Bob  Chatterjee

Bob Chatterjee

Consultant Spinal Surgeon


Tel: 01707690349Email:

I specialise in...

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal injections
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Sports spinal injuries
  • Spinal problems in the elderly
  • Complex spinal reconstruction

Accreditation and admitting rights

is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...

Bob Chatterjee

Mr Bob Chatterjee is Clinical Director of Harley Street Spine and spinal lead at the Royal Free Hospitals NHS Trust. Skilled in the latest ‘keyhole’ techniques in spinal surgery and non-fusion surgery for low back disorders, he provides expert assessment and treatment for a wide range of spinal conditions, including low back pain, sciatica, slipped disc, spinal stenosis, neck pain, arm pain and spinal fractures.

Mr Chatterjee’s philosophy is that finding the cause of spinal problems and explaining them succinctly to patients is the foundation of good treatment. He believes in his patients not only understanding their back, but also being aware of all the non-surgical as well as the operative treatment options. He works with outstanding physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths and pain management specialists in a team-based approach to find the right solution in each case. Every single patient gets the same level of attention as he would give for any member of his own family.

Training and experience

Mr Chatterjee graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in London, going on to undertake his initial training in spinal surgery in Oxford. He was awarded a Culyer Foundation research grant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore where he gained a distinction for his research into bone regeneration.

After completing his Orthopaedic Specialist training in London, Mr Chatterjee was awarded a joint Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, training in spinal deformity and degenerative surgery at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals and in neurosurgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Mr Chatterjee was appointed as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospitals NHS Trust where he has an exclusive spinal practice undertaking all forms of adult spinal surgery. Among many achievements, he is a spinal advisor to the National Health Service, is a consultant editor of several spinal periodicals and is currently President Elect for the orthopaedic section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Mr Chatterjee is a tutor for minimally invasive spinal surgery and has a passion for training junior spinal surgeons. He is a UK tutor for AO Spine (Swiss International Standards for Spinal Surgery).

Clinical interests

Mr Chatterjee’s clinical interests include minimal access spinal surgery, adult deformity surgery, the biomechanics of lumbar fusion, sports spinal injuries and spinal problems in the elderly. He has a specialist expertise in:

  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
  • Cervical decompression and fusion
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Spinal injections
  • Facet joint replacement
  • Sacroiliac fusion

Research interests

Mr Chatterjee holds honorary research contracts at both the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals. His research interests include minimal access spinal surgery, adult deformity surgery and the biomechanics of lumbar fusion.

In the media

Mr Chatterjee has both appeared and written widely for the media. He contributes regularly to spinal health and well-being magazines and has been featured in several national newspaper articles for his expertise in spinal surgery, including:

Experts now say paracetamol doesn’t work for bad backs. So what does? (Daily Mail)

Private hospitals push for the future (Jewish Chronicle)

Professional details


MBBS, MRCS, MSc(Distinction), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Qualified in 1995 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 4217004
    Date of registration: 07-Aug-1996

Memberships and associations

Bob Chatterjee is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

British Association of Spinal Surgeons North American Spine Society Royal Society of Medicine Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Languages spoken

  • English

Treatments provided by Bob Chatterjee

Mr Bob Chatterjee offers expert assessment and treatment for a wide variety of spinal problems. He always tries to help his patients without surgery where possible, however if surgery is required he uses the latest minimally invasive techniques to lessen discomfort and speed recovery.

Conditions treated include:

  • Low back pain
  • Tailbone pain (coccydynia)
  • Sciatica
  • Disc herniation (slipped disc)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Neck pain
  • Brachalgia (arm pain)
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sports-related spinal conditions


Initial consultation: £300

Follow up consultation: £200

Treatments, operations and tests

  • DIAM spinal stabilisation system
  • Herniated disc removal
  • Lumbar disc removal (discectomy)
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Slipped disc surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis treatments
  • Trapped nerve surgery


Highgate Private Hospital (Aspen)  

Highgate Private Hospital
17 View Road
N6 4DJ

  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room
Private secretary (Mrs Sue Purdie): 01707690349
Fax: 01707690349
Main email:

Other locations I work at

BMI The Kings Oak Hospital  

Chase Farm North Side
The Ridgeway
Enfield, London

  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

BMI The Cavell Hospital  

Cavell Drive
Uplands Park Road
Enfield, London

  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

The Royal Free Hospitals NHS Trust  

Chase Farm Hospital (The Pink Palace)
127 The Ridgeway

NHS Secretary (Courtney Howard): 0208 375 1793
Fax: 0208 375 1361
Main email:

Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth  

60 Grove End Road
St John's Wood

  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

London Spine Specialists  

Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
60 Grove End Road
St John's Wood

London Clinic  

5, The London Clinic
Devonshire Place

Main email:
  • Admitting rights
  • Consulting room

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