Manchester Neuro

Brain & Spine Specialists

All Enquiries:  077540 75055

About Us


Mr Kanna Gnanalingham

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBChB (Hons), PhD, FRCS SN



– Consultant in Neurosurgery, (Manchester, UK)
– Hon Senior Lecturer (University of Manchester, UK)
– Hon Senior Lecturer (Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK)


– CCST in Neurosurgery – General Medical Council, UK, 2004
– FRCS SN – Royal College of Surgeons London, 2003
– MBChB (Hons) – Manchester University, 1996
– PhD in Neuropharmacology – King’s College London, 1993
– BSc (Hons) in Anatomy – Manchester University, 1990

After studying Medicine in Manchester, Mr Gnanalingham completed his Neurosurgical training in London. This included specialist training in Complex Spinal surgery, Pituitary and Skull base surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He 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. He is also an Honorary lecturer at the University of Manchester and Salford.

His sub-speciality interests include pituitary, neurooncology and complex spine surgery, utilising minimally invasive techniques, notably endoscopy. He is the lead consultant for pituitary surgery in manchester also offers a fellowship in pituitary surgery.

He has a strong interest in clinical and basic science research neuroscience, qualified to doctorate level, with over 100 publications (click here for Publications page) and international presentations. In recognition of his expertise, he is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and conduct workshops for spinal and pituitary disorders.


Read  Curriculum vitae

Publications on  Pubmed


Other web links:

–  University of Manchester

–  Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences (MCCN, at SRFT)

–  BMI The Alexandra Hospital


Mrs Vaani Navaratnam (BA.Hons)

Vaani has a wealth of experience in customer service and will be your main point of contact at ManchesterNEURO.

 She is friendly, approachable and readily contactable to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Vaani is the key point of contact for patients and referring clinicians.  She will deal with your queries regarding appointments, investigations and hospital admission.

She will also assist with queries from insurance companies and fee packages for self-funding patients.

Anaesthetists specialising in the care of neurosurgical patients form an integral part of our team.  Should you require surgery, you will come across one of the following anaesthetists we work closely with:  Drs Joe Sebastian, Mike Hewitt-Symonds and Nadir Ibrahim.


Likewise, we work closely with other specialists including Medical consultants, Endocrinologists, Oncologists, Neuroradiologists and Pain management specialists, who on occasions may be involved your care.

In addition to the specialised nursing and theatre teams, physiotherapists, chiropractors and occupational therapists form part a Multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to your care.

Our Principles

•   Patient first

•   Compassionate  care

•   Informed choice

•   Modern surgical techniques

•   Minimally Invasive  Surgery

•   Faster  recovery

Manchester Neuro


077540 75055


0161 495 7743

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