Mr Richard Nelson

Consultant Neurosurgeon
MA, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Nelson at Spire include:

Other treatments

Neurosurgery: Spinal surgery

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Professional profile

I have had a broad-based surgical training in Cambridge, Oxford and London, before completing my neurosurgical training and research in Southampton.

In recent years I have increasingly sub-specialised in aspects of spinal surgery, intracranial tumour surgery and neurovascular surgery.

I have played a major role in the development of the Clinical Neurosciences in Bristol as a Clinical Director.

I have also been closely involved in several strategic developments affecting neurosurgical standards, training and selection at a national level.

I have served as Chairman of the Specialist Advisory committee in Neurosurgery, Secretary to the Neurosurgical National Selection Board, President of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and Chairman of the Neurosurgical National Audit Programme.

Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Vascular and/or skull base disorders
Back pain

Minimally invasive spinal surgery. The management of spinal disorders in elite sportsmen and women. The management of skull base tumour including acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours. The management of neurovascular disorders including complex aneurysm and arteriovenous malformations.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

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Private contact details

Telephone 0117 414 7490
Private secretary Sally Normanton
Private secretary telephone 0117 414 7490
Private secretary email