Consultant Profile

Mr Robert Lee

Mr Robert Lee BSc, MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Minimal access spinal surgery

Complex adult degenerative disease and deformity

Primary and metastatic tumours

Spinal column fractures and spinal cord injury


Computer navigated spinal surgery


Research interests:

Minimally invasive techniques, computer navigated spinal surgery, management of post-operative spinal infections, metastatic spinal disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore

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

British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

Spine Society of Europe (SSE)

AO Spine

General Medical Council (GMC)

Medical Defence Union

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Part-time positions in Spire:

Mr Lee is paid for half a day per month to be Spire Bushey Hospital’s orthopaedic adviser on matters relating to his specialty. Duties include advising the hospital on issues relating to clinical governance, risk and best practice in relation to orthopaedic services relating to his specialty, new prostheses and reviewing the use of prostheses.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 0318
Private secretary:
Julie Leete
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons, ad hoc
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Lee studied medicine at UCL Medical School in London and completed a BSc in Orthopaedics at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore (RNOH), with research into degenerative intervertebral discs. Having trained as a specialist registrar on the North West London rotation (including several years at the RNOH), he completed the Vancouver Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship in Canada. In 2010 he was appointed as a consultant spine surgeon in Vancouver, and took up his current post at the RNOH in 2012. He also trained in endoscopic microdiscectomies in Bordeaux, France, and completed certified North American training in kyphoplasty and disc arthoplasty.


During his time in Vancouver, Canada, Mr Lee developed his expertise in computer navigated spine surgery (O-arm and stealth navigation) and has since performed hundreds of procedures using this novel technology. Some of Mr Lee’s cases have been published in scientific literature, one of which was awarded the Jacques DuParc award at the EFORT 2012 European scientific conference.


Mr Lee's work as a spinal surgeon at the RNOH routinely involves all areas of the spine, in particular highly complex cases that have been referred from centres around the UK - this includes degenerative, deformity, infection, tumour and trauma work. He specialises in minimally invasive fusions and decompressions with the emphasis on preservation of the paraspinal musculature and fast rehabilitation.

Personal profile:

Mr Lee is a keen golfer and skier, loves travelling and enjoys cooking.

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Mr Robert Lee

Mr Robert Lee Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

Named in Britain's top 250 consultants
TATLER Doctors Guide 2013

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