The RNOH aims to be a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS

Spinal surgical unit

The Spinal Surgical unit at RNOH includes one of the largest Spinal Deformity Services in Europe. Referrals to this service come from throughout the UK and internationally, and the unit has a world-renowned reputation for its pioneering work. Specialist Spinal Surgeons treat a wide variety of patients from simple to very complex problems.

Range of Services



Surgical and non-surgical management of children and adults with congenital and acquired spinal deformity ranging from vertebral (spinal) and neuro-muscular disease to trauma and tumours. This includes:

  • Infantile Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylosis
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Syndromic Scoliosis
  • Cerebral Palsy patients with associated spinal deformity

Diagnostic Facilities:

MRI and CT scanning
Bone Scanning
Bone densitometry
CT guided Biopsy


Referrals are accepted from GPs and hospital consultants

Key Contacts

  • Susan Lister, Senior Nurse, Spinal Deformity Unit 020 8909 5328 bleep 704
  • New Appointments Spinal - If you know your consultant please contact their secretary, if unsure please call: 020 8909 5117
  • Follow ups - 020 8909 5117


Mr Farhaan Altaf
Mr Hanny Anwar
Mr Adrian Casey
Mr Alex Gibson
Mr Jan Lehovsky
Mr Julian Leong
Mr Sean Molloy
Mr Hilali Noordeen
Mr Kia Rezajooi
Mr Matthew Shaw
Mr Robert Lee

Useful documents:Size
RNOH Spinal Deformity Criteria26 KB

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