Mr Martyn Newey

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Spinal

BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCSEd (Orth)

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I qualified as a doctor in 1986, I then trained in orthopaedic surgery between 1992 and 1997 in the South West Thames and West Midlands regions. After completing a Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal fellowship in Adelaide, South Australia I came to Leicester as a consultant in 1998.

I am a Member of the Faculty of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and an Assessor for the Intercollegiate MRCS. Combining work with my interest in rugby, I am the pitchside doctor for Leicester Tigers.

My main interest is in common spinal disorders including neck pain, back pain and sciatica. Although I still work as a consultant spinal surgeon I have now retired from operating. I have performed about 1,000 spinal procedures so I understand, not only the role of surgery, but perhaps more importantly when not to operate.

Most people with a spinal problem do not actually need surgery. However, they do often want the reassurance that there is nothing seriously wrong with their spine. I can provide an assessment of their spinal problem and then a discussion about how they can improve their symptoms. I will offer advice on the non-surgical management of spinal problems and on those occasions where I do feel that surgery is appropriate I will refer accordingly to one of my surgical colleagues.

I am also a director of a limited company that provides a community based minor hand service.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martyn Newey at Spire include:


Other treatments

Lumbar spine disorders.

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Clinical interests

Lumbar spine disorders

Special Clinical Interests: Common spinal disorders including back pain, sciatica and spinal claudication. I am keen on the non-operative approach to the management of back pain.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / St George's Hospital medical School, London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Research and publications

I have written or contributed to scientific papers on: the long-term outcome after central cord syndrome, lumbar scoliosis associated with a disc herniation in an adult, traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (TAARS) in adults, skeletal metastases - the role of the orthopaedic and spinal surgeon, cauda equina syndrome and obesity, a comparative study of the outcomes of primary and revision lumbar discectomy surgery, variations in selective nerve root block technique, dural tears in primary decompressive lumbar surgery and patient-reported outcome measures after spinal surgery.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leicester General Hospital UHL.

Personal profile

I was born in Birmingham and went to King Edward VI Grammar School Aston. Having spent too much time playing the guitar and drinking beer, I did not achieve the necessary A Levels to go to medical school. I therefore studied Electronics with Medical Instrumentation at Sussex University where I obtained a 2:1 with which St George's Hospital Medical School in London kindly accepted me. I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Leicester since 1998.

In my own time, apart from my link with rugby, I occasionally play golf and still enjoy playing the guitar and drinking beer. I am also a trustee of a small charity called CDKL5 UK. CDKL5 is a rare genetic condition that mainly affects girls, including my daughter. I have developed my own website to help provide information to families who have children with CDKL5 and hopefully encourage and facilitate fund-raising events in support of further research into the condition.

Contact information

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Amber Webster
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3634
Private secretary fax 0116 265 3635
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