Mr Jonathan Lucas

Mr Jonathan Lucas

MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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33 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

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“Very informative pre op. During the op he was direct which was needed. Post op answered all the questions we had and was available should we need him. “
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  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Spinal Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3292891
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £225


    Mr Jonathan Lucas was appointed as consultant orthopaedic and spinal consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals (GSTT) in 1999, then appointed as lead clinician for spinal surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2006 and since 2019 is Head of Service for Paediatric Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, GSTT and lead clinician for the Portland Scoliosis and Spinal Surgery Centre . His specialist interest is the management and surgery of Paedaitric and Young Adult Spinal Pathology, including surgery for scoliosis and kyphosis, spondlylolisthesis/spodylolysis, disc pathology with back and sciatic pain, paediatric spinal trauma, tumour, and infection/sepsis. pain. Mr Lucas has performed over 1058 paediatric scolisosis and kyphosis operations to date.

    Qualifying from St Thomas` Hospital Medical School and London University, Mr Lucas gained the FRCS (Orth&Tr) in 1998, undertaking his Orthopaedic Training as part of the South-East Thames Higher Surgical Orthopaedic Training Program. He then undertook specialized Spinal Surgical Training as a Spinal Fellow at the Centre for Spinal Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, completing his spinal training as a British Orthopaedic Association Travelling fellowship to renowned centres in the USA. He was appointed to the staff as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon to Guys and St Thomas` NHS Foundation in October 1999 and has subsequently specialised further to be a dedicated Spinal Surgeon, becoming Lead Clinician for Spinal Surgery in 2006, and subsequently refining his specialism to the management of conditions of the paediatric and young adult spine. Mr Lucas has performed over 1058 scoliosis and kyphosis operations to date.

    Mr Lucas is a keen teacher of both undergraduates and postgraduates being an MBBS Examiner and former Chairman of AO SPINE UK, Britsh Scoliosis Society Education Secretary. He has published widely within surgical peer-review literature and is the Editor of a major surgical textbook, Aird`s Companion to Surgery, pursuing a research interest within spinal surgery focusing on the management of paediatric spinal deformity and the prevention of complications.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Scoliosis / Kyphosis corrective surgery
    • Major reconstructive surgery of the spine
    • Paediatric spinal deformity
    • Infections and tumours of the paediatric and young adult spine
    • Degenerative conditions and back pain in the paediatric and young adult spine
    • Paediatric and young adult Spinal trauma


    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Lumbar Decompression Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Sciatica Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
    • Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Disc Injuries
    • Growth Disorders
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Nerve Root Entrapment
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Fractures
    • Radiculopathy
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Cord Compression
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Disorders
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
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    • 1988: Qualified, St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London University
    • 1992: FRCS(Eng) after basic surgical training on the St Bartholomew’s Hospital rotation
    • 1998: FRCS(Orth&Tr) following higher surgical orthopaedic training on the South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation
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