Mathad, Mr Nijaguna

MS, MCh, FRCS (SN)Mathad, Mr Nijaguna (neurosurgery) photo NEW




Skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, endoscopic neurosurgery and paediatric neurosurgery

Training and education

  • MBBS (medical degree)
  • MS (general surgery)
  • MCh (neurosurgery)
  • FRCS Ed (fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • Diplomate EANS (European Association of Neurological Societies)
  • FRCS (fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) (neurosurgery)

After doing his initial training and gaining extensive neurosurgery experience in India, Mr Mathad completed additional training and accreditation in the UK. 


Mr Mathad has worked for University Hospital Southampton since August 2003. He has extensive sub-specialty experience in his current role and 22 years' experience in various aspects of neurosurgery.

Mr Mathad has special interests in neuroendoscopy and skull base and pituitary surgery. He's introduced endoscopic pituitary surgery and is a lead pituitary surgeon. He's also developed endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery at UHS.

Key achievements

  • Introduced endoscopic techniques in pituitary surgery.
  • Introduced high-definition technology in neuroendoscopy.
  • Developed endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery.


Mr Mathad's publications include:

  • Endoscopic biopsy and third ventriculostomy for the management of pineal region tumors. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):543-7.
  • Endoscopic endonasal resection of large skull base schwannoma. Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;28(6):802-4.
  • Patient-reported nasal morbidity following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery. Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Oct;28(5):622-5.
  • The natural history of cranial dural arteriovenous fistulae with cortical venous reflux--the significance of venous ectasia. Neurosurgery. 2012 Feb;70(2):312-8.
  • Fibrin sealant injection: an aid to reduce venous bleeding during jugular bulb and sigmoid sinus dissection in glomus jugulare (jugulotympanic paraganglioma) surgery. Skull Base. 2011 Sep;21(5):309-12.
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus: validation of a success score that predicts long-term outcome. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov;8(5):489-93.
  • Visual recovery following optic nerve decompression for chronic compressive neuropathy. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Apr;151(4):325-34.


You can contact Mr Mathad via his secretary Rebecca Hooper - call 023 8120 6694 or send an email.