Mr Lee Breakwell

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

QualificationsMB ChB, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Main NHS base:

  • Northern General Hospital & Sheffield Children's Hospital


  • Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd

Scope of Practice:

It is common that a consultant will perform more procedures in their NHS practice than privately due to the differences in the private and NHS facilities. The table below shows the main procedures Mr Breakwell performs at Claremont Private Hospital and is a guide to his scope of practice.

NHS Claremont
Microdiscectomy for back & leg pain
Spinal decompression for back & leg pain
Spinal fusion for back & leg pain
ACDF for neck & arm pain
Nerve root injections for leg pain
Coccyx injections for coccyx pain
Foraminal epidural injections for leg pain
Scoliosis surgery
Spinal trauma surgery
Spinal infection surgery
Spinal deformity surgery
Kyphosis surgery
Spinal bracing
Spinal tumour surgery

Fees, Training & Background:


Mr Breakwell is part of Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd (SOL), proudly in partnership with Claremont Private Hospital. In addition to Claremont’s CQC accreditation, SOL has it’s own CQC accreditation and is part of Claremont’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call consultant cover provision for inpatients. SOL Consultants are integral to the reduced length of stay Claremont patients enjoy, compared to other providers.  

Mr Lee Breakwell is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in spinal surgery at the Northern General Hospital, with a private practice at Claremont.

He trained in Sheffield and Birmingham before completing fellowships in St Louis, San Diego and Nottingham.

Mr Breakwell was a medical student in Sheffield qualifying in 1994. He worked in Sheffield until 1999 when he began his Orthopaedic training in the West Midlands working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He specialised in spinal surgery before completing 3 fellowships in spinal deformity and reconstruction in St Louis and San Diego in the USA, followed by the British Orthopaedic Association National Fellowship in Nottingham.

Mr Breakwell has a full-time spinal practice in the NHS and has a particular interest in training. He is currently Revalidation Lead for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and represents Spinal Surgery on the British Orthopaedic Association Council.

He undertakes all forms of spinal surgery including the treatment of degenerative conditions, scoliosis, tumours, trauma and infections.

Mr Breakwell enjoys teaching and regularly participates in International Educational Programmes.

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