mr-george-spink

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Written by a private patient at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
29th September 2022


Having had cervical spondilosis for many years the “flare ups “ were becoming more frequent with tingling in my arms hands and feet which was new and concerning me . I had previously seen a neurosurgeon 11years ago so decided I wanted to be checked out and reviewed again to see if anything had changed etc as I was concerned re nerve compression/ damage. I researched and chose Mr Spink and I am so happy I did ! He’s a very calm reassuring polite man who inspires confidence the minute you engage with him .I asked for a full “ MOT “ having explained my symptoms and concerns. This I had , full blood tests , in depth nerve conduction tests and an MRI . At my follow up appointment I’m pleased to say all was positive, no surgery or intervention needed and I was able to discuss everything I wanted to , and full explanations of anything I wanted to know with views of my MRI were given. I am a retired nurse and used to dealing with consultants but as a patient you are in a different place. I cannot recommend him highly enough for this speciality , excellent care and service from start to finish.

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Written by a private patient at Nuffield Hospital York
26th August 2022


When a person is busy trying to run their business all they want is an appointment to suit their circumstances and a quick delivery of prognosis; Mr Spink and Nuffield ticked all the boxes. a quick response to my enquiry, appointment to suit, an efficient and very pleasant consultant who asked the necessary questions and was able to report, with the confirmation of a quickly organised xray, on my condition quick, polite efficient service from all. thank you

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Written by a private patient at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
23rd August 2022


I felt very lucky when I met Mr. Spink in June. Although I was worried about having surgery, I knew I was in good hands. Mr. Spink listened and talked through the options with me, giving me time to explain my anxieties. After the operation I felt instantly better, with much less pain and able to walk easier. He is a special man with extraordinary skills, heading up an exceptional team. The community is lucky to have him. Life is a precious gift that has lost none of its allure for this octogenarian, and I am grateful to Mr. Spink that I can continue on my journey. Peter

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Written by a private patient at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
16th August 2022


There is no doubt that Mr Spink is a very qualified Neurosurgeon. My review is based on my experience with him, which was not good, the consultation was rushed and during the consultation Mr Spink did his upmost to patronise me. Mr Spink is terrible value for money his rates are so high to the point of being unethical, for the rate charge one should be left wholly satisficed and be given a full 5 star service.

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Written by a private patient at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
26th July 2022


In 2016 I started getting tingling in my arms, hands and legs. By 2019 the symptoms were getting worse and I was also getting numbness in my legs. By the end of 2021, in addition to these symptoms, I was feeling weakness in my hands and legs resulting in loss of balance and walking as if drunk. At this stage I had a full spinal, neck and head MRI scan through my GP on the NHS following which my GP recommended having a consultation with a Neurosurgeon. After carrying out research on neurosurgeons I was impressed with the reviews and experience of Mr Spink so I made an appointment to see him at the Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital. At the consultation Mr Spink put me and my wife at ease and went through the results of the scan which clearly showed compression on my spinal cord affecting the nerves at the C5/C6 level. Mr Spink went through the possible outcomes if I decided not to have surgery and then what an operation would entail, the risks involved and the possible outcomes. Once I decided to go ahead with the operation (C5/C6 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion) I contacted Mr Spink and he arranged for the operation to go ahead as a matter of urgency. I went for my operation at the Spire Hospital on 28 May 2022. Mr Spink came to see me and talked through things just before the operation. By lunchtime I was back on the ward feeling relatively fine with no pain and no tingling in my arms and hands. Mr Spink again came to check on me shortly after I got back to the ward and said that the operation had gone well which was very reassuring. The next morning I was out of bed and preparing to be discharged. Mr Spink came to see me before discharge and I remarked to him that I couldn’t believe the difference in how I was feeling before and after the operation. I was in no pain or discomfort, my balance was much improved, my legs and hands felt stronger and that I felt back in control of my limbs. I had a follow up appointment with Mr Spink on 19 July 2022 by which time my walking had continued to improve although he had always said that full recovery could not be guaranteed and walking would take the longest to recover however I am delighted with the progress so far and very optimistic about the future. Mr Spink and the team did a thoroughly professional job for which I am extremely grateful and would highly recommend anyone who needs to consult with a neurosurgeon to look no further than Mr Spink.

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Mr George Spink was awarded the iWantGreatCare certificate of excellence in 2022 for delivering outstanding care.

Profile

Consultant Neurosurgeon specialising in the full range of degenerative and complex spinal disorders.

Lead Consultant (Neurosurgery) 2012-14
Lead Consultant (Spinal surgery) 2009-2016
Honorary Senior clinical tutor, Hull York Medical school 2012-
Honorary President, Hull York Undergraduate Surgical Society 2012-2019

Website: www.heyneurosurgeon.co.uk
Twitter: @heyneurosurgeon

Resources

Short link to review Mr George Spink: http://iwgc.net/ee46w