Mr Alex Leggate

Mr Alex Leggate

Consultant Neurosurgeon

FRCS (Neuro.Surg) MBChB, BSc (HONS), MRCS, PGCME (Dist.)

Specialises in

  • Back and neck surgery
  • Brain surgery
  • Back and leg pain
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Pain management injections

I completed my neurosurgical training in Manchester before being appointed as a consultant at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham in 2020.

I have completed a complex spine and cranial fellowship at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne in Australia and the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons approved Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, Manchester.

I am the Neuro-trauma lead for the East Midlands and I am passionate about improving the multi-disciplinary care of head injured patients.

I have a specialist interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery (neck and back) and I am trained in all aspects of spinal pathology and management including spinal injections. I believe in a multidisciplinary approach to spinal problems.

I regularly perform complex neuro-oncology procedures (including awake craniotomy, neurophysiology mapping, intra-operative ultrasound guidance and 5-ALA fluorescence) as well as endoscopic assisted cranial surgery.

My training in some of the UK’s largest neurosurgical units, and practice to date has given me an excellent grasp of general neurosurgical conditions and their management.

I have presented and received awards for my work at multiple national and international conferences.

I am a member of the Neurosurgery Panel of Question Writers for the Neurosurgery fellowship examination.


General Medical Council Number: 6158714

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Leggate at Spire include:


Other treatments

Specialises in:

  • Back and leg pain
  • Back and neck surgery
  • Brain tumours
  • Concussion
  • Head injury
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Surgery for spinal tumours

Other treatments:

  • Cervical disc surgery
  • Decompression surgery for spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy (back)
  • Sciatica
  • Foraminotomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Neuralgia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformation

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Additional information

Back pain
Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management

BSc (HONS) / University of Leeds / 2005
Sports Medicine in Relation to Medicine

MBChB / University of Leeds / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS / London / 2010
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

PGCME (Dist.) / Edgehill University / 2014
Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education (Distinction)

FRCS (Neuro.Surg) / London / 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons