Meet our Team

Founder and Director

Mr. Rafid Al-Mahfoudh founder and director of S&B Diagnostics Ltd is an extensively trained Neurosurgeon, experienced in treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders, pituitary tumours and endoscopic neurosurgical techniques. Mr Rafid Al-Mahfoudh is an appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine Surgeon at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals since 2015. He is honorary senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and previously honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He is one very few surgeons with dual orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine accreditation in addition to further specialist fellowship training in anterior skull base and minimally invasive neurosurgery in Adelaide and New York.

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Consultant Neurophysiologist

Dr Elias Ragi graduated from the University of Baghdad with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1972. His interest and training for Clinical Neurophysiology began in 1977, at the Hospital for Neurosurgery in Baghdad, followed between 1979 and 1980 by undertaking fellowship from the Danish Agency for International Development for training in electromyography in Denmark and Sweden. From 1981 to 1985, he did research and study for the DPhil at the Department of Clinical Neurology of the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. After further training and work in Birmingham, he took up the post of Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Trust between 1990 and 2019, also at different times serving Somerset, North Devon and South Devon and holding Honorary Research Fellow at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter. He now dedicates his professional time to private and medico-legal practice, seeing patients and claimants referred by general practitioners, gynaecologists, obstetricians, anaesthetists, physicians, orthopaedic, plastic, cardiovascular, spinal and neurosurgeons.

Dr Elias Ragi has experience in the treatment, with botulinum toxin, of dystonias and pain from muscle spasm and, in March 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015, attended Advanced EMG and EMG-guided Chemodenervation courses at Duke’s University Medical Center, USA. He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

S&B Diagnostics is a a CQC registered healthcare company based in the South East of England. We provide diagnostic services including Neurophysiology diagnostics.

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