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 specialise in exclusive health services for  individuals seeking Advanced medical, non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments. We are covered by All Insurance Companies apart from AXA PPP

A Focus on High Quality Care

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

Radu Ghebaru
Radu Ghebaru
2021-04-23
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
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
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 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
Farzana
Farzana
2021-04-07
In February 2021 I felt excoriating pain in my lower back. I was unable to stand up straight with my right leg having spasms occurring every hour. The sciatic pain accelerated within days I was bed bound to the point I needed help with basic daily activities such as making a cup of tea. I read the reviews about Dr Akmal, which I found beneficial and decided to book a consultation to see him. I was booked for a Consultation with Dr Akaml as well as an MRI scan & blood tests. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I would get the results on the same day with the treatment options. Dr Akmal was very friendly he discussed the MRI scan with me that showed disc L4-L5 impinging the nerve, he suggested two options. One was the laser treatment to shrink the disc or the second the option was a discectomy. This would be a day procedure with no overnight stay. At no point did I feel pressured to decide on the procedures. Dr Akmal is incredibly knowledgeable this was evident through his years of experience with spinal procedures, I was 100% that the best option would be the discectomy and the best Surgeon was Dr Akmal. I was so impressed with the service and care that was offered at the clinic it was no less than first class to be honest, with no waiting time at all. On the day of the procedure I was in a private room, a lovely healthcare assistant was there to help me get into the hospital gown. Every staff member was ever so kind, they all made me feel at ease. Once I woke up I felt no sciatic pain at all which was an amazing feeling, an emotional moment to finally be rid of that burning sensation. Of course, there was some slight discomfort where the procedure had taken place. After surgery, I was able to stand on my two feet as well as being able to walk without any discomfort. Finally making my own cooked breakfast was a heavenly feeling! I can say with complete confidence that I trust Dr Akmal he is no doubt, on top of his field, a great human being who I’m so grateful to have met. If you want your life back I would highly recommend you book yourself in for a consultation with Dr Akmal, he is worth every single penny! Thank you Dr Akmal!
JF
JF
2021-04-05
Good treatment, uncomplciated, great solution,
Sam Sahota
Sam Sahota
2021-03-28
My personal experience of The London Spine Unit in Harley Street London and the whole team of surgeon Mo Akmal written two weeks after my Surgery . It’s been an absolutely amazing experience. I am a 58 year old male . Many years ago I was breaking some concrete with a very large sledgehammer that’s where all my problems started. During these many years I have undergone Facet joint injections, many appointments with Osteopaths,Chiropractors,Acupuncture,Massages etc etc the list is endless.They would be helpful for a few days and then the pain in my back and weakness in my legs would return. 2019 had Mri of lumbar area showed disc bulge trapping nerves in l4/5 areas I underwent an open surgery on Nhs to cut away part of the disc that was causing the problem.I was in hospital for 5 days and recovery took many months, Then the pain returned!!I then decided to live with the unbearable pain as I couldn’t go through all that again, I was recommended to Mo Akmal, he arranged a much clearer Mri within two hours he took a look and identified the problem the following week after my pre op assessment my keyhole surgery was done within 2 hours , immediately I was pain free I noticed immediately the pain free sensation I was very happy with the outcome , it was so simple , I could walk painfree. I came in a taxi in the morning and took a taxi back home in the evening . Mo akmal Is a very professional surgeon it was like talking to a friend no rush at all , didn’t even seem like a surgery, Member of his team calls me three times a week to see how I’m getting on. Now I don’t even think about my back as I have zero pain , I sleep well, I feel much better from within, I have no hesitation in recommending Mo Akmal . I am a person that does so much research into things like this as I know the risks aswell as the benefits,I jumped at the opportunity that was given to me for this keyhole surgery. I did not tell anyone of my friends as they really did not know the pain I was in and if I had told them I know they would of discouraged me of going ahead. 2 weeks later I feel totally pain free. If in any doubt I do not mind Mo giving my email to anyone as long as I can help them out of pain .i was always told use hot and cold packs on your back , it didn’t help much mine was a much more deep rooted problem that need proper intervention I have learnt over the years that very seldom will a therapist ever tell you to get an MRI to see exactly what is going on inside your body it’s left to your own judgement, no amount of alternative therapy would of actually helped my problem if I wanted to get to the root of the problem..It’s your choice to go ahead with treatment or not BUT atleast you will know and have a better understanding of exactly what is causing your problem. I would say Don’t suffer in silence do something about it like I did .
Mrs Michelle Hunter
Mrs Michelle Hunter
2021-02-25
I would highly recommend Mr Mo Akmal and his team at the London Spine Unit. I have had issues with my lumbar spine for over 20 years and have struggled to find someone who could help. My situation was complicated by a separate neurological diagnosis 7 years ago. Mr Akmal listened to my medical history and offered informed and honest advice, taking a holistic view based on his extensive experience and listening to my opinion with an open mind. I have had 2 minimally invasive procedures at the London Spine Unit during the Covid pandemic. I felt very safe and well looked after on both occasions. The results were great, they allowed me to finally exercise without pain & weakness and to play with my 2yr old! (Which was very important with nursery closures in Scotland!). I still have a way to go but I feel like I have finally found someone who genuinely cares and understands, and I am no longer alone with my health journey. Thank-you Mr Akmal and your amazing team!!
Lee Burnside
Lee Burnside
2021-02-24
Top notch service great staff and a fantastic after care support. After having partial disc removed i woke up to zero pain and could walk upright no problem well worth paying for the private treatment.
customer
customer
2021-01-29
I had been suffering with a trapped nerve in my back for 18 months which meant I could only stand for about an hour and I couldn’t sit in a chair. I was spending 70% of my day lying down. I had been off work all this time on universal credit (£80 a week). Four different doctors and two consultants said it was a muscle problem. NHS finally agreed to give me an MRI which clearly showed my L5/S1 disc was badly worn, the L5 vertebrae was arthritic and the vertebrae were rubbing together but still they told me it was a muscle problem. One consultant told me I was imagining my leg pain and said to buy a tennis ball and massage my muscle with it by pushing it into my back! I then went to a private hospital in Aberdeen, the consultant there was very arrogant and told me fusing vertebrae and replacing discs didn’t work. He said my problem would go away after a couple of years! This is when I found Mr Akmal! I did an internet search and while I was reading about The London Spine Clinic one of Mr Akmal’s team asked me via web chat if they could help. I briefly explained my back problem and arranged an appointment over the phone for the next day. I uploaded my MRI and Mr Akmal phoned me with his diagnosis. He gave me a fair and honest opinion and said I could take his diagnosis and get treatment elsewhere as I live 700 miles away. Mr Akmal said there was nothing left of my disc and needed an operation. After more fobbing off by the NHS I decided to get the surgery done by Mr Akmal. I flew from Orkney to London on my own on the Sunday, had the operation on the Monday. I went back to my accommodation 2.5 hours after the operation in a taxi. I went back for a check up by Mr Akmal on the Tuesday and flew home to Orkney on the Wednesday. The operation was for: Posterior Lumbar Decompression + Instrumented Fusion. I am so glad I chose Mr Akmal and The London Spine Clinic for this procedure. My whole experience from start to finish was amazing. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. Mr Akmal’s skill, experience and passion for helping people really shines through. The follow up appointments have been excellent. The whole experience was so laid back it doesn’t feel like I had major back surgery 18 days ago. My pain has completely gone. I walked 3 miles for the first time in 2 years the other day. I cannot put into words how this has changed my life! If you have back pain I cannot recommend Mr Akmal highly enough, he will give you an honest opinion and offer the best solution for your problem.

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.”
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Mo Akmal was Superb!!
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Our Revolutionary Techniques allow any Spinal Surgery to be performed without General Anaesthesia

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 and his team have developed specialist methods that allow rapid recovery after surgery.
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Immediately after Lumbar Fusion 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

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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