Mr Rodney Laing
Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon
MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS (SN)
I specialise in the treatment of degenerative disease, trauma, tumours and syringomyelia. I have a patient centred focus. I believe that a reliable and consistent measurement of patient experience and outcome is a critical factor in driving improvements.
I was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon with an interest in spinal neurosurgery at Addenbrooke's Hospital in 1995. Since then my practice has expanded to include both complex spinal neurosurgery and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, which can often be performed as a day case.
In 2000, I was appointed Director of Higher Neurosurgical Training for the Eastern Deanery; in this capacity I was directly involved in neurosurgical training both at local level and at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
In addition, I have been Secretary of the British Cervical Spine Society and brought about the merger of BCSS and the British Association of Spine Surgeons and I have served on the executive of both societies. In 2009, I became Clinical director of Neurosurgery and during my tenure I was able to oversee many changes within the Neurosurgical Centre and introduced key initiatives including day case spinal surgery. In 2014, I was appointed Clinical Director of Neurosciences at Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT. In 2016, I was appointed to the Neuroscience Clinical Reference Group advising NHS England.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rodney Laing at Spire include:
MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCS(SN) / UK / 1983
Council member, Society British Neurological Surgeons
British Association of Spine Surgeons
Neurosciences CRG senate member for East and Midlands
Rod has active scientific research interests including establishing robust criteria for measuring the effectiveness of surgical treatment of spinal disorders. He believes that a reliable and consistent measurement of patient experience and outcome is a critical factor in driving improvements.
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital
Associate Lecturer, School of Medicine, Cambridge University
Clinical Director Neurosciences, Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT