James Allibone


35 years of experience
35 years of experience



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James Allibone was appointed as a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2002. He was the Lead Spinal Surgeon at the Hospital. In 2007 he moved his NHS practice to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). He is currently the Lead Spinal Surgeon at NHNN.

Mr Allibone graduated from The London Hospital College in 1989 and undertook general surgical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He did his neurosurgery training in North London at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

He has a special interest in degenerative disease of the lumbar, thoracic, cervical spine and spinal tumours. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the conservative and surgical management of these cases.

Mr Allibone is a member of the National Clinical Reference Group for Spinal Services and Lead Clinician of the Complex Spinal Group at the NHNN. He has led the North London Metastatic Spinal Tumour Group, and he sat on the executive council of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons. Mr Allibone presents at various national and international meetings.

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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Discography
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Management of neck and lower back pain
  • Management brachialgia and sciatica
  • Spinal injections
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Disc replacement
  • Spinal fusion
  • Treatment for syringomyelia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal tumours
  • Artificial discs


Spinal Surgery, Spinal Surgery (Complex)

All procedures

  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections for Pain
  • Complex Revision Spinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

All conditions

  • Spinal Pain
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Spine Tumours and Infections





Registered with

General Medical Council: 3324165


15-17 Lodge Road, London, NW8 7JA

  • Tuesday:
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday:
    10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, WD6 3BS

  • Monday:
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £325

New appointment: £225


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.86 / 5

Personal care received

4.76 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.8 / 5



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