Mr Thomas Santarius

Mr Thomas Santarius

Neurosurgery 05187445

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Brain tumours
  • Paediatric


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

My clinical practice focuses on surgical treatment of patients with brain tumours. As the management or most brain tumours require more than just surgery I work in close collaboration with radiologists, oncologists, psychologists, physiologists and pathologists.

Whilst I am here to help each individual patient with her or his brain tumour, I spend considerable amount of time and effort on research to understand the underlying biology of brain tumours and development of more effective treatments for patients with brain tumours. Most of my scientific papers can be accessed via PubMed (

I believe that ones surgical techniques can always be improved through better understanding of anatomy and sharing experience with other surgeons. Hence, in 2005 I co-founded and have since directed Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy. Since 2015, we also run Southeast Asia editions. I also serve as a regular or ad hoc faculty on neurosurgical techniques courses in the UK and abroad. A proportion of these courses are the activity of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Anatomy and Neuro-oncology, of which I am a member.

Areas of interest

Adult and paediatric brain tumour surgery; surgical treatment of cavernous malformations (cavernomas) in any location in brain, if indicated.
Most common specific tumours: brain metastases from other cancers in the body (secondary tumour); meningioma; glioma (low-grade glioma, oligodendroglioma; astrocytoma; glioblastoma multiforme, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma); pituitary gland tumour; craniopharyngioma; dermoid, epidermoid; pineal gland and region tumour; pineal gland cyst; colloid cyst; epidermoid tumour; epidermoid cyst; intraventricular tumours; brainstem tumours and cavernomas; pilocytic astrocytoma; ependymoma; medulloblastoma.
Asleep or awake surgeries, as required, to maximise safety and the degree of resection. Endoscopic operations, where appropriate.

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