Mr Alex Leggate

Consultant Neurosurgeon

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

Specialises in

  • Spinal surgery
  • Rhizolysis

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 neurosurgical patients.

I maintain 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.

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


General Medical Council Number: C6158714

Treatment information

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


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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