Mr Rodney Laing: Neurosurgery

Mr Rodney Laing



  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Spinal tumours
  • Spine

About me

Mr Laing was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon, with an interest in spinal neurosurgery, at Addenbrookes Hospital in 1995. His practice includes both complex spinal neurosurgery and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, which can often be performed as a day case. Mr Laing specialises in the treatment of degenerative disease, trauma, tumours and syringomyelia. In 2000 Mr Laing was appointed director of higher neurosurgical training for the Eastern Deanery. In this capacity he was directly involved in neurosurgical training both at local level and at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. In addition Mr Laing has been secretary of the British Cervical Spine Society and worked to establish the British Association of Spine Surgeons where he served on the Executive. In 2009 Mr Laing became Clinical Director of Neurosurgery at Addenbrookes where he has overseen many changes within the Neurosurgical centre and introduced key initiatives including day case spinal surgery. He is now clinical director of Neuroscience. He has recently been elected to serve on the council of the Society of British Neurological surgeons and has been appointed to the Neuroscience clinical commissioning group.

I believe that the most important development in spinal surgery over the last few years has been the introduction of minimally invasive surgical techniques, which significantly shorten recovery time. “I have developed a large minimally invasive spinal practice. I also work as part of a team of experts, collaborating with physiotherapists, sports medicine physicians, neurologists, rheumatologists and pain specialists. I aspire to achieve the highest standards, audit my practice and have published my surgical outcomes in peer-reviewed journals”.

Areas of interest

Spine; Spinal surgery; Lumbar disc prolapse; Cervical disc prolapse; Spinal trauma; Spinal tumours; Syringomyelia; Chiari malformation; Low back pain; Neck pain; Lumbar stenosis; Cervical myelopathy; Cervical radiculopathy

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Procedures completed

  • V2560

    Decompression for central spinal stenosis (1 or 2 levels) - (5-50)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (5-50)

  • V2544

    Revision of posterior excision of disc prolapse (lumbar region) - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graft stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • V2540

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • V2950

    Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • V4100

    Posterior correction of idiopathic juvenile scoliosis with instrumentation, +/-fusion (including spinal cord monitoring) - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • V2201

    Posterior decompression +/- foraminotomy - cervical region (3 or more levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

  • V2200

    Posterior decompression +/- foraminotomy - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

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