Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar


MB BS, MRCS, FRCS (NeuroSurg)

GMC number: 5191453

Practising since: 1996



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Mr Sivakumar an experienced neurosurgeon with a dual fellowship in functional neurosurgery and paediatric neurosurgery. He has performed over 3000 surgeries since he started training in various fields of neurosurgery. His infection rate is extremely low compared to the national average.

Over the last 10 years since commencing his career in neurosurgery Mr Sivakumar has gained extensive and broad experience in all aspects of the speciality including paediatrics and adult neurosurgery. He has updated his personal practices and knowledge by reflective practice and self-directed learning, as well as attending internal and external seminars, courses and meetings both nationally and internationally.

Since his appointment on 1st April 2013 in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals he has established the following:

  • Introduced Functional Neurosurgery to the Unit
  • Established a multi-displinary network to manage spasticity in adults
  • Lead role in epilepsy surgery (adult) and established network with Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, London, for paediatric epilepsy services in Leeds
  • Joined with pain services to offer spinal cord stimulator implantation service
  • Established a pathway and team to operate on high grade gliomas in eloquent areas including awake resections
  • Established stereotactic neurosurgery in the Unit
  • In the process of starting deep brain stimulation for various disorders

Mr Sivakumar specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

Mr Sivakumar in the news

Mr Sivakumar has been in the news. Find out how he used pioneering techniques in pain management to treat a patient: Read the article here

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Special interests

Other interests

  • Information technology
  • Hospital management
  • Medical law and ethics

Personal interests

Yoga and cricket

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar at Nuffield Health

  • Nerve conduction study
  • Brain surgery
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression

Locations Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar works with

Related experience


Mr Sivakumar understands the importance and value of research which plays an important role in modern NHS and in the professional development of neuroscience trainees. He has been in the recruitment process in the ICP rescue, Stitch I and II trial conducted nationally. He developed a keen interest in clinically oriented research projects and has published on this subject.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA
  • World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, USA
  • European Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • International Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • International League Against Epilepsy

Other posts held

  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar works with

Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Health-on-Line
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.