Mr Rodney Laing

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

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


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.

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Professional profile

Rod Laing was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon, with an interest in spinal neurosurgery, at Addenbrookes 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. 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.

Rod specialises in the treatment of degenerative disease, trauma, tumours and syringomyelia. He has a patient centred focus.

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 worked to establish the British Association of Spine Surgeons where he served on the Executive until recently. In 2009 Rod became Clinical Director of Neurosurgery; he has overseen many changes with in the Neurosurgical centre and introduced key initiatives including day case spinal surgery.

Clinical Interests

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

Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Private secretary telephone 01223 370922
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

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

Professional memberships

Council member Society British Neurological Surgeons
British Association of Spine Surgeons
United Kingdom Spinal Societies Board Member

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon Addenbrookes Hospital. Associate Lecturer Cambridge University school of clinical medicine.

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