Mr Ashley Cole

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

BM, BS


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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a private practice at Spire Claremont Hospital. I see adult patients privately with spinal problems.

My surgical training was carried out in Sheffield and I also completed Fellowships in spinal surgery in Nottingham, Brisbane and America.

I have an interest in outcome evaluation and research and have completed two theses on spinal deformity (idiopathic, scoliosis), the first of these as a medical student. I was a co-developer of the British Spine Registry – used nationally to collect data after spinal surgery.

I am an active member of the British Scoliosis Society, British Association of Spinal Surgeons, British Orthopaedic Association and the British Association of Clinical Anatomists (Member of Council). I also work for NHS England as Chair of the Spinal Services CRG and Clinical Lead for the Regional Spinal Networks Project.

I also work full-time in the NHS at both Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the Northern General Hospital.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ashley Cole at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Coccyx pain (injections and coccyx excision)
  • Injection and surgery for sciatica (nerve root injection / foraminal epidural)
  • Instrumented fusion cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine     
  • Lumbar stenosis and upper limb nerve pain
  • Surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (lumbar decompression)             
  • Surgery for sciatica (microdiscectomy or decompression)                          
  • Surgery for upper limb nerve pain or spinal cord compression

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