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My main interest is in common spinal disorders including neck pain, back pain and sciatica. Although I still work as a consultant spinal surgeon I have now retired from operating. I have performed about 1000 spinal procedures and so I understand not only the role of surgery but perhaps more importantly when not to operate. Most people with a spinal problem do not actually need surgery. However, they do often want the reassurance that there is nothing seriously wrong with their spine. I can provide an assessment of their spinal problem and then a discussion about how they can improve their symptoms. I will offer advice on the non-surgical management of spinal problems and on those occasions where I do feel that surgery is appropriate I will refer accordingly to one of my surgical colleagues.
Areas of interest
Common spinal disorders, back pain, neck pain, sciatica.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Leicester General Hospital
Leicester LE5 4PW
I am the pitchside doctor for Leicester Tigers, I occasionally play golf and enjoy playing the guitar and drinking beer. I am also a trustee of a small charity called CDKL5 UK. CDKL5 is a rare genetic condition that mainly affects girls, including my daughter. I have developed my own website www.supporting-cdkl5.co.uk to help provide information to families who have children with CDKL5 and hopefully encourage and facilitate fund-raising events in support of further research into the condition.
- BSc(Hons) University of Sussex 1981
- FRCSEd(Orth) RCS Edinburgh 1996
- MBBS St George's Hospital Medical School 1986
Reference number 3116274
- Spire Leicester Hospital, LE2 2FF
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 0116 265 3634
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