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I am a Professor of Neurosurgery and a Consultant Neurosurgeon and am an international expert in disorders of the spine. I specialise in treating patients who have spinal cord and nerve root compression in the neck or lumbar spine causing pain, numbness and weakness in the limbs. Most typically these are treated with minimally invasive techniques which allow the patient to go home the following day.
I run courses to train consultants in the US and Europe in surgery to the cervical spine and am the inventor of the Prestige LP Cervical disc replacement.
Areas of interest
Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of); Lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of); Spinal surgery; Functional neurosurgery; Disc replacement; Arthroplasty
- Abby Harvey
- Department of Neurosurgery Southmead Hospital Brunel Building Level 2 - Gate 6 Westbury-on-Trym BRISTOL BS10 5NB
- 0117 414 7491
- 0117 414 9479
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
- Bristol Spire Hospital Website
- Video of Prestige LP Cervical Disc Replacement
- Google Scholar Profile
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor of Neurosurgery and Consultant Neurosurgeon
I have developed 5 new surgical techniques for treating complex spinal disorders that have been published in peer reviewed journals.
I am married to an author/GP, have 5 children and 1 dog. I enjoy swimming, tennis and cycling and have an interest in fine art
A gold Clinical Excellence Award
I am the author of 85 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals as well as an author of 10 chapters in surgical text books. My work has been cited by others in over 7000 articles. I am inventor with over 30 patents granted.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons 1986
- Master of Surgery University of London 1993
Reference number 2620420
- Spire Bristol Hospital, BS6 6UT
- 14:00 - 20:00
- 0117 414 7491
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
via Hospital Switchboard 0117 9505050
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement - cervical spine (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Decompression for central spinal stenosis (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)
Repair of dura - (1-5)
Revision of decompression for central spinal stenosis - (1-5)