Mr David Porter

Mr David Porter

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Specialises in

  • Craniotomy for all types of tumour
  • Spinal surgery
  • Cervical joint surgery
  • Spinal cord tumours
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Tuesday: 9am - 1pm

An initial consultation with Mr David Porter is from £270.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Porter at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Brain tumours
  • Degenerative spine
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neck pain
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Professional profile

I am currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the North Bristol NHS Trust Southmead and am Chief of Neurosurgery there. I have been a Consultant for more than ten years and was appointed Departmental Lead more than three years ago. I trained in London including the National Hospital for Neurosurgery at Queens Square, at Leeds and the famous North American Barrow Neurological Institute, based in Phoenix Arizona. I worked with the two international figures Dr Robert Spetzler on vascular tumours and Dr Viktor Sonntag, a world famous spinal surgeon.

I have carried out numerous procedures and I am currently compiling a report of the excellent outcomes attained. I have taken referrals to the Spire Bristol Hospital from the local population but also nationally and internationally. I undertake cervical arthroplasty and now have performed more than 50 cervical arthroplasty procedures at the Spire Bristol Hospital without complications. I also undertaken cervical spine fusion and have an interest in neck pain.

I treat low back pain, lumbar disc disease including lumbar microdiscectomy and minimally invasive procedures. All the techniques required for successful intracranial surgery are transferred to spinal procedures. I also undertake treatment of hydrocephalus including Chiari malformation.

An independent audit of practice is held here at the Spire Bristol Hospital and in the last five years, I have had no unplanned returns to theatre, no infections, and have achieved a high and consistent patient satisfaction score.

I take regular referrals from other consultants including neurosurgeons and have operated on cases that other surgeons have stated to be too difficult. I was the surgeon who successfully removed an arterial venous malformation as depicted in the recent television program. I am also featured in the Daily Mail and have been on several television programs.

General Medical Council Number: C3203088

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Neck pain
Degenerative spine
Brain tumours
Spinal surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Brain tumours including metastatic, malignant and meningiomas.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Head of Specialty at Frenchay Hospital

Contact information

Private secretary Kim Moss
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4090
Private secretary email
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