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Spine surgery

Expert consultants, advanced technology and treatment methods

Spinal problems can cause great anxiety among those who suffer them.

Our consultants will give you a swift and accurate diagnosis, so you know exactly what’s going on. As soon as you do, we can begin to improve or manage your symptoms.

Our specialists are leaders in the field of spinal medicine and will combine their expertise with our state-of-the-art technology to create a tailor made treatment program for you.

They will make sure your treatment journey is as quick, comfortable and convenient as possible.

Patients come to us with a wide range of spinal symptoms, including:

  • Neck and arm pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back and buttock pain
  • Leg pains
  • Numbness and weakness in arms and legs
  • Pins and needles / tingling in the hands and feet

There are a number of conditions that could be the cause of these problems, but our consultants regularly treat:

  • Osteoarthritis of the spine (breakdown of the cartilage in the joints and discs in the neck and back)
  • Spondylitis (inflammation of the spinal joints)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spaces within your spine)
  • Prolapsed discs (also known as slipped discs)
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

Whatever your circumstances, we offer a highly personalised service where both your diagnosis and treatment will be carried out at a time and in a way that best suits you.

An expert support team – including physiotherapists, spinal radiologists, consultant anaesthetists, and others – is available on site, ensuring convenience and continuity of care.

Our goal is to make private healthcare accessible and affordable for all, and we have very competitively priced self-pay packages, along with payment plan options if you are coming to us direct (rather than via GP or insurance referral).

Our consultants are leaders in their field and have access to cutting-edge diagnostic equipment.

This combination of skills and facilities ensures you receive the best possible treatment and outcomes.

Treatment options could include:

  • Management plans: Physiotherapy, exercise therapy, pain management (painkillers, massage, etc.), weight loss, lifestyle modification (from day-to-day activities, to sports and hobbies)
  • Medical: Injection therapy and further pain management
  • Surgical: This makes up a very small proportion of treatments, but procedures include decompression, fusion/disc replacement, kyphoplasty, and revisions

Whatever the treatment plan you agree with your consultant, you can be assured of a solution that is seamless and tailor-made for your circumstances.

From the first moment you come to us to the moment you are discharged, we aim to make the process as speedy, convenient and reassuring as possible for you.

Referral

Your journey will start with a referral.

We accept referrals from GPs or health insurance providers, as well as from private patients who book a consultation directly.

We aim to arrange a private consultation for you within as little as 48 hours from referral or first contact, at a time that is convenient for you.

Consultation

During your initial consultation, which will last around half-an-hour, your consultant will talk with you about your specific circumstances and needs.

They will take a thorough medical history and conduct a physical exam.

At this stage, they might request further investigations, such as blood tests or a scan (usually ultrasound or MRI) of a gland.

If further investigations are needed and a diagnosis cannot be made straight away, we will organise a follow-up appointment in around a week, at a time that is convenient for you.

Following their diagnosis, your specialist will go through your results in plain English, so you are able to make an informed decision on treatment.

Treatment and after-care

As we have noted, there is a range of possible treatment paths that your consultant might suggest.

Medical treatments can be obtained in our on-site pharmacy.

If more conservative routes have been exhausted, and you need surgery, this can normally be arranged in around two weeks and will take place in one of our state-of-the-art operating theatres.

Dependent on the treatment plan you have agreed, your consultant may see you for a follow-up (or follow-ups) to check on your progress.

Quality:

  • We treat all patients with the highest levels of dignity, kindness, compassion and respect
  • Your consultant will be a specialist and leader in their field, ensuring you get the most accurate diagnosis and most appropriate treatment plan, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
  • Our consultants also have particular ‘special interests’, which means you can pick one that has particular expertise in the condition/ symptoms that you experience.
  • Most of our specialists are working NHS consultants, who have gone through the same (and often more) rigorous assessments and training as you will find in the NHS, including teaching at top teaching hospitals
  • Our specialists are regularly assessed to ensure they are up-to-date with all the latest developments in their fields. These assessments also ensure that consultants are continuing to perform successful procedures and have provided excellent patient care
  • We host a number of ‘special units’. These are groups of consultants who work together collaboratively in our hospital, meeting regularly to discuss complex cases and agree the most appropriate treatment pathway for you.
  • Across the board our staff - from reception staff, to nurses and theatre staff - are highly trained in their specific roles, truly care about patients, and pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming
  • We hold an independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ rating, meaning we are safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led
  • We remain a green Covid site, which means 0% Covid cross-contamination (March 2020-March 2021) thanks to our IPC (infection prevention control) measures that are constantly being revised and adapted.
  • Our hospital is state-of-the-art. On site are:
    • 121 beds with all rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, including TV, Wi-Fi and telephone
    • A five bedded Level 3 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which means that our surgeons can perform complex surgical procedures
    • Five state-of-the-art operating theatres
    • Neuro navigation equipment
    • State-of-the-art Orthopaedic robotic equipment
    • Three operating theatres (two with laminar flow for specialist orthopaedics)
    • A JAG-accredited Endoscopy suite
    • A physiotherapy department with a fully equipped rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool
    • A full range of imaging & diagnostics, including AI assisted CT, MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound & x-ray
    • Private GP services

Speed and convenience:

  • You can choose the consultant who is the best fit for you, whether that’s for reasons of culture, gender, religion, language, or just personality.
  • You will be seen at a time that suits you, even if that’s early morning, in the evening, or at the weekend.You can book a consultation with just 5-clicks via our website.
  • Our multi-disciplinary approach means you can see your consultant, have diagnostics, surgery/treatment and rehabilitation in one hospital; a clean and familiar environment with friendly faces
  • We are located in Harrow, Northwest London, with easy access to the City of London. Our location, with multiple transport options, means we are very easy to get to, and we have plenty of on-site parking.

Specialists offering Spine surgery

Mr Dush Thakkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Orth & Trauma)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mrs Anne Mitchener

Consultant Neurosurgeon

BSc, PhD, MB BChir, FRCS, FRCS(SN)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Kailash Desai

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(ORTH)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Syon Clinic

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Mr Alexander Gibson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc MB BS FRCS

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Matthew Sala

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Orth)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.

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Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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