Mr Richard Ashpole



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I have a general neurosurgical practice including subarachnoid haemorrhage, head injuries, tumours and spinal disease.

My interests are in spinal disease, particularly lumbar spine, microdiscectomy and artificial cervical discs; and also in the management of various types of hydrocephalus.

I have been a college examiner and question setter for the FRCS (Neurosurgery) exam and am currently secretary of the Intercollegiate Surgical Board in Neurosurgery (ISBN).

I am director of my own medical instrument, device and design company, Neurodesign, I have designed a set of surgical instruments for implanting artificial cervical discs as well as a unique craniotomy simulator for teaching neurosurgical techniques which is used at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and in a number of teaching hospitals across the UK.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Ashpole at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Artificial cervical disc replacement
  • Back pain
  • Brain tumours
  • Degenerative spine
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Neck pain
  • Spinal surgery

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Additional information

Special Clinical Interests: Spinal surgery including microdiscectomy, Hydrocephalus, Artificial cervical discs.

BSc / St Thomas' Hospital Medical School / 1981
Bachelor of Science in Neurosciences

MB BS / St Thomas' Hospital Medical School / 1984
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (SN) / London / 1994
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS (Eng) / London / 1998
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

Telephone 0115 937 7735
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