Mr Spencer Harland
MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS (SN)
I am the Senior Spinal Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB - currently on sabbatical until April 2020), regularly performing a wide variety of spinal surgical procedures, from lumbar microdiscectomy to complex reconstructions throughout the spine for degenerative, traumatic and neoplastic pathologies. Although less common, I also perform surgery for tumours within or in close proximity to the spinal cord. This can be highly challenging surgery, requiring a high level of surgical dexterity. The skills required for this type of surgery can be equally applied to more routine procedures, such as microdiscectomy.
I was appointed in 1998 as a full-time dedicated Spinal Neurosurgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB). I qualified as a Doctor at University College Hospital, London, before completing my training as a Neurosurgeon in both London and Cambridge. I was awarded the Norman Dott Medal for outstanding performance in the Royal College of Surgeons’ Surgical Neurology Exit Examination.
Prior to taking up my post in Birmingham, I travelled to Phoenix, Arizona, on a Royal College of Surgeons’ Supported Spinal Fellowship, learning state of the art techniques in complex spinal surgery.
While having a busy surgical practice, I have built a reputation for my conservative approach, being keen to pursue physiotherapy, spinal manipulation and injection-type therapies whenever possible. I perform approximately 350 operations a year.
Please note I see private patients only at Spire hospitals. Your appointment with me can be on a self-funding or insured basis. It will not be possible to transfer your care directly to the NHS. Should you subsequently wish to pursue treatment within the NHS you would require an onward referral by your GP.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Spencer Harland at Spire include:
MBBS / University College Hospital, London / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
Outcome assessment following spinal surgery.
In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling, skiing, rugby and travel.