Consultant

Mr Ben Okafor

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
Qualifications: MBBS (London), FRCS (England), FRCS.orth (UK), CCST (1998)
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Mr Okafor is an Orthopaedic Consultant with a special interest in spine surgery. He has over two decades of surgical spine experience in complex spine surgery, clinical assessment, pain management and second opinions. He works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide evidence-based treatment. He works at Barts Health NHS Trust.

Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics
English
In-person

Bio

Graduated from St. Bartholomew's Medical School, London University and completed surgical training for the Royal College of Surgeon of England fellowship at Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital.

Further Orthopaedic Specialist training was undertaken at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital/Royal Free Hospital Rotation as a Registrar and a Senior Registrar.

I completed my FRCS.orth specialist exam and gained my certificate of specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery

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

I undertook travelling fellowship and advanced surgical training in Spine Surgery in France. Germany ,Hong Kong , USA and South Africa

I am an educational and clinical trainer for postgraduates inc junior doctors and specialist registrar.

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

I undertake major trauma work and complex spine surgery as well routine elective surgery-spinal injections/decompressions/discectomies/cervical spine surgery/kyphoplasty/spine fusions/spine reconstructions/disc replacements. I have performed several thousand spine procedures over two decades.

I provide second opinion. I undertake overseas work as visiting consultant surgeon and lecturer especially in West Africa.

More information

  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
    Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Health NHS
  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
    Barts Heath NHS trust inc Royal London Hospital , Whipps Cross University Hospital and Newham General Hospital

  • Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Health
    Honorary Senior Lecturer

  • Complex spine surgery
  • Kyphoplasties
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction

  • Year qualified 1987
  • St Bartholomew's Medical School, University of London 1982 - 1987

Extensive experience in major and complex spine surgery, including minimally invasive surgery, fusion, disc replacement, kyphoplasty and reconstruction.

  • North American Spine Society - distinction member
  • British Spine Society
  • British Scoliosis Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Spine Association
  • British Medical Association
  • NHS long service award and discretionary award
  • Nigeria Spine Society
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