Mr Mo Akmal

Mr Mo Akmal

MBBS MD BSc (Hons) FRCS (Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“Excellent surgeon, very reassuring and clearly very motivated in his field“
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • Punjabi
  • English
  • Urdu
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 3680643

Consultation fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £180

Practices worked at

The Harley Street Hospital

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

London Spine Unit

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

About

Mr Mo Akmal, Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon specialist in spinal disorders in London UK, is an Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon specialising in the management of back and neck pain.

He is a specialist in the treatment of disc degeneration, sciatica, disc prolapse, spine infections, spine trauma, spine cancer management. His main interests are the treatment of painful conditions of the back and neck such as sciatica, lumbago, slipped disc in the spine, vertebral compression fractures.

His practice includes Degenerative disease, Trauma, Infection, Scoliosis and Tumours. Mr Akmal performs Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery, Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Procedures including kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures and has access to a full team of practitioners that specialize in Core Stability, Neural Dynamisation and Functional Restoration programmes.

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Medical procedures

  • Spinal surgery 
  • Lumbar Discectomy as Day Case under Local Anaesthetic Specialist
  • Lumbar Decompression as Day Case Specialist using Local Anaesthetic and Sedation Only
  • Lumbar Stabilisation Surgery as Day case using Local Anaesthetic and Sedation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Radiofrequency Denervation Specialist
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar fusion as Day Surgery
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Regenerative Treatments for Back Pain
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty as Day Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Stenosis Treatments
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Special interests

  • Back pain
  • Spinal surgery
  • discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • disc replacement
  • spinal injection
  •  spinal fracture
  • cervical disc replacement
  • lumbar fusion
  • laser discectomy
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Education

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) BSc(Hons) - 1991
  • Imperial College London Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Medicine (1986 - 1992)
  • Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons 2003
  • Doctorate in Medicine (MD) - University of London 2005
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent surgeon, very reassuring and clearly very motivated in his field

Patient seen for:
Back Pain
06-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Akmal explained everything very well, also covered the options that were available. He made me feel at ease throughout.

Patient seen for:
Lumber Spinal fusion
01-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Disc Hernia - Corticoid injections in the spine to relieve pain Caudal epidural combined with corticoid injections was performed 15 days ago at the London spine unit by Dr. Mo Akmal (spine surgeon) and his anesthetist (Dr. Ali), very professionally, nicely and reassuringly. Immediate relief, being able to walk and move with ease since (was completely stuck in bed before, in great pain unable to help my husband and 3 children). Despite being sedated and the epidural, felt I just had a nice nap after waking up (which is usually not the case after this kind of anesthetic). Nurses and staff also very pro and caring. All this was amazingly arranged very promptly. Follow up experience was also very professional. Never felt they were in a rush to get the consultations over, which is also pleasant. Would recommend this team with no hesitation (already had similar procedure in the past, but far less nice). Saved my summer!

30-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My experience of Mr Akmal was excellent. He was very responsive and clear in explaining my condition and advising which route of treatment to take.

24-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Good

Patient seen for:
Discectomy
Spinal decompresson
09-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Wouldn't trust anyone else to do my procedures

Patient seen for:
Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
09-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Good

02-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Great Experience at the London Spine Unit I had a disc bulge (L3-L4/, L4-L5) about 5 years ago and had to do spinal decompression using the IDD machine at least twice a year in both the US and UK respectively. This was helpful but didn’t completely eliminate the pain. I walked up to the London Spine Unit at the Harley Street Hospital where I met Dr Mo Akmal and that marked a turning point in my lumbar back episode. He introduced me to a novel technique- Laser Discectomy- a laser disc surgery. Dr. Akmal is the most professional, erudite and humane Doctor I’ve met in recent times. His confidence, care and compassion boosted my moral. Dr Akmal emits positive energy and looks at bright side of life. These virtues facilitated my decision to carry on with the procedure. In less than 45 minutes on my scheduled date I was done. All phobia gone. No pains, no relapse. I’m up & confident again leading my life with joy. Kudos to Dr Akmal and the great team at the London Spine Unit. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending anyone or family that requires this treatment as they stand to benefit greatly.

Patient seen for:
Back Pain
25-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great service

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
21-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very efficient and no 'let's wait and see' attitude!

Patient seen for:
Sciatica
21-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Wonderful, calm and reassuring. After months of pain and being unable to walk upright, I am standing straight 2 hours after surgery by Mr Akmal

17-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Perfect staff

11-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

After years of low back spasms both my ability and willingness to endure the pain ran out. I went to see Dr Mo Akmal who told me I had a nasty problem with a relatively simple solution. It was 10 weeks ago to the day I had the surgery to deal with 2 bulging discs, one of which was pushing significantly into the nerve. I feel physically and mentally transformed and I'm still within what would be considered the recovery period. Everyone I've dealt with at the London Spine Unit - be it on the phone or in person - have been good natured and good humoured and as a result I have absolutely no reservation in recommending them as professionals and all round good people.

Patient seen for:
Prolapsed disc
26-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Explanation of the treatment was very good, I felt comfortable at all times

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
Sciatica
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very friendly, reassuring and professional. Made me feel at ease.

Patient seen for:
Spinal Injections for Pain
21-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I visited Dr. Mo AKmal

18-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

He is kind...Made sure to make me feel positive while being treated

Patient seen for:
Discectomy
18-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great! He's a good doctor.

04-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A very professional and friendly young man. Can not fault his bedside manner.

04-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

It's been comfortable

04-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Efficient

Patient seen for:
Epidural injection
04-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Competent friendly consultant who put me at ease.

Patient seen for:
Spinal Pain
31-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

He is one of the best consultants for spinal problems

31-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Akmal is a very professional and experienced spine surgeon. From the first day I met him till the end of the discectomy procedure he has remained very reliable. He comes highly recommended and I'm impressed with his service.

Patient seen for:
Spinal Surgery
Spinal Injections for Pain
31-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very quick examination and procedure

31-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

5 star from start to finish

31-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A great doctor willing to spend the time to explain things

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
Sciatica
31-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Empathetic professional and kind

Patient seen for:
Lumbar back surgery
28-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very impressive

21-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very happy with care received

21-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Friendly

17-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Akmal was kind, considerate, very approachable and explained everything clearly. I felt very confident going into the procedure and he was great at explaining the next steps I need to take.

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
hip pain
09-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Akmal was kind, considerate, very approachable and explained everything clearly. I felt very confident going into the procedure and he was great at explaining the next steps I need to take.

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
hip pain
09-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Akmal was kind, considerate, very approachable and explained everything clearly. I felt very confident going into the procedure and he was great at explaining the next steps I need to take.

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
hip pain
09-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Ideal professionalism

Patient seen for:
Spinal Injections for Pain
08-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Amazing from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Patient seen for:
Discectomy
08-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very friendly , extremely helpful, did not feel rushed, very clear explanations

03-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
5

While everything was fine, I would have preferred a quick run through of what the procedure was prior to it beginning

20-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent, very friendly and reassuringly calm. Explained everything really clearly in a way I could understand.

20-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Good

20-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very good

20-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great

Patient seen for:
Spinal Pain
20-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr. Akmal has excellent bedside manners, is thorough, and offers clear explanations on what we are doing and why.

Patient seen for:
Spinal Pain
20-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very happy! Informative and clear in everything.

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
13-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Most pleased with Mr Akmal's professional handling of my case, he explains the situation and allows the patient to make an informed decision.

11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Perfect, I just hope it works

11-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Everything explained in great detail and all questions answered in such a pleasant manner

Patient seen for:
Lower Back Pain
10-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent

10-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Akmal explained before and after procedure excellently. Great bedside manner.

10-12-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent,calm, professional

Patient seen for:
laser treatment
10-12-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 1 doctor for:
1

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr Khaled Tawfik
Dr Khaled Tawfik

28-04-2019

I work closely with Mr Akmal and he has always been an approachable and conscientious surgeon. He takes a genuine interest in his patients and I have always heard patients singing his praises, particularly for the relief of back pain after his innovative and skilled spinal injections. He always seems to make time for both colleagues and patients.

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For conditions: Sciatica, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Spinal deformity
For procedures: Lumbar back surgery, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

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