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
- Balloon & Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty
- Spinal Fusion
- Thoracic Back Surgery
- 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
- Spinal Deformity
- Spine Tumours And Infections
- Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Adult Scoliosis
- Early Onset Scoliosis
- Failed Back Syndrome
- 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
- Back pain Sciatica; Neck & Arm Pain
- 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
- The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
- British Scoliosis Society (BSS)
- British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
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.
Excellent spinal surgeon. Very enthusiastic and super keen about his patients.