Mr Nigel Gummerson

Mr Nigel Gummerson

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
BA, BM BCh, MA, MRCS, FRCS (TR & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Elland Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Coccygectomy
  • Diagnostic facet joint injections 
  • Assessment of spinal deformity

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Professional profile

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.

I returned to Leeds, as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon, in 2009.

Clinical Interests

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

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List of publications

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Qualification and professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

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

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Elland 01422 324020