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Mr Mo Akmal is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Spinal Surgery and is the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial.
He trained at St Marys Hospital Medical School in London and completed his Orthopaedic Specialist program in London. He undertook a Spinal Surgery Clinical Fellowship in Oxford at the John Radcliffe Hospital for Trauma and The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre for elective surgery.
Mr Akmal has also trained in Spinal Surgery at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the University College Hospital and the Royal London Hospital. He now works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in Paddington for NHS work, and Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth for private work.
His main interests are treatment of painful conditions of the spine. His practice includes Degenerative disease, Trauma, Infection, Scoliosis and Tumours. Mr Akmal performs Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery, Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Procedures and has access to a full team of practitioners that specialise in Core Stability, Neural Dynamisation and Functional Restoration programmes. Although Mr Akmal is able to offer a comprehensive surgical solution he also has a large practice in spinal injections and works closely with physical therapists to support a pain management service.
Areas of interest
Sciatica, Vertebral compression fractures, Back pain, Neck Pain
keyhole spinal surgery, discectomy, endoscopic spinal surgery, disc replacement surgery, lumbar fusion, minimally invasive, pain management
Caudal epidural, dorsal root ganglion blocks, Facet joint injections, cervical nerve root blocks,
Balloon Kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty
- London Spine Unit
- Hospital Of St John & St Elizabeth 60 Grove End Road St John's Wood LONDON NW8 9NH
- 0844 589 2020
- 0844 589 6060
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Tissue Engineering Spinal Discs
Clinical Applications of Information Technology
Tennis, Traveling, Family
Translaminar cervical epidural steroid injection for radiculopathy – A one year review of
outcomes. YC Lok, S Ahmed, C Jenner, C McCarthy, M Akmal J Bone Joint Surg Br In Press
Outcome of abdominosacral resection for locally advanced primary and recurrent rectal
cancer. Bhangu A, Brown G, Akmal M, Tekkis P.
Br J Surg. 2012 Oct;99(10):1453-61. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8881. PubMed PMID: 22961529
An evaluation of a postoperative rehabilitation program after spinal surgery and its impact on
outcome. McGregor AH(1), Henley A, Morris TP, Doré CJ; FASTER team.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Apr 1;37(7):E417-22. (Collaborator)
Clinical images: Magnetic resonance imaging appearance of alkaptonuria.
Hamdulay SS1, Finegold J, Boyer L, Khanna M, Akmal M, Walker A, Kinderlerer A.Arthritis Rheum.
2012 Jan;64(1):129. doi: 10.1002/art.33357.
The Use of Expandable Ventrolateral titanium cages in the treatment of Spinal Infections
M. Akmal, A. Meir, A. Hussein, M. Hamady J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings 2011 93-B:28;
The Implicatuions of Hip or Spine surgery on Cerebral palsy patients with scoliosis and hip
subluxation. M Akmal, A Abbassian, A Anand, J Lehovsky, D Eastwood A Hashemi-Nejad
J Bone Joint Surg Br 2008 vol. 90-B no. SUPP III 450
Early and Long term Functional Outcome sussing methylprednisolone in Trauma patients with acute spinal cord injury. V Elwell, J Sutcliffe, and M Akmal J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings 2008 90-B:460;
The Effects of Hyaluronic acid on articular chondrocytes. Akmal,M.; Singh,A.; Anand,A.;
Kesani,A.; Aslam,N.; Goodship,A.; Bentley,G. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Aug;87(8):1143-9
Courses offered to GPs
Back Pain Lectures
Vertebral Compression Fractures
- Medical Degree Imperial College, London 1992
- Bachelor of Science London University 1991
- Doctorate in Medicine (Postgraduate Higher Degree) University College London 2005
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Governing Body Member Islington Clinical Commisioning Group 2016
- Clinical Director of Orthopaedics and Trauma Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion of Specialist Training, 2003
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
phone 1 : 0844 589 2020
phone 2 : 0844 589 3030
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Transforaminal epidural - (>50)
Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 5 to 6 levels - (>50)
Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 levels - (>50)
Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) 1 to 2 levels - (>50)
Epidural injection (cervical) - (>50)
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