As a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon, Mr Andreas Demetriades deals with adult and paediatric patients with brain and spine problems. As part of a multidisiplpiniary team, working in partnership with trusted physiotherapy and nursing colleagues, Scottish Back clinic offers a tailored approach to your specific health needs.
Me Demetriades offers a specialist interest in spine, having received further specialised training in both simple and complex spinal procedures as well as minimally invasive spine surgery. His aim is to treat these conditions non-operatively as far as possible. To this effect he has supplemented his training with post-specialisation fellowships in both neurosurgical and orthopaedic centres, both in the UK and abroad, thus obtaining a unique perspective on treatment options and techniques.
Another particular interest of his routine practice is trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), and he has set up and has been running a trigeminal neuralgia clinic as part of his NHS practice. Both non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures can provide excellent pain relief, and this is tailored to the individual patient.
He also deals with patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression, and other peripheral nerve disorders.
After graduating from Cambridge, he completed Basic Surgical Training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. After obtaining Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, he entered the Higher Surgical Training programme on the prestigious South London circuit and trained as a Senior Registrar at King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Brighton/Sussex University Hospitals. He then completed fellowships in skull base surgery in Tokyo; Neurosurgical Spine in Munich; Orthopaedic Spine in Oxford.
He is currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; and is the current President of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.