Mr Robert Corns


BSc (Hons), MB BCh (Hons), FRCS (SN)

GMC number: 6074877

Practising since: 2003



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Robert Corns went to medical school in Cardiff and was an undergraduate researcher at Harvard Medical School. His postgraduate training in Neurosurgery was in London, including the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, King’s College Hospital and St George’s Hosptial. More recently, he was visiting the Centre Hospitalier Saint Anne, Paris.

He has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds General Infirmary since 2013. His clinical interests are spinal surgery for degenerative disease as well as adult brain tumours and traumatic brain injury.

Mr Corns specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Personal interests

Robert enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and young family. He also plays a wide range of sports.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Corns at Nuffield Health

  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Brain surgery
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Nerve surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Mr Robert Corns works with

Related experience


Robert has published extensively with over fifteen peer-reviewed articles to his credit. He is currently engaged in neuro-oncology research at the University of Leeds.


  • Society of British Neurosurgeons
  • British Neuro-oncology Society
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
  • British Medical Association
  • North of England Neurological Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Premium Medical Protection

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Leeds General Infirmary

Insurers Mr Robert Corns works with

Mr Robert Corns works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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