Mr Yahia Al-Tamimi

Consultant Neuro Surgeon

QualificationsMD MBChB(Hons) BSc(Hons) FRCS(Neuro.Surg.)

Main NHS base:

  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital


  • Pioneer Healthcare

Scope of Practice:

  • Degenerative cervical and lumbar spine disease
  • Skull base surgery
  • Academic Neurosurgery

Fees, Training & Background:

Mr Al-Tamimi is able to offer consultations to all private self-paying and most privately insured patients requiring a spinal or cranial neurosurgical opinion. Spinal operations can also be offered in the private sector.

Mr Al-Tamimi completed his medical training in 2002 and graduated with honours from the University of Leeds.  He gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England following training in Preston and Cambridge.  He was subsequently placed onto a post-graduate neurosurgical training program in Leeds General Infirmary and gained entry to the specialist register for Neurosurgery in 2013.  He subsequently completed a fellowship in skull base neurosurgery in Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.  He was appointed as a consultant in skull base and oncology neurosurgery at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in December 2014.

His academic interest stems from an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology and he has subsequently gained an MD for conducting a randomised controlled trial in subarachnoid haemorrhage.  Other academic areas of interest include research in gliomas and inflammation.  He has published 19 articles in peer-reviewed and international journals and has presented on 33 occasions at national and international conferences.

Key publications:

Al-Tamimi YZ, Bhargava D, Hall G, Feltbower R, Goddard AJP, Quinn AC, Ross SA. Lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: A prospective, randomised and controlled trial (LUMAS). Stroke 2012, 43(3):677-82.

Al-Tamimi YZ, Sinha P, Chumas PD, Crimmins D, Drake J, Kestle J, Hayward R, Solanki G, Thomson S, Thorne J. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt 30-day failure rate: an international cohort study. Neurosurgery 2014; 74(1): 29-34.

Al-Tamimi YZ, Quinn AC, Orsi NM, Homer-Vanniasinkham S, Ross SA. Delayed Neurological Deficit following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage-Current Concepts and Therapies. World Neurosurgery 2010, 73(6):654-667.

Al-Tamimi YZ, Guilfoyle M, Seeley H, Laing RJ. Measurement of long-term outcome in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy treated surgically. European Spine Journal 2013, 22:2552-2557.

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