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Mr Spencer Harland

Mr Spencer Harland

Consultant Neurosurgeon
MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS (SN)

Practising at

Spire Parkway Hospital

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Spencer Harland at Spire include:

Other treatments

Lower back pain and sciatica, neck pain with associated arm pain, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, lumbar microdiscectomy, cervical discectomy, lumbar fusion - open and minimally invasive and lumbar disc replacement.

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Professional profile

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.

I am now the Senior Spinal Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB), 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.

Whilst 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.


Private contact details

Telephone 0121 704 5530
Private secretary telephone 0121 745 8341
Private secretary fax 0121 745 7743
Private secretary email spinalclinicsec@gmail.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University College Hospital, London / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling, skiing, rugby and travel.

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