Neuro Surgery

Who is the service for?

This is a ‘local’ service provided by a Salford Consultant at the Pennine Acute NHS Trust. Patient will be referred via the Choose and Book system by their GP’s or by other hospital consultants.

Patients who may require lumber or spinal treatment/surgery, patients with compression tumours or brain tumours can be referred to this clinic.

What does the service provide?

This service provides both new and follow up appointments during which investigations can be arranged on the North Manchester site. Investigations include scans and blood samples.

Who will patients meet?

This is a consultant led services provided by Mr Sofat consultant Neurosurgeon, his specialist interests include neuro-oncology and minimally invasive surgery.

The clinic is staffed by Nurses and support workers.

When is the service available?

This local service is provided weekly on a Thursday afternoon. The service is provided by Pennine Acute NHS Trust. Using an ‘outreach model’ the consultant comes Mr Sofat comes from The Salford Royal Foundation. (no surgery takes place within this speciality at Pennine Acute NHS Trust.

Where is the service provided?

The service is provided on the North Manchester General Hospital site in outpatients A, this is on the ground floor at the front of the building.

Department contact details

Booking and Scheduling Department number: 0161 778 2233

Practical information

Information will be provided with your appointment letter, however, please remember to bring along a list of your current tablets and medicines and if possible have a list of previous investigations you have had at this or any other health care facility.

Key staff/consultants

Mr Sofat Consultant Neurosurgeon.