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Mr Bob Chatterjee has quite honestly given me my life back. I had a spinal lower back decompression operation in September 2020. I have already regained full mobility and I am well on my way to a full recovery, in only three weeks. During this period of uncertainty surrounding the Covid19 pandemic, I was even more fearful. But Mr Chatterjee and his care team were 100 percent cautious and meticulous with Covid-19 protocols, which left me feeling confident to go forward with the operation. He was absolutely first class, professional and knowledgeable, his bedside manner was calming and I felt fully informed, and safe in his hands. My wife was also kept informed after the operation which was important to me. After-care was also excellent. I throughly recommend Mr Bob Chatterjee, I consider him to be the best on all levels. I am so very thankful.


May God bless him and his care team.


CJ – October 2020

Mr Bob Chatterjee


I have developed a specialist practice focusing on the traumatic and degenerative aspects of spinal surgery. I offer treatment for a whole variety of spinal problems. In cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions, I treat simple and complex spinal problems with a variety of techniques including microdiscectomy, decompression of the spine, spinal fusion and disc replacements.


I also offer the very latest techniques in spinal surgery including minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, vertebroplasty, and non fusion technology for back pain in order to treat your condition with the least damage to your own tissues. Complimenting my surgical procedures, I offer a wide variety of injection techniques for the treatment of spinal pain.

The philosophy of my treatments are twofold.  I always try to help my patients without surgery where possible. If surgery is required, I use minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques to allow quicker recovery and lessen the discomfort.

Conditions Treated

  • Low back pain

  • Coccydynia (tailbone pain)

  • Sciatica (pinched nerve)

  • Disc Herniation (slipped disc)

  • Spinal Stenosis (crowding of the spinal cord causing hunching over and reduction in walking distance)

  • Spondylolisthesis (misalignment of the vertebrae)

  • Fractures of the spine

  • Neck Pain

  • Brachalgia (arm pain)

  • Cervical Myelopathy (crowding of the spinal cord causing loss of balance and weakness)

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (low back pain)

  • Spinal conditions in athletes and sportspersons


Specialist Areas

  • Lumbar Decompression

  • Lumbar Discectomy

  • Lumbar Fusion

  • Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty

  • Cervical Decompression & Fusion

  • Cervical Disc Replacement

  • Spinal Injections

  • Facet joint Replacement

  • Sacroiliac Fusion

Special Interests

  • Sports Spinal Injuries

  • Spinal problems in the elderly

  • Complex spinal reconstruction

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery


Mr Bob Chatterjee MBBS MRCS MSc(Distinction) FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

​Mr Bob Chatterjee undertakes all forms of spinal surgery from skull to pelvis and specialises in minimally invasive ‘keyhole surgery’ and spinal treatment in for all ages.

Mr Chatterjee is also part of Total Orthopaedics, is the Director of the Spinal Unit at Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and is a spinal surgeon at the London Clinic.

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 solutions. Every single patient gets the same level of attention as he would give for any member of his own family.

Mr Chatterjee graduated from Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital, London, initially training in spinal surgery at Oxford. He was awarded a Culyer Foundation research grant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore where his research into bone regeneration gained a distinction.

He was awarded a joint Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic
Spinal Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of
England and did his neurosurgical training in
Cambridge. He was appointed as a Consultant Spinal
Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospitals NHS Trust in 2010 with an exclusively 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 a past President for the Royal Society of Medicine
(Orthopaedic section).

He 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).

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

List of affiliations

  • Clinical Director of Harley Street Spine

  • Chief of Spinal Surgery at the Hospital of St. John’s and St. Elizabeth

  • Spinal consultant at Total Orthopaedics

  • President Royal Society of Medicine (Orthopaedic section)

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons

  •  AO spine UK Tutor

  •  North American Spine Society

  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

  • Spinal Advisor to NHS Choices

  • Editor Spinal Surgery News

  • Doctify 

  • My Health Specialist


Conditions Treated
Contact Us


The London Clinic

5 Devonshire Place



Mrs Sue Purdie

Tel: 01707 690349
Fax: 01707 690349

Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road

St John's Wood



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