Dr. Nigel Symss

Senior Consultant
16+ years of experience
Global Hospital, Chennai

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    About Dr. Nigel Symss

    • Dr. Nigel Symss is a highly regarded neurosurgeon in Chennai, India, with over 16 years of experience.
    • He earned his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College in 1993 and a DNB in Neurosurgery from the VHS Medical Centre in Chennai in 2005.
    • His expertise spans functional neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, skull base surgery, brain tumors, and spinal surgery.
    • Dr. Symss received the Oi-Sami Fellowship at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Japan, where he conducted extensive research on hydrocephalus and neuroendoscopy.
    • He completed a one-year spinal fellowship at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, specializing in complex spinal surgery, neuronavigation, and micro neurosurgery.
    • Subsequently, he obtained a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at the Flinders Medical Centre.
    • Dr. Symss has a remarkable track record, having successfully performed over 5,000 neurosurgical procedures on both adult and pediatric patients.
    • His contributions to the field are evident through his 24 publications in Indian and international journals and his authorship of chapters in three neurosurgery textbooks.
    • He holds a significant role as a member of the continental editorial boards of the International Journal of Hydrocephalus and the Journal of Neuroendoscopy.
    • Dr. Nigel P Symss is recognized as a distinguished figure in neurosurgery, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating neurological conditions.

    Qualification & Training of Dr. Nigel Symss

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

    Areas of Clinical interests


    • Tamilnadu Medical Council.
    • Medical Council of India (MCI).

    List of Treatments

    • VP Shunting
    • Ventriculostomy
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Narcolepsy Treatment
    • Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
    • Chronic Cerebro Spinal
    • Venous Insufficiency Treatment
    • Liberation Treatment
    • Sensory Ataxia Treatment
    • Pituitary Tumor Treatment
    • Paediatric Aneurysm
    • Arteriovenous Malformations
    • Bell’s Palsy Treatment
    • Cerebral Angiogram
    • Craniotomy Surgery
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Gamma Knife for AVM or Brain Tumor
    • Cranioplasty
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Brain Haemorrhage Treatment
    • Blood Clot Brain Surgery
    • CyberKnife Treatment
    • Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Stroke Treatment
    • High Cervical Stimulation
    • Electrical Cortical Stimulation
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain
    • Drug Pump Implantation for Chronic Pain Management
    • Sacral Neuromodulation
    • Thecoperitonial shunt
    • Microsurgical tumor removal
    • Endoscopic decompression
    • Brain AVM Embolization with Onyx
    • Deep Brain Stimulation (non-rechargeable)
    • NeuroRehabilitation
    • Microsurgical repair of encephalocele
    • VNS implantation
    • 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
    • Neurotomy
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Pineal Region Tumors Treatment
    • Gliomas Treatment
    • Meningioma

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