Mr James Langdon

Mr James Langdon

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MB BS, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Langdon at Spire include:

Other treatments

Micro-discectomy, minimally invasive spinal surgery, decompression surgery for spinal stenosis, lumbar fusion surgery, anterior cervical decompression and fusion / disc replacement. 

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Professional profile

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in the management of spinal conditions.

I qualified from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School (Imperial College), and later undertook my specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. I subsequently underwent a one-year UK advanced training fellowship in spinal surgery.

I am on the GMC specialist register for orthopaedic surgery, and am a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and the Spine Society of Europe. I am a consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

My practice encompasses all aspects of spinal surgery. My main surgical interest is in the use of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques for the treatment of sciatica and stenosis. I believe that the use of minimally invasive techniques improves patient outcomes and reduces the length of hospital stay. I offer a full range of surgical treatments for degenerative spinal conditions including lumbar microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, minimally invasive spinal fusions, anterior cervical decompression and fusion/disc replacement, and balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures, as well as spinal injections.

I ensure that I take the time to explain things clearly in easy-to-understand terms, enabling patients to make informed decisions about their treatment. I have published several research papers on trauma, orthopaedic and spinal surgery, and have presented this work at both national and international meetings.

Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery
Lumbar spine disorders

Degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, sciatica / disc problems, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, minimally invasive spinal surgery, micro-discectomy, decompression surgery, spinal fusions, vertebroplasty / kyphoplasty, back and neck pain, and spinal injections.

Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Michelle Taylor
Private secretary telephone 01582 714 304
Private secretary fax 01582 762 781
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Spine Society of Europe
British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Hemel Hempstead Hospital, St. Albans City Hospital, and Watford General Hospital). 

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Personal Profile

I enjoy time spent relaxing with my young family and our dog, as well as cycling and cooking.

Despite no longer playing I remain a keen rugby supporter.

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