Mr Waleed Hekal


MBBCH, MSc (Orth), MD (Orth), FRCS, FRCSI, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 5200405

Practising since: 2009

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  • Every Wednesday
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*Important information* Mr Hekal is taking sabbatical from w/c 27 March 2023 to w/c 2 Oct 2023 and unable to see patients during this period. Please contact us directly on 0300 131 1423 for further assistance

Mr Hekal joined the spinal team at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital in October 2022 and continues to deliver a full-time role within the NHS at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

During his training, he completed four spine fellowships including Great Ormond Street Hospital, centres in Nottingham and Birmingham and Sydney, Australia, which provided Mr Hekal with vast experience in paediatric and adult spine surgery.

He was appointed Consultant Spine surgery at James Cook University Hospital in 2010 and remains the lead spine surgeon within the Trust. He is also responsible for training medical students and specialist trainees within the Trust.

Mr Hekal’s private practice at Nuffield Health covers all spectrums of adult spine surgery including spine deformities, degenerative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, Balloon kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty for insufficiency fractures, minimally invasive spine surgeries and nerve root blocks.

Special interests

Degenerative lumbar and cervical spine disorders.

Other interests

Balloon Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Minimally invasive spine surgery.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Waleed Hekal at Nuffield Health

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal anaesthetic
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Dorsal root ganglion block
  • Cervical Spine Surgery

Locations Mr Waleed Hekal works with

Related experience


  • British Scoliosis Society

Insurers Mr Waleed Hekal works with

Mr Waleed Hekal works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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