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Mr Farhaan Altaf

Consultant Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, BSc (hons), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Farhaan Altaf at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

Adult degenerative spinal surgery and spinal deformity. Specialised in the treatment of lower back conditions such as back pain and sciatica, spinal stenosis, disc prolapse, infection, trauma, scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis. Neck conditions such as cervical stenosis, myelopathy and radiculopathy. 

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Professional profile

I work as a Consultant Spine Surgeon with my NHS practice at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London. I qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 2002. I received the Jackson Burrows and Moreton Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement as a medical student.

I trained on the North West Thames London rotation and achieved my completion of training in 2015. Before taking up a consultant post at the RNOH I undertook further subspecialist fellowships: one year Spinal Fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital in Canada and a one year Spinal Fellowship at the Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. I also worked as a fellow in Spinal Surgery in Lyon, France.

I have published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous national and international meetings.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital Medical School / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London

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Private contact details

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Ms Karen Archer
Private secretary telephone 07421 022 739
Private secretary email altaf@spinespecialistlondon.com