Mr Rodney Laing

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS (SN)


Specialises in

  • Back pain and lumbar disc problems
  • Neck pain and cervical disc problems
  • Syringomyelia
  • Spinal disorders

Rod specialises in the treatment of degenerative disease, trauma, tumours and syringomyelia. He has a patient centred focus. He believes that a reliable and consistent measurement of patient experience and outcome is a critical factor in driving improvements.

Rod Laing was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon with an interest in spinal neurosurgery at Addenbrooke's Hospital in 1995. Since then his practice has expanded to include both complex spinal neurosurgery and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, which can often be performed as a day case.

In 2000, Rod was appointed Director of Higher Neurosurgical Training for the Eastern Deanery; in this capacity he was directly involved in neurosurgical training both at local level and at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

In addition, Rod has been Secretary of the British Cervical Spine Society and brought about the merger of BCSS and the British Association of Spine Surgeons and he has served on the executive of both societies. In 2009, Rod became Clinical director of Neurosurgery and during his tenure he was able to oversee many changes within the Neurosurgical Centre and introduced key initiatives including day case spinal surgery. In 2014, Rod was appointed Clinical Director of Neurosciences at Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT. In 2016, he was appointed to the Neuroscience Clinical Reference Group advising NHS England.

Read more...

General Medical Council Number: C2825421

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rodney Laing at Spire include:

Neurosurgery

Other treatments

  • Back pain and lumbar disc problems
  • Neck pain and cervical disc problems
  • Minimally¬†invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal tumours
  • Cervical and lumbar discectomy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Syringomyelia

Get in touch

41719
True
consultant

Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Additional information

Clinical interests

Hand and wrist surgery
Neurosurgery
Back pain
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Spinal surgery
Osteoporosis
Rheumatoid arthritis

Syringomyelia, Spinal tumours, Cervical disc prolapse and cervical spine disorders

Qualification and professional memberships

MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCS(SN) / UK / 1983
Medical degree


Professional memberships

Council member, Society British Neurological Surgeons

British Association of Spine Surgeons

Neurosciences CRG senate member for East and Midlands

Research and publications

Rod has active scientific research interests includes establishing robust criteria for measuring the effectiveness of surgical treatment of spinal disorders. He believes that a reliable and consistent measurement of patient experience and outcome is a critical factor in driving improvements.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Associate Lecturer, School of Medicine, Cambridge University

Clinical Director Neurosciences, Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT

Contact information

Telephone 01223 266990
Private secretary telephone 01223 416393 / 07735 420 279
Private secretary email rodneylaingspinalsurgery@gmail.com