Consultant Profile

Mr Christopher John Dare

Mr Christopher John Dare BSc(Hons) BM(Hons) FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

All aspects of adult degenerative disease including cervical spine and all aspects of paediatric spinal deformity

Research interests:

Use of stem cells to enhance fusion

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Spinal Surgery, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

AO Spine

British Orthopaedic Association

British Association of Spine Surgeons

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Karen Hammond
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8025 8432
Private secretary fax:
023 8025 8446
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Chris Dare is a UK fellowship trained consultant spinal surgeon. His practice involves the care of all forms of spinal medicine and surgery. Utilising multi-disciplinary working with physiotherapy, rehabilitation, pain management and radiology specialists. Mr Dare performs spinal surgery to include all forms of appropriate spinal intervention from the neck to the low back.

Major interests lie in scoliosis, tumour, trauma & degenerative spinal surgery. Mr Dare cares for children through to the elderly with spinal problems. Privately he operates exclusively at Spire Southampton Hospital.

Personal profile:

Mr Chris Dare was born in Teddington, Middlesex in 1964, attended school in New Malden, Surrey. On leaving school he initially trained as a registered general nurse at Frimley Park Hospital before undertaking his first degree at the University of Surrey. He then spent a short time as a Nursing Officer in the British Army. He resigned his commission in 1994 to train in medicine and qualified from Southampton University with Honours in 1998. His basic orthopaedic training was on the Wessex rotation and he completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital prior to taking up post as Consultant adult and paediatric spinal surgeon.

Mr Dare is married with 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, he enjoys watching football and spending time with his family.

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Mr Christopher John Dare

Mr Christopher John Dare Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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