BMI Shirley Oaks HospitalPoppy Lane, Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 8AB Directions
Mon - Sun: 8am - 10:30pm
Due to COVID restrictions no visitors are currently allowed
Yes - 100 spaces
Expert assessment and advanced treatment for back problems
Problems in the spine are generally mechanical in origin and caused by wear and tear. However, very rarely there may be a link to a more serious condition which shouldn’t be ignored.
Common reasons people visit our spinal surgeons for help include:
If you have symptoms that are concerning you, it is sensible to get expert assessment and advice. The Consultant Spinal Surgeons at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital manage and treat a wide range of spinal symptoms and conditions for adults of all ages. They would be delighted to help you too.
In other cases, your symptoms may not go away, and may actually get worse over time. Pain anywhere in the back can have a debilitating effect on physical and mental health. If symptoms are relatively mild, it can be quite easy to ignore them. If they become more severe and start to limit movement and function, you may quickly realise that you need to get expert help.
Spinal problems should not be ignored, especially if they have gone on for more than six weeks. Expert assessment can bring peace of mind and give you clarity about the best way forward. Why not book an appointment with one of our experienced spinal surgeons today?
Treatments for spinal problems include:
Before spinal surgery is considered, less invasive treatments will normally be used first. This may involve input from specialities like Physiotherapy or Osteopathy. The priority of any treatment is to get you out of pain as quickly and fully as possible.
If spinal surgery is required, this will be explained fully to you in advance so that you can make an informed decision about treatment. Spinal surgery offered at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital includes:
If we find serious pathology such as a tumour or infection, you will be immediately placed on a treatment pathway for that condition.
Whatever spinal symptoms or condition you may have, your consultant will ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for your specific needs. At BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, we provide advanced treatments and superb rehabilitation for spinal conditions.
Before any treatment can be planned and started, an accurate diagnosis needs to be made. This begins with a consultation.
A physical examination will be carried out of your back and other relevant areas.
MRI scans are extremely helpful for many spinal problems, as they can show problems like inflammation and bulging discs. If you have not had an MRI scan previously, this will be arranged for you on-site in our open MRI scanner.
Some conditions may require other investigations like ultrasound, CT or nerve conduction studies.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will meet with you again to discuss suitable treatment options. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to talk through them with you.
It may be that the best treatment option for you is an injection. This can sometimes be given in clinic by your consultant, but if X-ray guidance is needed, we will arrange it for you as soon as possible.
Rapid access to an expert – Many spinal conditions are best assessed and treated at the earliest possible stage. We can arrange an appointment for you with an extremely experienced spinal surgeon consultant quickly, who will carry out a comprehensive investigation of your symptoms and condition. Once a diagnosis has been made, they will formulate the best treatment plan for you.
Consultant-led care, always – You will always see the same consultant, and they will oversee every aspect of your care, from your first consultation through to your post-treatment follow-up.
A multidisciplinary approach – Treating spinal conditions is certainly not a job for one person! Your consultant works extremely closely with specialists in other fields, including Radiology, Physiotherapy, Pain Management, Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery. Fast access to this multidisciplinary team means you will always be seen by the most appropriate specialist for your needs.
Flexible appointments – It is easy to book an appointment for a time that is convenient to you. For your convenience, we also offer remote consultations by telephone or video call if required (and where clinically appropriate).
Location – It is very easy to travel to us. The hospital is located on the outskirts of Croydon, within easy reach of major road and rail networks. Our car park has 100 spaces, so you won’t have to worry about where to park when you visit.
For peace of mind and known expert care for your spinal concerns, please contact us to book your private appointment at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital today.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)