Mr John Leonard Fowler

Personal profile

Mr John Fowler graduated from the University of London, having trained at St Thomas’ Hospital. He then undertook basic and intermediate surgical training in Orthopaedics and Trauma in Exeter.  After a year in Australia Mr Fowler started working as an Orthopaedic and Trauma Registrar, and then started Higher Surgical Training surgery at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital, Exeter and SW England. He became Consultant Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Winchester before moving to University Hospital Southampton in 2009 working as a full time Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon.

Mr Fowler's spinal practice has been broad based, treating patients with all aspects of spinal pathology, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc disease. He sees patients with all types of degenerative conditions, spinal tumours, infections and deformities. His main work now is looking after adult patients with low back and neck conditions, particularly cases involving trapped nerves and spinal cord.Mr Fowler has specialized in Minimal Intervention procedures for many years and now offers endoscopic (keyhole) lumbar spine surgery where appropriate.

He has a busy clinical practice receiving referrals from all over South of England. Mr Fowler works closely with other specialists including radiologists, rheumatologists, oncologists, neurologists, pain specialists and physiotherapists to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the management of most spinal conditions. He was on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons for 5 years and has been  Senior Spinal Surgeon to a team of 8 spinal surgeons in Southampton.

Mr Fowler regularly teaches and trains other surgeons and trainees. He remains involved in spinal surgery research and currently continues to investigate motion preservation technology following radical decompression surgery.

Professional Memberships

  • Secretary of British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
  • Member British Medical Association
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Clinical Interests

  • Minimal invasive spinal surgery - lumbar fusion and stabilisation
  • Endoscopic spinal surgery
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Spinal tumour and fracture surgery
  • Osteoporotic spinal injury
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Spine care back pain treatment

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