Mr John Leach

Consultant Neurosurgeon
MA BM BCh FRCS (neurosurg.)

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Leach at Spire include:


Other treatments

Disc surgery
Cervical disc replacement
Minimally invasive spinal surgery
Spinal fusion
Spinal tumours

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Neurosurgeon with sub-specialty interests in spinal surgery and brain tumours I have a particular expertise in neck conditions including neck and arm pain, disc prolapse, cervical fusion and cervical disc replacement.

As a full-time NHS Consultant at Salford Royal, I am sub-specialty lead of the busiest spinal neurosurgery unit in the UK and was clinical lead for neurosurgery in Manchester 2012-2014. I am committed to surgical education through training fellowships and surgeon instructional courses and to clinical research into spinal disorders.

I believe in a multidisciplinary approach to spinal problems. Surgery can often be avoided and, where it is necessary, should be done in the safest and least invasive way possible. The development of navigated spinal surgery and use of intraoperative spinal cord monitoring for spinal decompression surgery are two of the patient safety advances that I have been developing recently in Manchester.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Brain tumors
Neck pain
Spinal surgery

Arm pain, Disc prolapse, Leg pain, Spinal stenosis, Spine tumours

Private contact details

Private secretary Deb Brown
Private secretary telephone 0161 495 7010
Private secretary fax 0161 491 1645
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Society of British Neurosurgeons
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Salford Royal Hospital

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Personal Profile

I am married with two young children, my interests include tennis, cycling and rugby.

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