Mr John Leach

Consultant Neurosurgeon
MA BM BCh FRCS (neurosurg.)

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

Back to top

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

Back to top

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.

I practice at Spire Manchester Hospital as well as their clinic in Hale, Cheshire.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Brain tumours
Neck pain
Spinal surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Arm pain, disc prolapse, leg pain, spinal stenosis, spine tumours

Get in touch


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Back to top

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

Back to top

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Salford Royal Hospital

Back to top

Personal Profile

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

Back to top

Private contact details

Private secretary Deb Brown
Private secretary telephone 0161 495 7010
Private secretary fax 0161 491 1645