Mr Philip J Sell

Orthopaedic Surgeon


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I was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant in 1993. My practice is exclusively that of spinal disorders. I deal with deformity, scoliosis, fractures, tumours, spinal stenosis, disc herniation and spinal pain.

I use evidence based approaches for the selection of effective health care interventions for my patients.

I operate on about 150 spinal cases per year and I see about 2,000 patients a year in my outpatient clinics.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip J Sell at Spire include:


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Clinical interests

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Spinal surgery
Orthopaedic surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Sciatica. Scoliosis. Spinal infections and surgical treatment of spinal disorders.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Southampton University / 1979
Bachelor of Medicine

MSc / Keele University / 1991
Master of Science Spinal Biomechanics

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons England / 1985
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Past President of British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Past President of the British Association of Spine Surgeons

Research and publications

I have published over 50 peer reviewed articles on research topics related to spine disorders.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Personal profile

I enjoy scuba diving and struggling around a golf course!

Contact information

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Kate Boult
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3654
Private secretary email