Consultant Profile

Mr Karoly M David

Mr Karoly M David FRCS(SN)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Neurosurgery
    • Back pain
    • Brain tumours
    • Degenerative spine
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Neck pain
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:
Cervical and lumbar spine problems, complex spinal surgery, peripheral nerve entrapment, percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty, neuro-endoscopy, brain tumours, hydrocephalus.
Research interests:
Spine and development of the craniovertebral junction.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Royal London Hospital
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
Member of British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Member of British Medical Association
Member of Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr David consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital every Thursday morning
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Karoly M David is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private spinal and neurosurgery in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

Mr David qualified as a doctor in Pécs, Hungary in 1982. After two years working as a trainee in Pathology he started his basic and then specialist training in Neurosurgery at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Having passed the Neurology and Neurosurgery Board Examinations in Hungary he came to the UK in 1993 to gain further experience.

He passed the European Board Examination in 1995 and the FRCS Surgical Neurology Examination in 1998. His UK neurosurgical training took place at the National Hospital in Queen Square, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Charing Cross and Oldchurch Hospitals. He was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Oldchurch Hospital, now Queen's Hospital, in 2001.

He subspecialises in spine surgery, neuro-endoscopy and established a service for percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for painful vertebral fractures. As an established member of a busy neurosurgical centre he treats a large number of patients with brain and spinal neurosurgical diseases.

Mr David is an experienced and cautious practitioner who carefully considers all treatment options for spinal and brain disorders. He spends time explaining the natural progression of a condition and the various treatment options to his patients, in plain English, before any decisions are made about treatment. At Spire Hartswood Hospital, Mr David takes time to discuss the problems affecting each individual, before taking advantage of the onsite MRI and other diagnostic facilities available to identify the issue.

Personal profile:

I am married with two grown-up children. In the little time I have outside my professional commitments I enjoy classical music, travelling and spending time with my family.

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Mr Karoly M David

Mr Karoly M David, consultant neurosurgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

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