Miss Vivian Elwell

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
BA Hons., MA Hons. (Cantab.), MBBS, FRCS (Neuro.Surg)
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Miss Vivian A. Elwell is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon with an interest in Complex Spinal Surgery. Her current clinical and research interests include: head and spinal injury, spinal tumours and spinal degenerative disease. 

Neurosurgery, Spinal surgery
In-person, Video call
New £275 (follow-up £200)


Miss Vivian A. Elwell completed her Neurosurgical training on the North Thames Neurosurgical London Rotation. She gained further specialist training in complex spinal surgery as a Central London Senior Spinal Fellow. In addition, she was awarded the British Association of Spinal Surgeons President Travelling Fellowship and the International Group for Advancement in Spinal Science Fellowship (IGASS).

She actively contributed to education. She is an ATLS Instructor with The Royal College of Surgeon.  She is an Author of 8 medical textbooks including: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Exam. Second Edition. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA  ISBN:1032184051 (2023). In 2023, she was awarded and appointed as an External Examiner for Imperial College School of Medicine, London and Lee King Chian School of Medicine, Singapore.

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120 Harley Street
London W1G 7JW

Miss Vivian Elwell is available through The London Clinic's Connect service for video consultations.

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  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Year qualified 2003
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England (CCT in Neurosurgery) 2013
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Neurol.) 2012
  • University of Cambridge (MA) 2004
  • Imperial College School of Medicine, Univ. of London (MBBS) 2000 - 2003
  • University of Cambridge (BA Hons) 1998 - 2000
  • Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, USA (BA in Biological Sciences) 1993-1997
  • Simple and complex spine surgery

Degenerative spinal disease; cervical and lumbar herniated disc protrusion; back pain; spinal injuries; spinal fractures; spinal infection; and spinal tumours.

Microsurgery; minimally invasive spinal surgery; spinal instrumentation; and navigated spinal platforms (robotics).

  • Peripheral Nerve
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression
  • Cranial

  • Neurotrauma (head injury)

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