Mr Khai Lam is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and first qualified in 1990 in Nottingham. He works at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Spinal Unit.
He has specialist interests in spinal surgery, lumbar and cervical disc degeneration, sciatica, adult and childhood deformities / scoliosis, tumours, infections, fractures, inflammatory disorders injection therapies (facet injections, nerve root blocks, discography) lumbar and cervical.
Mr Lam is active in both clinical and laboratory research into low back pain secondary to lumbar disc degeneration. He is a leader in the field of spinal arthroplasty, minimal invasive spine surgery and belongs to the AO Expert TK Group for atraumatic spinal access surgery. Mr Lam was the first British recipient of the Gold 'La Medaille d'Honneur' from L'Etiole Europeenne du Devouement Civil et Militaire for his work in helping children with serious spinal conditions, treating aircraft ejectee pilots with spinal injuries, and his involvement with developing novel spinal implants and technologies.
Mr Lam is in constant demand on the international training circuit, he has published widely and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s pioneers in innovative spinal surgery procedures.