Mr Richard Mannion

MBBS, FRCS (Neuro Surg), PhD


Richard Mannion is a consultant neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. His main interests are spinal problems and brain tumours, including tumours of the skull base and pituitary gland. He works on all aspects of spinal disease interest him including infection, tumours, trauma and degenerative / wear and tear conditions. In particular, he is interested in the role of minimally invasive spinal surgery in treating people with spinal problems having witnessed the advantages of keyhole techniques in his own people.

Richard completed a fellowship in Brisbane, Australia where he became skilled in all aspects minimally invasive spinal techniques and along with Mr. Trivedi, has built up a large minimally invasive spinal practice here in Cambridge.

Mr Mannion specialises in chronic pain conditions such as low back pain, neck pain and a trigeminal neuralgia which affects thousands of people. Thankfully, most patients have symptoms which are either self-limiting, or can be managed with minimal intervention. If more severely affected, management may demand a combination of complex analgesics, physical therapies and surgery. The underlying neurobiological mechanisms responsible for chronic pain conditions are now better understood, and day case surgical therapies (including minimally invasive techniques) can achieve effective and long-lasting pain control for patients with refractory pain, that fail medical treatment or are intolerant of more potent analgesic drugs


  • Weekly Tuesday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
  • British Medical Association
  • British Skull Base Society


Richard has a PhD in the field of chronic pain, having spent his research time in London and at Harvard University in Boston under Professor Clifford Woolf, a leading international pain specialist. Richard remains active in research and has published a large number of scientific papers on the subject of chronic pain, nerve pain, spinal disease and minimally invasive spinal techniques.


Mr Richard Mannion works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

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

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

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