Mr Kyle McDonald

Consultant Neurosurgeon

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Practising at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast & Maypole Clinic, Holywood. Specialist in all aspects of spinal surgery including: low back pain, degenerative conditions of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, and all aspects of children’s spinal surgery.

I graduated from Queens University of Belfast Medical School in 2006 and went on to complete my Higher Surgical Training in Northern Ireland, gaining my membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2010.

I completed 6 years of Specialty Training in Trauma & Orthopaedics in Northern Ireland, including 3 years of dedicated Spinal Surgery Training, and was awarded my Certificate of Completion of Training and entered into the GMC’s specialist register in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016.

I completed my FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedic examinations in 2015 and was awarded the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the highest marks in the examination across the whole of the UK. In 2016 I was elected as the UK’s Young Ambassador to the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association and presented ground-breaking Orthopaedic research at their International Conference in the same year in Hong Kong.

In 2016/17 I completed a 1 year specialist fellowship in Children’s Spinal Surgery in Dublin under the tutorage of Mr Pat Kiely, one of the most highly regarded and highest volume paediatric spinal surgeons in the world. On completion of my fellowship I returned to Belfast in 2017 and took up a Consultant post in The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in Spinal Surgery where I continue to practice across the Royal Victoria Hospital, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and Musgrave Park Hospital.

I treat patients privately in Kingsbridge Private Hospital and The Maypole Clinic, Holywood. I am a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, the British Scoliosis Society and an active Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. I specialise in all aspects of spinal surgery including low back pain, degenerative conditions of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, and all aspects of children’s spinal surgery.

Current NHS Posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust - with specialist interest in scoliosis surgery

Personal profile

I consider myself to be a professional person who dedicates himself to his young family and his occupation.
 
I am a keen sportsman and captained the Queen’s University football team throughout my years at medical school and, until recently, played football at Irish League level.

I have a drive and determination to improve the care patients with spinal complaints receive throughout Northern Ireland.
 

Qualifications

MB BCh BaO

Queens University of Belfast Medical School 2006

MRCS

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2015
Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal Winner - highest marks in the UK

Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal Winner

Additional Training

Fellow in Paediatric Spinal Surgery

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 2016/17

Professional bodies

British Orthopaedic Association

British Association of Spinal Surgeons

British Scoliosis Society

Young Ambassador to the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 2016

Publications

Is It Necessary To Embolise Spinal Metastases From Primary Renal Carcinoma?

Published in Journal of Orthopaedics, January 2016. PMID 27857484.

The Gynaecological Approach To Distal Biceps Tendon Repair.

Published in The Ulster Medical Journal 2015.

Does Formal Education & Staff Training Effect The Operation Rate For The Management of Distal Radial Fractures?

Published in The Surgeon Journal, December 2013. PMID 23591264.

Osteoarthritis Associated Navicular Stress Fractures.

Published in Foot & Ankle International, January 2010. PMID 23413071.

Knife To Skin Times In Orthopaedics - a new subspecialty selection tool.

Published in The Irish Medical Journal, April 2018.

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Low back pain
  • Degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Sciatica
  • Children’s spinal problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal injections

Kingsbridge Private Hospital,
811-815 Lisburn Road,
Belfast,
BT9 7GX

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Mr Kyle McDonald’s Specialism(s)

Back & Spine Surgery

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