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Mr David Bell

MB ChB (Edin), FRCS (SN)

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

Specialty
  • Neurosurgery
Sub-Specialties
  • Spinal surgery
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Mr Bell specialises in Complex Spinal Surgery. He studied at Merchant Taylor’s School in Liverpool before moving to the University of Edinburgh Medical School where he graduated in 1996. He completed his basic surgical training in Edinburgh before moving to London to complete his higher surgical training in Neurosurgery and Complex Spine surgery. He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000 and obtained his Fellowship in Neurosurgery in 2007.

    He is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) where he sits on the executive board as well as the North American Spine Society (NASS). He is the National Lead Elect for the British Spine Registry with responsibility for quality assurance and outcome assessment in spinal surgery. In April 2018 he takes over national responsibility for the administration of the British Spine Registry. He is the clinical co-lead of South East London and Kent Spinal Network and has been instrumental in the organisation of regional spinal services.

    At King’s College Hospital he is a key part of the Supra-Regional Complex Spine Team. His specialisms include degenerative spinal disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), disc replacement surgery, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, back pain, spinal tumours, metastatic spinal cord compression and spinal fractures.

    He lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as back pain, spinal tumours, myelopathy, neck pain and the aging spine.

    Outside of his professional responsibilities Mr Bell enjoys running, cycling and swimming.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Back Pain, Sciatica, arm and neck pain, spinal surgery, lumbar and cervical disc degeneration, tumours, infections, fractures, injection therapies (facet injections, nerve root blocks, discography) disc replacement, minimal invasive spine surgery

Practice locations

NHS base

King's College Hospital NHS Trust

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