Mr Michael Mokawem

Mr Michael Mokawem

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.94

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“Mr Mokawem has changed my life for the better and for an amazing future. His bed side manner and caring nature is second to none. We as a family can’t thank me Mokawem enough for what he has done for me and my family. A great surgeon all round. “
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4670843
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Roman House, Roman House, 296 Golders Green Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW11 9PY
    170 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    243 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Wed
    09:30 - 12:00
    Thu
    18:00 - 20:00
    Fri
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    About

    Mr Mokawem is a consultant spinal surgeon, specialising in all aspects of spinal surgery with a particular interest in paediatric and adult spine deformities. He advises on non-operative and operative management and supports patients in making fully informed decisions. He uses minimally invasive techniques, computer navigated surgery, robotic surgery and traditional open techniques as appropriate. His paediatric scoliosis practice encompasses the full repertoire of management strategies including vertebral body tethering in selective cases.

    Mr Mokawem completed the prestigious National Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2018. This is a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship which covers the breadth of spinal surgery and the full spectrum of spinal conditions in both paediatric and adult patients. Additionally, he completed a complex spine surgery fellowship at the internationally recognised Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2017. This included minimally invasive and computer navigated surgery with Mr Robert Lee, paediatric deformity surgery with Mr Jan Lehovsky and spinal tumour surgery with Mr Hanny Anwar.

    He undertook an educational visit in September 2018 to the Eifelklinik in Germany to learn about vertebral body tethering.

    Mr Mokawem has presented at national and international spine surgery conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals.

    He is passionate about teaching and is a faculty member for the Royal College of Surgeons of England Advanced Trauma Life Support and Training the Trainers courses.

    Outside of work he spends as much time as possible with his wife and daughters, cycling along traffic free routes.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Complex spinal surgery
    • Paediatric scoliosis correction
    • Adult deformity correction
    • Minimally invasive interbody fusions
    • Minimally invasive posterior fusions
    • Computer navigated spine surgery
    • Lumbar spine decompression
    • Lumbar microdiscectomies
    • Cervical spine decompressions and fusions
    • Robotic spine surgery
    • Vertebral body tethering
    • Sacroiliac joint fusions
    • Facet Joint Denervation / Rhizolysis
    • Paediatric spine deformity and back pain
    • Complex spinal surgery
    • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • Computer navigated and robotic surgery
    • Back pain management
    • Disc prolapse and sciatica
    • Lumbar stenosis
    • Cervical stenosis
    • Spinal deformity
    • Sacroiliac joint pain
    • Fractures
    • Tumours
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    Medical procedures

    • Spinal Fusion
    • Cervical (Neck) Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Epidural
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lumbar Back Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Revision Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Decompresson
    • Spinal Deformity Correction
    • Spine Fracture Surgery
    • Thoracic (Back) Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Scoliosis
    • Back Pain
    • Complex Spinal Disorders
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Arthritis (Spine)
    • Coccyx Fracture
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spinal Pain
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures and Trauma
    • Spine Tumours and Infections
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis
    • Sports-Related Spine Injuries
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Vertebral Compression Fracture
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    Education

    • MBChB
    • FRCS (Tr&Orth)
    • The National Spine Fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals
    • Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.
    • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • British Association of Spine Surgeons
    • AO Spine
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Scoliosis surgery
    6/33
    Spinal fusion
    6/33
    Back Pain
    5/33
    Lower Back Pain
    5/33
    Scoliosis
    4/33
    Spinal Fusion
    3/33
    Spinal stenosis
    3/33
    Degenerative Disc Disease
    2/33
    Degenerative disc disease
    2/33
    Lumbar back surgery
    2/33
    Spinal Surgery
    2/33
    Spinal decompresson
    2/33
    Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    1/33
    Anterior cervical discectomy and interbody fusion
    1/33
    Complex Spinal Disorders
    1/33
    Discectomy
    1/33
    Emergency back operation.
    1/33
    Idiopathic Scoliosis
    1/33
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    1/33
    Scheuermann's disease
    1/33
    Sciatica
    1/33
    Scoliosis spinal fusion
    1/33
    Spinal Decompresson
    1/33
    Spinal deformity correction
    1/33
    Spondylolisthesis & spondylolysis
    1/33
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Degenerative Disc Disease Lower Back Pain Sciatica
    Mr Mokawem has changed my life for the better and for an amazing future. His bed side manner and caring nature is second to none. We as a family can’t thank me Mokawem enough for what he has done for me and my family. A great surgeon all round.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Spinal Decompresson Spinal Fusion
    Mr Mokawem had a very genuine caring approach together a clear explanation of the diagnosis of my spinal problem. All issues regarding outcomes and possible problems were all made very clear. The severs pain that my stenosis was causing has completely gone following surgery. I would uneqivocally recommend Mr Mokowem , not for his skills but also as a surgeon who really cares about his patient
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Discectomy Degenerative Disc Disease
    I have received excellent care from Mr Mokawem for a degenerative disc that was putting a lot of pressure on my nerve and causing significant pain. During this time under the care of Mr Mokawem I have felt less like a patient and more like a person which has meant a lot to me. Communication throughout has been brilliant, prompt and reassuring with a good level of information given. I'm recovering now and feeling better than I have in a long time.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Surgery
    I found Mr Mokawem to be incredibly good, he explained everything in great detail about my operation. His bedside manner is excellent. I would highly recommend him to other people with spinal problems
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Scoliosis
    Mr Mokawem was very honest throughout about all aspects of my surgery and possible outcomes. I admit I was nervous about such big operations but I am now so glad that I had them. I have my life back, no daily pain and no more pain relief. I am pleased that I had the surgery and very happy with the care and attention that I received before, during and after my time in hospital. I highly recommend Mr Mokawem and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Complex Spinal Disorders Lower Back Pain Back Pain
    we found him most pleasant and down to earth in explaining the various scans so describing the problem areas together with the spine model showing the various movements followed by the operation detail in depth to hopefully result in the success as hoped. Further advise of the risk factors, operation procedure, recovery time scale etc. Mr Mokawem was more than agreeable in his explanations to us and in answering any questions leaving us to make our decision with no pressure for the future quality of life.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    As a patient I am very happy and pleased with my doctor Mr Mokawem, and I wish him every success in his professional career. Your sincerely. Thanks.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Scoliosis Spinal Fusion
    Six months ago my daughter (aged 18) received corrective spinal fusion surgery at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in Stanmore under the care of Mr Michael Mokawem, having been diagnosed with scoliosis 10 months earlier. My praise for Mr Mokawem as a surgeon and as a kind, supportive human being could not be greater. Prior to the surgery Mr Mokawem explained the procedure to my daughter and myself in exactly the right detail for us to understand, in a way that was honest and reassuring, addressing the risks and the rationale every step of the way. He is a calming, patient, empathetic and genuine gentleman who really cares about the physical and mental well-being of his patients and their family. His whole team at the hospital have also provided excellent support, from nurses caring for her and keeping her spirits up, physiotherapists preparing her to embrace normal life again, the teams performing x-rays and making the supportive braces. I cannot fault the care she received in the hospital during her operation or the follow-up care she has benefited from post-operatively. Now, six months on, my daughter is infinitely more comfortable, and much more confident in herself and the ‘normal’ future that lies ahead of her. We have no regrets about making this important decision to have the surgery. We placed a lot of confidence in Mr Mokawem, and we can honestly say that we could not have wished for a better surgeon. We would recommend him whole-heartedly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Spinal Fusion
    Mr Mokawem corrected my daughters scoliosis. He was very kind and caring and always took his time to explain the procedures and answer any questions we had. I completely trusted Mr Mokawem and the results of my daughters surgery are amazing. He did an excellent correction and myself and my Daughter are thrilled with the result.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Lower Back Pain Spinal stenosis
    I saw Mr Micheal Mokawem it was my first time to see him . he is excellent his bedside manner very good . He explains clearly.He understands ,he listens and I did not feel like I was only a number but he gave me all his time I explain my condition . He gave me the plan of what need to be done in one appointment , referred me for some investigation ct and mri . he is amazing . thank you Mr M Mokawem .
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    1

    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    3

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Dr Benjamin Jacobs
    Dr Benjamin Jacobs
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    14-04-2021

    Mr Mokawem is not just an expert spinal orthopaedic surgeon, he is a gifted doctor who assesses each patient carefully, explains all the options and patiently answers any questions before proceeding to operate or treat orthopaedic problems. He has a long track record of Spinal surgery with outstandingly good outcomes, including the treatment of the most complex patients including young babies with congenital scoliosis as well as more straightforward adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and of course adults too.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For conditions: Back Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Deformity, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain
    For procedures: Spinal Deformity Correction, Scoliosis Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Joseph Aderinto
    Mr Joseph Aderinto
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    14-04-2021

    Mr Mokawem is a skilled and respected orthopaedic spinal surgeon who has a caring and professional attitude. In addition to routine work he also has experience in the treatment of more complex and challenging spinal conditions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Mokawem to treat my friends and family.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Back Pain, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Deformity, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Lumbar Stenosis
    For procedures: Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Complex Revision Spinal Surgery, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Discectomy, Lumbar Back Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Spinal Decompresson, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Sciatica Surgery, Microdiscectomy, Lumbar Decompression Surgery
    Mr Almas Khan
    Mr Almas Khan
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    14-04-2021

    Mr Mokawem is a highly experienced spinal surgeon. He has held prestigious fellowships which have provided a sound basis for his practice which includes the whole spectrum of spinal surgery for children and adults, including pathologies of all descriptions. He is a considerate and thoughtful individual who cares about how his patients improve after their treatment.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Back Pain, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Deformity, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Lumbar Stenosis
    For procedures: Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Complex Revision Spinal Surgery, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Discectomy, Lumbar Back Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Spinal Decompresson, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Sciatica Surgery, Microdiscectomy, Lumbar Decompression Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Simon Sturdee
    Mr Simon Sturdee
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    30-05-2021

    I have known Mr Mokawem for over ten years. He was a trainee in Yorkshire and worked working with me at CHFT NHS Trust as my trainee for 6 months. After his general training he has undertaken some nationally recognised fellowships and specialised in spinal surgery. His surgical skills are excellent and I know that his clinical skills in assessing and dealing with routine and complex cases are exceptional. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Back Pain, Upper Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Deformity, Spine Fractures and Trauma, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Complex Spinal Disorders, Spinal Cord Compression, Lumbar Stenosis
    For procedures: Knee Preservation Surgery, Cervical (Neck) Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Complex Revision Spinal Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Epidural, Thoracic (Back) Surgery, Spinal Deformity Correction, Discectomy, Scoliosis Surgery, Facet Joint Injection, Nerve Root Injection, Spinal Decompresson, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery (Keyhole), Microdiscectomy
    Connection: I trained them

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