Mr Karoly M David

Mr Karoly M David

Consultant Neurosurgeon


Specialises in

  • Back surgery (spinal surgery)
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Neurological oncology
  • Sciatica

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I am a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. I subspecialise in spine surgery, neuro-endoscopy and I have established a service for percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for painful vertebral fractures.

As an established member of a busy neurosurgical centre I treat a large number of patients with brain and spinal neurosurgical diseases. I am an experienced and cautious practitioner who carefully considers all treatment options for spinal and brain disorders. I spend time explaining the natural progression of a condition and the various treatment options to my patients, in plain English, before any decisions are made about treatment.

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, I take time to discuss the problems affecting each individual, before taking advantage of the onsite MRI and other diagnostic facilities available to identify the issue.

I was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Oldchurch Hospital, now Queen's Hospital, in 2001.

I qualified as a doctor in Pécs, Hungary in 1982. After two years working as a trainee in Pathology I started my basic and then specialist training in Neurosurgery at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Having passed the Neurology and Neurosurgery Board Examinations, I came to the UK in 1993 to gain further experience. I passed the European Board Examination in 1995 and the FRCS Surgical Neurology Examination in 1998. My UK neurosurgical training took place at the National Hospital in Queen Square, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Charing Cross and Oldchurch Hospitals.


General Medical Council Number: C4248824

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Karoly M David at Spire include:


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Additional information

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery
Pain relief

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

Member of British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Member of Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust.

Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Southend University Hospital.

I am married with two grown up children. In the little time I have outside my professional commitments I enjoy classical music, travelling and spending time with my family.