Mr John Leach

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MA BM BCh FRCS (neurosurg.)


Specialises in

  • Neck and arm pain
  • Back and leg pain
  • Disc prolapse
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tumours

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

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 am committed to surgical education through training fellowships and surgeon instructional courses and to clinical research into spinal disorders. I am the sub-specialty lead of the busiest spinal neurosurgery unit in the UK and Clinical Chair of the North West Regional Spinal Network.

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General Medical Council Number: C4547712

Treatment information

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

Neurosurgery

Other treatments

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Spire Manchester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Back pain
Brain tumours
Neck pain
Neurosurgery
Spinal surgery

Special clinical interests: Arm pain, disc prolapse, leg pain, spinal stenosis, spine tumours.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Salford Royal Hospital

Personal profile

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

Financial interests

Indirectly holds a 2.72% share in Didsbury MSK Limited, which owns the OrthTeam Centre.

Contact information

Telephone 0161 447 6888
Website https://www.orthteamcentre.co.uk
Private secretary Deborah Brown
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6858
Private secretary fax 0161 491 1645