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Spinal Surgery

The Portland Hospital’s group of Spinal Surgeons provide the highest quality care for children with pathologies of and injuries to the spine.

By working as a group of surgeons a cross-cover team has been developed to provide a seamless journey from diagnosis of spine problems through to post surgery rehabilitation.

Rapid access appointments are available, with immediate access to onsite diagnostic imaging facilities. This allows consultants to refer for any necessary scans with instant reporting, helping to speed up the diagnosis process.  

Should treatment be necessary the surgeons work as part of a multidisciplinary team including a clinical nurse specialist, radiologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pain management consultants and nursing staff.

The Portland Hospital treats all forms of paediatric spinal disorders and the consultant spinal surgeons have an international reputation for high standards of surgery and care.

The hospital has three state of the art surgical theatres and the paediatric unit is equipped with advanced medical technology and facilities. A 10-bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is available for post-surgery recovery with dedicated staff assigned to the children under their care.

The specialist spinal surgery unit offers a comfortable, calm and reassuring ‘home from home’ environment to accommodate any length of stay with en-suite children’s rooms which can also accommodate one or both parents to stay with their child overnight.


Children will often be referred to a Spinal Surgeon suffering from one (or a combination) of the symptoms listed below. It is important that if your child is suffering from a number of these spine related symptoms / or any one symptom for an extended period of time, you seek advice from your GP who may refer you to one of our specialists.

  • One shoulder is higher than the other
  • One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
  • One side of the rib cage appears higher than the other
  • One hip appears higher or more prominent than the other
  • The waist appears uneven
  • The body tilts to one side
  • One leg may appear shorter than the other
  • Severe spinal pain

Spinal conditions treated at The Portland Hospital include:


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Mr Khai Lam

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Mr Colin Nnadi

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact our Children's Enquiry Line on 020 7390 8020.

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