Mr Neil Russell


BSc (Hons), MB, BChir, MChir, FRCS

GMC number: 6040026

Practising since: 2001


General Surgery

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Mr Russell is a fully accredited NHS Consultant General Surgeon on the General Medical Council specialist register for General Surgery.

Mr Russell undertook his undergraduate medical studies at St. Andrews University before completing his clinical studies at Cambridge University. His specialist surgical training took place in Cambridge and in his final year of training, he was appointed as the General Surgical Chief Resident at Addenbrooke’s. Mr Russell was appointed as a Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2014 and as Clinical Lead for Transplant surgery at Addenbrooke’s in 2018.

Mr Russell has experience in all aspects of general surgery but his main interests in general surgery lie with the treatment of abdominal wall and groin hernias. He performs laparoscopic (keyhole) and open hernia repairs as well as groin hernia repairs under local anaesthetic.

Mr Russell’s transplant work includes kidney, pancreas and intestinal/multivisceral transplants and he is also the surgical lead for living donor kidney transplantation at Addenbrooke’s.

Special interests

Mr Russell also has a keen interest in teaching and training and is involved in the teaching of the medical students and junior doctors at Addenbrooke’s. He examines for the Cambridge University exam board and is an Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University Medical School.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Neil Russell at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Hernia unilateral
  • Hernia repair

Locations Mr Neil Russell works with

Related experience


Mr Russell continues to publish and present both nationally and internationally in his specialised field of Transplantation.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Transplant Society
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant General and Transplant surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Neil Russell works with

Mr Neil Russell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Healix
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly


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

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

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