Mr Ramsey Chammaa is a Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon at the Whittington Health NHS Trust and the lead for the Virtual Fracture Clinic Pathway.
Ramsey’s focus lies on optimizing the patient pathway, with a push towards day-case lumbar discectomy surgery and minimally invasive surgery. In addition, he works closely with the pain team to deliver better post-operative pain relief following lumbar fusion surgery.
Mr Chammaa graduated top of his class from Charles University in Prague in 2004 with an MD and 1st class honours. He completed his specialist 6-year training in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the Royal London Hospital rotation in the northeast Thames deanery in 2017.
Following his successful completion of training he undertook 3 competitive and highly regarded fellowships in spinal surgery at The Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and in Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand.
Mr Chammaa is trained in all aspects of spinal surgery including adult & paediatric deformity, adult degenerative conditions, trauma and infection. He is trained in the use of robotics and navigated spinal surgery and incorporates the latter into his NHS practice. He values the importance of research in optimising patient care and outcomes. He is a trained principal investigator and is involved in multiple studies as well as publishing many peer-reviewed papers.
His outcomes on the British Spine Registry are strong and show that 95% of his patients are extremely likely or likely to recommend him to friends and family.
Ramsey has been invited to share his opinions with US surgeons and technology companies to harness existing technology thereby creating better and more meaningful activity-based metrics to track outcomes. Kinesiometrics provides the future of patient outcome assessment by providing objective, accurate and real-time assessment of medical outcomes post-surgery.
To improve the process of informed consent, particularly for major spinal surgery, Mr Chammaa has incorporated “consentapatient” into his practice. This has been designed between multiple specialists with the benefit of replacing arduous reading material with easy-to-watch videos and schematics and has received positive patient feedback.
Throughout his training and as a consultant, Mr Chammaa has continued his passion to teach and is faculty for several courses.
He is a clinical and educational supervisor for junior and specialist trainees.
Ramsey educates his patients with regard to their health; this empowers them to take proactive steps in promoting good health and wellbeing, and ensures that the patient remains central to any decision-making.
Ramsey is an undergraduate teacher at University College London.
- Acute neck pain
- Cervical discectomy
- Cervical spine surgery
- Epidural for back pain
- Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF)
- Lumbar laminectomy
- Lumbar spinal decompression surgery
- Lumbar spine microsurgery
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS)
- Neck pain
- Neck pain with arm pain
- Spinal fusion
- Vertebral augmentation for spinal osteoporosis
- Spinal Infection
- British Association of spine surgeons
- British Spine Registry
- Royal College of Surgeons