Mr Karoly M David

FRCS (Surg. Neurology), MD

  • Specialities Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery
  • Telephone 01277 695 695
  • Year of first qualification 1982
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4248824
  • Fax 01277 261 924


Mr David qualified as a doctor in Pécs, Hungary in 1982. After two years working as a trainee in Pathology he started his basic and then specialist training in Neurosurgery at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Having passed the Neurology and Neurosurgery Board Examinations in Hungary he came to the UK in 1993 to gain further experience.

He passed the European Board Examination in 1995 and the FRCS Surgical Neurology Examination in 1998. His UK neurosurgical training took place at the National Hospital in Queen Square, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Charing Cross and Oldchurch Hospitals. He was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Oldchurch Hospital, now Queen's Hospital, in 2001.

He subspecialises in spine surgery, neuro-endoscopy and established a service for percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for painful vertebral fractures. As an established member of a busy neurosurgical centre, he treats a large number of patients with brain and spinal neurosurgical diseases.

Mr David specialises in the following spinal treatments at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital:


  • Weekly Tuesday 08:30-11:30


Current posts

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust


Other interests

Complex spinal surgery, peripheral nerve entrapment, percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty, neuro-endoscopy, brain tumours and hydrocephalus.

Personal interests

Classical music, travelling

Member of

  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons


Spine and development of the craniovertebral junction. Over 30 publications, 3 book chapters and numerous presentations at meetings in UK and abroad.


Mr Karoly M David works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

Mr Karoly M David does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Karoly M David does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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