Mr Matthew Newton Ede

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Mr Newton Ede gained his medical degree from the University of Manchester, following schooling at Dulwich College, London. 

After general medical and surgical training, he undertook Higher Surgical Training on the North West of England Rotation. Specialising in spinal surgery, he completed dedicated specialist spinal surgical training at Manchester Children’s Hospital; Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester; The Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry and Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.

As a fulltime surgeon he works exclusively in the field of Spinal Disorders and their treatments. His NHS practice is based at the world renowned Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Mr Newton Ede consults and treats all areas of spinal disorders including: surgery for spinal deformity (including scoliosis); cervical (neck) surgery; low back (lumbar) surgery; spinal tumours; spinal pain and treatments for spinal pain including therapeutic injections.

He teaches trainee surgeons in the theoretical and practice of spinal surgery on a daily basis and is educational lead for trainee orthopaedic surgeons and a trainee GP’s. In addition to this he is a Spinal Surgery Tutor for Undergraduates at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

Mr Newton Ede’s shares his passion by delivering lectures nationally and internationally to doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and the medical industry. He collaborates with University of Birmingham, University of Manchester and University of Oxford for research into spinal diseases, intervertebral disc regeneration and inflammatory disease.

He is a member of The British Association of Spinal Surgeons and the Scoliosis Research Society.

With 17 years of service in the Army Reserve, including operational deployment, Mr Newton Ede remains committed to the care of servicemen and their families.

He lives in Birmingham with his family and enjoys cycling, running and winter sports.

Professional Memberships


  • British Scoliosis Society
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society 
  • The Growing Spine Study Group
  • British Orthopaedic Association (Fellow)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellow)
  • AO Spine World Orthopaedic Concern 
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union

Clinical Interests


  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Cervical (Neck) surgery
  • Lumbar (low back) surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Kyphosis surgery
  • Spinal Cancer surgery
  • Pain relief in the spine
  • Treatment of Nerve pain
  • Epidural Injections
  • Nerve root injections

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