Mr Kanna Gnanalingham

Mr Kanna Gnanalingham

Neurosurgery 04302902


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  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Brain tumours
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spine

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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 & Spire Hospital Manchester.

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.

Areas of interest

Disc prolapse; Back pain; Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar spine; Epidural injections; Spinal decompression, Discectomy; Spine trauma, Complex spinal surgery; Spinal instrumentation; Day case surgery; Disc replacement

Pituitary disorders; Gliomas; Meningiomas; Cancers; Image guidance; Radiosurgery

Endoscopy; Minimally invasive surgery; Key hole approaches; Hydrocephalus, Shunts; Third ventriculostomy; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Head injury

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Procedures completed

  • A5755

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    Alexandra Hospital (5-50)

  • V2500

    Primary posterior fusion +/- decompression +/- discectomy - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • B0410

    Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy (including total) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • A2080

    Ventricular puncture (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • A0200

    Excision of lesion of tissue of brain - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • A5200

    Epidural injection (cervical) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • V2200

    Posterior decompression +/- foraminotomy - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • V3721

    Posterior fusion +/- instrumentation - cervical region (3 or more levels) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

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