Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh

MBChB, European certificate in Neurosurgery, FRCS (SN)


Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh is an appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon at Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre and Royal Sussex County Hospital. He has dual Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical accreditation in Spinal surgery, in addition to further specialist fellowship training in anterior skull base and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York. He is the only dual fellowship trained Spine Neurosurgeon in East Sussex.

His training includes basic surgical training in Mersey Deanery followed by specialist Neurosurgery training in the Walton centre.  The Walton Centre is the only hospital trust in the UK specialising solely in neurology, neurosurgery and pain services. This was followed by highly competitive subspecialist fellowships in Orthopaedic spinal surgery in Brisbane and further sub specialist training in anterior skull base, pituitary and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York (Weill Cornell Medical College).

He has been the recipient of many awards, including a Nuffield Health scholarship, travel awards and presentation prizes. He has been an invited lecturer by industry and international surgical societies.

Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh specialises in the following at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital:


  • Every Tuesday afternoon
  • Every Wednesday morning
  • Every Friday morning


Current posts

  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS trust


Complex Spine Surgery, Minimally invasive Neurosurgery, Endoscopic pituitary surgery

Other interests

Mr Al-Mahfoudh has extensive experience in treating spinal disorders, pituitary tumours and endoscopic neurosurgical techniques. He has specialist interest in degenerative spine disorders, spine tumours and pituitary adenomas.

In addition he maintains a general neurosurgical practice.

Member of

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • European Association of Neurosurgeons


Mr Al-Mahfoudh is active academically with over 40 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is in the process of writing a dissertation to complete his MSc from Oxford University. He is honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool and is also reviewer for the British Journal of Neurosurgery and member of the British association of Spine Surgeons, Society of British Neurological Surgeons and European Association of Neurological Surgeons.


Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • WPA
  • Cigna
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Benenden Health
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Westfield Health WPA

Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.