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Anthony is an experienced Physician Rheumatologist with particular expertise in interventional spinal pain management including endoscopic discectomy, leading the UK in the treatment spinal disc pain. He treats RA, SLE, OA, gout, FMS, back and neck pain, sciatica, whiplash, trapped nerve, slipped disc, discogenic pain using Endoscopic discectomy, Disc-FX, Coblation, APRP.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Pain Management
Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Further information

Mr Hammond takes part in forums, like London Pain Forum, British Pain Society British Society for Rheumatology and Spinal Intervention Society.

Dr Hammond is 'in press' in the British Pain Society, Pain News, with the results of a 100-patient outcome study of the results of DISC-FX treatment in chronic back pain.  These are the results of everyday care in Dr Hammond’s clinic amongst the first 100 sequential cases treated with the new DISC-FX disc decompression system.  This is the largest series of such cases in the world literature.  Patients had suffered an average 5 years of pain with many over 10 and one up to 40 years. These results represent high grades of successful outcome in cases which had been seen by numerous clinicians over many years without effective diagnosis and treatment. Published literature shows benefits are stable long-term. For more information, please get in contact via The London Clinic.

Professional profile

Dr Tony Hammond, is a senior Physician, Rheumatologist and Specialist in minimally invasive spinal pain management.  In addition to a wealth of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Immune Rheumatic diseases and arthritis, he has developed unique insights and advanced treatments for common, but usually neglected, spinal pain problems resulting from damage to intervertebral discs.

Having trained in Bristol, Bath and London including St Bart’s, The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, he served as Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England for 20 years  

He has a Doctorate in the Immunology of SLE, has written almost 50 scientific papers, contributed to and designed numerous clinical trials and remains active in teaching and research. He is a Spinal Intervention Society (SIS) instructor in Interventional Spinal Pain Management techniques and collaborates with his SIS colleague, Mr Michael Hess, together as Insight Spine experts to deliver advanced minimally invasive and endoscopic spinal care. 

Clinical interests

  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc-related Back Pain and Sciatica

Current posts

  • Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
    The London Spine Clinic at The London Clinic
  • KIMS Hospital

Current teaching posts

  • Instructor Spinal Intervention Society
    KIMS Hospital

Medical training

Year qualified 1980
  • Edinburgh 1973 - 1980



Treatment of Discogenic Back Pain and Sciatica in daily practice: Report of 100 Sequential Cases of Interventional Back Pain Treatment with DISC-FXAuthors: A Hammond MD FRCP, C Hess, and C Oram
Published by: Pain News
Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy (MAST). Early experience in the use of antibiotics in Modic related back pain (MRBP). A case report and rospective, open-label, observational studyAuthors: Anthony Hammond
Year: 2016
Published by: JoOPM
Prophylactic and therapeutic activity of alkaline phosphatase in arthritic rats: single agent effects of alkaline phosphatase and synergistic effects in combination with methotrexate
Authors: Corresponding Author: Chandrupatla DMSH, Molthoff CFM, Ritesma IGR, Vos, R, Elsof E, Matsutama T, Low PS, Musters RJP, Hammond A, Windhorst AD, Lamertsma AA, van der Laken CJ, Braands R, Jansen G.
Mini-micro discectomy by DISC-FX appears effective for chronic back and leg pain in daily clinical practiceAuthors: Anthony Hammond
Year: May 2017
Published by: Abstract No: WCMISST17-1024 Paris
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Inadequate Response to Oral MTX Maintain Satisfactory Disease Control and Durable Long-term Response When Switched to SC MTXYear: November 2014
Published by: ACR

Personal interests

Married with 2 children. Hobbies include Skiiing, Sailing, and flying.

Medical Admissions

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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

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Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

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Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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