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Nitin Patel: Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, Bristol

Nitin Patel
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, Bristol: Nitin Patel

Specialist in neurosurgery and spinal surgery for cervical and lumbar disc prolapse, cervical spondylopathy, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis and spinal tumour.


Mr Nitin Patel is Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust and has special interests in degenerative spinal conditions including cervical, thoracic and lumbar disc prolapse, degenerative spondylolisthesis, cervical arthroplasty (disc replacement) and spinal tumours. He is GMC Registered and is on the Neurosurgery Specialist Register. His private practice is primarily based at the Nuffield Hospital Bristol.


General surgical training

  • 1987-88 House Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

  • 1988-89 Anatomy Prosector, University of Leeds

  • 1989-92 SHO Surgical Rotation, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds


Neurosurgical training

  • 1993-99 Registrar / Senior Registrar, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

  • 1999-00 Neurosurgery Fellowship, Monash University Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2000-Pres Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon, Frenchay, Bristol

Publications and teaching

Mr Patel has published over 20 papers and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals on topics including image-guided spinal surgery, minimally-invases spine tumour surgery and spinal disc disorders.


Mr Patel has a keen interest in teaching and has been involved as a faculty member on spine teaching courses both nationally and internationally.

Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. Nitin Patel is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including  Nuffield Health.

Nuffield admitting rights


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Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, Upper Byron Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JU

Tel (Sheila Reynolds, Private Secretary) : 0117 905 9888

Tel (Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital) 0117 987 2727

Fax: (Sheila Reynolds, Private Secretary)  0117 905 9887

Email: sheila.reynolds@nuffieldhealth.com

Website: www.bristolspineclinic.co.uk


Areas of expertise

Qualifications and memberships


  •  MB, BCh in 1987
  •  FRCS in 1992 Royal College of Surgeons of England   
  •  MSc in 1999 (University of Bristol)
  •  FRCS (SN) in 1999 Royal College of Surgeons of England
  •  CCST in 1999 (Cert. Higher Training Neurosurgery)

Professional memberships

  • British Medical Association

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) 

  • North American Spine Society

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons


Places of work

Private practice

Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, Upper Byron Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1JU