Consultant Profile

Dr Andrew Michell

Name:
Dr Andrew Michell BM BCh MA PhD MRCP Cert Med Ed
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
Specialties:
  • Neurophysiology
    Special clinical interests:

    Investigation of nerve and muscle disorders, and epilepsies

    At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital I specialise in the assessment of nerve and muscle disease, including tingly fingers, neuropathies, nerve root disorders and primary muscle or neuromuscular junction disorders.  These are investigated with EMG and nerve conduction (EEG and all other neurophysiological investigations available privately via Addenbrooke’s).

    Research interests:

    I have a PhD, and continue research interests in the objective measurement of abnormal movements in neurodegenerative disease. Other research activity includes disease of peripheral nerve and muscle, and also epilepsies.

    Year of first medical qualification:
    1997
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Physicians
    British Medical Association
    Medical Defence Union
    British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
    Association of British Neurologists

    Financial interests/shares:

    Owns 100% of the EMG equipment he uses at the hospital.

     
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01223 266990
    Availability:
    Outpatient appointments for EMG/nerve conduction studies are generally held weekly on a Tuesday evening
     
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I qualified from Cambridge then Oxford University medical schools, and undertook neurology and subsequently clinical neurophysiology training in Newcastle followed by Queen Square (London) and Sydney. At Addenbrooke’s I lead the Clinical Neurophysiology service, where we investigate diseases of peripheral nerve and muscle as well as interpret tests of the brain to investigate suspected epileptic seizures.

    At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital I provide a full neuromuscular service using EMG and nerve conduction studies (no EEG or other specialist tests – they are available privately via Addenbrooke’s). I commonly investigate patients with problems such as tingly or numb fingers, sciatica or other nerve root symptoms, and weakness suspected to be caused by nerve or muscle problems.  I regularly perform tests to help diagnose rare diseases of the nerves and muscles.

    I am always happy to explain the tests I perform since they are unfamiliar to most patients and many doctors too. By understanding the investigation you will appreciate its role in diagnosis and how it helps inform decisions about treatment. 

    Personal profile:

    I am married with 3 children that keep me pretty busy.

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    Dr Andrew Michell

    Dr Andrew Michell Neurophysiology Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

    EMG Nerve Conduction

    Dr Andrew Michell carries out EMG/nerve conduction studies at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital click here to read more

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