Mr Darren Lui

Mr Darren Lui

LRCP & SI, MB, BAO, BCh, MRCS, MCh, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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1 specialist

5 years of experience
5 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.94
Bedside Manner
4.94
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“A very caring calm and diligent man. The perfect consultant. His secretary Karina has the same qualities. A pleasure to deal with. “
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7499111
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    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    913 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    841 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1279 reviews

    About

    Mr Darren Lui is a Fellowship Trained Deformity and Complex Spinal Surgeon at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in addition to seeing patients privately at The London Bridge Hospital. 

    Mr. Lui's specialist interest is in adolescent & paediatric deformity surgery such as scoliosis and kyphosis/Scheuremann’s Disease. His expertise also covers a wide range of procedures, from revision, anterior and complex spinal surgery to failed back syndrome, scoliosis and kyphosis surgery. He has a specialist interest in oncology, including the treatment of primary spine tumours, metastases of the spine and balloon and radiofrequency kyphoplasty and also sees patients with more straightforward problems including back and leg pain (sciatica).

    Mr Lui has worked as a Spinal Fellow in hospitals in Hong Kong, Ireland and England and was appointed as a consultant in 2016, working at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, before moving to join St George's.

    He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001, later undertaking a Masters degree in laboratory-based science studying the role of insulin as an anti-inflammatory agent and its potential for treatment.

    He has made over 150 podium presentations and produced 25 peer-reviewed publications in addition to supervising two Masters’ degrees in Science. Mr Lui also retains a keen interest in research including into trauma and orthopaedics as well as spine surgery, and enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with others.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Anterior Spinal Surgery
    • Robotic / Navigation Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Spinal Oncology
    • Spinal Surgery
    • Revision Surgery
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Balloon & Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Thoracic Back Surgery
    • Bracing
    • Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises e.g. Schroth Technique
    • Non Fusion Techniques: Growing Rods, traditional/Magnetic Controlled (MAGEC), Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT), Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC)
    • Fusion: Anterior surgery: Selective thoracic fusion (minimally invasive anterior Scoliosis Surgery), selective anterior thoracolumbar fusion
    • Posterior surgery; selective thoracic, long construct
    • Revision spinal surgery; complex adult spinal surgery; Multiple previous surgeries; Adult kyphosis; flatback
    • Complex Spinal Surgery
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Tumours And Infections
    • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • Adult Scoliosis
    • Early Onset Scoliosis
    • Failed Back Syndrome
    • Kyphosis
    • Paediatric Deformity
    • Scheuremann's Disease
    • Paediatric Deformity; Kyphosis; Scheuremann's Disease; Spondylolisthesis; Adolscent idiopathic scoliosis; early onset scoliosis; Syndromic and Neuromuscular scoliosis; congenital scoliosis
    • Adult Scoliosis; Failed Back Syndrome; Sagittal imbalance of spine; Degenerative scoliosis; de novo scoliosis
    • Spine Cancer- Metastases and Oligometastatic disease
    • Fractures
    • Back pain Sciatica; Neck & Arm Pain
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    Medical procedures

    • Spinal Fusion
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Revision Surgery
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Scoliosis
    • Sciatica
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
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    Education

    • FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2013
    • MCh Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2008
    • MRCS Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2004
    • LRCP & SI, MB, BAO, BCh Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2001

    Memberships:

    • The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
    • British Scoliosis Society (BSS)
    • British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
    • SICOT
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    Reviews

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Back Pain
    11/17
    Scoliosis
    7/17
    Sciatica
    5/17
    Facet Joint Injection
    1/17
    Post spinal fusion complications
    1/17
    Spinal Fusion
    1/17
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    very professional approach and sound advice
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Scoliosis
    A very caring calm and diligent man. The perfect consultant. His secretary Karina has the same qualities. A pleasure to deal with.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Facet Joint Injection
    Mr Lui is very friendly but also very helpful. He’s open to questions but also interested in how you feel. Although I have a long term back problem, I feel that I am able discuss options and my pain has reduced greatly. I am extremely grateful to be under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Sciatica
    Approachable, friendly, Mr Darren Lui make me feel comfortable. His approach was relaxed and professional. He explained clearly to me the various options and diagnosis of my symptoms. He clearly outlined the investigations that he recommended and how they related to my symptoms. His examination was thorough. Overall, an outstanding professional experience. I left the consultation feeling assured that I was receiving the best professional advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Scoliosis
    We were very happy with our consultation with Dr. Lui, he was very reassuring about our daughters future prognosis, and has assured us that he will help us in anyway he can if necessary. He had a very friendly manner and put my daughter at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Scoliosis
    Absolutely amazing he reassured our family in what is a difficult time and made us feel like there was light at the end of the tunnel. We can not recommend him highly enough, he gave us lots of options and didn’t feel like we were getting forced to take a certain option.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Sciatica
    Mr Darren was very friendly and approachable. He listened keenly to my long medical history and provided very helpful advice and assurance for my condition.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Sciatica
    Brilliant Consultant and would highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    thorough, very clear and practical.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Sciatica
    I found Mr Lui to be very thorough, and very knowledgable about exploring causes of symptoms, and offering solutions. He works extremely well with other specialists.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid
    Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid
    Vascular Surgery

    04-07-2020

    Excellent spinal surgeon. Very enthusiastic and super keen about his patients.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Complex Spinal Disorders
    For procedures: Spinal Decompresson
    Connection: Is a colleague
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