View Full Version : Where go to operation ??

01-20-2007, 05:14 PM
Hi J'm Marta and J'm 19 this year. Sorry for my English but I'm not very good in this language. I came from Poland nad I live in. I have scoliosis :
20* in neck
62/63* in throatic
38* in lumbar
it was the last photo from 10.2005 .
I want to have an operation in England ( I have heard that you are very good in scoliosis operations )
Whant is the best hospital in England ????
How long you must waiting for surgeon in your country ???
P.S thaks for answers

01-21-2007, 01:13 AM
Hi Miki,

Welcome to this forum!!! :) There are several people from England here that can answer your questions, just give them time to see your post. And your English is just fine!!!


01-21-2007, 01:26 AM
I would check the section on "physician/hospital feedback' for UK results. I am from the UK but had surgery in the US. And my Polish is much worse than your English so don't be sorry! I have attached a link to a UK scoliosis website. They have an email and telephone contact and might be able to help you....Hodn? št?stí!!


01-21-2007, 01:37 AM
I had surgery around two weeks ago at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, England. I was able to get a date very quickly because I went privately on my father's insurance. My surgeon was Mr. Gavin Bowden, who is based at St. Luke's hospital in Oxford. I cannot fault him or any of the other staff who cared for me during my stay. Though my operation took place at the Nuffield, I stayed at the Oxford Clinic for Specialist Surgery, which is on the same grounds as the Nuffield. Only thing I didn't like there was the food!

Here are some websites you can check out:

St. Luke's: http://www.stlukeshosp.co.uk/
Nuffield: http://www.noc.nhs.uk/
Oxford Clinic: http://www.oxfordclinic.org.uk/ (Their website isn't finished yet.)

01-21-2007, 11:00 AM
Thank you for this anserws , but it is importanat for me, how long in avarage you must waiting for surgeons ??? In poland in public hospitals you are waiting for surgeon abot 1 year to 3-4 years. It depends on clinic. If want to have this operation in holiday it is possible or not ????
What methods you ale using in operations in England ?? I know that it depends on us and ours curves :) What is one of the best specialist in England in scoliosis ??

01-30-2007, 04:43 PM
Hi Miki

Are you already in England or planning to come here?

I had surgery at the Royal National Orth Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore. Ive been told by people in the profession that the surgeons here are amongst the best in Europe.

I had my initial appointment with Dr.Harrison in February last year-was told i need operation and had it in Aug 06. This was on the NHS and i know if i wanted to go private it would be with the same surgeons because they are the best and the wait would have been about a month-but i think i needed the few months to come to terms with it all.

Dr.Harrison was actually ill when my op was due so a Dr.Jan Lehovsky did the operation and an excellent job he did even if i do say so myself.

if you have any further questions or want the telephone numbers for these surgeons secretaries let me know.


01-31-2007, 02:43 PM
It is helpful to use the SRS physcian locator:


You can also look at the conference schedule and look at the presenters from various countries. There is a listing for Eurospine and an SRS conference in eastern Europe.