Mr Omar Pathmanaban

Mr Omar Pathmanaban

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

Skull Base Surgery & Pituitary Surgery

Specialising In

Skull Base Tumours, Pituitary Tumours,Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemifacial Spasm, Meningioma, Schwannoma, Acoustic Neuroma, Neurofibromatosis, NF2, Chordoma, Chondrosarcoma, Craniopharyngioma, Pituitary Adenoma, Cushing's Disease, Acromegaly, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Arachnoid Cyst, Rathke's Cleft Cyst, Epidermoid Cyst, Encephalocoele, Meningocoele, Paraganglioma, Glomus Tumour, Fibrodysplasia, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Intracranial Haemorrhage, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus, Degenerative Spinal Disease

Professional Profile

Omar Pathmanaban trained in London, Manchester, Oxford and Toronto, including fellowships with world leading experts in microsurgery, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and radiosurgery of the skull base and brain. As the winner of several prestigious travelling fellowships, he has further expanded his experience as a visiting scholar at preeminent international centres of excellence. Omar has won many national and international awards, including the Norman Dott Gold Medal for the most outstanding performance amongst graduating Neurosurgeons in the UK and Ireland Royal College Examinations.

He provides specialist care for patients with complex tumours and abnormalities in difficult to reach areas at the base of the brain. Traditional open brain surgery as well as the latest minimally invasive techniques are used to optimally treat patients with challenging problems at the base of the skull, brain, pituitary gland and junction of the brain and spine.

He also provides a general brain and spine practice as well as emergency and trauma neurosurgery.

Omar is on the faculty of several advanced training courses for surgeons and is the specialty training lead for the next generation of Neurosurgeons training in Manchester.

Research Interests

Omar has a PhD in the field of brain tumour cells and molecules. His primary focus is on skull base tumour research. In addition, he initiated the laboratory Neuro-Oncology research programme in Manchester and he continues to support the clinical academic neurosurgical oncology trainees including an NIHR academic clinical lecturer and a Royal College of Surgeons of England Clinical research fellow.