Ramsey Chammaa

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

MD (Hons), MRCS Eng, Dip SEM, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Mr Ramsey Chammaa is a leading Consultant Spinal Surgeon based in London. He is a specialist in infections and trauma of the spine and degenerative conditions affecting the spine including complex disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine. He is also an expert in spinal surgery, including the use of minimally invasive techniques as well as robotics and navigated spinal surgery.

Mr Chammaa qualified in medicine from Charles University in Prague in 2004 before completing further specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the UK. He was awarded a post-graduate diploma in sports and exercise medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010, having been appointed a member in 2008 and later a fellow in trauma and orthopaedics in 2016. Following completion of his specialist training, he completed two fellowships in spinal surgery; one being based between the Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital and the other at New Zealand’s Auckland City Hospital. Since 2019, he has worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon within Whittington Health NHS Trust, where he is the lead for the Trauma and Virtual Fracture Clinic.

Working to improve his patients' experience, Mr Chammaa has submitted a proposal to perform day-case lumbar discectomy surgery, a surgical procedure exclusively available at selected units in the UK. Alongside his clinical work, Mr Chammaa maintains a range of teaching responsibilities, frequently leading courses on orthopaedics and is an educator to University College London undergraduates. He is actively involved in research, is a local principal investigator for PQIP (Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme) and has contributed to numerous academic publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Areas of expertise

  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Slipped or herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal infection
  • Osteoporosis of the spine

Current and recent appointments

  • More than 15 years of experience
  • Whittington Health NHS Trust (2019 - present)
  • BMI Hendon Hospital (2022 - present)
  • The London Independent Hospital (2022 - present)
  • Highgate Private Hospital (2022 - present)
  • Schoen Clinic (2022 – 2023)
  • Princess Grace Hospital (2022 - present)

Publications, lectures and teachings

  • Rajesh MB, Chammaa R, Ranganathan, A. Total talar extrusion with medial malleolar fracture. Journal of musculoskeletal disorders and treatment, 5:066, Volume 5/ Issue 1. DOI: 10.23937/2572-3243.1510066 (2019)
  • Rajesh MB, Chammaa R, Ranganathan, A. Management strategies in chronic lumbar facet joint syndrome – A review of the literature. Journal of musculoskeletal disorders and treatment, 5:068, Volume 5/ Issue 3. DOI: 10.23937/2572-3243.1510068 (2019)
  • Rashid. M S, Chammaa, R. (BOTA Collaborators) An audit of clinical training exposure amongst junior doctors working in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 101 hospitals in the United Kingdom. BMC Med Educ. 2018 Jan 2;18(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-1038-5. PMID: 29291730 (2018)
  • Chammaa R. (Lost Tribe collaborators) The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) National Lost Tribe Audit project” BJJ Procs November (2016)
  • Chammaa R, Uri O, Lambert S. Primary shoulder arthroplasty using a custom-made hip-inspired implant for the treatment of advanced glenohumeral arthritis in the presence of severe glenoid bone loss. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Aug 10. pii: S1058-2746(16)30182-2. PMID: 27522339 (2016)
  • Teaching includes an honorary lecturer at UCLH for undergraduate medical students

Society memberships

  • BASS, British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • BMA, British Medical Association
  • BOA, British Orthopaedic Association
  • GMC, General Medical Council
  • Incision Indemnity
  • RCS, Royal College of Surgeons 
  • BSR, British Spine Registry

Contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please call 0203 195 2442.

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Practice location:
Fortius Clinic London

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