John Leach is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon. He specialises in the treatment of neck & arm pain and back & leg pain. He has over a decade of experience as a private spinal surgeon and is the Clinical Lead for Spinal Neurosurgery at Salford Royal in Manchester.
Many spinal conditions can be managed without surgery and Mr Leach collaborates closely with pain specialists, rheumatologists and neurologists.
In cases where surgery is an option, Mr Leach will carefully explain the alternatives, the risks and the benefits of your specific procedure. Clinical outcomes are recorded on the British Spine Registry.
Mr Leach has particular expertise in cervical spine surgery (anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, cervical disc replacement, posterior cervical surgery) as well as lumbar sine surgery (lumbar micro-discectomy, decompression for spinal stenosis, lumbar fusion).
Mr Leach studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford and was trained in neurosurgery in Oxford and Melbourne before moving to Manchester in 2009.
He has clinical interests in spinal navigation and intra-operative spinal cord monitoring and research interests in cauda equina syndrome, disc prolapse and spinal fusion.
Mr Leach has a well-established private spinal surgery practice with high patient satisfaction rates.