Life Long Learning Session in SBNS Southampton 2015
• MBBS 1981
• MCh (Neurosurgery) 1989
• FRCS Ed 1992
• Diploma EANS 2002
• FRCS ( Neurosurgery) 2004
University Hospital Southampton, Main entrance
Spire Southampton Hospital.
My neurosurgical training was from King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai in 1989. I then worked as the Asst. Prof of Neurosurgery in University approved hospitals for 5 years.
After working for 30 months at the Ministry of Health in Oman, I began my UK career at Royal Preston Hospital in 1997. Here I gained significant experience in neurovascular and spinal surgery before moving to Morriston Hospital, Swansea. I obtained my diploma from the European Association of Neurological Societies in 2002. In 2003 I joined the Wessex Neurological Centre to complete my specialist training and was appointed a Consultant Neurosurgeon in May 2006.
I regularly perform anterior skull base surgery (including cranio-facial resections) with maxillo-facial surgeons and lateral skull base surgery (acoustic neuromas) with neuro-otologists. In 2008, I have started endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery at University Hospital Southampton, combining my skull base and endoscopic skills with those of my ENT colleagues. This involves accessing the central skull base tumours (and Pituitary tumours) using endoscopes through the nose. This minimally invasive surgery is at the cutting edge of endoscopic skull base surgery.
I am the lead Pituitary tumour surgeon at Southampton, performing endoscopic pituitary surgery. Where appropriate I also offer supraorbital (eye brow) surgery for pituitary and other tumours. I offer joint clinics with endocrinologists for pituitary patients at Southampton and Bournemouth.
I also serve as a core neurosurgical member on skull base and Pituitary-Craniopharyngioma MDTs.