Mr Ben Okafor



GMC number: 3251153


Orthopaedic surgery

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I have been a Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma with a special interest in spine surgery since 1998 with over 20 years of dealing with a wide range of orthopaedic conditions including large volume of complex spine conditions and surgery.

I trained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/Royal Free Hospital Rotation both as a Registrar and a Senior Registrar.

I completed my FRCS.orth and gained my certificate of specialist training.

I undertook my Spine Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College London/Middlesex Hospital.

I am a trainer for junior doctors and specialist registrar.

I am a GMC appraiser and work with a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists/radiologists/pain therapists/Spine surgeons.

I provide support for community based musculoskeletal services.

I participate in providing emergency services for the NHS and undertake major trauma work and complex spine surgery as well routine elective surgery-spinal injections/decompressions/discectomies/cervicalspine surgery/kyphoplasty/spine fusions/spine reconstructions/disc replacements).

I regularly perform routine and complex orthopaedic and spine surgery as well as supervising and training junior doctors.

I provide specialist Spine opinion to other consultants inc orthopaedic surgeons both at Whipps Cross University Hospital and elsewhere.

I receive large volume of refefrals from east London and the Essex/neighbouring vicinity from general practitioners, orthopaedic consultants , non-orthopaedic consultants, pain therapist, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other professionals allied to medicine.

Special interests

  • Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of)
  • Lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of)
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Slipped disc
  • Spine intervention
  • Spinal imaging
  • Disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative spine disorders
  • Hyperextension / hyperflexion of spine ('whiplash')
  • Spinal injury
  • Disc replacement
  • Spinal disease
  • Spine
  • Back pain
  • Spine trauma
  • General trauma fractures
  • Spine fractures

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Ben Okafor at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Cervical Spine Surgery

Locations Mr Ben Okafor works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Spine & Scoliosis Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust (Whipps Cross Hospital)

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