Mr Imran Rafiq

Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB BS, MRCS, MSc, MCh (Orth), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Imran Rafiq at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

Treatment of neck and back pain/sciatica, Cervical and Lumbar Spinal injections, Spinal Fractures, Spinal fusion Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty, Minimally Invasive spinal surgery, Lumbar Microdiscectomy & decompression.

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Professional profile

Mr Rafiq is currently working as Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Rafiq graduated from world renowned Institution; King Edward Medical College (Pakistan) in 1998. He underwent Basic Surgical Training in North West England. During his surgical training he completed Masters Degree in Clinical Health Sciences from University of Central Lancashire and subsequently MCh in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed Higher Surgical Training in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in South West England and North West London.

Mr Rafiq took sub-speciality training in Spinal surgery by completing British Orthopaedic Association transitional fellowship at Stoke Mandeville Hospital/ National Spinal Cord Injury Centre. He then polished his expertise in complex spinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery by completing fellowships in internationally recognised Spinal units at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore and Oxford University Hospitals. He has been trained in all aspects of Spinal surgery (including degenerative, deformity, tumour, trauma and infection) from cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine.

Mr Rafiq has published and presented several scientific and research projects on various platforms. He is trainer of higher surgical trainees and actively engaged in teaching at international level.

1. Treatment of sciatica (leg pain due to nerve root compression) 2. Treatment of arm pain due to nerve root compression 3. Epidural and Nerve root blocks spinal injections (cervical and lumbar spine) 4. Focal spinal decompression 5. Minimally invasive spinal surgery 6. Spinal trauma 7. Osteoporotic compression Fractures. Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty 8. Assessment of back and neck pain 9. Degenerative Spinal conditions 10. Spinal Fusion surgery 11. Coccyx pain

I am actively involved in training and teaching of higher Orthopaedic trainees and junior doctors both in UK and overseas.

Clinical Interests

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
AO Spine
North American Spine Society

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Current NHS posts

Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

 I enjoy spending my spare time with my family, exploring places and playing cricket.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01634 662 822/845
Private secretary Ms Kate Davies
Private secretary telephone 07961 923 787
Private secretary email