Mr Robert Lee

Mr Robert Lee

BSc, MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
22 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

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“I saw Mr Lee after years of back problems that were starting to severely affect my everyday life. I was unable to walk without excruciating pain which was now non responsive to big amounts of painkillers. After 2 visits to A&E I visited Mr Lee on the recommendation of a neurosurgeon who was familiar with his work. Mr Lee was friendly, thorough and very comforting and from our initial consultation I felt confident that he would be able to help me. Mr Lee was happy to revise the initial procedure plan to suit my changing needs as my condition worsened between my last consultation and my operation. As I got increasingly concerned the day before my operation, Mr Lee took the time to call me and address my concerns, devising a new strategy to tackle my problems. Right to the last minute, the morning of my operation, Mr Lee was happy to alter the procedure plan in order to address symptoms that appeared since our call the evening before. He was calm and confident and he made me feel that he really cared about my case. After the procedure, Mr Lee was very excited that it had gone really well, which made me very hopeful about my recovery. 7 weeks later, my symptoms have more or less completely subsided and I feel confident I will be able to have my old life back. I am so thankful for Mr Lee and the care he provided. He is a great doctor but above all a great person, who really cares. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Lee to anyone who suffers similar spinal problems.“
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  • Spinal Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4629586
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
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    Specialist's working hours

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    13:00 - 18:00
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    Mr Robert Lee is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital, working within the hospital’s internationally renowned Spinal Unit. He routinely treats highly complex cases that have been referred from centres around the UK.

    He has extensive experience in complex adult degenerative  disease, deformity (spondylolisthesis and adult scoliosis),  sacroiliac joint fusion, revision cases, infection, tumour  (primary and metastatic) and trauma work. He specialises  in posterior and anterior minimally invasive fusions and  decompressions, with the emphasis on preservation of the  paraspinal musculature and fast rehabilitation.

    Mr Lee was fellowship trained in Vancouver, Canada, where  he developed his expertise in computer-navigated spine  surgery (O-arm and stealth navigation). He has performed  more than 1,000 cases using this novel technology.

    Mr Lee speaks regularly at international and national  conferences, and is a faculty member on many courses on  minimally invasive techniques. He has published extensively  and his current research interests are the outcomes after  minimally invasive surgery, adult deformity correction and  computer-navigated spinal surgery. He is the National Lead  of the British Spine Registry and is a fellow of the Scoliosis  Research Society.

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    Mr Lee sees patients at the following locations:

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree, The Waterfront Business Park Elstree Road, Borehamwood WD6 3BS

    Thursdays, 1.00pm – 6.00pm Fridays, 2.00pm – 4.30pm

    The Platinum Medical Centre, 15-17 Lodge Road London NW8 7JA

    Wednesdays, 8.30am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 4.00pm

    Special interests:

    Mr Robert Lee specialises in the  following areas:

    • Complex adult degenerative disease and deformity

    • Computer-navigated spinal surgery

    • Minimal-access spinal surgery

    • Pars repairs

    • Revision spine surgery

    • Sacroiliac joint fusion surgery


    • Revision Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis
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    1996: B.Sc. (1st Class honours): Orthopaedic Science with Basic Medical Sciences. Awarded Faculty of Life Sciences Silver Medal

    1999: MBBS (1st Class honours) with 3 Distinctions, Fitton Prize in Orthopaedics and Proxime Accesit to the University of London Gold Medal. 

    2003: MRCS - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

    2008: FRCS (Tr&Orth) - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

    2010: Vancouver Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship

    2010: CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) and Entry onto Specialist Register

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