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.



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

  • Amy Bishop, Senior Nurse, Spinal Deformity Unit: 0208 909 5328
  • Louise Ward, Senior Nurse, Spinal Deformity Unit: 0208 909 5617
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clare Harman, Senior Nurse, Spinal Deformity Unit: 0208 909 5828
  • New Appointments Spinal – if you know your consultant, please contact their secretary, if unsure, please call: 0203 947 0053
  • Follow-ups – 0203 947 0053

Spinal Deformity and Injury

  • Dr Hayder Agha - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (Adult), Musculoskeletal and Trauma Rehabilitation, Spasticity and Pain Management.
  • Mr Hanny Anwar - Specialist with fellowship training in spinal surgery: Acute spinal conditions (disc prolapse, sciatica, arm / neck pain), Spinal tumour surgery...
  • Mr Manish Desai - Specialist rehabilitation of Spinal cord injury due to Polytrauma, Tumours (primary and metastatic), and Cauda Equina Syndrome patients. Musculoskeletal interventions in SCI patients.
  • Dr Jan Gawronski - Spinal cord injury rehabilitation (adult and children).
  • Mr Alexander Gibson - Deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis), fractures, infection, tumours and degenerative disease.
  • Mr Jan Herzog - Paediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity and Injury, Navigation in Spinal Surgery, Degenerative Spinal Pathologies, Spinal Disease in Myeloma
  • Dr Majella Horgan - Speciality Doctor - Spinal Myeloma Service
  • Mr Jan Lehovsky - Spinal deformity, scoliosis, spinal injury, spinal tumours and cervical spine.
  • Mr Julian Leong - Spinal Deformity and Spinal Surgery
  • Mr Michael Mokawem - Paediatric spine deformity. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Computer navigated spine surgery. Adult spine deformity. Lumbar spine stenosis....
  • Mr Sean Molloy - Scoliosis and kyphosis on all age groups. He has particular interest in adult degenerative scoliosis. He also sees a large number of patients with...
  • Mr Hilali Noordeen - All areas of spinal surgery (adult and paediatric).

At the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, our spinal consultants use the British Spine Registry which is a web-based database for acquiring information about spinal surgery and for monitoring surgery outcomes in the UK. This is a vital tool in the treatment that we give to our patients and will immensely impact the future of patient care.


Patient involvement with the British Spine Registry focuses on pre-operative and post-operative questionnaires which provide our consultants with information about the pain, mobility and daily activities of our patients. These answers are compared with those of other patients who have had similar treatment which then enables surgeons to evaluate how effective and successful our surgeries are and where improvements can be made.


The information on the British Spine Registry is managed by the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) and all data is kept secure and confidential. Personal details needed by the BSR are: Name, Gender, Date of birth, Address, Email, and NHS Number.


Participation with the British Spine Registry is greatly appreciated by the hospital and the consultants, and NHS England. We thank you for helping us to improve our hospital and the care that we are able to provide.


“RNOH fully embraces the use of the BSR for collecting patient outcomes. It is crucial for the long term follow-up for our patients and also opens up research opportunities. Being able to collect our patients’ outcomes enables the spinal unit to validate the specialist complex spinal surgery that we offer our patients.”

– Mr. Robert Lee, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, British Spine Registry Co-Lead


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