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh is an appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon at Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre and Royal Sussex County Hospital. He has a busy private practice in London and Brighton. He has 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. He is the only dual fellowship trained Spine Neurosurgeon in Sussex.

He is experienced in treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders from minimally invasive techniques to deformity surgery. He has 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. He is trained in stereotactic radiotherapy techniques including cyberknife treatment. He maintains a busy general neurosurgical practice.

Pituitary MDT lead at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Al-Mahfoudh is active academically with over 40 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is in the process of writing a dissertation to complete his MSc from Oxford University. He is honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool and is also reviewer for the British Journal of Neurosurgery and Global Spine Journal. He is member of the British association of Spine Surgeons, Society of British Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society (NASS) and European Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is a medical officer for the British Boxing Board of Control.

His personal website includes information on spinal procedures and back pain exercises:

Research interests:

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Brain tumors
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery
Vascular and/or skull base disorders
Lumbar spine disorders

Private contact details

Telephone Self funding patients: 01923 778 906, Insured patients: 01293 778 919
Private secretary Sarah Baker
Private secretary telephone 07501 703075
Private secretary fax 01273 962021
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS (SN) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2013
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

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

Professional leadership

Endoscopic Pituitary lead at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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