BRAIN &
SPINE
SURGERY

Minimally invasive surgery for Brain Tumours, Neuro-endoscopy, Microsurgery of Brain & Spine.



Mr Mansoor Foroughi


MB ChB, FRCS (London), MSc (Neurovascular diseases) FRCS (SN) FEBNS (Braakman diploma)
Mr Foroughi grew up in Wales and qualified from Sheffield Medical school in 1992, obtaining both FRCS parts at first attempt, and commenced his highly extensive & sub-specialised neurosurgical training at the Royal London Hospital in 1997, before completing his formal Neurosurgical training program at University Hospital of Wales, with extensive experience in both Cranial and Spinal surgery.
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Mansoor Foroughi Consultant Neurosurgeon
Our Treatments

BRAIN SURGERY

Minimally invasive techniques for management of brain tumours, latest techniques and equipment for neuro-endoscopy and shunt surgery in management of Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Disorders, Neurovascular surgery for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Aneurysms, and Microvascular decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia, hemifacial spasm.

Brain Tumours

BRAIN TUMOURS


Primary and secondary brain tumours, with special interest in tumours of the CSF Pathways including 3rd and 4th…


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Hydrocephalus

HYDROCEPHALUS


Special interest in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus utilising accurate diagnostic measures, with the use of the l…

Special interest in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus utilising accurate diagnostic measures, with the use of the l…


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CSF Pathways Tumours

CSF PATHWAYS TUMOURS


Colloid Cysts, Pineal Tumours, Ventricular tumours, with special interest in neuro-…


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Arachnoid Cysts

ARACHNOID CYSTS


These are common and occur in around 0.5 % of the population; the vast majority do not require any intervention and if symptomatic…


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Meningiomas

MENINGIOMAS


These occur in around 1 in 200 of the population and are the most commonly found intracranial tumour, the vast…


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Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

CEREBRAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS


A mesh of abnormal vessels…


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CEREBRAL ANEURYSMS

CEREBRAL ANEURYSMS


Cerebral aneurysms are found in around 2% of the population, the v…


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Cavernous Haemangiomas

CAVERNOUS HAEMANGIOMAS


These occur in around 0.3% of the population, the vast majority do …


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MICROVASCULAR DECOMPRESSION


Trigeminal Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Genciulate Neuralgia, …


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Our Treatments

SPINE SURGERY

Provision of full range of microsurgical procedures of the spine including lumbar Microdiscectomy, Laser disc therapy, Anterior Cervical discectomy and fusion, Anterior Cervical discectomy and disc replacement, Spinal Stenosis decompression, Micro-foraminotomy, Surgery for intradural lesions, Foramen Magnum Decompression for Chiari malformation and management of CSF disorders of the spine.

Sciatica

SCIATICA


This is a very common spinal condition that affects around 30% of the population, and in severe cases resulting in significant back …


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Back Pain

BACK PAIN


Common complaint in the general population, a comprehensive assessment and relevant imaging can promptly rule out…


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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS


This is a relatively common condition which can result typically in back pain, but mainly leg…


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Spinal Tumours

SPINAL TUMOURS


Extradural tumours and Intradural Tumours, including benign lesions e.g. Meningioma, Schwannoma, Ependymoma.


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Cervical Brachialgia

CERVICAL BRACHIALGIA


Neck pain radiating to arm pain due to nerve entrapment in the neck, often due to disc disease…


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Spinal Disc Disease

SPINAL DISC DISEASE


The most common problem affecting the spine, managed with clinical and radiologic…


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Spinal Cord Compression

SPINAL CORD COMPRESSION


A potentially serious problem if symptomatic or left untreated, usually due to degenerative spine…


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Cervical Spinal Stenosis

CERVICAL SPINAL STENOSIS


Can cause compression of the spinal cord potentially resulting in worsening weakness…


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Chiari Malformation

CHIARI MALFORMATION


Special interest in management and surgery for Chiari Malformation…


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SYRINGOMYELIA

SYRINGOMYELIA


Special interest in syrinx pathology, which is an expansile and elongated cyst or cavity within the spinal cord, that can present incidentally or …


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Frequently asked questions


  • Should I Google and search about my condition?
  • Will my insurance company cover the cost of private neurosurgical treatment?
  • Where will my operation be performed?
Should I Google and search about my condition?

The internet is potentially a powerful tool for patient education. However it can be confusing and even at times misleading, and does not cater for the individual and the variations and nuances of any condition. Too much information is related to advertising and often best way forwards is a and face to face consultation with an appropriately trained and accredited professional or surgeon. Often more than one consultation is necessary and during such consultation and after investigations, guidance can be given regarding specific websites that provide high quality and unbiased information.

Will my insurance company cover the cost of private neurosurgical treatment?

Most of the time this will be fine and not an issue, but will to a great extent depend on your insurance company and your policy; most companies will cover your costs. However Mr Foroughi has not accepted BUPA’s contract and terms, but other insurance companies such as AXA PPP, Vitality, AVIVA, Exeter, Cigna, Simply Health and WPA are satisfactory. Self-funding will give the greatest freedom and ease for arrangements of appointments.

Please make sure your insurance policy and company approve your private treatment, failing which you will be liable for all relevant costs.

Where will my operation be performed?

Spine surgery can be done at Nuffield Brighton Hospital, Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, or Royal Sussex County, and for cranial surgery, The Royal Sussex County Hospital or possibly London.

CONSULTATION PROCESS

A typical consultation first appointment takes between 40-60 minutes. During this process a comprehensive history is taken and relevant examination carried out. After this any imaging will be reviewed and a plan made. Often this may require further investigations (e.g.MRI scans), and during subsequent consultation, the results of any investigations will be discussed, and a plan made for any possible treatment and follow-up.


Bring

REFERRAL LETTER


A referral letter from either your General Practitioner, specialist, or a physiotherapist.


PRE-ARRANGE

IMAGES & SCANS


Any images and relevant scans to be made available. This can be done preferably by prior arrangement with assistants, by direct link and transfer of images, or provision of functioning CDs of X-rays and scans available. You are welcome to bring along with you a friend or family member who may be reassuring and able to help with questions and answers, understanding and the consultation process.


Medical History

REPORTS


If available, previous and relevant medical reports and letters, including recent or relevant discharge summaries.


MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Close collaboration with team of surgical colleagues with Multidisciplinary Team discussions, including Neuro-Radiology review, use of latest MRI, CT, and Spect CT scan techniques, in addition to full range of radiological investigations available, with support from Physiotherapy and Pain services Management.

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APPOINTMENT BOOKING

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