Mr Benignus Okafor: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Benignus Okafor

Ben Okafor

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Spine

About me

I have been a Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma with a special interest in spine surgery since 1998.

I trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/Royal Free Hospital Rotation both as a Registrar and a Senior Registrar.

I completed my FRCS.orth and gained my certificate of specialist training.

I undertook my Spine Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College London/Middlesex Hospital.

I am a trainer for junior doctors and specialist registrar.

I am a GMC appraiser and work with a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists/radiologists/pain therapists/Spine surgeons

I provide support for community based musculoskeletal services

I participate in providing emergency services for the NHS and undertake major trauma work and complex spine surgery as well routine elective surgery-spinal injections/decompressions/discectomies/cervicalspine surgery/kyphoplasty/spine fusions/spine reconstructions/disc replacements).

I regularly perform routine and complex orthopaedic and spine surgery as well as supervising and training junior doctors .

I provide specialist Spine opinion to other consultants inc orthopaedic surgeons both at Whipps Cross University Hospital and elsewhere.

I receive large volume of referals from east London and the Essex/neighbouring vicinity from general practitioners, orthopaedic consultants , non-orthopaedic consultants, pain therapist, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other professionals allied to medicine

Areas of interest

Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of)
Lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of)
Neck pain
Lower back pain
Scoliosis; Spinal surgery
Foot surgery; Slipped disc
Spine intervention; Spinal imaging; Disc disease; Sciatica; Degenerative spine disorders; Hyperextension / hyperflexion of spine ('whiplash'); Spinal injury; Disc replacement; Spinal disease; Spine; Back pain
Spine trauma
General trauma
fractures
Spine fractures

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Procedures completed

  • A5290

    Transforaminal epidural - (>50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • A5771

    Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) - 5 or more joints - (5-50)

    (5-50) (5-50)

  • A5760

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 levels - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • A5730

    Facet or sacroiliac joint (RF) radiofrequency thermocoagulation, cryoprobe or phenol (including rhizolysis under image guidance) - 4 to 6 joints. - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • V3362

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

    (1-5)

  • A5752

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) 1 to 2 levels - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • V4453

    Balloon kyphoplasty - greater than two levels - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • A5761

    Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 joints - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • A6180

    Excision of lesion of major nerve - (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

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