Neurosurgery (Brain & Spine)

Dr. Tommaso Tufo

Designation: Lead Neurosurgeon
Specialty: Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery (Brain & Spine)
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Contact Info

Designation: Lead Neurosurgeon
Specialty: Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery (Brain & Spine)
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Core Competencies

  • Head and spinal trauma surgery
  • Skull base and endoscopic surgery
  • Microsurgery and minimal invasive surgery of brain tumours and awake craniotomy
  • Brain and spinal cord surgery with intra operative monitoring (IOM), 5-ALA and fluorescence guided resection, intraoperative imaging guided procedures and intra-op CT, brain biopsy
  • Vascular neurosurgery for brain and spine (aneurysms, AVM, Fistula, cavernoma)
  • Minimal invasive technique, spinal navigation and intraoperative CT surgery for spinal decompression and fusion
  • Microsurgery and minimally invasive surgery for cervical and lumbar disc herniation
  • Endoscopic surgery for disc herniation and stenosis
  • Thalamotomy (RF and Thermal therapy system)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm microsurgery, Radiofrequency ablation and balloon compression for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Deep brain stimulation frameless and robotics for movement disorders, epilepsy and psychiatric disorders – OCD, Depression, Complex pain surgery, deep brain, pump implant, cordotomy and Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Neurosurgical treatment for spasticity, Pump Implant, SCS, rhizotomy and DREZ lesion
  • Shunt and endoscopic procedures for hydrocephalus     
  • Epilepsy Surgery – lesionectomy, lobectomy, DBS and Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Pain management and procedures for spinal pain origin (spinal injection, radiofrequency)

Brief Profile

Dr. Tommaso Tufo has over 17 years of experience in both General & Functional Neurosurgery and has successfully operated over 3500 cases of the brain and spine.

He has a special interest in treating conditions of the brain and has held the position of Director of the Functional and Movement Disorder Group for the Rome and Lazio region, Senior Neurosurgeon and Lead Neurosurgeon at Policlinico Agostino Gemelli Foundation IRCSS University Hospital, the largest public-private hospital in Europe.

He is Adjunt Professor of Neurosurgery at Catholic University of Rome, Italy.

Dr. Tufo is actively involved in state-of-the-art research and consulting as principal investigator in a number of trials, pioneering the latest techniques and treatments in neurosurgery. He is considered a leader in the field of Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy, having undertaken an additional senior fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at the world-class Walton Centre in Liverpool, England.

He is also appointed the representative for the International Neuromodulation Society and a Board Member of the Italian Chapter of the International Neuromodulation Society and is also sitting on the editorial board of several International Neuroscience Journals. Professor Tufo has over 25 published papers relating to neurosurgery, neurology and neuroscience and is regularly invited to speak at international neuroscience training events and conferences.

He is the member of:

  • CNS – Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • SINCH – Società Italiana di Neurochirurgia
  • INS – International Neuromodulation Society

Qualifications

  • MD, Policlinico Gemelli University Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, Medical School, Italy, 2005
  • Senior Fellowship Neurotrauma and Skull Base Surgery, UNICAMP University of Campinas Brazil and Curitiba Neurological Institute, Brazil, 2008
  • Senior Fellowship – Functional and Epilepsy Surgery, Walton Centre Institute NHS Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2014
  • PhD Neuroscience, Catholic University of Rome, Italy, 2015

Nationality: Italian

Number of Years of Experience: 17 years