Mr Lee Breakwell

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

MB ChB, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)


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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in spinal surgery at the Northern General Hospital, with a private practice at Spire Claremont Hospital. I undertake all forms of spinal surgery including the treatment of degenerative conditions, scoliosis, tumours, trauma and infections.

I was a medical student in Sheffield qualifying in 1994. I worked in Sheffield until 1999 when I began my Orthopaedic training in the West Midlands working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. I specialised in spinal surgery before completing three fellowships in spinal deformity and reconstruction in St Louis and San Diego in the USA, followed by the British Orthopaedic Association National Fellowship in Nottingham.

I have a full-time spinal practice in the NHS and has a particular interest in training. I am currently Revalidation Lead for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and represents Spinal Surgery on the British Orthopaedic Association Council. I enjoy teaching and regularly participate in International Educational Programmes.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Lee Breakwell at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for neck and arm pain
  • Back pain
  • Cervical arm pain
  • Coccyx injections for coccyx pain
  • Foraminal epidural injections for leg pain
  • Microdiscectomy for back and leg pain
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve root injections for leg pain
  • Sciatica,
  • Spinal decompression for back and leg pain
  • Spinal fusion for back and leg pain
  • Spinal stenosis

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