Mr Imran Rafiq


MB BS, MRCS, MSc, MCh (Orth), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 6033155

Practicing since: 1998


Orthopaedic surgery

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I am currently working as Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust.

I took sub-specialty training in Spinal surgery by completing British Orthopaedic Association transitional fellowship at Stoke Mandeville Hospital/ National Spinal Cord Injury Centre. I then polished my expertise in complex spinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery by completing fellowships in internationally recognised Spinal units at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore and Oxford University Hospitals. I have been trained in all aspects of Spinal surgery dealing with cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine.

I graduated from world renowned Institution; King Edward Medical College (Pakistan) in 1998. I underwent Basic Surgical Training in North West England. During his surgical training he completed Masters Degree in Clinical Health Sciences from University of Central Lancashire and subsequently MCh in Orthopaedic Surgery. I completed Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in South West England and North West London.

I have published and presented several scientific and research projects on various platforms. I am a trainer for higher surgical trainees and actively engaged in teaching at international level.

I am actively involved in training and teaching of higher Orthopaedic trainees and junior doctors both in UK and overseas.

Special interests

  • Treatment and assessment of neck and back pain/sciatica
  • Cervical and lumbar spinal injections
  • Spinal fractures, Spinal fusion surgery and Trauma
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy and decompression
  • Treatment of sciatica (leg pain due to nerve root compression)
  • Treatment of arm pain due to nerve root compression
  • Epidural and Nerve root blocks spinal injections (cervical and lumbar spine)
  • Focal spinal decompression
  • Osteoporotic compression fractures
  • Degenerative Spinal conditions
  • Coccyx pain

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Imran Rafiq at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Removal of spinal hardware
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Epidural anaesthetic
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Nerve blocks
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Interspinous implant
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

Locations Mr Imran Rafiq works with

Related experience



  • North American Spine Society
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeon –Edinburgh
  • AO Spine

Other post held

  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic surgeon

Insurers Mr Imran Rafiq works with

Mr Imran Rafiq works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healthcare RM
  • Health-on-Line
  • Police Mutual
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Imran Rafiq does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Imran Rafiq does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Imran Rafiq does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.