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Mr Christos Tolias

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Year Qualified

Special Interests

  • Adult hydrocephalus
  • Adult spinal surgery
  • AVMs/cavernomas/AV fistulas
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Head injury
  • Spinal degenerative disease (neck pain, arm pain, back pain, sciatica)
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage


Mr Tolias has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon at King’s College Hospital since 2005. He has a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Warwick, and extensive research experience in traumatic brain injury and the mechanisms of brain cell death. He undertook specialist training in Neurosurgery in Liverpool and Birmingham followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is the Lead Neurovascular Surgeon at King’s College Hospital and Clinical Lead in Neurosurgery.

He was the first surgeon in the UK to perform the non-occlusive cerebral vascular bypass technique. In addition to his expertise in degenerative spine disease, which includes the management of back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica, he has specialist expertise in the management of neurovascular conditions (cerebral aneurysms, AVMs, cavernomas, AV fistulas), the surgical treatment of stroke (decompressive craniectomy and revascularisation for Moyamoya disease, sickle cell anaemia) and trauma. His expertise extends to the use of radiosurgery (CyberKnife and GammaKnife) for the treating these conditions.

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