19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

We are the London Spine Unit
Harley Street

About Us

We offer individualised care for those seeking something more tailor made for their health needs.

Our Location

We are based on 19 Harley Street, London. UK’s most prestigious Health District. Providing the most exclusive care.

Doctors

All specialists are consultants who hold appointments at UK’s Top University Hospitals and are the best experts in their fields.

We are UK’s leading Specialist Laser Spine Centre.  Our facilities have been accredited for laser spine surgery.

We offer Advanced Biological Techniques using Medical techniques or your bodies Natural Healing potential

We specialise in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and use Keyhole Camera assisted techniques.

We get you better Quicker

Shockwave Ultrasound

We use shockwave treatment to accelerate healing and enhance our special techniques

Spine Health Supplements

Our licensed pharmacy has supplements that will keep your spine healthy

Physical Therapy

We have experts in rehabilitation, osteopathic manipulations and neuro-rehab

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London Spine Unit Harley Street Hospital

A Focus on High Quality Care

We are UK’s Leading Spinal Day Surgery Clinic Hospital offering Revolutionary Advanced medical, Minimally Invasive Surgery Treatments. Exclusive Personal Cost Effective Prices. World renowned Highest and Best Rated.

A Focus on High Quality Care

We specialise in exclusive health services for  individuals seeking Advanced Medical, non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments

Olivia James
Olivia James
2021-06-23
L4/5 Lumbar decompression and dynamic stabilisation. After 4 years of pain and inability to walk far without sitting down to take pressure off my back and leg, Mr Mo Akmal carried out L4/5 decompression and dynamic stabilisation. The relief from the pain was immediate and I was able to walk up straight at last, pain free. The whole process was really easy and straightforward and I was able to leave the hospital the same day. The difference it has made to my life is amazing. Mr Akmal and his team were professional, friendly and kind at every stage. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
David Marks
David Marks
2021-06-21
Fantastic medical care I was suffering severe pain in my left leg; diagnosed by my GP as nerve related but no painkillers were having any real effect. Armed with an MRI, I saw Mr Akmal who said immediately that he knew what the problem was an recommended a surgical intervention as a guided cortisone injection would only provide temporary respite. The surgery recommended was the insertion of a small piece of titanium between the two vertebrae that were compressing the nerves going into my leg. I was advised that there were risks, although Mr Akmal's experience was that these risk were minimal. Surgery was arranged for the following week. I visited the hospital the day before the date arranged for surgery to have a number of pre-admission tests and all were fine. I came back the following day at 08:00 and was shown to a glass pod and changed for surgery. A local anaesthetic and sedation were administered and I was unaware of anything until I woke up shortly after the procedure. Within three hours of surgery I was walking, albeit somewhat gingerly and my wife collected me by car at 18:15 that evening to take me home. The nursing staff were very caring and helpful. I had clear instructions of what I needed to do in the two weeks after discharge and then saw Mr Akmal and his colleague 15 days later who inspected the wound from the surgery and said that they were satisfied with how I was healing. I would also mention that I had a phone call at from either Mr Akmal or a colleague to check on how I was doing and inviting me to call if if I was worried about anything every day apart from one for the six days after surgery. More importantly, the relief from the extreme pain was instantaneous. I am walking with a better posture and have had minimal soreness from the procedure. Overall, I would say that my experience was exceptional. I felt well looked after by a team expert in the issue and have immediate and a significant improvement in the quality of my life. There is, as I was told there would be, some residual discomfort from the nerve, which I am sure was in trauma and from the relevant muscles but this improves every day
Martin Williams
Martin Williams
2021-06-03
change your life... I've just completed 3 months with Spine Central and set to continue. after using other Chiro's before I can't tell you how much of a level up this is. My overall health, posture and 'lack of back pain' have really opened me up to a better future. being a Dad of a young 3 year old, I can enjoy the time so much with my Boy. thank you Spine Central.
Lisa P
Lisa P
2021-06-01
Mo Akmal & his team at The Spine unit were absolutely fantastic! My mother walked into the hospital in terrible pain & walked out a few hours later pain free ! She is 87 and now feels like 67 ! The attention she got was excellent I would highly recommend!
Miles McWilliams
Miles McWilliams
2021-05-10
Dr Akmal and his team, I am so happy with A+++ I have known Dr Akmal and his team for the past 8 years, I have seen him and his team ON and OFF for issues regarding my neck, C4/5, C5/6 , C6/7. I first had 3 lots of injections into this area back at the start of things. This helped me for 3 years. Dr Akmal did not want to operate at the time due to my age still been under 40 then. After 3 years I had to see Dr Akmal and his team again. We tried the injection route again but after a few attempts we then had to make the call to cut. I had C5/6 and C6/7 +/- C4/5 anterior cervical decompression and fusion / disc replacement carried out. This was a success and I was out of the hospital within 3 days and recovery took place for the next few months. This year I was operated on the back of my neck for a posterior cervical foraminotomy on the left side at the C5/6 and C6/7 levels. We tried the injections last year but this did not help. Due to Covid to this should have been carried out last year. Dr Akmal explained the risks include nerve injury, dural tear and pain post-operatively but the procedure is fairly routine and the risks are relatively low. Surgery has now taken place back in February. I was released the same day later that evening and been back for my check ups and things are looking up. I am currently training for a half triathlon that I will take part in second week of July. I am doing anything from 120 km to 170 km a week on the bike and running now upto 10 km a day on my running days. I have not been able to swim yet due to pools been closed but I have no issues with movement in me neck. I am very happy I chose Dr Akmal from the start. I did seen two others before him, they were happy to just cut and not look at what was best for me. I also strongly believe the newer technology Dr Akmal uses has really helped me any my life style I lead with sports. I know I would not have had the same results if I did not take the route with Dr Akmal. I really can’t say much more but I am very happy I met Dr Akmal when I did, he has been great and so has his team. Patient Miles McWilliams 😊
Saima Kash
Saima Kash
2021-05-05
Highly recommended!! It was a fantastic experience for my mother in law right from the beginning when she had her first appt with Mr Akmal and was recommended to have a spinal surgery. He has been fantastic, extremely helpful and professional in helping her understand her own condition and pros and cons of the surgery and support her through out the whole process. I would highly recommend him for his excellent professional skills and experience in dealing with patients specially elderly patients.
Radu Ghebaru
Radu Ghebaru
2021-04-23
Professional services - spinal injections Quick and easy to book appointments (online and over the phone). Very helpful receptionist. I had a consultation with dr Akmal who is very professional , patient , kind and understanding. he explained me in details my problem. Trustful and confident in his job, I decided to follow his advice and treatment. I had yesterday a spinal injection . No sides effects so far. A bit in pain but it’s normal. I am aware that I will see the results in one week time only. Great team , exceptional staff (from the receptionist to the nurses and dr Akmal). I would recommend Harley Street Hospital - London Spine Unit to anyone who is having back pains.
Ashraf Elawad
Ashraf Elawad
2021-04-21
Lumbar Disc Surgery. I had difficult times with my disc prolapse in my lower back. The pain was getting worse despite pain killers and physiotherapy. I was a bit nervous considering surgical treatment as a definte solution. The consultation with Mr. Mo Akmal was informative and reassuring and helped me to make a decision going ahead for the surgical option. On the day of the procedure, the staff was welcoming and looked experienced and knew exaclty what they were doing. Mr. Mo Akmal spoke to me before and after the procedure. In less than 2hrs, after the porcedure, I was able to stand, walk, and sit down with no pain. I strongly recommend Mr. Mo Akmal for anybody who has a similar condition.
Joe massimo
Joe massimo
2021-04-16
L5/S1 Microdiscectomy Surgery for 21 year old with Mr Mo Akmal and London spine unit I had minimally invasive spinal surgery for a Bulging disc at L5/S1 impinging on my S1 nerve root. Before surgery I couldn’t walk without a limp and would be in too much pain to walk further than a mile. Being only 21 years old and a keen athlete and student Osteopath, with an interest in sports rehabilitation, I wanted to get back to complete health and fitness from this injury. There is definitely a fear with spinal surgery that a lot of people have in the sports and therapy world however I knew I needed the operation to gain my leg function back and with Mr Mo Akmal and the team at the London spine Unit, I felt in great hands and they were very professional from start to finish with the process. They made me feel very comfortable and safe. I’d highly recommend Mr Mo Akmal and the Team at the London Spine Unit, they are very friendly and take great care of you. I’m feeling much better and am glad I chose to get the surgery done here.
Noam
Noam
2021-04-14
Very good treatment Mr. Akmal Very good treatment from Mr. Akmal and the staff with amazing results. After the first spinal injection I was sure the treatment won't work but as the team encouraged me to keep going to the second injection it then total disappeared. They were also very helpful with all the documents needed for the insurance cover. Much appreciated! I was struggling

Our Revolutionary Techniques allow any Spinal Surgery to be performed without General Anaesthetic as Day Case

The London Spine Unit is the only centre in the World that can perform Major Spine Surgery as an Outpatient Procedure ie Day Surgery without General Anaesthetic

Mr Mo Akmal, Best rated UK Spine Specialist and his expert team have developed specialist methods that allow Rapid Recovery Spinal Day Surgery.

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2 weeks after the operation

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4 weeks after the operation

Hundreds of Patients treated using our Revolutionary Spinal Day Surgery Technique

Discount for patients on NHS waiting list for Surgery

* Patients must be on an NHS waiting list in the UK

We are UK's most Highly Rated Spine Clinic.

We offer cutting edge treatments for Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Degenerate Discs, Sciatica and all spinal conditions. 

Our Unique unrivalled Specialist Day Surgery Techniques allow rapid recovery. 
We treat all Spinal Conditions and have use the Latest Spinal Treatments.

 Our Medical Director, Mr Mo Akmal MD has over 20 Years of Experience and is a lead consultant at Imperial College London. 

We offer full package Prices at our Harley Street Hospital Facility and are covered by every Insurance Company apart from AXA

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Specialist Spine Clinic London

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Our Spinal Specialists are leaders in the techniques of minimally invasive spinal surgery. We offer treatments that avoid the need for large skin incisions or muscle damage. We have expertise in performing most operations including disc replacement or fusion through tiny incisions that allow rapid recovery and return to full function. Laser Spinal Disc surgery, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Anti-oxidant spinal therapy, Endoscopic discectomy, keyhole disc replacement surgery, Advanced treatments for spinal disc and facet joint degeneration, spinal epiduroscopy, spinal injections and pain management.

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We specialise in avoiding the need for open spinal surgery. Our specialists have a proven track record in targeting the source of pain without skin incisions. We perform Nerve root blocks, facet joint injections, caudal, lumbar and cervical epidurals and other needle treatments. Denervation and Radiofrequency procedures are routinely undertaken

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Laser Discectomy: PLDD is a minimally invasive laser treatment performed using local anesthesia for disc hernia/protrusion. During the procedure, a thin needle is inserted into the herniated disc (the target of the tip of the needle is the center of the disc called nucleus pulposus) under x-ray guidance. The protruding disc is vaporised to free up nerves without the need for open surgery.

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Spinal epiduroscopy involves the use of a fibreoptic camera that is inserted through a needle device into the spinal canal under local anaesthetic to target areas of pathology in the spine. Under direct camera vision, most disc prolapses, scar tissue or nerve inflammation can be targeted and relieved rapidly. Very few specialists in the UK are trained in this procedure.

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Specialising in medical aesthetics, physiotherapy and Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). Non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments for a wide variety of medical conditions or wound healing enhancement. We offer Naturopathy, osteopathy, manipulation therapy and dietary solutions.

Top Specialists

All our patients are seen by one of our top specialists and a consultation followed by a careful examination is performed at our exclusive clinic on Harley Street.

State of the art Facilities

With the latest in 3D imaging technology, keyhole surgery and laser equipment. Our specialists are able to offer advanced treatments rarely found elsewhere.

Multidisciplinary Care

Our specialists meet regularly and combine their respective experience and knowledge to give you the best results and treatment plan.

Our Specialist Treatments

We offer minimally invasive surgery under general anaesthesia, sedation or local anaesthetic. Even the most complex procedures are done as day surgery.

Health Screening and Rehabilitation

Non-surgical healing through shockwave, manipulation and naturopathy are available in our Natural Therapies department. We offer comprehensive Screening solutions.

Concierge and VIP facilities

We offer private personalised care for VIP’s. Our facilities are all supported by our dedicated team of caring, experienced and professional clinical staff.

Top Specialists

All our patients are seen by one of our top specialists and a consultation followed by a careful examination is performed at our exclusive clinic on Harley Street.

State of the art Facilities

With the latest in 3D imaging technology, keyhole surgery and laser equipment. Our specialists are able to offer advanced treatments rarely found elsewhere.

Multidisciplinary Care

Our specialists meet regularly and combine their respective experience and knowledge to give you the best results and treatment plan.

Our Specialist Treatments

We offer minimally invasive surgery under general anaesthesia, sedation or local anaesthetic. Even the most complex procedures are done as day surgery.

Health Screening and Rehabilitation

Non-surgical healing through shockwave, manipulation and naturopathy are available in our Natural Therapies department. We offer comprehensive Screening solutions.

Concierge and VIP facilities

We offer private personalised care for VIP’s. Our facilities are all supported by our dedicated team of caring, experienced and professional clinical staff.

Located at The Harley Street Hospital

Harley Street is UK’s most prestigious Health Care District and recognised internationally for the high quality of clinical expertise. Our Spine unit is an  integral part of The Harley Street Hospital and has some of the most exclusive facilities that are focused on providing you with the latest in spine care. We are proud of the fact that we avoid open surgery for over 90% of patients regardless of their diagnosis. We are leaders in Advanced Spinal care and Day Surgery. Our specialists are highly trained in minimally invasive spinal surgery and even perform spine stabilisation as day surgery.

We believe the heart of Healthcare is Service

Our mission is to provide Safe, Caring, Effective, Responsive and Well Led care focusing only on your needs.

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Diagnostics and Imaging

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Our top Spinal Consultants will see you at short notice. A GP referral is not required if you are self funding. Avoid Long NHS waiting times and contact us directly for an immediate appointment.
All our consultants are Highly trained specialists working at University Hospitals and will give you the most comprehensive assessement and treatment.

Mr Mo Akmal MD FRCS

Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Medical Director
The Harley Street Hospital

Mr Akmal is our lead spine specialist with over 20 years
of experience in treating spine conditions.

“I cannot too highly recommend Mr. Akmal’s procedure.”
Viscount Bridgeman – Trustpilot
Mo Akmal was Superb!!
S Canny – Trustpilot

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What do patients say :

Lumbar Fusion Surgery (Day Case): Patient from Canada : 5 Stars Read Review
Lumbar Decompression and Stabilisation (Day Case) : Patient from USA : 5 Stars Read Review
Lumbar Fusion Surgery (Day Case) : Patient from Dubai, United Arab Emirates : 5 Stars Read Review
Lumbar Decompression (Day Case) : Patient from UK : 5 Stars Read Review
Laser Cervical Spine Surgery for Bulging Disc (Day Case) : Patient from UK : 5 Stars Read Review
Day Case Surgery for Spinal Stenosis : Patient from UK : 5 Stars Read Review
Laser Lumbar Spine Surgery for Spinal Stenosis : Patient from UK : 5 Stars Read Review

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What is London spine unit

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

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Treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

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Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

Transforming healthcare

We are constantly improving our diagnostic and treatments by undertaking Research, Development and keeping upto date with Latest technologies from all over the world. 

Our Specialists are leaders in their respective fields and will always provide you with the least invasive and most modern treatments available.

Our top Spinal Consultants will see you at short notice. A GP referral is not required if you are self funding. Avoid Long NHS waiting times and contact us directly for an immediate appointment.
All our consultants are Highly trained specialists working at University Hospitals 

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