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.
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.
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.
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.
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.