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Spine surgery

Expert assessment and treatment for spinal concerns

At The Blackheath Hospital, our spinal surgeons provide services and treatments for a range of spinal conditions to patients who are based in Greenwich, Lewisham or Bexley.

Private Spine Surgery in Greenwich

Spinal surgery can involve consultants and healthcare professionals from neurology, orthopaedics and physical therapy working alongside each other to ensure dedicated patient care.

The aim is to provide the patient with the treatment necessary to aid a speedy and effective recovery.

Private Spinal Decompression in Greenwich

Spinal decompression is performed to treat compression of the spinal cord or the nerves surrounding the spine.

It may be performed to treat spinal stenosis (where the space in the centre of the spine narrows), which can affect the way you walk. The aim of surgery is to remove the pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

Private Lumbar Microdisectomy in Greenwich

Lumbar microdiscectomy is undertaken to remove the pressure from a disc prolapse that is touching the sciatic nerve.

The nerve pain you may have is usually from sciatica, which is pain down your leg caused by pressure on the nerve. If you have sciatica, you might experience leg pain, numbness, pins and needles and weakness in your legs. The aim of a lumbar microdiscectomy is to reduce or eliminate these symptoms.

Private Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery in Greenwich

Minimally invasive spine surgery, also known as MISS, is spinal surgery performed using small incisions, instead of the traditional open spinal surgery. Minimally invasive spinal surgery should allow you to recover slightly quicker and leave you with less obvious scaring.

Private Scoliosis Treatment in Greenwich

Scoliosis is a condition where your spine permanently bends to the side at a noticeable angle. Usually with scoliosis, your spine bends making a C or S shape.

Treatment for scoliosis depends on how severe the curve in your spine is, whether it's likely to get worse, and its overall effect on you. The types of treatments usually include: observation, casting, bracing or surgery.

Your consultant will be able to assess your needs and decide on which treatment is most appropriate for you.

Full list of spinal treatments offered at Blackheath Hospital in Greenwich

Payment Options

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.

Specialists offering Spine surgery

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Mr Gordan Grahovac

Consultant Neurosurgeon


The Blackheath Hospital 2 more The Sloane Hospital Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Dr Mukul Agarwal

Musculoskeletal & Sports Physician

FFSEM, MRCP, JCPTGP, MA(Cantab), Dip Sport & Exer Med, DTM&H

The Blackheath Hospital

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Dr Sanjay Kuravinakop

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics


The Blackheath Hospital

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Dr Viji Vijay

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management


The Blackheath Hospital 2 more Chelsfield Park Hospital The Sloane Hospital

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