My medical undergraduate training was at Leicester Medical School from where I graduated in 1996 during which time I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree also. Basic surgical training was undertaken in Oxford and my higher Orthopaedic and Trauma training was on the All Wales Specialist Registrar rotation which included working in the department of spinal surgery at the University Hospital of Wales.
I undertook a one year fully accredited Spinal Fellowship in Brisbane Queensland gaining a wealth of experience in this regional centre for spinal diseases.
I returned to the UK in 2008 and was appointed as an NHS Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma surgeon with a specialist interest in spinal disorders at the Royal Gwent Hospital.
I commenced employment at Nuffield Health Cardiff & Vale Hospitals shortly thereafter where I continue to enjoy providing a comprehensive spinal service delivered with a personal sympathetic and friendly manner.
I am the Senior NHS spinal surgeon within Aneurin Bevan Health Board and also the Clinical Lead for spinal services that are based at the Royal Gwent Hospital.
I have substantial experience in the management of painful degenerative conditions of the spinal column particularly those involving the neck and low back regions. My expertise includes both non-surgical and operative treatments for these common and debilitating conditions.
I have substantial experience in the management of painful degenerative conditions of the spinal column particularly those involving the neck and low back regions. My expertise includes both non-surgical and operative treatments for these common and debilitating conditions
Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Cordell-Smith at Nuffield Health
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
- Lumbar discectomy
- Removal of spinal hardware
- Spinal anaesthetic
- Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
- Epidural injection for pain relief
- Spinal fusion surgery
- Cervical Disc Replacement
- BASS - British Association of Spinal Surgeons.
- BOA - British Orthopaedic Association
- Honorary Lecturer - Cardiff University
- FRCS - Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
Other posts held
- Senior NHS spinal surgeon within Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Insurers Mr James Cordell-Smith works with
Mr James Cordell-Smith works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- AXA Health
- Aviva Health
Mr James Cordell-Smith does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr James Cordell-Smith does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr James Cordell-Smith does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.