Mr John Sutcliffe



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Last updated: 19 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • Spinal tumours
  • Spine

About me

John Sutcliffe trained as an undergraduate in Edinburgh, gaining the year prize for systematic surgery and qualifying in 1983. His early medical post-graduate training was also in Edinburgh, after qualification, taking in a large number of specialties including plastic, orthopaedic and paediatric surgery before focusing on neurosurgery.

He undertook Neurosurgical training posts in Sheffield and London and developed an extensive experience of treating spinal conditions ranging from tumours and trauma to the commoner degenerative spinal conditions. He was appointed as a consultant neurosurgeon in 1993 and since that time has concentrated exclusively in the management of patients with spinal disorders.

He developed the concept of the multi-disciplinary team approach to spinal disorders, setting up the London Spine Clinic in 1997 and resigned from the NHS in 2000. He remains an Emeritus Consultant at Barts' and the London NHS Trust. The London Spine Clinic was the first unit of its kind in the UK and continues with the same philosophy today.

Mr Sutcliffe has trained many young spinal surgeons, as training director in his NHS career and as supervisor for the spinal fellowship at the London Spine Clinic and London Clinic Hospital. He runs a regular teaching and training program within the Clinic, in both surgical and non-surgical aspects of spine care.

Mr Sutcliffe no longer undertakes open surgical procedures, but will focus on triaging the patients, arranging the multi-disciplinary management of their symptoms and running the London Spine Clinic as efficiently as possible.

Areas of interest

spine; spinal; discogenic pain; lumbar stenosis, cervical myelopathy; back pain; neck pain; spinal trauma; spinal tumours; spinal tumor; broken back; neurosurgery; spinal injections; pain relief; pain management; spine steroids; steroid injections; radio-frequency; back issues; back problems;

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Procedures completed

  • A5293

    Transforaminal epidural (lumbar) - (>50)

    London Clinic (>50)

  • A5751

    Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) - 1 to 2 joints - (5-50)

    London Clinic (5-50)

  • A5761

    Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 joints - (5-50)

    London Clinic (5-50)

  • A5771

    Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) - 5 or more joints - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • V5230

    Discogram/diagnostic intervertebral disc injection under x-ray control - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • 25120

    Dorsal root ganglion block (local anaesthetic or neurolytic) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • A5752

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) 1 to 2 levels - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

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