Mr James Allibone

Mr James Allibone

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS (SN)

Specialises in

I was appointed as a consultant spinal neurosurgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2002. I was the lead spinal surgeon at the hospital. In 2007 I moved my NHS practise to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. I am currently the lead spinal surgeon at NHNN. The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is a secondary and tertiary referral unit dealing with complex spinal cases.

My particular area of interest are degenerative disease of the lumbar, thoracic, cervical spine and spinal tumours. I have considerable experience in the conservative and surgical management of these cases. Although a neurosurgeon, I no longer perform any brain surgery, confining my interest to the spine.

I qualified from The London Hospital medical colleague in 1989. I did my general surgical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and my neurosurgical training in North London based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

I have had a number of local, regional and national roles in spinal surgery. I have sat on the executive council of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons; I am currently a member of the National Clinical Reference Group for complex spinal surgery and have led the North London metastatic spinal tumour group. I am the lead clinician of the complex spinal group at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and a member of the tumour team which deal with complex primary tumours of the spine.

I am a member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the British Association Spine surgeons. I regularly present at national and international meetings.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Allibone at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cervical surgery, thoracic surgery and lumbar surgery
  • Coccydynia
  • Conservative management of spinal conditions
  • Disc replacement
  • Injections for spinal conditions
  • Management of brachialgia and sciatica
  • Management of neck and low back pain
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal surgery
  • Spinal tumours
  • Syringomyelia

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Professional memberships

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

British Cervical Spine Society

British Medical Association

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Consultant Neurosurgeon, University College Hospital London

Consultant Neurosurgeon, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc
Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Pauline Durell
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