Mr Imran Rafiq

Mr Imran Rafiq

Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, MRCS, MSc, MCh (Orth), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Specialises in

  • Back pain investigations
  • Back surgery
  • Joint pain treatments
  • Treatment of sciatica
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

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I am currently working as Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust.

I took sub-specialty training in spinal surgery by completing a British Orthopaedic Association transitional fellowship at Stoke Mandeville Hospital/ National Spinal Cord Injury Centre. I then polished my 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. I have been trained in all aspects of spinal surgery (including degenerative, deformity, tumour, trauma and infection) from cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine.

I graduated from the world renowned institution; King Edward Medical College (Pakistan) in 1998. I underwent basic surgical training in North West England. During my surgical training I completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Central Lancashire and subsequently MCh in Orthopaedic Surgery. I completed higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in South West England and North West London.

I have published and presented several scientific and research projects on various platforms. I am a trainer of higher surgical trainees and actively engaged in teaching at international level.

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


General Medical Council Number: C6033155

Treatment information

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

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Cervical and lumbar spinal injections
  • Coccyx pain
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Epidural and nerve root blocks spinal injections (cervical and lumbar spine)
  • Focal spinal decompression
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy and decompression
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Osteoporotic compression fractures
  • Spinal fractures, fusion and trauma
  • Treatment and assessment of neck and back pain/sciatica
  • Treatment of arm pain due to nerve root compression
  • Treatment of sciatica (leg pain due to nerve root compression)
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty

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Additional information

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

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

AO Spine

North American Spine Society

Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust.

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

Telephone Alexandra: 01634 662 822 || Tunbridge Wells: 01892 741 242
Private secretary Ms Kate Davies
Private secretary telephone 07961 923 787
Private secretary email