Patrick McKenna is a fellowship-trained Consultant Spinal Surgeon. He qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1993 and rotated through hospitals in London during his Basic Surgical Training. He completed his Specialist Registrar training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Wessex Rotation from 1999 to 2005. As part of that training, he spent a year at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham as a Spinal Fellow. He is fully trained in all aspects of Spinal Surgery including cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions, tumour, trauma and scoliosis. He was awarded the Spine Society of Europe Clinical Award in 2005 an international prize for clinical research into lumbar spinal fusion for low back pain. He was a full-time Consultant Spinal Surgeon for over 10 years at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
His special interest is in anterior and lateral surgery of the lumbar spine, using minimally invasive surgical techniques to promote early recovery. He also performs motion preserving surgery (total disc arthroplasty) of the cervical and lumbar spine.