Mr Lester F Wilson qualified in 1982 from University College Hospital, trained in Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery in Nottingham and London, and was until 2016 Clinical Director of the Spinal Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedi Hospital, Stanmore, He now sees patients at The Wellington Hospital, London, where he co-founded the Wellington Spinal Unit in 1994. He also consults at HCA Elstree, and Spire Hospital Bushey [Centennial Park].
Mr Wilson deals with complex lumbar spine problems. He is an expert at treating Spinal Infections, having set up the Spinal Infection service for the region at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He is an internationally recognised expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery, and he was a board member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery [ISMISS] between 2005-2015.
His main areas of interest include complex lumbar fusion techniques, bone graft substitutes, spondylolysis in athletes, and revision surgery. Patients attending his Clinics are suffering from symptoms of low back pain and/or sciatica. He has developed a minimally invasive way to repair stress fractures in the lumbar spine, having performed this operation on over 40 athletes, cricketers, footballers, ballet dancers, among others, from the UK and abroad.
He has an interest in education and he lectures to and trains spinal surgeons in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America, covering spinal fusion, bone biologics and minimal access spinal surgery.