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Senior Consultant

MBBS, DNB, Fellowship, Fellowship,

Chennai, India

16 years of experience

About Dr. Nigel P Symss

  • Dr. Nigel P Symss is one of the renowned Neurosurgeons in Chennai, India having 16 years of experience.
  • Dr. Symss completed his MBBS from the Bangalore Medical College in 1993 and DNB in Neurosurgery from the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Neurological Surgery, VHS Medical Centre, Chennai, in 2005.
  • His area of interest lies in applications of functional neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, skull base surgery, brain tumors, and spinal surgery.
  • He has been awarded the Oi-Sami Fellowship at the Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan, where he extensively researched hydrocephalus and neuroendoscopy.
  • He also did a one-year spinal fellowship at the Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide where he got trained in complex spinal surgery, neuron avigation, and micro neurosurgery.
  • Following this, he also obtained a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at the Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide.
  • He has successfully performed over 5000 neurosurgical procedures post qualification, both cranial and spinal in adults and children. 
  • He has 24 publications in Indian and International journals and has written many chapters in three textbooks of neurosurgery.
  • Dr. Symss is on the continental editorial board of the International Journal of Hydrocephalus, and the Journal of Neuroendoscopy.

Location Location

Chennai, India

Special Interest

Functional neurosurgery Pediatric neurosurgey Skull base surgery Brain tumours Spinal surgery

List Of Treatments

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cerebral Angioplasty
  • Cerebral or Brain Aneurysm Treatment
  • Endovascular Coiling
  • Surgical Clipping
  • Temporal Lobectomy
  • Lesionectomy
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Multiple Subpial Transections MST
  • Microvascular Decompression MVD
  • Percutaneous Balloon Compression (PBC)
  • Stereotactic Radio Surgery
  • Percutaneous Steriotactic Treatment - PSR
  • Radiofrequency Rhizotomy - Neurotomy
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Pineal Region Tumors Treatment
  • Gliomas Treatment
  • Meningioma
  • Schwannomas
  • Metastatic Tumors Treatment
  • Radiotherapy
  • VP Shunting
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment
  • Narcolepsy Treatment
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
  • Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency Treatment
  • Liberation Treatment
  • Sensory Ataxia Treatment
  • Pituitary Tumor Treatment
  • Cerebral Palsy - Stem Cell Treatment
  • Craniotomy Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Gamma Knife for AVM or Brain Tumor
  • Cranioplasty
  • Neural Stem Cell Therapy
  • Autism - Stem Cell Treatment
  • Muscular Dystrophy - Stem Cell Treatment
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Neuropathy - Stem Cell Treatment

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Work Experience of Dr. Nigel P Symss

Senior Consultant, Fortis Malar Hospital ,Chennai

Senior Consultant, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

Consultant, The Voluntary Health Services Hospital, Chennai

Dr. Nigel P Symss's

  • MBBS, 1993, Bangalore Medical College
  • DNB, 2005, Post Graduate Institute of Neurological Surgery, VHS Medical Centre, Chennai
  • Fellowship, Japan
  • Fellowship, Australia

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dr. Nigel P Symss

Dr. Nigel P Symss practices at Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai

Dr. Nigel P Symss specialty is Neurosurgeon

Dr. Nigel P Symss is Neurosurgeon with 16 years of experience.

More About Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column, and peripheral nerves within all parts of the body.

Typical symptoms like Partial or complete paralysis, Muscle weakness, Partial or complete loss of sensation, Seizures, Difficulty reading and writing, Poor cognitive abilities, Unexplained pain, and Decreased alertness.

The tests include the Blood test, urine test, Imaging tests such as an x-ray or MRI, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) test, Biopsy, electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG).

Both neurologists and neurosurgeons treat people who have conditions that affect the nervous system. However, neurosurgeons operate surgically, whereas neurologists do not.

Yes, they treat many different diseases and conditions affecting the brain, spine, spinal cord and the peripheral nerves.

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