Mr Kumar Abhinav


BSc (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRCS (Neurosurgery)

GMC number: 6120961

Practising since: 2005



Consultation times

  • Every fourth Tuesday
  • 09:00 - 13:00


Mr Kumar Abhinav is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Southmead Hospital and Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital. He trained at the Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College London, University of London, graduating in 2005. He undertook his primary neurosurgical training (brain and spine) in Bristol and Plymouth, which he completed in 2017.

Mr Abhinav subspecialises in skull base, pituitary and cerebrovascular neurosurgery with a focus on complex brain surgery. He also treats degenerative conditions affecting the spine. With his comprehensive training in open and advanced endoscopic endonasal (via nose) surgical techniques, he takes pride in surgically approaching skull base tumours and meningiomas using the most suitable approach (either via nose or open craniotomy) to enhance patient outcomes. His personal goal has been to be provide world class surgical care and clinical opinion to his patients.

In addition to his UK training, Mr Abhinav undertook four years of additional subspecialist clinical operative and research training at leading international neurosurgical centres in the USA. Between 2017 and 2019, he completed two one-year clinical operative fellowships with the Department of Neurosurgery at the prestigious Stanford University, starting with cerebrovascular and open skull base neurosurgery followed by further training in comprehensive open and endoscopic endonasal skull base and pituitary neurosurgery. Prior to that, he completed a two-year research fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) from 2013-2015. His time at UPMC was funded by the Ellison-Cliffe Travelling fellowship award from the Royal Society of Medicine, London and the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute.

Mr Abhinav’s research work has led to multiple peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals, book chapters and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He is passionate about surgical training towards making skull base surgery safer for patients, and has been an invited faculty and speaker on multiple courses aimed at further training of practising neurosurgeons.

Mr Abhinav accepts self-paying patients as well as those with private medical insurance. For more information about the treatments he offers, visit his website:

Special interests

Complex Cranial [Skull Base, Pituitary and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery]

  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Pituitary [Acromegaly, Cushing’s]
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Skull Base Meningiomas and Schwannomas
  • Aneurysms, arteriovenous and cavernous malformations

Degenerative Spinal disorders

  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar canal stenosis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical myelopathy

Other interests

  • Brainstem cavernous malformations
  • Deep seated brain tumours including pineal tumours
  • Chiari Malformation and Hydrocephalus

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Locations Mr Kumar Abhinav works with


    3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN

    0117 906 4870
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Related experience


Details of Mr Abhinav's published research can be found online at:


  • General Medical Council
  • Premium Medical Practice
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon at Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Insurers Mr Kumar Abhinav works with

Mr Kumar Abhinav works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Cigna
  • Bupa


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

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

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