Spinal Surgery

The spinal surgery workstream is managed by Georgina Godfrey (georgina.godfrey2@nhs.net)

Clinical Lead, Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery, Mike Hutton

Mike is Consultant Spine Surgeon and Spinal Clinical Lead at The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, where he has a wide practice in spine surgery, undertaking complex spinal procedures in all areas, including paediatric and adult spine deformity. He is currently an elected member of the executive of The British Association of Spine Surgeons as the Audit and British Spine Registry Lead, and Spinal Lead for the Department of Health Clinically Led Quality and Efficiency Programme.

After receiving his medical degree, Mike spent his specialist training on the East Anglian Orthopaedic rotation before undertaking a combined Neurosurgical/Orthopaedic Spinal fellowship at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, Ipswich Hospital, and The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Advisor, Neuro Spinal Surgery, Justin Nissen

Justin has been a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon in Newcastle upon Tyne for 15 years. A current member of the Council of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Justin previously sat on the executive committee of the British Association of Spine Surgeons.

His clinical practice includes treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease, thoracic discs, lumbar disc prolapse, Chiairi, syringomyelia, intradural spinal tumours and adult spinal dysraphism.
Justin qualified in Nottingham and completed his Higher Surgical Training in the Northern Deanery.

Over 60 visits have already be undertaken for the Spinal Surgery review.