Consultant Profile

Mr Spencer Harland

Mr Spencer Harland MB BS BSc (Hons) FRCS (SN)
Practicing at:
Spire Little Aston Hospital and Spire Parkway Hospital, Spire South Bank Hospital
  • Neurosurgery
    • Spinal surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Low back pain and sciatica
Neck pain with associated arm pain
Spinal stenosis
Lumbar microdiscectomy
Cervical discectomy
Lumbar fusion - open and minimally invasive
Lumbar disc replacement

Research interests:

Outcome assessment following spinal surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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

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

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0121 580 7151
Private secretary telephone number:
0121 745 8341
Private secretary fax:
0121 745 7743
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Spencer Harland was appointed in 1998 as a full-time dedicated Spinal Neurosurgeon at  University Hospitals Birmingham.  He qualified as a Doctor at University College Hospital, London, before completing his training as a Neurosurgeon in both London and Cambridge.  Mr Harland was awarded the Norman Dott Medal for outstanding performance in the Royal College of Surgeons’ Surgical Neurology Exit Examination. 

Prior to taking up my post in Birmingham, he travelled to Phoenix, Arizona, on a Royal College of Surgeons’ Supported Spinal Fellowship, learning state of the art techniques in complex spinal surgery.

Mr Spencer Harland is now the Senior Spinal Surgeon at UHB, regularly performing a wide variety of spinal surgical procedures, from lumbar microdiscectomy to complex reconstructions throughout the spine for degenerative, traumatic and neoplastic pathologies.  Although less common, he also performs surgery for tumours within or in close proximity to the spinal cord.  This can be highly challenging surgery, requiring a high level of surgical dexterity.  The skills required for this type of surgery can be equally applied to more routine procedures, such as microdiscectomy.

Whilst having a busy surgical practice, Mr Harland has built a reputation for his conservative approach, being keen to pursue physiotherapy, spinal manipulation and injection-type therapies whenever possible

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Mr Spencer Harland

Mr Spencer Harland Neurosurgery & Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, private hospital specialist.

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