Consultant Profile

Mr Sajjad Mushtaq

Mr Sajjad Mushtaq MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Back and neck pain with disc prolapse/arthritis

Keyhole approach (Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery)

Lumber discectomy and decompression surgery

Lumber spinal fusion

Cervical discectomy and fusion

Cervical disc replacement

Posterior cervical foraminotomy

Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty

Spinal fracture fixation

Lumber and cervical injections

Spinal infections

Research interests:

Bone union
Complex trauma
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Efficacy of spinal injection therapy

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust  (Lister Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Hertford County Hospital)

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member North American Spine Society
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
General Medical Council England

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 515 112
Private secretary:
Lucy Dynes
Private secretary telephone number:
07506 137 246
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr. Mushtaq is a consultant spinal surgeon in adult and paediatric spinal conditions.  Mr. Mushtaq specialises in keyhole approach (Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - MIS) to minimise post-operative pain, reduce hospital stay and faster recovery.

Mr. Mushtaq graduated in 1995 and completed his basic and higher surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedic in Yorkshire. He undertook his first post CCT spinal fellowship at the Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His senior spinal fellowship was at AO Spine reference centre at University Hospital Wales in Cardiff.  He undertook fellowship training at the prestigious Imperial College Healthcare London and gained further training in cutting edge latest spinal techniques in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany and the USA.   

As a spinal surgeon Mr. Mushtaq regularly performs microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, cervical and lumber spinal fusions, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, spinal injections and management of osteoporotic spinal fractures. Mr. Mushtaq performs over 100 spinal procedures a year on the NHS. 

Mr. Mushtaq is actively involved in developing and expanding spinal services at Lister Hospital. He is responsible for teaching higher surgical trainees for trauma and spinal surgery. His research interests are in the role of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has published in peer reviewed scientific journals and has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences.   Outside of spine surgery, his interests are in sports particularly football and tennis.  He is married with 3 children and enjoys family life. 

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Mr Sajjad Mushtaq

Mr Sajjad Mushtaq Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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