Mr Darren Lui

Mr Darren Lui

LRCP & SI, MB, BAO, BCh, MRCS, MCh, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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2 specialists

6 years of experience
6 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.9

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Dr Lui was warm, reassuring and highly professional. My appointment with him was an absolute pleasure and I felt I was in excellent hands medically from start to finish. I would recommend him highly to friends and family. “
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Subspecialties

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7499111
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1776 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1540 reviews

    About

    Mr Darren Lui is a Fellowship Trained Deformity and Complex Spinal Surgeon at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in addition to seeing patients privately at The London Bridge Hospital. 

    Mr. Lui's specialist interest is in adolescent & paediatric deformity surgery such as scoliosis and kyphosis/Scheuremann’s Disease. His expertise also covers a wide range of procedures, from revision, anterior and complex spinal surgery to failed back syndrome, scoliosis and kyphosis surgery. He has a specialist interest in oncology, including the treatment of primary spine tumours, metastases of the spine and balloon and radiofrequency kyphoplasty and also sees patients with more straightforward problems including back and leg pain (sciatica).

    Mr Lui has worked as a Spinal Fellow in hospitals in Hong Kong, Ireland and England and was appointed as a consultant in 2016, working at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, before moving to join St George's.

    He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001, later undertaking a Masters degree in laboratory-based science studying the role of insulin as an anti-inflammatory agent and its potential for treatment.

    He has made over 150 podium presentations and produced 25 peer-reviewed publications in addition to supervising two Masters’ degrees in Science. Mr Lui also retains a keen interest in research including into trauma and orthopaedics as well as spine surgery, and enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with others.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Anterior Spinal Surgery
    • Robotic / Navigation Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Spinal Oncology
    • Spinal Surgery
    • Revision Surgery
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Balloon & Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Thoracic Back Surgery
    • Bracing
    • Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises e.g. Schroth Technique
    • Non Fusion Techniques: Growing Rods, traditional/Magnetic Controlled (MAGEC), Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT), Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC)
    • Fusion: Anterior surgery: Selective thoracic fusion (minimally invasive anterior Scoliosis Surgery), selective anterior thoracolumbar fusion
    • Posterior surgery; selective thoracic, long construct
    • Revision spinal surgery; complex adult spinal surgery; Multiple previous surgeries; Adult kyphosis; flatback
    • Complex Spinal Surgery
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Tumours And Infections
    • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Adult Scoliosis
    • Early Onset Scoliosis
    • Failed Back Syndrome
    • Kyphosis
    • Paediatric Deformity
    • Scheuremann's Disease
    • Paediatric Deformity; Kyphosis; Scheuremann's Disease; Spondylolisthesis; Adolscent idiopathic scoliosis; early onset scoliosis; Syndromic and Neuromuscular scoliosis; congenital scoliosis
    • Adult Scoliosis; Failed Back Syndrome; Sagittal imbalance of spine; Degenerative scoliosis; de novo scoliosis
    • Spine Cancer- Metastases and Oligometastatic disease
    • Fractures
    • Back pain Sciatica; Neck & Arm Pain
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    Procedures

    • Spinal Fusion
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Revision Surgery
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
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    Education

    • FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2013
    • MCh Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2008
    • MRCS Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2004
    • LRCP & SI, MB, BAO, BCh Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2001

    Memberships:

    • The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
    • British Scoliosis Society (BSS)
    • British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
    • SICOT
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    Reviews

    4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.9
    Explanation
    4.95
    Back Pain
    23/39
    Sciatica
    15/39
    Scoliosis
    11/39
    Spinal Fusion
    3/39
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    2/39
    Spinal Surgery
    2/39
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Lui was warm, reassuring and highly professional. My appointment with him was an absolute pleasure and I felt I was in excellent hands medically from start to finish. I would recommend him highly to friends and family.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I cannot recommend Dr Darren Lui highly enough. He is very approachable, explains things clearly, listens very well to concerns and is very keen to work to achieve the best possible outcomes. A really kind, considerate, and honest man who immediately puts you at ease. My care was excellent and he has truly changed my life. Thank you Darren
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    knowledgeable , confident
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very approachable and caring. He made me feel less nervous.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Lui was very professional and helpful when assessing my injuries, he went above and beyond to make sure nothing is missed.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Good experience, nothing negative to say.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I had a great experience .Very thorough in case building up to procedure.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I only dealt with him remotely but was very efficient, calling me after hours to discuss my issues and dealing with matters promptly and giving me confidence in his advice
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He was welcoming and professional throughout. Explained the problem in depth . Very lovely and friendly
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nice, Knowledgable and Professional
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Dr George Bownes
    Dr George Bownes
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    27-07-2021

    I work with Darren at Wimbledon Clinics and have done so now for many years. He is an excellent surgeon who provides great care for his patients. He is a fantastic colleague to work with on complex cases as he has a very multidisciplinary approach. We often work together in this way and this close working increases quality outcomes for patients which is really rewarding for the team as well as the patient. I would highly recommend him if you need a surgical opinion.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Revision Surgery, Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Epidural, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Lumbar Back Surgery, Laminectomy, Facet Joint Injection, Artificial Disc Replacement, Nerve Root Injection, Spine Fracture Surgery, Spinal Decompresson, Facet Joint Replacement, Sciatica Surgery, Microdiscectomy, Lumbar Decompression Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid
    Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid
    Vascular Surgery

    04-07-2020

    Excellent spinal surgeon. Very enthusiastic and super keen about his patients.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Complex Spinal Disorders
    For procedures: Spinal Decompresson
    Connection: Is a colleague