Mr Robert Corns

Consultant Neurosurgeon

BSc (Hons), MS BCh (Hons), FRCS (SN)


Specialises in

  • Back surgery (spinal surgery)

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I obtained my medical degree in Cardiff and was an undergraduate researcher at Harvard University.

I completed my surgical training in London, under the tutelage of some the most world-renowned neurosurgeons at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Hurstwood Park, King’s College Hospital and St George’s Hospital.

I gained international experience visiting the Centre Hôspitalier Sainte-Anne, Paris, France.

I am interested in degenerative disease of the spine, offering a range of surgeries for this pathology. My NHS work is more orientated towards brain tumours. The sort of operations and conditions I deal with regularly include:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Neuropathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Disc Prolapse
  • Excision of Spinal Tumours
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Entrapment Pain
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neurosurgery
  • Numbness
  • Paraesthesia
  • Peripheral Nerve Compression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pins and Needles
  • Sciatica
  • Spastic disorders of the upper limb
  • Spinal and Back Pain
  • Spinal and Neck Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumours
  • Syringomyelia
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health at University of Leeds. At Neuroregeneration Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, I spent five months working on stem cell transplant and neuroprotective strategies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (2002). At Neurodegeneration Laboratory, Cardiff, I won a grant from the Welcome Trust to investigate factors influencing age-related neurodegeneration during summer vacation (2000).

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General Medical Council Number: C6074877

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Robert Corns at Spire include:

Neurosurgery

Other treatments

  • New and Follow up consultations
  • Nerve root injections (via Dr Mark Igra)
  • Surgery for spinal conditions

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Neurosurgery
Spinal surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc(Hons) / England / 2000
Bachelor of Science of Anatomy, First class Honours

MS BCh(Hons) / England / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, First class Honours

FRCS(SN) / Royal College of London / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Surgical Neurology


Professional memberships

Society of British Neurosurgeons

British Association of Spinal Surgeon

British Neuro-oncology Society

British Medical Association


Professional leadership

Lead Clinician for Neuro-trauma for the West Yorkshire Major Trauma Network; October, 2013 to present
Lead Clinician for Clinical Governance, Department of Neurosurgery, LGI; February, 2017 to present
Lead Clinician, Department of Neurosurgery, LGI; January, 2017 to December, 2020

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Leeds General Infirmary.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds.