Mr Christopher John Dare
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), BM (Hons), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
I am a UK fellowship trained Consultant Spinal Surgeon. My practice involves the care of all forms of spinal medicine and surgery. I use a multidisciplinary approach working with physiotherapy, rehabilitation, pain management and radiology specialists. I perform spinal surgery to include all forms of appropriate spinal intervention from the neck to the low back.
Major interests lie in scoliosis, tumour, trauma and degenerative spinal surgery. I care for children through to the elderly with spinal problems. Privately, I operate exclusively at Spire Southampton Hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher John Dare at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - spine
Spire Southampton Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies / University of Surrey / 1992
Bachelor of Science
BM (Hons) / University of Southampton / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Spinal Surgery, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
I was born in Teddington, Middlesex in 1964 and attended school in New Malden, Surrey. On leaving school I initially trained as registered general nurse at Frimley Park Hospital before undertaking my first degree at the University of Surrey. I then spent a short time as a Nursing Officer in the British Army. I resigned my commission in 1994 to train in medicine and qualified from University of Southampton with honours in 1998. My basic orthopaedic training was on the Wessex rotation and I completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital prior to taking up post as Consultant Adult and Paediatric Spinal Surgeon.
I am married with four children, two boys and two girls. I enjoy watching football and spending time with my family.