Lee Breakwell

Mr Breakwell is one of the UK leading spinal surgeons with over 25 years of experience. He lectures nationally and is at the forefront of spinal treatments.

Medbelle positionConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
TitlesMB ChB MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)
SpecialisationAdult Spinal Surgery
Experience28 years
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Lee Breakwell


Mr Breakwell is a highly experienced orthopaedic spinal consultant and is considered one of the leading figures in spinal surgery. He is active not only in providing the best care for his patients but is also involved in improving standards of spinal surgery nationally. He is an active member within the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS), sits on a specialist advisory panel for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and is a trustee and council member of the British Orthopaedic Association. Patients praise Mr Breakwell’s direct and honest opinion on their treatment options. He is also involved in teaching future surgeons in his post as a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sheffield.


  • 2006 - Present: Adult & Paediatric Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s & Northern General Hospitals
  • Present: Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield
  • 2017 - Present: Trustee and Council Member, British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • 2011 - Present: Revalidation Lead and Responsible Officer, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • 2007 - 2018: Director of Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME), Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • 2011 - 2017: Orthopaedic PROMs Lead, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • 2012 - 2015: Audit and Registry Chair, British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
  • Founding Member BOA QOC Committee
  • Chairman Post Graduate Training Board, Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • Member, Specialist Advisory Panel, NICE
  • Surgeon Member, Medical School Liaison Group RCS England


  • MB ChB , University of Sheffield, Medical School, 1994
  • FRCS, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon (Eng), 1998
  • MSc Orth Engineering. University of Wales, Cardiff, 2002

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC) number: 4120812
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Medical Association
  • British Scoliosis Society

Specialist surgical interests

Mr Breakwell is a specialist in all adult spinal surgery including:

  • Microdiscectomy for back & leg pain
  • Spinal decompression for back & leg pain
  • Spinal fusion for back & leg pain
  • Kyphosis Correction & Fusion
  • Scoliosis Correction & Fusion
  • Cervical decompression
  • Lumbar decompression

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