Consultant Profile

Mr James Langdon

Mr James Langdon BSc (Hons), MB BS, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine
Minimally invasive spinal surgery
Spinal fusions
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

For additional details on the treatment of vertebral compression fractures using Kyphoplasty please click here.

Research interests:

Spinal metastatic disease, extended roles of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Hemel Hempstead Hospital, St. Albans City Hospital, and Watford General Hospital)

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary:
Michelle  Taylor
Private secretary telephone number:
01582 714304
Private secretary fax:
01582 762781
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday afternoons and evenings and alternate Friday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Langdon qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College), and later undertook his specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He subsequently underwent a one-year UK advanced training fellowship in spinal surgery. Mr Langdon is on the GMC specialist register for orthopaedic surgery, and is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons. He is a consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr Langdon’s main surgical interest is in the use of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques. He believes that the use of these techniques improves patient outcomes and reduces length of hospital stay. He offers a full range of surgical treatments for degenerative spinal conditions including lumbar microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, minimally invasive spinal fusions, anterior cervical decompression and fusion/disc replacement, and balloon kyphoplasty, as well as spinal injections. Mr Langdon ensures he takes the time to explain things clearly in easy-to-understand terms, enabling patients to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Mr Langdon has published several research papers on trauma and orthopaedic surgery, and has presented this work at both national and international meetings. 

Personal profile:

Mr Langdon enjoys time spent relaxing with his young family, as well as cycling, swimming and cooking. Despite no longer playing he remains a keen rugby supporter.

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Mr James Langdon

Mr James Langdon Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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