Mr Bob Chatterjee, Spinal Surgeon

Mr Bob Chatterjee MBBS MRCS MSc(Distinction) FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Spinal Surgeon

MBBS MRCS MSc(Distinction) FRCS(Tr&Orth)
MrBob Chatterjee,Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Chatterjee is a recommended Spinal Surgeon

Introducing Mr Bob Chatterjee - Consultant Spinal Surgeon

What are the causes of spinal stenosis?

Who is at risk of getting spinal stenosis?

What are the main symptoms of spinal stenosis?

How is spinal stenosis diagnosed?

Are there any non-surgical options for spinal stenosis?

Can you get surgery for spinal stenosis?

What can I expect after spinal stenosis surgery?

What is cervical spine myelopathy – is it dangerous?

What are the symptoms of cervical myelopathy?

What are the treatment options for cervical myelopathy?

What are the causes of a vertebral (backbone) fracture?

How serious is a broken vertebrae (backbone)?

What advice would you give someone with back pain?

How are spinal (backbone) fractures diagnosed and treated?

Degenerative disc disease

Herniated disk

Upper and Middle Back Pain

Spinal Fusion

Areas of expertise

  • Spinal surgery
  • Cervical (neck) surgery
  • Minimal access 'keyhole' spinal surgery
  • Thoracic spinal surgery
  • Lumbar spinal surgery

Recommendations for Mr Chatterjee

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Karen Grossmark, GP

    Recommended orthopaedic surgeon

  • byDr Sharon Denise Roback, GP

    Recommended orthopaedic surgeon

  • byMr Joyti Saksena, Hip, Knee & Sports Surgeon

    Recommended Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • byDr Dan Ornadel, Respiratory Physician

    Recommended spinal surgeon.

  • by Mr Pinak Ray, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Bob Chatterjee is an excellent surgeon.

  • byDr Karen Grossmark, GP

    Recommended orthopaedic surgeon

  • byDr Sharon Denise Roback, GP

    Recommended orthopaedic surgeon

  • byMr Joyti Saksena, Hip, Knee & Sports Surgeon

    Recommended Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • byDr Dan Ornadel, Respiratory Physician

    Recommended spinal surgeon.

  • by Mr Pinak Ray, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Bob Chatterjee is an excellent surgeon.

  • Address

  • The London Clinic

    5 Devonshire Place, London, GB, W1G 6HL

  • Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

    60 Grove End Road, London, GB, NW8 9NH

  • About Mr Bob Chatterjee

    GMC number: 4217004

    Year qualified: 1995

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Bob Chatterjee is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon for Barnet and Chase Farm NHS trust. He has now joined the orthopaedic faculty of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in both the minimally invasive ‘keyhole’ techniques in spinal surgery, and the non-fusion surgery for low back disorders.

    Mr Chatterjee graduated from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1995, initially training in spinal surgery at Oxford. He was awarded a Culyer Foundation research grant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore where his research into bone regeneration gained a distinction. He undertook specialist Orthopaedic Training on the prestigious Middlesex Rotation and was awarded a Royal College Spinal Fellowship Training programme at Cambridge, and Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals in 2010.

    Mr Chatterjee has served as a spinal advisor to the National Health Service. He is a consultant editor of several spinal periodicals and currently serves as the President of the Royal Society of Medicine (orthopaedic section). He is a tutor for minimally invasive spinal surgery and regularly trains junior spinal surgeons. He has both appeared in, and written widely for the media. He has been featured in several national newspaper articles for his expertise in spinal surgery. He also contributes regularly to spinal health and well-being magazines.

    Areas of expertise

    • Adult deformity surgery
    • Balloon Kyphoplasty
    • Spinal surgery in the elderly
    • Cervical (neck) surgery
    • Cervical spinal surgery
    • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (low back pain)
    • Complex spinal surgery
    • Lumbar spinal surgery
    • Non fusion spinal surgery
    • Spinal Injections
    • Cervical disc replacement
    • Spinal trauma surgery
    • Spinal tumours
    • Thoracic spinal surgery
    • Vertebroplasty
    • “Keyhole” spinal surgery
    • Anterolateral foraminotomy
    • Brachalgia (arm pain)
    • Cervical decompression & fusion
    • Lumbar fusion
    • Cervical myelopathy (crowding of the spinal cord causing loss of balance and weakness)
    • Cervical spine surgery
    • Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
    • Complex spinal reconstruction
    • Disc herniation (slipped disc)
    • Lumbar spinal decompression
    • Epidural for back pain
    • Facet joint replacement
    • Fractures of the spine
    • Low back pain
    • Lumbar decompression
    • Lumbar discectomy
    • Discectomy
    • Lumbar laminectomy
    • Lumbar microdiscectomy
    • Minimal access 'keyhole' spinal surgery
    • Spinal injections
    • Neck pain
    • Neurosurgery
    • Sacroiliac fusion
    • Sciatica (pinched nerve)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal conditions in athletes and sportspersons
    • Pain management
    • Spinal problems in the elderly
    • Spinal stenosis (crowding of the spinal cord causing hunching over and reduction in walking distance)
    • Spondylolisthesis (misalignment of the vertebrae)
    • Sports spinal injuries
    • Trauma surgery
    • Vertebroplasty & kyphoplasty

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    • Pain in the back and neck

    • Shooting pain in the arms and legs with numbness and tingling

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    A full state of the art diagnostic service to help patients understand their condition backed up with a 360 multidisciplinary treatment approach involving both non surgical and surgical treatment options.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    • Spinal conditions in the older patient

    • Minimal ‘keyhole’ access surgery

    • Regenerative biological techniques involving lipogems and plasma cell treatment

  • Professional memberships

    Articles by Mr Bob Chatterjee

    Back implant that banishes pain AND keeps your spine flexible

    The Sun Online

    Making a Stand

    Building trust with patients and an enviable reputation in surgery.

    A recent study suggests that popular painkiller, such as aspirin

    Private Hospitals Push for the Future

    Specialising in both the latest 'keyhole' techniques in spinal surgery

    Woman & Home - Behind the Health Headlines

    Straighten Up and Stand Right

    Back in Control

    Experts now say paracetamol doesn't work for bad backs. So what DOES?