Mr Alex Torrie

Qualifications

FRCS (Tr and Orth), MD (Anatomical Sciences)

GMC number: 6102978

Practicing since: 2004

Specialties

Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Fortnightly Thursday 9-11am
  • Overview

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01242 246574

About

Mr Torrie studied at the University of Bristol and qualified in 2004, after which he gained an anatomy prosectorship at the University of Oxford, then returned to complete higher surgical training on the Severn Deanery Trauma and Orthopaedic training programme, followed by a Neurosurgical Spinal Fellowship.

Recognising the clinical importance of understanding and practicing evidence-based medicine he also completed a doctorate in anatomical sciences investigating the aetiology of Degenerate Lumbar Scoliosis.

 He took up a substantive consultant post at Gloucestershire NHS Foundation trust in 2017 as a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in spinal surgery.

 Since starting his consultant practice he has been committed to prospectively collecting Patient Related Outcome Measures, in-line with the British Spine Registry recommendations.

 He is dedicated to developing and providing a comprehensive spinal service in Gloucestershire, that reflect his patients’ needs.

 Mr Torrie’s performs spinal operations, inclusive of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine in both the trauma and elective settings.

 His surgical practice includes the management of routine and complex spinal conditions including, spine trauma and reconstruction, sports injuries affecting the spine, degenerative spinal disorders, back pain, lumbar disc prolapse, low back pain with sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, cervical disc prolapse with neck and arm pain, myelopathy, secondary spinal tumours affecting bone, spinal cord compression and spinal instability, spine infections and adult degenerative deformity with regional spinal imbalance.


Personal interests

Mr Torrie has always had a keen sporting interest, rowing for Great Britain as a junior and winning the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley Regatta. He now regularly cycles and lap swims 4-5X per week to keep fit.


Languages spoken

English

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alex Torrie at Nuffield Health

  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Sacroiliac joint injections

Locations Mr Alex Torrie works with

Related experience

Research

Mr Torrie gained a doctorate (MD) in anatomical sciences investigating the aetiology of degenerate lumbar scoliosis. He has published multiple peer-reviewed research papers concerning the spine, for which full references can be obtained from his website (www.gloucestershirespineclinic.com). Mr Torrie continues to be an active reviewer of research papers submitted to the European Spine Journal (ESJ).


Memberships

  • GMC (General Medical Council)
  • BASS (British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Other post held

  • Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust – Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon

Insurers Mr Alex Torrie works with

Mr Alex Torrie works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Cigna
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Aetna

Declaration

Mr Alex Torrie does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alex Torrie does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alex Torrie does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.