Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna



GMC number: 6027114

Practising since: 2001



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Mr Jeyaretna is the lead for the Oxford University Hospitals Skull Base Surgery Programme. He graduated from the University of Southampton and underwent registrar and skull base surgery training at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical treatment of complex skull base lesions with open and minimally invasive techniques, and facial pain syndromes. He co-delivers the radiosurgery service at Oxford with his radiation oncology colleagues. 

He completed post-doctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with an interest in tumour biology. He continues to collaborate with scientists at Oxford University on translational research models of brain tumours. His current research interests are in developing and integrating artificial intelligence technology into the skull base surgery service at Oxford. He is working on the use of artificial intelligence in diagnosis and triage, smart phone technology in aiding diagnosis and robotic surgery. 

He is Co-Director of the Oxford Skull Base Surgery and Neurovascular Fellowship and is regular faculty on skull base surgery dissection courses internationally including the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Royal College of Surgeons England and Director of the Oxford Skull Base Course. He also continues to teach clinical neuroanatomy at the University of Oxford. 

Special interests

  • Full general neurosurgical practice
  • Minimally invasive and complex skull base surgery
  • Surgery for brain tumours and spinal tumours
  • Trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Cervical Spine Surgery

Locations Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna works with

Related experience


Mr Jeyaretna completed his research training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research in oncolytic virus-mediated therapies for glioblastomas and glioma stem cells, led to the award of an MD in 2012. He remains actively involved in research into treatments for brain tumours via collaborations at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Department of Oncology at Oxford University. His current research interests are in the molecular biology of brain tumours and collaborating on multicentre studies into meningiomas.


  • Society of British Neurosurgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Insurers Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna works with

Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Health-on-Line
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Healix
  • Aetna


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

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

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