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- Brain tumours
- Spinal tumours
Richard Mannion is a consultant neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. His main interests are spinal problems, pain conditions of the spine and face, and brain tumours, including tumours of the skull base and pituitary gland. He spends 50% of his time caring for patients with brain & pituitary tumours and the other 50% working on all aspects of spinal problems including infection, tumours, trauma and degenerative / wear and tear conditions of the discs and facet joints. In particular, he is interested in the role of minimally invasive spinal surgery in treating people with spinal problems, having witnessed the advantages of keyhole techniques during fellowship training in Australia. Richard completed a fellowship in Brisbane, where he became skilled in all aspects minimally invasive spinal techniques and has built up a large minimally invasive spinal practice here in Cambridge.
Richard has a PhD in the field of chronic pain, having spent his research time in London and at Harvard University in Boston under Professor Clifford Woolf, a leading international pain specialist. Richard remains active in research and has published a large number of scientific papers on the subject of chronic pain, nerve pain, spinal disease and minimally invasive spinal techniques (see bibliography below).
Richard is married with 4 young children.
Areas of interest
Complex spinal surgery; keyhole spinal surgery; back & neck pain management; trigeminal neuralgia; brain & skull base tumours; pituitary tumours
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Dean Frear Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Spinal Navigation Surgery
Wood MJ, Mannion RJ (2010) Improving accuracy and reducing radiation exposure in minimally invasive spinal surgery – percutaneous lumbar pedicle screw placement using computer assisted navigation combined with continuous electromyographic monitoring. Journal of Neurosurgery. 12(5):533-917.
Guilfoyle M, Mannion RJ, Mitchell P, Thomson S (2012) Epidural Fentanyl For Post-operative Analgesia Following Lumbar Canal Decompression: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Spine J. 12(8):646-51
Mannion RJ (2012) Minimally invasive spinal surgery - does size matter? Nat Rev Neurol. 8(7):363-5
Marcus H, Schwindack C, Santarius T, Mannion R, Kirollos R (2013) Image-guided resection of spheno-orbital skull-base meningiomas with predominant intraosseous component. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 155(6):981-8
Rodgers MA, Brown JV, Heirs MK, Higgins JP, Mannion RJ, Simmonds MC, Stewart LA (2013) Reporting of industry funded study outcome data: comparison of confidential and published data on the safety and effectiveness of rhBMP-2 for spinal fusion. BMJ. 346:f3981
Simmonds MC, Brown JV, Heirs MK, Higgins JP, Mannion RJ, Rodgers MA, Stewart LA (2013) Safety and effectiveness of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 for spinal fusion: a meta-analysis of individual-participant data. Ann Intern Med. 158(12):877-89
Courses offered to GPs
Spire & Nuffield Hospitals Symposia - annual
Re-admission rate <1%
Infection rate <1%
Mortality - spinal surgery 0%
Patient satisfaction scores >95%
- PhD University of London 2000
- Spinal & Skullbase Fellowship Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane Australia 2009
Reference number 4739641
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member British Association of Spinal Surgeons 2014
- Member Royal College of Surgeons, England 2014
- Member Society of British Neurological Surgeons 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- FRCS Surgical Neurology, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurosurgeons
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Skullbase Society
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
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