Consultant Profile

Mr Richard J Nelson

Mr Richard J Nelson MA, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Neurosurgery
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Special clinical interests:
Minimally invasive spinal surgery
The management of spinal disorders in elite sportsmen and women
The management of skull base tumour including acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours
The management of neurovascular disorders including complex aneurysm and arteriovenous malformations

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of British Medical Association
Member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 4147490
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 4147490
Private secretary fax:
0117 4149479
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I have had a broad-based surgical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London, before completing my neurosurgical training and research in Southampton.  In recent years I have increasingly sub-specialised in aspects of spinal surgery, intracranial tumour surgery and neurovascular surgery.

I have played a major role in the development of the Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol as a Clinical Director.  I have also been closely involved in several strategic developments affecting neurosurgical standards, training and selection at a national level.  I have served as Chairman of the Specialist Advisory committee in Neurosurgery, Secretary to the Neurosurgical National Selection Board, President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and Chairman of the Neurosurgical National Audit Programme. 

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Mr Richard J Nelson

Mr Richard J Nelson Neurosurgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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