Consultant Profile

Mr Douglas Hay

Mr Douglas Hay MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (ORTH)
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Neurosurgery
    • Back pain
    • Degenerative spine
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Pain management
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Mr Hay's practice covers the whole spectrum of spinal disorders including:
Degenerative conditions of the neck and lumbar spine
Tumour infection
Trauma and Scoliosis in adults and children

Research interests:

Spinal Cord Regeneration
Scoliosis and back pain
Spinal triage systems in primary care

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Addenbrooke's, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) England
British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
East Anglian Spinal Group Member
Spine International Member

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Weeks 2 and 4 on a Friday morning, running from 08:00 – 13:00
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Doug Hay was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon working within the Neurosurgical Department at Addenbrooke’s University Hospital in August 2012. He was first appointed as a Spinal Consultant at the Ipswich hospital NHS trust in 2008. His practice covers the whole spectrum of spinal disorders, including degenerative conditions of neck and lumbar spine, tumour, infection, trauma and scoliosis in children as well as adults.

Before his appointment as a Consultant, Mr Hay undertook two prestigious fellowships in Spinal Surgery.  In 2006 he spent a year in Brisbane, Australia on the AO Spinal Fellowship.  In 2007 after returning to the UK, Mr Hay spent six months at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham (one of the main spinal teaching institutions in the UK).  He was granted the ‘British Orthopaedic Association’ award as the top candidate at the interview. 

First qualifying from St Bartholomew’s Medical School in London in 1994, Mr Hay was appointed to the East Anglian Higher Surgical Training Rotation in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2001.  Though his practise is purely spinal now, his broad orthopaedic training allows him to give an informed diagnosis and management plan.  

Mr Hay has presented both nationally and internationally on many aspects of spinal surgery.   

Personal profile:

Mr Hay is married with four children. He lives in the Cambridge region and enjoys cycling, military history and spending time with his family.

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Mr Douglas Hay

Mr Douglas Hay Neurosurgery Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

Back, Head and Neck Centre

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