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Mr Rabi Khazim

Mr Rabi Khazim

Consultant Spinal Surgeon
MD, MPH, FRCSC

"The Spire Wellesley Hospital has all the systems and resources for spinal surgery and I enjoy the support of all of the staff who are committed to the best care and safety of patients."

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rabi Khazim at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Microdisectomy, spinal decompression, instrumented lumbar fusion, cervical discectomy and fusion, cervical disc replacement, spinal injections, coccygectomy, epidural injections, neuralgia, referral for MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging scan) 

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Professional profile

I have twenty years’ experience as a consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon. My practice is focussed solely on the comprehensive management of most spinal conditions.

I specialise in the elective diagnosis and management of lower back, neck, arms and legs symptoms as a result of degenerative spinal conditions, as well as the urgent or emergency treatments for spinal fractures, infections and tumours.

During my orthopaedic and spinal training I was involved in 728 major spinal procedures including deformities, infections, tumours and degenerative spinal surgery. Independently as a consultant spinal surgeon, over a twenty year period in both my NHS and private practice I have performed a few thousand major spinal procedures and several thousand spinal injections or minor procedures.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.


Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery
Lumbar spine disorders
Medico-legal

Back pain, neck pain and cervical spine pain

Private contact details

Telephone 01702 445 767 Self-funding appointments and enquiries 01702 447 926
Email rabi.khazim@spinalconsultant.co.uk
Website http://www.spinalconsultant.co.uk
Private secretary Ann Walker
Private secretary telephone 01702 445 764
Private secretary fax 01702 445 764
Private secretary email ann.walker@spirehealthcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / American University of Beirut / 1989
Medical Doctor
Following the degrees of Medical doctor (1989), Master of Public health (1983) and Bachelor of Science (1981) from the American University of Beirut, I completed my training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada in November 1994.

MPH / American University of Beirut / 1989
Master of Public Health

FRCSC / American University of Beirut / 1989
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
I had 2.5 years of specialist training in all aspects of spinal surgery in the Toronto Western Hospital, Canada and Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. I have been a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) since 1995.


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
EUROSPINE
AOSPINE
East Anglian Spine Group
British Medical Association


Professional leadership

I was a clinical lead spinal surgeon at Southend University Hospital for a few years before resigning to be an independent consultant spinal surgeon treating private and Choose and Book NHS patients.

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Research and Publication


Articles

Incidence and treatment of delayed symptoms of CSK leak following lumbar spinal surgery. Eur Spine J. 2015 Sep;24(9):2069-76
24/09/2015

Orgasmic dural tear: an unusual delayed presentation of postural headache following lumbar discectomy. BMJ case reports ;2014. pii: bcr2014208071. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-208071.
28/11/2014

Horner's syndrome secondary to intervertebral disc herniation at the level of T1-2. BMJ case reports; pii: bcr2014204820. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204820.
05/06/2014

Spinal cord injuries due to close combat weapons. Neurosciences 2013; Vol. 18 (4):7-9
January 2013

Pain and Neurological Sequalae of Cluster Munitions on Children and Adolescents in South Lebanon. “Neurological Sciences Springer” Neurol Sci DOI 10.1007/s10072-013-1427-4
07/04/2013

SPECT scan positive facet joints and other spinal structures in a hospital-wide population with spinal pain. Spine J. [Epub ahead of print] 2010 Jan;10(1):58-62.
28/07/2009

Combined Rotatory and Lateral Atlantoaxial Subluxation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Diagnostic and clinical features: A case report. Joint Bone Spine 76 (2009), pp. 112-113.
01/01/2009

Vertebral scalloping in Neurofibromatosis-1. Neurosciences 2007; 12: 68-70.
01/01/2007

Spinal Hydatid Disease (editorial). South Med J 2006; 99:114.
01/01/2006

Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the spine: progressive clinical and radiological features and surgical management in three cases. Eur Spine J 2006; 15: 1404-1410.
01/01/2006

Chemonucleolysis versus discectomy for lumbar disc herniation. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery 2005; 9: 51-55.
01/01/2005

Scoliosis in association with infantile Hypophosphatasia – A case study in two siblings. Spine 2005; 30: E471-476.
01/01/2005

Dosage of intrathecal Baclofen maintenance therapy in the spastic syndromes. Lebanese Medical Journal 2004; 52: 13–18.
01/01/2004

Long fusion for de Novo Adult degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery 2004; 8: 35-41.
01/01/2004

Spinal hydatid disease and its neurological complications. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2003; 36: 394-396.
01/01/2003

Posterior decompression of spinal hydatidosis: Long term results. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2003; 105: 209-214.
01/01/2003

Flexion Osteotomy of the Cervical Spine. A new technique of correction of iatrogenic extension deformity in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spine 2001; 26: 1068-72.
01/01/2001

Non operative management of Atlanto-Axial Rotatory Fixation of more than 4 weeks. Pan Arab Juournal of Neurosurgery 2000; 4 : 50-54.
01/01/2000

Medial Longitudinal Corpectomy in the cervical spodylotic myelopathy. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery 1999; 3
01/01/1999

Sledging - related spinal injuries and fracture patterns: A report of 5 cases. British Journal of Sports Medicine 1999; 33 : 357-9.
01/01/1999

Occipital condyle fracture with peripheral neurological deficit. British Journal of Neurosurgery 1999; 13 : 611-3.
01/01/1999

Progressive thrombotic occlusion of the left common iliac artery after anterior lumber spine fusion. European Spine Journal 1998; 7 : 239-41
01/01/1998

Anterior vertebral body screws pull-out testing: A comparison of Zielke, Kaneda, Universal Spinal System and USS with pull-out resistant nut. Spine 1998; 23 : 908-10.
01/01/1998

Atlanto-axial dislocation without fracture: An Ejection Injury in a Royal Air Force Pilot. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 1997; 79 : 204-5.
01/01/1997

The short form -36 Health Survey questionnaire. A valid outcome measure in spinal surgery. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1997; 79 : 48-52.
01/01/1997

Instrumented lumbosacral fusion in degenerative spine using the Universal Spinal System. State of the Art, Questions and Controversies. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1996:105-119.
01/01/1996

Instrumented fusion of the degenerative lumbar spine. State of the Art, Questions and Controversies. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1996:105-119.
01/01/1996

Tendon and ligament injuries in adults with osteogenesis imperfecta. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1995; 77 : 155 - 6.
01/01/1995

Talar neck fracture with talar head dislocation and intact ankle and subtalar joints. A case report. Foot Ankle 1995; 16 : 44 - 8.
01/01/1995

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Personal Profile

I enjoy spending any available time with my wife, son and two daughters. I try to keep fit, attending a gym three to four times a week and enjoy watching professional and international football.

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