Dr Thirayan Muthu




MB BS 1984 Madras; FRCS (Neuro) 2004; FRACS (Neuro) 2015


After completing my postgraduate training in Chennai, India, I travelled to the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom for further training in microneurosurgery, and spinal neurosurgery using microscopic techniques. I obtained my fellowship in Neurosurgery from Edinburgh, UK. I also work in the public health system, providing a cerebrovascular, neuro-oncology and trauma service, in addition to pursuing my area of special interest and training registrars.

Special Clinical Interests:

  • Trigeminal neuralgia – percutaneous procedures and microvascular decompression
  • Spinal surgery using microscopic techniques for degenerative and neoplastic disorders, including cervical disc replacements, cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation, lumbar microdiscectomy and decompressive laminectomy and stabilisation
  • Percutaneous kyphoplasty for painful osteopaedic spinal fracture or neoplastic deposits
  • Procedures for peripheral entrapment neuropathy
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