Mr Am Rai

Consultant Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Am Rai at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I graduated from Southampton University in 1990. I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic/Spinal Surgeon at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and Spire Norwich Hospital, Norwich since April 2001. Most of my training was undertaken in the South of England and Spinal Fellowships in Australia, South Africa, America and Europe. I was also awarded a European Travelling Fellowship in 2002. This gave me the opportunity to gain personal training from some of the most eminent spinal surgeons gaining a depth and breadth of experience that has formed the basis of my personal expertise.

My spinal practice is broad based, including all aspects of spinal pathology, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc disease, adult and paediatric scoliosis, trauma and tumour reconstruction. I have a very busy clinical practice receiving referrals from all over East Anglia. I work closely with other specialities which include physiotherapy, pain clinic, oncologists, neurologists and rheumatologists to be able to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of spinal conditions and further afield. (I am involved in 500-600 operative cases a year).

I am the author of many original research papers into spinal conditions. I have also featured in newspaper articles and have been the subject of a documentary on the Discovery Channel for the innovative work performed at The Norfolk & Norwich Foundation Hospital NHS Trust. I regularly attend spinal meetings and give lectures both on the national and international circuit.

Other positions I hold are: Spinal surgeon to Norwich City Football Club, Director of Spinal Aid Charity, Foundation Programme Director of Norwich Hospital, Honorary Contracts: Addenbrooke's Teaching Hospital, Cambridge, Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk, Cure International Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Spinal surgery
Lumbar spine disorders

Degenerative cervical and lumbar disc prolapse with emphasis on minimal access surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 01603 505 063
Private secretary Dannii & Lesley
Private secretary telephone 01603 505 063
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Executive Committee of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Scoliosis Society
Member of European Spine Society
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
Member of British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons Appointments Committee Assessor

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cromer Hospital
Honorary Contracts:
Addenbrooke's Teaching Hospital, Cambridge
Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk
Cure International Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

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Personal Profile

I am married to Jess and we have two children. I enjoy all aspects of sports, but I am particularly interested in golf, tennis, cycling and keeping fit. Although I can find this difficult with a young family.

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Financial Interests

Provides annual clinical training at Spire Norwich Hospital in relation to post and peri operative care of spinal patients to staff for up to £6,000 per annum.

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