Mr Neil Barua



GMC number: 6075487

Practicing since: 2003



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Mr Neil Barua is a Consultant Neurosurgeon specialising in brain tumour surgery (neuro-oncology), deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and degenerative spinal disease. He completed his neurosurgical training in Bristol and Plymouth, and undertook a further period of training in brain tumour surgery in Montpellier, France before his appointment as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Southmead Hospital in 2016. He is now lead for neuro-oncology surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust.

Mr Barua undertakes surgery for a wide range of neurosurgical conditions, including decompressive surgery for lumbar and cervical degenerative spinal disorders. He also performs surgery for primary brain tumours (glioma), secondary brain tumours (metastases) and meningiomas, as well as for spinal tumours such as ependymomas and nerve sheath tumours. He has a specialist interest in awake craniotomy, advanced imaging techniques and robot-assisted surgery. He also performs robot-assisted deep brain stimulation surgery.

During his training, Mr Barua completed a PhD investigating novel methods of drug delivery to the brain for the treatment of neurological conditions such as brain tumours and neurodegenerative diseases. He continues to have an active research interest in the application of robotics to neurosurgery and quality of life studies.

Special interests

Brain tumours, movement disorders, degenerative spinal disease

Other interests

Research, awake craniotomy, robot-assisted surgery

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Neil Barua at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Cervical Spine Surgery

Locations Mr Neil Barua works with

Related experience


PhD in drug delivery to the brain, active research interests in robotics, awake craniotomy, over 25 peer-reviewed research articles and 3 book chapters


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Neuro-Oncology Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Neil Barua works with

Mr Neil Barua works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa


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

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

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