Mr Michael Mokawem

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

"Spire Bushey is a first class facility, extremely well situated, enabling me to provide an excellent standard of care to patients at both the outpatient diagnostic centre and the hospital."


Specialises in

  • Complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Back pain management
  • Disc prolapse and sciatica
  • Cervical stenosis and spinal deformity
  • Sacrolliac joint pain

I specialise exclusively in spinal surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery when appropriate. I treat back pain, sciatica, disc problems, deformity and fractures.

I specialise in all aspects of spinal surgery with a particular interest in complex adult and paediatric spinal surgery. I advise on non operative and operative management, allowing patients to make fully informed decisions. I use minimally invasive techniques, computer navigated surgery and traditional open techniques.

I completed two prestigious spinal surgery fellowships: The National Spine Fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals as well as a Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. These fellowships covered the whole spectrum of spinal surgery.

I am passionate about teaching and am a faculty member for the Royal College of Surgeons of England's Advanced Trauma Life Support and Training the Trainers courses.

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General Medical Council Number: C4670843

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Mokawem at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Back pain
  • Disc prolapse
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Deformity
  • Fracture
  • Tumours

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Bushey Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Spinal surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of the Free State, South Africa / 1999
Bahelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB - Primary Medical Degree for Doctors

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2016
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
FRCS - Specialist qualification in Surgery

Current NHS posts

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Contact information

Private secretary Jeanette Mokawem
Private secretary telephone 07552648628