Mr Paul Thorpe


MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr Orth)

GMC number: 3551138

Practising since: 1991


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Wednesday PM
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Mr Thorpe provides a comprehensive spinal surgical service for conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including adult and paediatric spinal deformity surgery, minimal access surgery for neural compression, assessment of and surgery for back pain, injection therapies and motion preservation surgery.

He also has a medicolegal practice dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence cases. He focuses on thorough investigation, careful explanation of conditions and the full range of conservative or surgical options tailored individually for a particular patient’s needs.

He was voted in a national Daily Mail survey as one of the surgeons in the UK that other spinal surgeons would send their family to for treatment.

Other interests

  • Spinal Deformity
  • Minimal Access Spinal Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Whiplash associated disorder
  • Medico-legal practice

Personal interests

Mr Thorpe is married to Joanna, who is also a doctor, and they have 4 children. He sings in a local medical band "Ultrasound" and enjoys rugby, cricket, aviation, SCUBA diving and crosswords. He has also forces himself to enjoy running to keep his waistline under control!

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Paul Thorpe at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Removal of spinal hardware
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal anaesthetic
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medial facetectomy
  • Bone Graft
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • Nerve surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Laminectomy
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Interspinous implant
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Dorsal root ganglion block
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Mr Paul Thorpe works with


    Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN

    01823 286 991
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Related experience


  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Scoliosis Society
  • AO Spine Faculty (Silver member)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Spinal and Trauma Surgeon, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant Spinal and Trauma Surgeon States of Health.Jersey
  • Specialist Case Advisor to the Care Quality Commission

Insurers Mr Paul Thorpe works with

Mr Paul Thorpe works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • CS Healthcare
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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