Mr Khai Lam

KSLam Medical Services Ltd

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Paediatric
  • Spine

About me

Mr Lam is a senior Consultant Orthopaedic Adult and Paediatric Spinal Surgeon with over 20 years experience in the treatment of straight-forward and complex spinal disorders. He helped establish the internationally renowned Spinal Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London. He is now working full time at the London Bridge Hospital, which been accredited as a world-class AOSpine Unit (since June 2016), as well as The King Edward VII Hospital, The London Clinic and The Portland Hospital.

Mr Lam has published extensively and is regarded as a pioneer in innovative spinal surgery procedures, especially minimal invasive spine surgery, and has been involved in a number of key product development for Depuy-Synthes, part of Johnson and Johnson. His research work is covered in excess of 100 published scientific papers and presentations in the UK and internationally. He continues to lecture extensively in the UK and globally. He belongs to the AOSpine ( National and International teaching faculty. Also, he is a founder member of the International Group for the Advancement in Spinal Science or IGASS ( and is the Regional Director as well as Board of Director of Society of Lateral Access Surgery or SOLAS ( He is a reviewer for Spine and European Spine Journals.

Mr Lam continues in both clinical and laboratory research into spinal disorders. Mr Lam offers patients a fully comprehensive programme of conservative treatment and spinal injections to treat their spinal conditions. In terms of surgery, he is a key opinion leader in the field of cervical and lumbar disc replacements, paediatric spinal deformities, and minimally invasive spinal surgeries. Since 2004, he regularly performs over 300 cases per year of TLIF, OLIF, XLIF and ALIF surgeries. Also, he is very proficient in minimally invasive computer-navigated spinal surgery and sacroiliac fusions.

On 31st January 2009,​ Mr Lam was the first UK recipient of the Gold 'La Medaille d'Honneur' from Etoile Européenne du Dévouement Civil et Militaire. The award, which was presented by Mdm Anh-Dao Traxel, President of EEDCM and daughter to President Jacque Chirac, was given in recognition of Mr Lam's work in helping children with serious spinal conditions, treating military aircraft ejectee pilots and his work in developing novel spinal implants and technologies. On 29th June 2016, His Majesty King Kigeli V, of Rwanda, honoured him as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Lion for his work training surgeons from Africa. He has been the surgical training supervisor to over 100 Advanced Training Fellowships for Spinal Surgeons from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East via IGASS and AOSpine.

Areas of interest

adult spine; paediatric spine; adolescent spine; back pain; neck pain; arm pain; sciatica; disc prolapse; disc herniation; discogenic back pain; degenerative disc disease; sacroiliac pain; tumour; trauma; infection; inflammatory pain; cervical spine (diseases/disorders of), lumbar spine (diseases/disorders of); spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis; scoliosis; kyphosis; spina bifida; cervical and lumbar disc replacement; minimally access/invasive surgery; cervical and lumbar spinal surgery; injection therapies (facet injections, nerve injections, epidurals); trans-foraminal interbody fusion (TLIF), lateral interbody fusion (LLIF and XLIF); oblique interbody fusion (OLIF); anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF); single position spinal surgery; computer navigated spine surgery; robotic spine surgery; primary spinal surgery; spinal fusion; pedicle screw fusion; revision spine surgery; laminectomy; post-laminectomy syndrome; kyphoplasty; vertebroplasty; osteoporosis; sacroiliac fusion

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Procedures completed

  • A5293

    Transforaminal epidural (lumbar) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • A5771

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

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • W9030

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

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • A5790

    Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • A5291

    Transforaminal epidural (cervical) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V2660

    Revision of decompression for central spinal stenosis - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V3362

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V4300

    Anterior vertebrectomy with decompression and implant - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V2540

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V2283

    Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement - cervical region (3 or more levels) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V2200

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • A5751

    Facet joint injection (under x-ray control) - 1 to 2 joints - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V4010

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • V2562

    Decompression for central spinal stenosis (3 or more levels) - (1-5)

  • V4140

    Removal of posterior spinal implant - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • A5730

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

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