Mr Christos Tolias



GMC number: 3452088

Practising since: 1989



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Mr Tolias has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King's College Hospital since September 2005. He has a PhD in Biological Sciences from Warwick University and extensive research experience in traumatic brain injury. Mr Tolias has vast Neurovascular experience and the largest series of aneurysm surgeries in the UK (NNAP 2017). He specialises in surgery of cerebal aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernomas, dural fistulas and Moya Moya. He is one of few UK surgeons routinely performing cerebral vascular bypasses both in adults and children. Mr Tolias pioneered the use of bypass techniques in the management of cerebral vasculopathies. He is trained in Gamma Knife and Cyberknife and routinely utilises innovative neuromonitoring technologies in the surgery of complex vascular lesions. He is one of the few Neurosurgeons nationally who regularly undertakes surgical extirpation of arteriovenous malformations when indicated. His outcomes are part of national databases and remain among the best in his peer group (NNAP 2017). 

Mr Tolias has an active spinal practice dealing with problems of the cervical and lumbar spine. These can include sciatica, brachalgia, radiculopathies and pain management through both injections and radiofrequency ablation as well as surgical interventions. 

Mr Tolias is the director of the first and only Royal College of Surgeons accredited National Neurovascular Surgical Fellowship based at King's College Hospital. 

He regularly lectures in the UK and the worldwide on topics including complex arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms, Gamma Knife and Cyberknife as well as degenerative spine conditions. 

When he isn't working Mr Tolias enjoys walking, running and a trip to the Greek sunshine!

Special interests

  • Neurovascular surgery
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Cavernomas dural fisulas
  • Moya moya
  • Degenerative spine
  • Brachalgia
  • Sciatica 
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy

Languages spoken

Greek, English

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Christos Tolias at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Removal of spinal hardware
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Epidural anaesthetic
  • Facet joint injections
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Interspinous implant
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

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Mr Tolias is published extensively on many aspects of neurosurgery including spinal conditions, neurovascular conditions with over 80 papers in peer reviewed publications and 180 abstract presentations at conferences. 


  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, King's College Hospital