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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.

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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


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


Membership of professional organisations

  • British Medical Association
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) 
  • North American Spine Society
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons


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.

Expertise and treatment offered


Where can I get treatment?

Private practice

  • Nuffield Hospital Bristol at St Mary's, Upper Byron Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1JU

NHS practice

  • Frenchay Hospital (NHS), North Bristol NHS Trust

Contact details

Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital
Upper Byron Place
Clifton, Bristol

Tel (Sheila Reynolds, Private Secretary) : 0117 905 9888
Tel (Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital): 0117 987 2727
Fax: 0117 905 9887

Email: sheila.reynolds@nuffieldhealth.com


Website: www.bristolspineclinic.co.uk

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