Mr Scott Rutherford

Mr Scott Rutherford

MBChB, FRCSEd(Neuro.Surg)


Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
28 years of experience
16 years as a specialist


  • Skull-Base Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4160724
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £270

    Follow-up appointment: £160


    Mr Scott Rutherford is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and lead clinician of the Skull Base Multidisciplinary Team at Salford Royal Hospital. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Cape Town, where he gradated with Honours. He moved to the UK to complete his general surgical training in Leeds, and neurosurgical training in Leeds and Manchester.

    He completed a fellowship in skull base surgery in 2005, and sub-specialised in this field. This sub-specialty inludes the management of tumours at the base of the brain, such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas.

    Mr Rutherford treats degenerative spinal disease including cervical and lumbar spinal problems such as disc prolapses; this is done using surgical and non-surgical approaches.

    Mr Rutherford has an interest in research, and has published many papers and presented at national and international conferences on various neurosurgical research topics. Mr Rutherford also runs an internationally recognised sub-specialty fellowship.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Spinal surgery

    Slipped discs/sciatica

    Back pain

    Acoustic neuroma surgery

    Acoustic neuromas/Vestibular schwannomas

    Trigeminal neuralgia

    Skull base tumours

    Neurofibromatosis type 2


    • Brain Surgery
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Facial Pain Surgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole)
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Shunt for Hydrocephalus
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Surgery for Myelopathy
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Back Pain
    • Brain Tumours
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Facial Pain
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Leg Pain
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Neck Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal Pain
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Upper Limb Pain
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    MBChB with honours 1994 (University of Cape Town)

    FRCSEd(Neuro.Surg) 2004 (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

    Memberships: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Society of British Neurological Surgeons, British Skull Base Society

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