We understand that having a back problem can be stressful & worrying as well as painful or debilitating. Florence & her team will strive to get you an appointment as soon as practical and, wherever possible, at a time that causes you least disruption.
We are linked to many of the leading physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths & other allied professionals, and wherever possible we practice conservative or non-operative management for your condition.
We can be involved early on in your problem and would plan to give you an accurate diagnosis & explanation and then co-ordinate your treatment plan with these other therapists. On the other hand, sometimes we are asked to review you if other treatments have failed and a further opinion is requested. Either way, we are committed to keeping interventions to a minimum and offering surgery only when really required.
As well as providing management of your problem from the outset, Mr Cass is also highly regarded for second opinions on complex problems. He receives requests for case reviews from all over the UK including London & also from abroad.
If you are abroad, it can sometimes be arranged to review your case, and give advice. For details, contact Florence by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Michael Cass is Sussex Spine Solutions' specialist surgeon. Read more about him here.
Florence Cass is the Practice Manager for Sussex Spinal Solutions. With a background in sports therapy, as an oncology co-ordinator in the NHS, and other patient-centered roles, she has a natural empathy for patients and an exceptional ability for organisation.
Away from her running of this busy practice, Florence enjoys music, festivals, food, long dog walks in the Sussex countryside, horse riding, and the simple pleasures of life.
Mr Mike Brooks is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and the Clinician Lead for Sussex Vascular Network. He has worked with Mr Cass on anterior lumbar cases for over 20 years, and the two of them have strived to successfully reduce the risks associated with this very specialised surgery. Mike has a passion for motorbikes, music & raising monies for charity including climbing Kilimanjaro & trekking to Everest Base Camp.
As from October 2023 Mr Cass is no longer able to offer anterior lumbar surgery following the retirement of Mr Brooks.
What I really valued is that Mr Cass did not treat me as a ‘patient’. He smoothed some difficult bureaucratic paths and took wider responsibility for my health, not just my spine. I always felt I understood the options and was in control of decisions. What more could I ask?
Just want to say a huge thank you to you and your team for all that you did to put me back on my feet again. I feel so much better after the excellent care I received throughout my treatment.
I want to say thank you for giving me my life back! Following the operation I am now able to do most things without any pain: this summer I have dug, planted and tended to my beloved garden. I have done some decorating in my flat, I am exercising again and walking lots. Life has changed completely for me...most of all I went to Wembley stadium to see ELO and danced all evening - just like I used to do in the 70's! Magic.
Mr Cass, an exemplary surgeon who has the ability to explain complex issues with concise simplicity. He possess a natural empathetic disposition along with a palpable passion to help his patients. In my opinion, he performs life enhancing procedures and has positively changed my life for the better.
Simon H, September 2020
“A highly experienced spinal surgeon who, in my view, lived up to his impressive CV in every aspect. He was well briefed with my MRI already on the screen when I visited, follow up letters were detailed and efficiently sent within hours.I am truly impressed in his surgery and will be recommending him if the need should arise”.
C.M Becher BSc ( Hons) RGN Royal Tunbridge Wells