Consultant Profile

Mr Lester Wilson

Mr Lester Wilson MB BS BSc FRCS FRCS (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Lumbar degenerative problems - sciatica, low back pain
Minimally invasive spine surgery

Research interests:
Minimal invasive spine surgery, bone graft substitutes, spondylolysis repair (including professional athletes), lumbar fusion surgery
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Spine Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Member of British Association of Spine Surgeons
Member of Spine Society of Europe and programme committee member for EuroSpine
Board Member of International Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery since 2005
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary email address:
Outpatient clinics on Tuesday mornings and Saturday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Wilson's medical school was UCH in London, and his post-graduate training was in London at UCH, Queen's Square, RNOH Stanmore and Northwick Park, and in Nottingham where he was a Spinal Research Fellow and a Registrar in Orthopaedics.

Mr Wilson was a consultant in Orthopaedics with an interest in Spinal Surgery at the Whittington Hospital in London for 7 years before moving to the RNOH as a Spinal Surgeon with an interest in degenerative conditions of the Lumbar Spine.

He has a research interest in Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery and is the UK representative of ISMISS which is now 27 years old ( Mr Wilson's NHS practice is for complex spinal disorders including revision surgery. Over 90% of the Posterior Lumbar Spine operations that he performs are minimal access, either endoscopic (for lumbar disc protrusions) or using minimal access tubes (Lumbar Fusions - mostly TLIFs). He is involved in the development of the next generation of spinal implants and biologics and is an advisor to Medtronic, Apatech (Baxter Travenol), and K2M.

Mr Wilson has a professional relationship with Premiership Football and Rugby, the English Cricket Board [County and National] and English National Ballet.

At Spire Bushey Hospital, Mr Wilson's typical patient has a degenerative or structural problem with the lumbar spine, causing back pain and/or sciatica. Many of his patients are seeking second opinions.

Personal profile:

I believe that the trauma of the surgical approach adversely affects our ability to achieve consistently good outcomes in lumbar spine surgery, and until we overcome this, our ability as surgeons to evaluate the success or failure of the surgery itself will remain compromised. My Fellowship in 1990 was spent evaluating minimal access treatments for lumbar disc protusions (chemonucleolysis and percutaneous discectomy), and this has been the most important thread in my career.

Outside of medicine I am the co-founder and co-owner of a multiple award winning Gastro Pub business in London

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Mr Lester Wilson

Mr Lester Wilson Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

Mr Wilson listed in the top ten best spinal surgeons in the UK

- The only consultant specialising in lumbar spine

Click here to read the full story featured in the Daily Mail

To make an appointment with Mr Wilson please call 020 8901 5555

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