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Expert Spinal Care for a Pain-Free Life

Led by Mr Am Rai, a respected spinal consultant and one of the leading spinal surgeons in the UK. With over 30 years of experience and a proven track record of success, LCN Spine offer the highest quality spinal care available.

About LCN Spine

LCN Spine is a leading private spinal clinic, with world-leading specialists and facilities, who expertly treat a wide range of spinal conditions with comprehensive rehabilitation, ensuring patients regain their quality of life.

At LCN Spine our purpose is simple - to heal bodies and minds, and bring people back to their previous vitality and well-being.

  • World-leading specialists and facilities.
  • Expert diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of spinal conditions.
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation to help you regain your strength, flexibility, and mobility.
  • Personalised care and support throughout your journey.

Mr Am Rai

Mr Am Rai is a leading spinal surgeon in the UK with over 30 years of experience. He is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who has helped thousands of patients to regain their quality of life. Mr Rai is an expert in a wide range of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, cervical fusion, disc replacement, disc prolapse, and scoliosis. He is also a pioneer in minimal access keyhole surgery, which is a less invasive and less painful way to perform many spinal surgeries.

Mr Rai is passionate about providing his patients with the best possible care and support. He is committed to helping his patients to regain their strength, flexibility, and mobility so that they can live their lives to the fullest.

  • Over 30 years of experience as a trusted spinal surgeon
  • Over 30,000 patients healed
  • Proven technical prowess - backed by the largest series of scientific outcome data from an individual consultant in Europe
  • Collaborative excellence - access to a global network of skilled spinal specialists for complex cases, ensuring comprehensive spinal care
  • Five star patient feedback - from issue to diagnosis and onto effective treatment
Mr Am Rai, Spinal Consultant

Mr Am Rai

Spinal Consultant and LNS Founder

Past President, British Association of Spine Surgeons

  • Mr Rai is a highly experienced and skilled spinal surgeon who has helped thousands of patients get back to pain-free living. He is known for his honesty, transparency, and commitment to providing his patients with the best possible care.

    Mr Am Rai is a highly qualified spinal surgeon - he has been a spinal consultant since 2001 and has successfully completed over 10,000 complex spinal operations. During that time, he has gained a reputation for his expertise in treating a wide range of spinal conditions.

    Mr Rai is fellowship trained, having studied in Australia, South Africa, and the USA. He has helped develop core curriculum for spinal training and was the Foundation Programme Director for junior doctors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. To date, he has trained over 25 spinal consultants himself, who are currently working throughout the UK and in the US.

    Mr Rai is a regular reviewer of unit level surgical practice in the UK via BASS and Royal College of Surgeons. He is also the director of the spinal charity Spine Aid, which arranges regular trips abroad for a team of spinal surgeons to help treat underprivileged children with spinal deformities.

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  • Mr Rai is a highly respected and knowledgeable spinal surgeon. He is the author of many original research papers into spinal conditions and has 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.

    In addition to his extensive clinical experience, Mr Rai is also a leading expert in spinal outcome data. He uses this data to objectively assess his outcomes and compare with other spinal units. This allows him to provide his patients with the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment plans.

    Mr Rai is also a patient advocate and takes the time to fully explain all treatment options to his patients. He understands the disability that spinal disease can cause, as he himself has had spinal surgery.

  • Mr. Am Rai is a renowned spinal surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He is a super specialist in treatment of spinal stenosis in the ageing population. He has developed keyhole/minimal access surgical techniques that allows faster recovery and reduced stay in hospital after Lumbar and cervical disc surgery, spinal stenosis, Complex scoliosis and kyphosis surgery, cervical reconstruction with emphasis disc replacement and motion preservation. He has meticulously collected his surgical data and has published his results and proposed a predictive tool to assess outcome after spinal surgery.

    Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves sideways in an 'S' shape. It can affect people of all ages, but it is most commonly diagnosed in children aged 10-18. Mr Rai performs complex scoliosis operations in his London hospitals and due to the complex nature of the procedure teams up with other experienced deformity surgeons to give best possible care. He is known for his expertise in this field and his commitment to providing his patients with the best possible care. Mr Rai also operates in the developing world with his charity Spine Aid.

    Laser disc surgery is a new and minimally invasive technique for managing a disc herniation. It is performed under local anaesthetic with sedation, and no stitches are required. Mr Rai performs laser disc surgery in collaboration with other spinal surgeons. He is committed to providing his patients with the latest and most effective treatments available.

  • Mr Rai is a respected member of the spinal surgery community. He has held executive and non-executive positions on numerous professional bodies and organisations, including:

    • President, British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
    • Secretary, BASS
    • Director, Spine Aid
    • Foundation Programme Director

    He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the British Scoliosis Society, British Association Spinal Surgeons and East Anglian Spine Society.

    Mr Rai's memberships demonstrate his commitment to excellence in spinal surgery and his dedication to helping others. He is a trusted leader in the field and a valuable asset to the spinal surgery community.

  • Mr. Rai is a compassionate and caring surgeon who is passionate about helping others. He is the founder of Spine Aid, a charity that provides free spinal surgery to disadvantaged patients in Zambia. Spine Aid has helped hundreds of children and adults with spinal problems and disabilities.

    Mr. Rai's commitment to helping others is evident in his work with Spine Aid. He has travelled to Zambia on multiple occasions to operate on children with spinal deformities and has helped many more patients through medical care. All money donated to Spine Aid directly funds patient treatment.

    Mr. Rai is grateful for the support of his donors and is committed to making a difference in the lives of others.

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Our clinics are conveniently located in London and Norwich. They offer state-of-the-art facilities and use the latest techniques and technologies in spinal care. The clinics are dedicated to providing outstanding treatment and aftercare.

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