Spinal and back surgeon
A spine and back surgeon treats diseases and injuries related to the spine and back. These include sciatica, slipped disc, fractured vertebrae, trapped nerve (neck) and spinal tumours. Many of these procedures are performed with minimally invasive surgery (keyhole surgery) although open surgery is still an option.
Examples of spinal and back surgery include:
- Disc removal
- Removal of spinal tumours
- Decompression of the spinal cord (laminectomy)
- Lumbar spinal fusion
- Cervical disc replacement
- Dynamic stabilisation of the lumbar region of the spine
Many surgeons choose to focus on a particular area or several specialities.
Role of a spinal and back surgeon at Harley Street
Our well respected and eminent surgeons have many years of experience plus the necessary skills in their field. In many cases they recommend several non-surgical options before proceeding with surgery unless there is no alternative. If surgery is recommended then it will be minimally invasive (keyhole surgery) which has fewer risks.
Many of our spinal and back surgeons are consultants and held posts in the NHS before switching to private practice. However, some combine the two.
They continue to update their skills and are keen to learn new techniques. But they also have an awareness of the importance of passing on these skills to future generations of spinal surgeons and teach or instruct at medical schools and seminars.
Our surgeons are members of a professional body such as the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS).
Your surgery will be performed by a highly qualified, experienced and extremely capable individual who is committed to excellent patient care.