4.85
28 reviews

London Spine Unit 

19 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QJ 

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Friendliness

4.89

Wait time

4.64

Cleanliness

4.93

Top feedback

“I was seen by Mr Akmal for a L4/L5 discectomy. One of the biggest hurdles with any medical treatment is being comfortable and surrendering to the process. Mr Akmal and his team are consummate professionals with a very human bed side manner and give you the reassurance you need. I initially reached out to Mr Akmal via email and within a few hours he responded and an initial consultation was booked. The team is welcoming from front desk through to admin, theatre staff and all support doctors. This is a reflection of Mr Akmal himself. Everyone had plenty of time and no question was too trivial. I never felt rushed in my pre operation appointments when Mr Akmal discussed all options and we jointly agreed on my discectomy. Given my pain level surgery was planned and I was booked within days of my initial consultation. I very quickly came to realise that I was not just a number as in no time everyone knew my name. The day of the procedure I had a full briefing by the theatre staff who kept me updated on the time that I would be taken to theatre, with a pre op visit by Mr Akmal. The patient pods were very comfortable and clean. I walked to theatre and again the staff were very nice and alleviated any anxiety I felt. Mr Akmal was already in theatre. Post op the recovery team were wonderful ensuring that I was comfortable and provided a light refreshment. Mr Akmal came to see me two hours post op and I walked with him - pain free! The discharge was seamless and for the first few days the team called to check on me. Mr Akmal reviewed me in clinic two weeks post op and again had plenty of time for all my questions. I am now 5 weeks post op and healing well. The London Spine Unit delivered on all my expectations. A very seamless team and service. A big thanks to Mr Akmal, Dr Lok, Rola and the whole team for looking after me. “
Read more

Welcome to London Spine Unit

Neurosurgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Pain Management

About

The London Spine Unit is one of the world’s leading specialist spine units. It is the only centre in the UK that is able to undertake all spinal surgery as a day case procedure. Located on the infamous Harley Street, it offers a variety of innovative solutions to assess and treat all types of spinal problems. They specialise in services for patients seeking non-invasive, therapeutic or minimally invasive treatments.

The unit is committed to providing individualised care to each of the five thousand patients that visit annually, including the international patients from all across Europe, Asia and the USA. The London Spine Unit pride themselves on being able to perform diagnostic tests on the same day and are leaders in the field of Spinal Day Surgery. They typically offer their patients an appointment with one of their specialist consultants within 24 Hours.

Featured treatments include Laser Spine Surgery, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica Treatment, Keyhole Spinal Surgery, Radiofrequency Denervation, Spinal Ozone Therapy, Disc Replacement, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Spinal Injections, Pain Management, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Lumbar Fusion, Scoliosis Treatment, Back Pain Treatment, Neck Pain Treatment, Vertebroplasty, Minimally invasive surgery, Spinal endoscopy.

Laser Spine Surgery Laser spine surgery also known as Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression is a minimally invasive procedure performed for bulging discs that cause back pain and Sciatica. Our experts perform this NICE approved procedure under local anaesthetic and sedation. Disc prolapses and slipped discs can be treated safely using advanced laser therapy.

Opening hours

Mon :
09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Tue :
09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Wed :
09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Thu :
09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Fri :
09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Sat :
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Sun :
Closed

Location

Team

No results found

Special Interest

Back Pain
Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
Lower Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Sciatica
Spinal Stenosis

Procedures

Discectomy
Cervical (Neck) Surgery
Epidural
Lumbar Back Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Nerve Root Injection

Reviews

4.85 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
4.96
Friendliness
4.89
Wait time
4.64
Cleanliness
4.93
Back Pain
3/28
Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
3/28
Lower Back Pain
3/28
Discectomy
2/28
Cervical (Neck) Surgery
1/28
Degenerative Disc Disease
1/28
Epidural
1/28
Lumbar Back Surgery
1/28
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
1/28
Nerve Root Injection
1/28
Sciatica
1/28
Spinal Stenosis
1/28
Read more
Sort by:
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
After suffering with back pain for most of my 20s, I am so happy I found Mr Mo Akmal. I had many years of misdiagnosis and never really felt my condition was understood. After my first consultation with Mr Akmal I felt like he understood me and I knew I was in safe hands. We went through all of my options and after a year of treatment, decided it was time for a L5/S1 Primary Posterior Lumbar Fusion with Instrumentation. The whole process was really easy and straightforward and I was able to leave the hospital the same day. The recovery period was tough at times, but I can honestly say so worth it. The difference it has made to my life is amazing. I am now 4 months post-op, I feel incredible and am back to normal daily life without back pain. After suffering for so long, I feel like a huge wait has been lifted and that is all thanks to Mr Akmal and his team. All of whom were incredibly professional and kind. I would like to give a special thanks to Mr Akmal and Dr Lok for the reassuring phone calls during my recovery period at home - I'm not sure if they realise just how reassuring they were. I have no hesitation in recommending their services. Thank you so much.
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
Laser Cervical spine surgery I received outstanding care from Mr Akmal and his team and would highly recommend them. After trying many non invasive treatments for relentless and debilitating neck and arm pain I was referred to The London Spine Unit. I received a swift diagnosis on my first visit of a C7 herniation and given a reassuring trajectory of possible procedures to relieve my symptoms. Since I had not responded to injections I opted for Laser Cervical Spine Surgery to remove the offending disc, which was performed as a day case. Following the procedure I walked out of the hospital with vastly improved symptoms, within a week I was pain free and 2 and a half months on I continue to feel great. I could not have been in more skilled hands, this is medicine at its best.
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Having suffered with terrible back pain for years I found Mr Akmal & it seems like he has changed my life! I am 86 years old and had advanced spinal stenosis. Mr Akmal carried out a small procedure as a day patient & 2 weeks on I have no pain & feel 10 years younger! I cant believe I saw so many orthopaedic & pain management specialists who never suggested this procedure. I cant recommend Mr Akmal, Dr Lok & the team highly enough.
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
Trusted more than 100%
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(4/5)
Wait time
(4/5)
Cleanliness
(4/5)
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.
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
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!
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
I should of had this lumbar decompression many years ago with the stabilisation in my spine. Mo Akram and his whole team was absolutely fantastic. I did not tell any friends or family about my op a few hours ago as I know they would of discouraged me from having this op. I came in a cab and am going back in a cab feeling absolutely pain free 100% I have lived in pain for many years after my last op in 2015 .as I really did not want to go through that pain again staying in a hospital for 5 days. I recommended anyone having an op on their spine not to even hesitate meeting Mo Akram at Harley street Spine unit . I am proof of the pudding.
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(4/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
I have had back problems for years after an injury at work when I was in my early 20s. I have seen multiple doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors and even other surgeons but for 8 years I struggled on with no improvement, if anything the condition got worse. At times I would often have to stay in bed for a week or take a lot of pain killers to get through a working day when things would flare up. Dr Akmal and his team were patient and really listened to my history and condition. He was quick to see the problem from an MRI and suggested different options for my recovery starting with the least invasive with the hope this would work. Sadly we tried a few things which didnt work but I am glad we went through the process of ruling out lesser procedures first and also physiotherapy. In the end we made the decision that I should have a L4/L5 lumbar spinal fusion as a day case. I was very nervous about this as I really wanted to avoid surgery however Dr Akmal and the team talked me through everything and reassured me that the benefits could really be amazing and I have to say they were really right. It took a few weeks to let everything heal but within 2 months I could already feel the benefits and now after 5 months from the surgery I feel like a new person, I have my full mobility back, can still comfortably, lift things and move and exercise in a way that I haven’t been able to in years and all without the fear of further hurting myself. I really cant praise Dr Akmal and the team enough. He is patient, kind and understanding and really put me at ease and answered any questions and concerns I had. I would recommend anyone with back issues to consult with him as it really could change your life and I am so grateful.
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
My wife had been in severe back and leg pain for almost 3 months, we had tried going to A&E a few times to get help but all they did was keep giving her stronger pain killers and requested a scan which took 2 months to come through and was dated for a further month she was crying in pain and I had to literally carry her to the toilet and had to bath her I was left with limited choices I took her to Dubai for a quicker privately funded a MRI scan which showed her disc impairment and was advised laser back therapy treatment which did not help we came back to the uk, by this time she was in a wheelchair and completely reliant on myself which caused a lot of emotional stress along with having to see her cry all the time we then had some treatment in Sheffield which again did not help at this point I was sure she needed back surgery and the NHS wasn’t willing to help until they said she reached the peak of this problem and was told to dial 999 if her water works had stopped which I found even more worrying and pathetic I didn’t want to see my wife struggle or cry anymore so I searched up the best back specialists in uk and Mr Mo Akmal from Harley Street Hospital (HSH) came up he was available for an appointment the next day when we attended he reassured us by looking at her MRI scan report that she needed an operation but of course there was other cheaper treatments available to us to try before so I made it clear to DR Mo Akmal that money was no issue and we need the best treatment which was going to be having back surgery we was called back to HSH for an operation 2 days later DR Mo Akmal was amazing and provided the best reassurance and said “ she’s in a wheelchair but she will walk back out of here” I was jumping for joy my wife went in on a wheelchair and Alhamdulillah walked back out on her own 2 feet I just can’t thank DR MO AKMAL and his team at Harley Street Hospital the best place for treatment and the best care from the moment you enter their front door till you walk out 10/10
Read more
Overall Experience
(5/5)
Friendliness
(5/5)
Wait time
(5/5)
Cleanliness
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
I was seen by Mr Akmal for a L4/L5 discectomy. One of the biggest hurdles with any medical treatment is being comfortable and surrendering to the process. Mr Akmal and his team are consummate professionals with a very human bed side manner and give you the reassurance you need. I initially reached out to Mr Akmal via email and within a few hours he responded and an initial consultation was booked. The team is welcoming from front desk through to admin, theatre staff and all support doctors. This is a reflection of Mr Akmal himself. Everyone had plenty of time and no question was too trivial. I never felt rushed in my pre operation appointments when Mr Akmal discussed all options and we jointly agreed on my discectomy. Given my pain level surgery was planned and I was booked within days of my initial consultation. I very quickly came to realise that I was not just a number as in no time everyone knew my name. The day of the procedure I had a full briefing by the theatre staff who kept me updated on the time that I would be taken to theatre, with a pre op visit by Mr Akmal. The patient pods were very comfortable and clean. I walked to theatre and again the staff were very nice and alleviated any anxiety I felt. Mr Akmal was already in theatre. Post op the recovery team were wonderful ensuring that I was comfortable and provided a light refreshment. Mr Akmal came to see me two hours post op and I walked with him - pain free! The discharge was seamless and for the first few days the team called to check on me. Mr Akmal reviewed me in clinic two weeks post op and again had plenty of time for all my questions. I am now 5 weeks post op and healing well. The London Spine Unit delivered on all my expectations. A very seamless team and service. A big thanks to Mr Akmal, Dr Lok, Rola and the whole team for looking after me.
Read more
Other Reviews