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Mr Pietro D'Urso

Consultant Neurosurgeon


Practices at: The Highfield Hospital, The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr D'Urso originally trained in Italy where he obtained a medical degree and CCT in Neurosurgery. He worked in Italy as Neurosurgeon on 2009 and then moved to the USA for one year for research at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. In 2011 he moved to London where he spealised in Surgical Neuro-oncology.

Mr D'Urso was appointed consultant Neurosurgeon with subspecialty interest in Neuro-oncology at Salford Royal Hospital in 2014.

He routinely managed general neurosurgical conditions including trauma, hydrocephalus, degenerative spine disease, pain management and peripheral neuropathies warranting surgical intervention.

Mr D’Urso is also heavily involved in training and teaching. In addition Mr D’Urso is author of Neurosurgical book chapters and acts as a reviewer for international Neurosurgical Journals, including World Neurosurgery, Surgical Neurology International and British Journal of Neurosurgery.   

His interests also lies in surgical treatment of benign and malignant brain tumours, awake craniotomies with brain mapping, intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring, fluorescence guided resection of brain tumours, minimally invasive cranial surgery and cranial endoscopy.

Clinical Interests

  • Mr D’Urso routinely manages general neurosurgical conditions including brain tumours, degenerative spine, head trauma, brain haemorrhages, hydrocephalus, neck pain and lower back pain.
  • Mr D’Urso provides specialist care for patients with benign and malignant brain tumours, including astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, glioblastomas, ependymomas, brain metastases, meningiomas, cavernomas, hemangioblastomas, brain cysts, pineal cysts and pineal tumours. 
  • Mr D’Urso specialises in awake craniotomies with brain mapping, brain tumour resections with fluorescence and intraoperative ultrasounds techniques, intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring, neuro-navigation, minimally invasive cranial surgery and cranial endoscopy

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons

  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

  • European Association of Neuro-oncology

  • British Medical Association

  • British Neuro-oncology Society

  • International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons - USA