After completing my postgraduate training in Chennai, India, I travelled to the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom for further training in microneurosurgery, and spinal neurosurgery using microscopic techniques. I obtained my Fellowship in Neurosurgery from Edinburgh, UK.

I also work in the public health system, providing a cerebrovascular, neuro-oncology and trauma service, in addition to pursuing my area of special interest and training registrars.


  • Trigeminal neuralgia - percutaneous procedures and microvascular decompression
  • Spinal surgery using microscopic techniques for degenerative and neoplastic disorders, including cervical disc replacements, cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation, lumbar microdiscectomy and decompressive laminectomy and stabilisation
  • Percutaneous kyphoplasty for painful osteopaedic spinal fracture or neoplastic deposits
  • Procedures for peripheral entrapment neuropathy


MB BS 1984 Madras; FRCS (Neuro) 2004; FRACS (Neuro) 2015

Title or Designation


Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Mr Thirayan Muthu is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Hamilton

Private Services

Waikato Brain & Spine

This service is available at the following location:

3 Masters Avenue, Hillcrest, Hamilton