Mr Alex Torrie

Mr Alex Torrie

Mr Alex Torrie, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

NHS base
Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals
GMC Number
Clinic Timetable
Thursday PM
Clinical interests

Specialist spinal surgeon who regularly performs nerve root blocks, facet joint medial branch blocks prior to rhizolysis, kyphoplasty, lumbar microdiscectomy, lumbar spinal decompression, lumbar decompression and fusion including posterior instrumented and TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion), posterior cervical decompression, ACDF (Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion) for brachalgia and myelopathy, cervical corpectomy and anterior column reconstruction and surgery for MSCC (Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression). 

Professional Memberships

General Medical Council (GMC) Medical Defence Union (MDU) British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)

Academic Background

Trained at the University of Bristol Medical School prior to completing basic surgical and higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Bristol Orthopaedic Registrar training scheme. Then undertook a specialist neurosurgical complex cervical spinal fellowship. Completed a Doctorate (MD – higher degree) in anatomical sciences at the University of Bristol investigating the aetiology of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis. Mr Torrie has published research concerning the basic science of spinal degeneration, risk factors associated with degenerate spondylolisthesis, the influence of lumbar spine subtypes on intervertebral disc degeneration in the young, the relationship between sacral kyphosis and pelvic incidence and factors influencing diagnosis in spondylodiscitis.

NHS base

Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals

GMC Number

Clinic Timetable

Thursday PM

Clinical interests

Specialist spinal surgeon who regularly performs nerve root blocks, facet joint medial branch blocks prior to rhizolysis, kyphoplasty, lumbar microdiscectomy, lumbar spinal decompression, lumbar decompression and fusion including posterior instrumented and TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion), posterior cervical decompression, ACDF (Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion) for brachalgia and myelopathy, cervical corpectomy and anterior column reconstruction and surgery for MSCC (Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression). 

Professional Memberships

General Medical Council (GMC) Medical Defence Union (MDU) British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)

Academic Background

Trained at the University of Bristol Medical School prior to completing basic surgical and higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Bristol Orthopaedic Registrar training scheme. Then undertook a specialist neurosurgical complex cervical spinal fellowship. Completed a Doctorate (MD – higher degree) in anatomical sciences at the University of Bristol investigating the aetiology of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis. Mr Torrie has published research concerning the basic science of spinal degeneration, risk factors associated with degenerate spondylolisthesis, the influence of lumbar spine subtypes on intervertebral disc degeneration in the young, the relationship between sacral kyphosis and pelvic incidence and factors influencing diagnosis in spondylodiscitis.

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