Miss Vivian Anne Elwell

Miss Vivian Anne Elwell

BA (Hons), MBBS, MA (Cantab), FRCS (Surg. Neurol).


16 years of experience
7 years as a specialist
Video consultation available


  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6076273
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £110

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    364 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    611 reviews


    Miss Vivian A. Elwell is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with a sub-speciality in Complex Spinal Surgery. She welcomes all clients suffering from common neurological problems such as back pain, neck pain, slipped or herniated disc, spinal decompression, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.

    She began her undergraduate studies at Columbia College, Columbia University (NYC, USA) with a degree in Biological Sciences. She completed her medical degree at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College School of Medicine.

    She completed her Neurosurgical training on the North Thames Neurosurgical London Rotation. She gained further specialist training in complex spinal surgery as a Central London Senior Spinal Fellow. In addition she was awarded the British Association of Spinal Surgeons President Travelling Fellowship and the International Group for Advancement in Spinal Science Fellowship (IGASS).

    She is involved in medical education and an author of 5 medical textbooks, including Neurosurgery: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinica Neurosurgical Exam (ISBN-13 : 978-1482227604). She also participates in research, including: the field of head and spinal injury, spinal degenerative disease and spinal tumours.

    Clinical Interests

    Simple and complex spine surgery: Degenerative spinal disease, cervical and lumbar herniated disc protrusion, back pain, spinal injuries, spinal fractures, spinal infection, spinal tumours

    Microsurgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal instrumentation

    Peripheral Nerve: Carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression

    Cranial: Neurotrauma (head injury)

    Medical secretary: Miss Kate Breslin, Telephone: 01753 540208, Email: katedbreslin@gmail.com

    Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Miss Elwell is offering tele-medicine consultations (e.g. by video or telephone).

    Practice Locations: The London Bridge Hospital, The London Clinic, Bupa Cromwell Hospital and BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital.

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    Medical procedures

    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Complex Spinal Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Spinal Decompression
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    Special interests

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Herniated Disc
    • Slipped Disc
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Sciatica
    • Ulnar Nerve Compression
    • Neurotrauma
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    • BA Biological Science, Columbia College University 1994
    • BA Pre Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge 2000
    • MBBS Imperial College of Medicine 2003
    • MA University of Cambridge 2004
    • FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012


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