Mr David Bell

Mr David Bell

MBChB, FRCS SN

Neurosurgery

26 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“I felt confident that I knew exactly what my condition was, Mr Bell answered any questions I had and made time to explain exactly what would happen. “
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4338473
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £285

    Follow-up appointment: £235

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
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    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,377 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,783 reviews

    London Neurosurgery Partnership

    78 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HJ
    140 reviews

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

    Fordcombe Road, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, UK, TN3 0RD
    34 reviews

    King's College Hospital

    Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS
    25 reviews

    Harley Street Clinic

    78 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HJ
    21 reviews

    King's Private - The Guthrie Wing

    The Guthrie Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS
    10 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Tue
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    Wed
    09:30 - 13:00
    Thu
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    Fri
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    Sun
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    About

    Mr David Bell, Consultant Neurosurgeon, currently works within King’s College Hospital in London and sees patients privately in clinics across London and Kent. He has a wealth of experience in performing complex spinal surgery.

    Mr Bell completed his undergraduate medical training in 1996, before moving on to do his surgical training in Edinburgh. Following his training, he was made a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He currently holds a membership to the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and is the National Lead for the British Spine Registry. The latter role is responsible for the quality assurance and outcomes metrics in spinal surgery.

    Mr Bell is often invited to speak at conferences and international meetings on issues such as back pain, spinal tumours, myelopathy, neck pain, and the effect of ageing on the spine. 

    Procedures

    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Brain Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB ChB 1996 University of Edinburgh

     

    Specialist Register Entry Date

    Neurosurgery From 31 Oct 2008

     

    Professional Memberships

    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 

    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon Surgical Neurology 

    Registered with the General Medical Council 

    Member of the Medical Protection Society

    Executive board member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

    National Lead Elect for British Spine Registry

     

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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.95
    Explanation
    4.95
    Back Pain
    5/19
    Lower Back Pain
    4/19
    Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    2/19
    Laminectomy
    2/19
    Spinal Surgery
    2/19
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    1/19
    Lumbar Back Surgery
    1/19
    Spinal Decompresson
    1/19
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I felt confident that I knew exactly what my condition was, Mr Bell answered any questions I had and made time to explain exactly what would happen.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Good, friendly would have like a bit more info on what to expect after procedure
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very understanding and patient
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He was very patient and very understanding and his explanations answered all my questions
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He was very kind and attentive and explained the situation we have and explained how we would be proceeding to resolve the problem
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr David Bell came highly recommended and I can see why. He was careful and considered, carefully explaining my spinal problem and the risks associated with my procedure, which was challenging. His bedside manner was excellent and I saw him on numerous occasions over the two weeks I was in hospital. Since returning home he has phoned regularly and has always responded to calls. I have every confidence in recommending Mr Bell. He is a great surgeon.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Only had my first consultation with Mr. Bell. He was great in offering information on my presenting problem, and fantastic on referring to relevant diagnostic tests.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Bell met us at the door of the consulting room. I was nervous but Mr Bell immediately put me at ease by his manner. He was helpful with enabling me to get in to the examination table as my mobility is very limited at present. Mr Bell wanted me to have further tests done and organised these to be done whilst I was in London
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    I was extremely apprehensive about attending my appointment Mr Bell immediately put me at ease, showed me my MRI and arranged further scans and MRI so that I didn’t need to return to London
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Very impressive and energetic. He very quickly diagnosed the problem. He performed a procedure some five years ago which I was delighted with and I’m hoping for a similarly good outcome this time. I was impressed that as soon as I arrived he came out to say hello before going back into his office. I waited a couple of minutes and then he was out and dealt with me incredibly efficiently but I felt speed was not at the expense of quality.
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