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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
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
- MBBS St George's Hospital Medical School 1986
- FRCSEd(Orth) RCS Edinburgh 1996
- Spire Leicester Hospital, LE2 2FF
- 09:30 - 13:00
- 0116 265 3634
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.