Mr Kanna Gnanalingham
MBChB (Hons), FRCS.SN, PhD
As a Senior Consultant in neurosurgery in Greater Manchester, I have a specialist interest in brain tumours, pituitary disease and complex spine surgery. I undertook neurosurgical training in London, including specialist training in pituitary and spinal surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
I learned minimally invasive techniques at several centres in the UK and US and was appointed as a Consultant at the Greater Manchester Neuroscience Centre at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT) in 2005. I also hold an honorary senior lecturer post at the University of Manchester.
I believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of brain and spinal disorders. I usually consider surgery when other medical and non-operative treatments have not helped. I frequently undertake surgery using minimally invasive (ie ‘keyhole’) techniques. This allows for reduced blood loss, tissue damage, less post-operative pain and faster recovery.
In recognition of my expertise, I am frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and conduct workshops for spinal and pituitary disorders. I offer an international recognised fellowship in pituitary surgery.
I am recognised for good operative and patient management skills and have a strong background in basic science and clinical research.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kanna Gnanalingham at Spire include:
Spire Manchester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BSc (Hons) in Anatomy / University of Manchester / 1990
Bachelor of Science
PhD in Neuropharmacology / King’s College London / 1993
Doctor of Philosophy
MBChB (Hons) / University of Manchester / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS SN / Royal College of Surgeons London / 2003
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
CCST in Neurosurgery / General Medical Council, UK / 2004
Certificate of Completion of Specialised Training
In my spare time I play badminton and cricket, which I have previously represented at club and university level.