David Cumming

Mr Cumming is one of the UK's leading spinal surgeons and is President of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS). Specialising in all aspects of adult spinal surgery, he has 20 years of experience and routinely performs over 400 procedures per year.

Medbelle position

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Titles

MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialisation

Adult spinal surgery

Years of experience

21

Medical qualification

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

David Cumming

Summary

Mr Cumming is a highly experienced and dedicated consultant spinal surgeon. He is committed to providing the best quality care for both his surgical and non-surgical patients. His work as a consultant spinal surgeon in Ipswich hospital extended beyond the care of his individual patients when he became the clinical lead for spinal and musculoskeletal services for five years. During this time, he has been credited with transforming the unit into one of the leading orthopaedic spinal hubs in the country. Patients often comment not only on how knowledgeable and caring Mr Cumming is but also on how proactive he is in providing care to patients with a view to improving their lives as quickly as possible. Mr Cumming’s passion and commitment for driving improvement in spinal care is also reflected in his position as President of the prestigious British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS). In this role, he is involved in developing national guidelines, setting national standards, and is active in the latest research.

Positions

2021 - Present: Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Medbelle

2011- Present: Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Ipswich Spinal Unit, NHS East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust

CRG Chair Specialised Spinal Services, NHS England

President, British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

Clinical Champion “Improving Spinal Care Project”, NHS England

Clinical Chair, East of England Regional Spinal Network

Clinical Chair, Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression East of England

Trauma Speciality Champion for Spinal Injuries, East of England Trauma Network

Education

  • FRCS
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, United Kingdom, 2002
  • MBChB, Glasgow University, United Kingdom, 1999

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC) number: 4614632
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
  • East of England Regional Spinal Network

Specialist surgical interests

  • Degenerative spinal conditions (cervical and lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis)
  • Acute spinal conditions (disc prolapse with sciatica or brachalgia)
  • Spinal trauma
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Cement augmentation for vertebral fractures
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Spinal reconstruction for tumour, trauma and infection
  • Spinal fusion
  • Microdiscectomy for back & leg pain

Location

Mr Cumming offers consultations and surgery at the renowed and state of the art Schoen Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital in Marylebone

Medbelle Orthopaedics | Marylebone

Schoen Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital
66 Wigmore St
Marylebone
London
W1U 2SB

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"I am so grateful to the Schoen Clinic in Wigmore Street for the amazing care and attention I received"

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