Mr Nigel Gummerson

Mr Nigel Gummerson

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

BA, BM BCh, MA, MRCS, FRCS (TR & Orth)

Specialises in

  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Coccygeal pain
  • Spinal stenosis and claudication
  • Spinal deformity assessment
  • Surgery for thoracic and lumbar spine degenerative conditions

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I studied medicine at Trinity College Oxford. I returned to Yorkshire after my ‘House Jobs’ to join the Leeds surgical rotation. I then joined the Yorkshire Orthopaedic rotation, gaining experience from a number of centres across West and North Yorkshire.

I then completed my spinal training with a fellowship in Sheffield. My spinal fellowship included a period on the Visiting Surgeon Program with Dr Daniel Riew and Dr Lawrence Lenke in St Louis, USA.

In 2009 I returned to Leeds as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon.

General Medical Council Number: C4432016

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nigel Gummerson at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Coccygectomy
  • Instrumented spinal fusion (with or without decompression)
  • Interbody fusion surgery - PLIF, TLIF, ALIF, XLIF and OLIF techniques
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal deformity surgery eg scoliosis and Scheuermann’s kyphosis
  • Spinal nerve root blocks for sciatica (leg pain)
  • Spinal tumours/trauma
  • Trapped nerve and slipped disc treatments

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Additional information

Special clinical interests: Radicular pain; Spondylolisthesis; Adult and Paediatric Spinal Deformity; Degenerative thoracic and lumbar conditions; Coccydynia; Acute spine trauma; Metastatic spinal disease; Spinal infection.

BA / Oxford University / 1994
Bachelor of Science - Physiology

BM BCh / Oxford University / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MA / Oxford University / 1998
Master's degree

MRCS / UK / 2000
Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / UK / 2007
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

British Association of Spine Surgeons

British Scoliosis Society

AO Spine

North American Spine Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Spinal Surgery – Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Lead for Spinal Sub-network, Leeds – Yorkshire Regional Spinal Network Board

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Adult and Paediatric Spinal Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds