Mr Robert Steven Lee

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon

BSc (Orthopaedics with Basic Medical Sciences), MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Year qualified:1999


Personal profile

"Calm and methodical, Lee is the man you want operating on your spine. An expert in complex cases, he offers treatment for degenerative conditions, scoliosis, primary and metastic tumours, as well as trauma to the spinal cord".

Mr Robert Lee works as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore. He completed a BSc in Orthopaedics with research into degenerative intervertebral discs. Having trained as a Specialist Registrar on the North West London rotation, he completed the Vancouver Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship in Canada and worked in Vancouver as a spine consultant for almost 2 years.

He also been trained in Bordeaux in endoscopic microdiscectomies by Dr Jean Destandau and has completed certified North American training in kyphoplasty and disc arthoplasty. During his time in Vancouver he developed his expertise in computer navigated spine surgery (O-arm and stealth navigation) and has performed hundreds of cases using this novel technology. Some of his cases have been published in the scientific literature, one of which has awarded the Jacques DuParc award at a European scientific conference (EFORT 2012).

His work as a spinal surgeon in Stanmore routinely involves all areas of the spine and in particular highly complex cases that have been referred from centres around the UK. This includes degenerative, deformity, infection, tumour and trauma work. He specialises in minimally invasive fusions and decompressions wih the emphasis on preservation of the paraspinal musculature and fast rehabilitation. His current research involves minimally invasive techniques, trauma, infection, metastatic tumours, spinal cord injury.

Professional Membership

  • AO Spine

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

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