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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Mr Lester Wilson was until recently the Clinical Director of the Spinal Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, where he had been a Spinal Consultant since 2003. He co-founded the Wellington Hospital London Spinal Unit in 1994.
Mr Wilson has over 18 years experience with minimal access fusion surgery and has performed over 900 cases. He also has extensive experience of Endoscopic spinal decompressions and Lumbar Disc Replacements. He lectures and trains Spinal Surgeons in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US on Spinal Fusion surgery, Bone Biologics and Minimal Access Spinal Surgery, which comprise his main research interests. He developed the award winning Titanium 3D printed cages with K2M now used extensively in the lumbar and cervical spine in the USA and Europe.
He developed a minimally invasive way to repair stress fractures in the lumbar spine, and has performed this operation on over 40 athletes, cricketers, footballers, ballet dancers etc including Internationals from the UK and abroad.
Areas of interest
Low Back Pain; Sciatica; Spondylolysis; Spondylolisthesis; Nerve Root Injections; Lumbar Decompression; Lumbar Discectomy; Lumbar Fusions; Minimal access / invasive surgery; Spinal infection; Spinal Fractures; Degenerative Scoliosis Adults.
- A'isha Zamir
- The Wellington Hospital South Building Knee Unit Wellington Place London NW8 9LE
- 020 7483 5449
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spine Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
Minimal invasive spine surgery, bone graft substitutes, spondylolysis repair (including professional athletes), lumbar fusion surgery
Mr Wilson has been the UK representative for the International Minimally Invasive Spine Society since 2005, and in 2013 has been invited to deliver the Special Lecture at the Annual Meeting in Zurich. He is an adviser to several Spinal Equipment and Biologics companies including Apatech/Baxter, Medtronic, Depuy and K2M. He works with athletes in all sports, including Premiership football and Rugby teams, the English Cricket team, and English National Ballet.
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