Mr Porter is currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the North Bristol NHS Trust (Frenchay Hospital) and is Chief of Neurosurgery there. He has been a Consultant for more than ten years and was appointed Departmental Lead more than three years ago.
Mr Porter trained in London including the National Hospital for Neurosurgery at Queens Square, at Leeds and the famous North American Barrow Neurological Institute, based in Phoenix Arizona. He worked with the two international figures Dr Robert Spetzler on vascular tumours and Dr Viktor Sonntag, a world famous spinal surgeon.
An independent audit of practice held here at the Spire Bristol Hospital and in the last five years, Mr Porter has had no unplanned returns to theatre, no infections and has achieved a high and consistent patient satisfaction score.
Mr Porter takes regular referrals from other consultants including neurosurgeons and has operated on cases that other surgeons have stated the cases to be too difficult; he was the surgeon who successfully removed an arterial venous malformation as depicted in the recent television program. He is also featured in the Daily Mail and has been on several television programs.