Mr Darren Lui

Mr Darren Lui

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
2 specialists

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

Overall Rating

Overall

4.94

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“ I only dealt with him remotely but was very efficient, calling me after hours to discuss my issues and dealing with matters promptly and giving me confidence in his advice“
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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

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1253 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1558 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

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

    • Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • 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
    20/32
    Sciatica
    13/32
    Scoliosis
    11/32
    Spinal Fusion
    2/32
    Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain)
    1/32
    Facet Joint Injection
    1/32
    Headache
    1/32
    Multiple Myeloma
    1/32
    Multiple Myeloma
    1/32
    Post spinal fusion complications
    1/32
    Spinal Surgery
    1/32
    headache and pains in back, leg and arm
    1/32
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Multiple Myeloma Multiple Myeloma
    I only dealt with him remotely but was very efficient, calling me after hours to discuss my issues and dealing with matters promptly and giving me confidence in his advice
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    He was welcoming and professional throughout. Explained the problem in depth . Very lovely and friendly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sciatica
    Nice, Knowledgable and Professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sciatica Back Pain
    My experience with Dr Lui was very comfortable and he always managed my expectations. Thankful that with his swift diagnosis and approachable manner I agreed to the epidural injection which he carefully explained and addressed any concerns I had. Living more normally today because of his service. Thanks Dr Lui! If this flares up worse again, I’m coming back to you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sciatica Spinal Surgery
    He listened intently, viewed the MRI, and provided his treatment options but explaining in great detail.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Sciatica Scoliosis
    Very charming man. Great knowledge and explains everything clearly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sciatica Back Pain
    Mr Lui was friendly, caring and most of all, provided a solution to the months of pain I experienced. I will be forever grateful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Sciatica
    So helpful and knowledgable. Took the time to explain every detail and answered all my questions I was worried about
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Scoliosis
    Very thorough, considerate and understanding. Put us all at ease
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    headache and pains in back, leg and arm Back Pain Headache
    Very informative and helpful. If unable to offer clear diagnosis or unsure, then told me so. Made referrals and seemed keen to follow up to check outcomes for his own experience and understanding.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Dr George Bownes
    Dr George Bownes
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    27-07-2021

    I work with Darren at Wimbledon Clinics and have done so now for many years. He is an excellent surgeon who provides great care for his patients. He is a fantastic colleague to work with on complex cases as he has a very multidisciplinary approach. We often work together in this way and this close working increases quality outcomes for patients which is really rewarding for the team as well as the patient. I would highly recommend him if you need a surgical opinion.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Revision Surgery, Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Epidural, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Lumbar Back Surgery, Laminectomy, Facet Joint Injection, Artificial Disc Replacement, Nerve Root Injection, Spine Fracture Surgery, Spinal Decompresson, Facet Joint Replacement, Sciatica Surgery, Microdiscectomy, Lumbar Decompression Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    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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