Mr Am Rai

Mr Am Rai

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Back & Spine

Spinal Consultant
BM, FRCS, FRCS Orth
Medical secretary contact details:
Tel: +44 203 929 0809
Mr Rai has been a Spinal Consultant since 2001, operated on over 3000 complex spinal operations, has demonstrated expertise on a wide range spinal conditions with emphasis on spinal stenosis (elderly), cervical fusion/disc replacement, minimal access keyhole surgery for disc prolapse and scoliosis.

Mr Rai is the author of many original research papers into spinal conditions. He has also featured in various newspaper articles and a Discovery Channel documentary on his innovative work. He regularly attends spinal meetings and gives lectures both on the national and international circuit.


Mr Rai’s practice covers all aspects of spinal pathology including scoliosis and he is an advocate of giving experienced no-nonsense validated advice with outcome data to confirm treatment plans. He will allow as much time as is required to give his patients a balanced opinion. This will often involve reviewing images, discussion with other specialists and surgical colleagues.
All his patients have validated outcome data which can objectively assess his outcome and compare to other units. Mr Rai appreciates the disability from spinal disease as he himself has had spinal surgery.
All patients of Mr Am Rai are entered into the British Spinal Registry

He is director of a spinal charity Spine Aid which arranges regular trips abroad for a team of spinal surgeons, medical students, neurophysiology technicians and anaesthetists to help treat children with spinal deformities.

Training and awards
Mr Am Rai was elected President of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons by his surgical peers and has been on the BASS Executive Committee for 6 years. He has published on national best practice surgical guidelines, helped develop the British Spinal Registry (over 80,000 patients), involved in National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and government led regional variation in surgical practise across England. Mr Rai set up the Travelling Spinal Fellowship (administered through BASS & British Scoliosis Society) aimed at prospective new Spinal consultants.
He is fellowship trained (Australia, European Travelling Fellowship, South Africa and America) and to date has trained over 12 spinal consultants who currently work throughout the UK. Mr Rai has helped develop core curriculum for spinal training and is the Foundation Programme Director for junior doctors.
He has more than 16 years of consultant spinal experience and is a regular reviewer of unit level surgical practice in the UK via BASS and Royal College of Surgeons.