Mr Richard Ashpole


Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Other treatments

Neurosurgery: Back pain, Brain tumours, Degenerative spine, Hydrocephalus, Lumbar spine disorders, Neck pain, Spinal surgery, artificial cervical disc replacement.

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Professional profile

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 dics; and also in the management of various types of hydrocephalus.

I have been a college examiner and question setter for the FRCS (Neurourgery) 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.

Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery including microdiscectomy. Hydrocephalus. Artifical cervical discs.

Private contact details

Telephone 0755 752 3724
Private secretary Ruth Thompson
Private secretary telephone 0755 752 3724
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Qualification and professional memberships

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 (Eng) / London / 1998
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellowship in General Surgery

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

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida

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