Mr Crispin Wigfield BSc(Hons), MB, ChB, MD, FRCS(SN)

Dr Wigfield

Consultant Neurological and Spinal Surgeon


  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal surgery

Personal profile

Crispin Wigfield is a Consultant Neurological and Spinal Surgeon. His NHS practice is based at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, which is regarded as a centre of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of neurosurgical conditions.

Previously he worked at the internationally renowned Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery in Liverpool. Crispin graduated from the University of Birmingham and completed higher surgical training in neurosurgery at Cambridge, Plymouth and Bristol.

He was appointed as the National Spine Fellow in Leeds for subspeciality training in both the orthopaedic and neurosurgical aspects of complex spinal surgery. Subsequently he was awarded an HCA International Travelling Fellowship to study minimally invasive and complex spine surgery in New York and Memphis, USA.

Crispin was awarded a Doctorate from the University of Birmingham for his research on cervical spine arthroplasty (disc replacement surgery) and spinal biomechanics. He has published in peer reviewed journals and presented internationally on cervical spine arthroplasty, computer assisted spinal surgery and evidence based spinal surgery.

Crispin Wigfield is a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His academic interests relate to his clinical practice and include; the health economics of minimally invasive spine surgery, the application of new imaging modalities to spinal research, computer assisted spinal surgery and cervical disc replacements. His medico-legal activity is exclusively dedicated to spinal conditions.

Membership of professional associations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Spine Society of Europe
  • AO Spine International
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons

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