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The Department of Neurosurgery at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT) is one of the largest neurosurgery units in the country.

Our mission is to develop internationally renowned research in the field of neurosurgery, and train and harness young talents through our PhD scheme and academic training fellowships.

Neuro oncology surgical team

The neuro oncology surgical team is at the forefront of neurosurgical techniques in the treatment of primary and metastatic central nervous system tumours.

Our work aims to maximise tumour resection, improve clinical outcomes and reduce epilepsy and disability with sparing eloquent brain areas. We use awake craniotomy with non-invasive and intraoperative functional mapping and fluoresceine-guided resections for high grade gliomas.

Patients undergo robust state-of-the-art pre- and post-operative surveillance imaging, and pre- and post-operative neuropsychological assessment.

The group is involved in several clinical trials and international studies in Europe and the United States, and offers a neuro oncology fellowship.

Read more about neurosurgery at SRFT.

Pituitary unit

The unit serves a population of approximately 3.5 million adults and 5 million children.

Pituitary surgery is undertaken both at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust and the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital. We also have close links with the endocrinology services in Greater Manchester.

We have a national and international reputation for clinical research.

The team is involved in teaching and training, and offers fellowships for neurosurgical trainees wishing to learn pioneering techniques in pituitary surgery.

Read more about pituitary surgery at SRFT.


Skull base

Mr Andrew King (Department Chair)

Brain tumour

Miss Tina Karabatsou (Lead)
Mr James Leggate
Mr Pietro D’Urso
Mr David Coope
Mr Omar Pathmanaban


Mr Kanna Gnanalingham (Lead)
Miss Tina Karabatsou
Mr Omar Pathanabam