Mr Alexander Montgomery

Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBchB, MRCS, Dipl Orth Eng, FRCS

Year qualified:1999

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr. Montgomery is a Consultant Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Bartholomew's and Royal London teaching hospital, and was recently featured in Spine News International.

He has set up the Spinal Orthopaedic Unit in the new Hospital. This has included developing new pathways for Spinal Management, as well as obtaining new theatre operating tables and equipment. He has set up various multidisciplinary weekly meetings with physiotherapists, Neurosurgeons, and the spinal pain service for planned elective surgery. He has also set up multidisciplinary meetings with the Trauma and Intensive Care service, Radiologists, and the Tumour and TB services for the emergencies that come through this tertiary Level One Trauma Centre.

The surgery Mr. Montgomery performs at the hospital ranges from operations using microscopes and minimally invasive techniques to treat disc prolapses, to lumbar, thoracic or cervical fusions, and complex deformity cases. Work has already begun with colleagues at the Hospital and partners at Queen Mary University to build a Spinal Research Unit with International collaborations and links.

Alexander has travelled through much of Europe with the National Youth Orchestra and with various jazz and choral groups, and much of Asia and Africa as a student. He has also played the double bass at a number of West end Musicals. He maintains a strong interest in playing sport, with particular interests in mountain biking.

Professional Membership



  • British Association of Spine Surgeons

  • North American Spine Society

  • American Orthopaedic Association

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests



  • Spinal surgery

  • Traumatic and sports injuries to the spine

  • Sciatica, low back pain, neck and arm pain treatments

  • Degenerative lumbar and cervical spinal conditions

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

  • Complex spinal surgery – tumour, infection, tb, deformity

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