Rabi Khazim

My orthopaedic residency training was undertaken fully in the University of Toronto, Canada and completed in November 1994. I have a further two and a half years of comprehensive sub-speciality training in spinal surgery in the spinal units of the Toronto Western Hospital and Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre. Since November 1996, my elective NHS and private practice work has focused on spinal disorders. This included complex spinal surgical experience at a consultant level in the spinal units of Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, Leicester Royal Infirmary and Frimley Park Hospital. From April 2000 until August 2015, I worked continually as a consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon at Southend Hospital, where I established spinal service. My practice is currently for private and “Choose and Book” NHS patients.

My practice is focused solely on the comprehensive management of most spinal conditions. This includes 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.

The surgical treatments (if appropriately indicated) are undertaken at Spire Wellesley Private Hospital. These include, but are not limited to, lumbar or cervical discectomy, decompression, dynamic stabilisation, fusion (anterior, posterior, intervertebral), instrumentation, disc replacement, interspinous distraction for spinal stenosis and cement augmentation (vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty) for osteoporotic fractures or spinal metastasis.

I am a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, British Association of Spinal Surgeons, East Anglian Spine Group, AO Spine and EUROSPINE (Spine Society of Europe), and I hold the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness certificate (CUBS).

Chrissie Nelson, Private Secretary

I have worked in the NHS for 25 years in various different roles.   I spent 15 years in an NHS Trust in Aberystwyth working as PA to the Trust's executive team. In 2008, I moved back to my native Essex and worked as a medical secretary in various specialities at Southend University Hospital, finally settling in orthopaedics.

I have worked with Mr Khazim for about 3 years. I am currently his private secretary supporting him in his practice at the Spire Wellesley Hospital.


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