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Mr John Fowler - Spinal Surgery

Based at: New Hall Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Lumbar:- Endoscopic lumbar disc microdiscectomy, lumbar discectomy, lumbar decompression surgery, minimal invasive spine fusion, radical decompression with stabilisation (TOPS), TDR (Total disc replacement), pain injections. Cervical: Anterior decompression and fusion, posterior decompression, surgery for myelopathy, fractures, tumours and sepsis.

Mr Fowler has been interested in spinal surgery for over 30 years and a consultant spinal surgeon for over 20.

His major interest is in Minimal Intervention Spinal Surgery (MISS). He is also a trainer on MISS courses.

Mr Fowler has been performing endoscopic spinal surgery (keyhole) since 2010.  This surgery is performed with patients awake. They are generally able to go home 2 hours post operation.

He is senior and lead spinal surgeon at University Hospital Southampton – one of the biggest hospitals in the UK with a team of 8 spinal surgeons.

All areas of spinal surgery are managed and treated. Mr Fowler has close links with all the peripheral hospitals in the region and manages their emergency conditions out of hours.

For more information on Mr Fowler's practice, please take a look at his personal website


Academic background

MB,BS St Thomas Hospital, University of London 1979

FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1984

FRCS Ed Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1983

FRCS Orth Royal Colleges of Surgeons, UK 1988


Professional Memberships


Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Association of Spine Surgeons

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