Private Patients

Mr Nolan has been a Consultant Trauma and Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1999 – based in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Musgrave Park Hospital and the Ulster Independent Clinic. His particular area of expertise is spinal trauma, spinal tumours and adult low back conditions including:

  • Mechanical Back Pain
  • Sciatica – Disc Prolapse and Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Degeneration


Appointments can be made through the appointments office in the Ulster Independent Clinic, 245 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 – Telephone 02890 661212.


Mr Nolans clinic is on Wednesday morning in the Ulster Clinic. X-rays and MRI scans can be arranged and reviewed with you that morning and then a treatment plan instituted.

Non Surgical Treatment

Most back conditions do not require surgical treatment. In most cases conservative management such as physiotherapy or pilates are sufficient – this can be booked on the morning of your consultation. If necessary spinal injections – such as epidural, facet or nerve root injections can also be arranged within a few days.


In certain conditions, resistant to conservative management, surgery is necessary. This may include -

  • Disc Excision
  • Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • X-stop posterior distraction device
  • Dynesys dynamic stabilisation
  • Surgery for Spondylolisthesis – reconstruction or fusion

Patient Information Sheets


Please be aware that charges for consultations are separate from fees for investigations such as x-rays or scans. You will receive one invoice for every consultation and an additional invoice from the Ulster Clinic for each investigation or treatment.

Consultation fees are within BUPA guidelines for the Ulster Clinic or H3 guidelines for Kingsbridge Private Hospital.

Ulster Clinic Fees
New Consultation with review that morning after MRI - £250 – the MRI will attract a separate and additional fee from the Ulster Clinic of between £400-£600.

Review Consultation - £130

Kingsbridge Private Hospital Fees
New Consultation - £160

Review Consultation - £140

Invoices will be posted the day after the consultation. Please ensure prompt payment. Due to HMRC regulations we are required to pursue all non-payments using a debt recovery agency which can adversely affect your credit rating.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash or BACS transfer.

Surgery and Consultations are fee assured within BUPA or H3 guidelines.


Personal Assistants - Deirdre Finnegan and Jacqui Crossan


  • Royal Victoria Hospital

    Grosvenor Road
    Belfast, BT12 6BA

    t: 02890 240503
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  • Ulster Independent Clinic

    254 Stranmillis Road
    Belfast, BT9

    t: 02890 6612123
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  • Musgrave Park Hospital

    Stockmans Lane
    Belfast, BT9 7JB

    t: 02890 902000
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  • Malone Medical Chambers

    142 Malone Road
    Belfast, BT9 5LH

    t: 02890 667676
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