Casualty First is now open on an appointment only basis, Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday 12th/19th of December 8am – 6pm.
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We are offering Outpatient appointments. In many cases these can be conducted virtually. To make an appointment, please call: 0207 806 4060.

Do NOT visit the Hospital if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Please visit the Track and Trace website.


Spine Surgery

London Orthopaedic Specialists is a centre for excellence in the surgical treatment of all spine conditions. Our team is comprised of world-class Consultants with a wealth of knowledge covering all spinal conditions. The unit is based in a custom built facility on the third floor of the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, equiped with the finest modern technology and equipment.

Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery is used to treat; disc related problems ie disc prolapse, disc degeneration, infection, tumour or deformity. We will nearly always consider surgery as the last option behind the physical therapies, physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic. Non operative pain control or injection techniques such as caudal epidurals and facet joint injections to give a ‘window of opportunity’ to allow further physical therapy are considered next.

The time when spinal surgery is considered before these therapies is when there is a serious pathology such as tumour or infection or when there is serious concern about nerve function such as in cauda equina syndrome. We offer different forms of surgery to treat each patient.

A list of some of the surigcal options we provide are listed below.

  • Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement & Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Keyhole Discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty & Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion

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