Mr David Cumming

Mr David Cumming

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Back & Spine

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Medical secretary contact details:
Tel: +44 20 3929 1097

Areas of expertise

  • Degenerative spinal conditions (cervical and lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis)
  • Acute spinal conditions (disc prolapse with sciatica or brachalgia)
  • Total Spine Care Clinic (multidisciplinary management of back pain)
  • Spinal trauma
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Cement augmentation for vertebral fractures
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Spinal reconstruction for tumour, trauma and infection


Mr Cumming is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spinal surgeon with nine years’ experience as a consultant in Ipswich Hospital, East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Trust. Mr Cumming was the Clinical Lead for spinal and musculoskeletal services in Ipswich for five years. During this time he developed the service into one of the leading orthopaedic hub spinal centres.

During his time as a consultant, he has worked with NHS England to develop best practice in spinal surgery across the country. He is Chair for the Spinal Services Clinical Reference Group for NHS England. Mr Cumming is also Chair of the East of England Regional Spinal Network.

He is the President-Elect for the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and has been involved with the society in developing guidelines and organising national meetings. In clinical practice, he is involved in treating adult spinal conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. He regularly performs spinal surgery on all areas of the spine for acute, degenerative and traumatic conditions.

NHS Base
Ipswich Hospital, East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Training and awards
MBChB Glasgow University 1999
FRCS (Tr& Orth) 2009

Patient Stories

Mr Cumming's Secretary Direct Email;  cumming.sec@schoen-clinic.co.uk