Mr Geoffrey Tipper

Consultant Complex Spinal Neurosurgeon

BA, MB BCh, LRCP&SI, MPhil (Cantab), MRCGP (2007), FRCS Ed (Neurosurgery)

"I am very happy to be working with the team at the Montefiore Hospital. The resources are first class, and the staff are excellent, putting me in the ideal position to bring highest level care."

Specialises in

I specialise in complex disorders of the spine, and have worked in this field for many years. I specialise in disorders of the spine, and routinely perform operations from simple decompressions to more advanced reconstruction work for tumours and trauma.

When I applied for higher level surgical training in neurosurgery via national selection, I obtained the only advanced level entry position that year. My time in London exposed me extensively to spinal neurosurgery, allowing me to hone my skills and confirming my ambition to be a complex spinal neurosurgeon. I therefore left training early after successfully applying for the highly competitive London spinal fellowship. This fulfilled the requirements to become a consultant, and allowed me to move directly to a position in Brighton.

Along the way I have also worked in more general medical fields, such as working as a flying doctor in Australia, surgical training in New Zealand, and closer to home working as a GP in Oxford. As such I bring a more holistic approach to spinal disorders. This puts me in an ideal position to work with patients, working together to establish and achieve goals of treatment.

My log book reflects nearly 2,000 operations to date.

I am chairman of the trust morbidity and mortality group. This is a regular symposium analysing our own work, and ensuring the highest levels of care. It provides valuable insight into my own practice, encouraging me to continuously improve.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Geoffrey Tipper at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Decompression surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumours

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Additional information

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery

MB BCh, LRCP&SI / Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland / 1999
Batchelor of medicine and surgery, licentiate of the Royal College of Ireland
Basic medical qualification, my primary medical degree that followed my time at Oxford.

Professional memberships

British Association of Spine Surgeons

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

AO Spine

Reviewer for:

  • Global Spine Journal
  • British Journal of Neurosurgery

Consultant Complex Spinal Neurosurgeon, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust