Mr John Leach believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of spinal conditions. Many painful spinal conditions can be managed effectively without resorting to surgery. Physiotherapy, other physical therapies and local injection therapies all have a role to play. Where surgery is considered as an option, Mr Leach believes that the surgery should be as minimally invasive as possible, allowing rapid recovery and return to normal daily functions by preserving normal healthy anatomy and reducing post-operative pain.
Mr Leach was brought up in Sydney, Australia however, moved to the UK to study pre-clinical medicine at Cambridge University where he was awarded an MA (Hons.) in neurophysiology. He moved to Oxford University for clinical medicine and graduated in 1998. Mr Leach trained in neurosurgery at The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and undertook a Fellowship at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, specialising in minimally invasive spine fusion and brain tumours.
Mr John Leach has presented at national and international conferences on brain tumours, cervical spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, orthobiologics and spine trauma. He has an interest in inflammatory arthritis of the spine, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. Mr Leach is actively involved in the lecturing of medical undergraduates at Manchester University and teaches post-graduate students via a spine MSc module at Salford University.
Mr Leach’s dedication to the improvement of patients with spinal conditions is evidenced by his commitment to teaching and research and his enthusiasm for less invasive surgery.