Mr Langdon is a senior spinal orthopaedic surgeon at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, where he is the clinical lead for spinal surgery and has also been clinical director of the Orthopaedic unit.
Mr Langdon specialises in the management of spinal conditions. His main surgical interest is in the use of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques for the treatment of sciatica and stenosis. He believes that the use of minimally invasive techniques improves patient outcomes and reduces the length of hospital stay. Mr Langdon offers a full range of surgical treatments for degenerative spinal conditions including lumbar microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, spinal fusions, anterior cervical decompression and fusion/disc replacement, and balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures, as well as spinal injections.
Mr Langdon trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and has been a consultant spinal surgeon since 2011. He undertakes between 150-200 spinal operations per year. He has excellent compliance with data entry into the British Spine Registry and prides himself on his good outcomes.
Mr Langdon works privately at Spire Harpenden Hospital and does his complex work as part of the First Class Spine team at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. He is on the GMC specialist register for orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) and the Spine Society of Europe.
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Exceptional care received from Dr Langdon from start to finish. They took the time to carefully explain everything - the problem, the potential options and once agreed to proceed with surgery, carried out the procedure without any issues. Follow up care had also been excellent. Would very much recommend.
I was very thankful for the detailed care, medical explanations and very clear treatment options that James laid out in my particular case. Enabled me to make an informed decision and ultimately resulted in a positive outcome.
Considering the pain I was in and the actual treatments undertaken, it seems strange to say it was an enjoyable process. That is down to the fact that Mr Langdon, provided clear, confident and informative at every step which gave me the reassurance I was in good hands and knew what to expect.
Very satisfied with Mr Langdon’s professionalism.
Very patient and caring approach. I felt confident in his diagnosis
I felt he had decided before I came in that he could not help me so I felt rushed through. However he explained very well and made a plan which I was happy with.
Very professional, willing to explain my questions and concerns.’ Many thanks for making patient experiences so positive here at Spire Harpenden Hospital
Mr Langdon was great from start to finish. I know that he saw me at the end of an already full clinic and on top of that arranged an immediate MRI...making him much later than he needed to be in getting home! I was in a great deal of pain and I very much appreciated his help in getting me sorted as fast as possible. He made sure I was early on in the running order of procedures on the day of my treatment and everything was explained well to me both before and afterwards. Cannot fault in any way. Thank you very much
Very patient took his time explaining the surgery and aftercare. Very knowledge about my condition. Made me feel relaxed and in safe hands as I was very scared of the surgery itself and the possible risks.
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Mr Langdon and I have shared a number of patients, particularly young people with possible inflammatory back disease, and patients with degenerative disc problems. I am very happy to recommend him to my spinal patients for an opinion on possible surgery.
Dr Daniel Fishman
What are Mr James Langdon's reviews like?
Mr James Langdon's overall patient rating is 4.94 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 46 reviews
What languages does Mr James Langdon speak?
Mr James Langdon speaks English
Where is Mr James Langdon located?
Mr James Langdon primarily practices at Spire Harpenden Hospital, located at Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, United Kingdom, AL5 4BP
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What are Mr James Langdon working hours?
Mr James Langdon is working Monday (13:30 - 16:30, 08:00 - 12:00), Tuesday (13:30 - 17:30), Wednesday (08:00 - 12:00), Friday (09:00 - 17:30)
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