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Mr Kanna Gnanalingham
MBChB (hons), BSc, PhD
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Spinal Surgery


General Medical Council: 4302902




New appointment: £260
Follow-up appointment: £150


Mr Kanna Gnanalingham is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based at the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT). He is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester and is available for private consultations at the BMI Alexandra Hospital.

Kanna 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.

He runs a busy general brain and spinal neurosurgical practice treating conditions such as trauma, tumours and degenerative spinal disease. His sub-speciality interests include pituitary, oncology and complex spine surgery, utilising minimally invasive techniques. He is the lead consultant for Pituitary surgery in Manchester and introduced the endoscopic approach to the region. 

With respect to the spine, Mr Gnanalingham has particular interests in degenerative spinal disease, spinal trauma, tumours, spinal arthroplasty and other motion preserving technologies. He has a preference for minimally invasive spinal approaches that reduce post-operative pain and speed up recovery.

In recognition of his expertise, Kanna is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings and conduct workshops for spinal and pituitary disorders. SRFT is a national and international Visitation centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery, with regular visits from surgeons wishing to learn such ‘key hole’ surgical techniques. He offers an international fellowship in minimally invasive and pituitary surgery. 

He has a strong interest in clinical and basic science research in Neuroscience, qualified to a doctorate level, with over 100 publications and international presentations.

Web links:                    http://www.manchesterneuro.co.uk/

                                    University of Manchester

                                    BMI The Alexandra Hospital

Publications:               Pubmed

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Medical Procedures


Pituitary surgery

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Special Interests

Pituitary disorders




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