Mr Robert Sneath


M.B. B.S., M.Med.Sci (Res), F.R.C.S.(Eng), F.R.C.S.(Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 3615144


Orthopaedic surgery, Spinal Surgery

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Mr Robert Sneath is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. He specialises in the diagnosis, management and surgical treatment of spinal problems.

He trained at The London Hospital and carried out his orthopaedic training on the North-West London hospital rotation including Charing Cross and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals. His final spinal training was as a Spinal Fellow in Ontario, Canada working with both Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeons and Neurosurgeons.

Mr Sneath has managed emergency and out-of-hour spinal referrals for over 15 years at a busy Level 1 Trauma unit at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and continues to do so. He is a founding member of the complex spine rota taking on the more complex cases from spinal colleagues and takes an active part in weekly spinal multidisciplinary team meetings. Mr Sneath also takes part in private patient multidisciplinary team meetings with colleagues from Warwickshire Clincs (Mr Ahmed Abdelaal and Mr Nilam Shergill) as well as associated radiologists.

Mr Sneath takes part in the British Spine Registry and his patient outcome data is above average when compared to other UK spinal surgeons. His National Consultant Information Programme (NCIP) data confirm that he performs significantly more spinal procedures than the national average.

Mr Sneath’s goal with all patients is to confirm the correct diagnosis, explain the natural history of the condition and then discuss potential treatment options with their associated advantages and disadvantages. This approach enables patients to make informed decisions about their treatment plan.

Mr Sneath manages the whole spine specialising in degenerative conditions, tumours, fractures, and infections of the spine.

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Special interests

Revision spinal surgery.

Other interests

• Lumbar Microdiscectomy
• Key-hole surgery
• Posterior Lumbar Decompression
• Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Instrumented Fusion
• Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
• Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF)
• Posterior Cervical Decompression
• Posterior Cervical Decompression and Instrumented Fusion
• Revision Decompression
• Revision Decompression and Fusion
• Nerve Root Injection (Transforaminal Epidural / Dorsal Root Block)

• Facet Joint Injections.

Personal interests

Classic car restoration, squash and terrible music.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Sneath at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Facet joint injections

Locations Mr Robert Sneath works with

Related experience


Mr Sneath actively engages in research and has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for a multicentre RCT. His particular interests are discogenic lower back pain and interpretation of Lumbar MRI. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at both national and international conferences. He reviews articles for the Bone & Joint Journal. He is also a clinical tutor and lecturer to Warwick medical students and trainees on the Warwick Orthopaedic Training Programme.


  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Robert Sneath works with

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

  • Police Mutual
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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