Mr David Bell, Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr David Bell

Consultant Neurosurgeon

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Mr David Bell MBChB FRCS SN

Consultant Neurosurgeon

MBChB FRCS SN

Mr David Bell

Consultant Neurosurgeon MBChB FRCS SN

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MBChB FRCS SN

Areas of expertise

  • Back surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Degenerative spine
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal surgery

Recommendations for Mr Bell

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Millicent Stone, Consultant Rheumatologist

    Mr Bell is a fine surgeon, He makes excellent decisions and has a very caring bedside manner.

  • byMr Venu Kavarthapu, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr David Bell is an experienced neurosurgeon who I would like to recommend.

  • byMr Glyn Evans, Knee Surgeon

    A very competent spinal neurosurgeon. Very steady.

  • byDr Millicent Stone, Consultant Rheumatologist

    Mr Bell is a fine surgeon, He makes excellent decisions and has a very caring bedside manner.

  • byMr Venu Kavarthapu, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr David Bell is an experienced neurosurgeon who I would like to recommend.

  • byMr Glyn Evans, Knee Surgeon

    A very competent spinal neurosurgeon. Very steady.

  • Address

    • London Bridge Hospital

      27 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PR

    • HCA UK at The Shard

      St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Virtual

    About Mr David Bell

    GMC number: 4338473

    Year qualified: 1996

    Place of primary qualification: University of Edinburgh

    Mr David Bell is a Consultant Neurosurgeon specialising in neurospinal surgery, based at London Bridge Hospital. With a particular interest in complex spine surgery, his clinical work encompasses all complex disorders of the spine, including pain, trauma, and disease, excluding scoliosis. He divides his clinical practice between Kings College Hospital and his private practice at London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK.

    Mr Bell believes that most spinal disorders are self-limiting and do not require surgery. He prioritises nonsurgical treatments whenever possible. However, when surgical intervention is necessary, he is proficient in minimally invasive techniques. Mr Bell earned his medical degree in 1996 in Edinburgh, where he completed his Basic Surgical Training before moving to London for specialist training in Complex Spinal Neurosurgery. In 2008, he became a Complex Spinal Neurosurgeon at Kings College Hospital, London, where he served as the regional clinical lead for spinal cancer and trauma until 2020, setting exceptional standards of care.

    From 2015 to 2021, Mr Bell was the Regional Network Lead for South East London and Kent and an executive member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons. He also held the position of National Lead for the British Spinal Registry (BSR), a national quality improvement tool ensuring the quality of surgical care across the United Kingdom.

    Mr Bell is a regular attendee and speaker at conferences both in the UK and internationally. He maintains an active medicolegal practice, acting as an expert witness with a focus on Cauda Equina Syndrome. His research on Cauda Equina Syndrome and Thoracic Disc herniations has been published in over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

    Areas of expertise

    • Artificial disc replacement
    • Back pain
    • Back surgery
    • Brachalgia
    • Brain surgery
    • Cervical (neck) surgery
    • Complex revision spinal surgery
    • Complex spine
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Degenerative spine
    • Discectomy
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lower back pain
    • Lumbar back surgery
    • Metastatic spinal cord compression
    • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • Neck pain
    • Neurosurgery
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis surgery
    • Spinal decompression
    • Spinal deformity
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Spinal surgery
    • Spine fractures and trauma
    • Spondylolisthesis & spondylosis
    • Upper back pain
    • Vertebral compression fracture
    • Vertebroplasty

    Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Medical Protection Society
    British Association of Spinal Surgeons
    General Medical Council
    British Spine Registry Steering Group