Mr Sajjad Mushtaq

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

I am a consultant spinal surgeon in adult and paediatric spinal conditions. I specialise in keyhole approach (Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - MIS) to minimise post-operative pain, reduce hospital stay and faster recovery.

I graduated in 1995 and completed my basic and higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic in Yorkshire. I undertook my first post CCT spinal fellowship at the Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. My senior spinal fellowship was at AO Spine reference centre at University Hospital Wales in Cardiff. I undertook fellowship training at the prestigious Imperial College Healthcare London and gained further training in cutting edge latest spinal techniques in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany and the USA.

As a spinal surgeon I regularly perform microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, cervical and lumber spinal fusions, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, spinal injections and management of osteoporotic spinal fractures. I perform over 100 spinal procedures a year on the NHS.

I am actively involved in developing and expanding spinal services at Lister Hospital. I am responsible for teaching higher surgical trainees for trauma and spinal surgery. My research interests are in the role of minimally invasive spinal surgery. I have published in peer reviewed scientific journals and have presented my research at numerous national and international conferences.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sajjad Mushtaq at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Back and neck pain with disc prolapse/arthritis
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Keyhole approach (minimally invasive spine surgery)
  • Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty
  • Lumber and cervical injections
  • Lumber discectomy and decompression surgery
  • Lumber spinal fusion
  • Posterior cervical foraminotomy
  • Spinal fracture fixation
  • Spinal infections

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Additional information

MRCSEd / The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh / 2003
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons, London / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member North American Spine Society

Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

General Medical Council England

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust  (Lister Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Hertford County Hospital)

Outside of spine surgery, my interests are in sports, particularly football and tennis. I am married with three children and enjoy family life. 

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