Mr Ben Okafor
Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
Main NHS base:
Barts Health NHS Trust (Whipps Cross Hospital)
- Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of)
- Lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of)
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Spinal surgery
- Foot surgery
- Slipped disc
- Spine intervention
- Spinal imaging
- Disc disease
- Degenerative spine disorders
- Hyperextension / hyperflexion of spine (‘whiplash’)
- Spinal injury
- Disc replacement
- Spinal disease
- Back pain
- Spine trauma
- General trauma fractures
- Spine fractures
Training & background:
I have been a Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma with a special interest in spine surgery since 1998 with over 20 years of dealing with a wide range of orthopaedic conditions including large volume of complex spine conditions and surgery.
I trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/Royal Free Hospital Rotation both as a Registrar and a Senior Registrar.
I completed my FRCS.orth and gained my certificate of specialist training.
I undertook my Spine Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College London/Middlesex Hospital.
I am a trainer for junior doctors and specialist registrar.
I am a GMC appraiser and work with a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists/radiologists/pain therapists/Spine surgeons.
I provide support for community based musculoskeletal services.
I participate in providing emergency services for the NHS and undertake major trauma work and complex spine surgery as well routine elective surgery-spinal injections/decompressions/discectomies/cervicalspine surgery/kyphoplasty/spine fusions/spine reconstructions/disc replacements).
I regularly perform routine and complex orthopaedic and spine surgery as well as supervising and training junior doctors.
I provide specialist Spine opinion to other consultants inc orthopaedic surgeons both at Whipps Cross University Hospital and elsewhere.
I receive large volume of refefrals from east London and the Essex/neighbouring vicinity from general practitioners, orthopaedic consultants , non-orthopaedic consultants, pain therapist, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other professionals allied to medicine.
- Royal College of Surgeons
- British Orthopaedic Spine & Scoliosis Society
- British Orthopaedic Association
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