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Wai Weng Yoon, BSc MBBS FRCS Tr&Orth

Consultant Spinal Surgeon


Contact Details

NHS Hospitals

Nottingham University Hospital
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery 
D Floor,West Block 
Queens Medical Centre 
Derby Road 

Mr Yoon's Email: /

Tel: +44 115 9249924 / 61024 (Dr. Donna-Marie Urbanowicz - Secretary)

Fax: +44 115 9709991


Leicester General Hospital:  Diane Maries - Secretary       Tel: 0116 258 8171

Leicester Royal Infirmary:   Claire Cattle - Secretary          Tel: 0116 258 5356


Private Hospitals

Spire Hospital (Nottingham)                          Spire Hospital (Leicester)    

Tollerton Lane              Gartree Road 

Tollerton                                                                            Oadby

Nottingham                                                                        Leicester

NG12 4GA                                                                      LE2 2FF

Tel: 01623649861 (Suzanne Sale - Private Secretary)

Fax: 01623649861


Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital

Scraptoft Lane



Tel: 01623649861 (Suzanne Sale - Private Secretary)


Fax: 01623649861


Training History and Professional Development:

Mr Yoon is an experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon appointed at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. 

He graduated from University College London and The Middlesex Hospital, training in Orthopaedic Surgery on the prestigious Royal London Hospital Programme. 

He completed his Orthopaedic training in 2012 then undertook (post CCT) dual complex Spine fellowship training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London and The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia where he worked with top Australian spinal surgeons including Professor Rob Fraser. 

Mr Yoon is available to see all spinal problems including lumbar spine disorders, spinal surgery, back pain, sciatica, spinal infection, spinal tumour, neck surgery, cervical pathology, neck pain, microdiscectomy, and minimally invasive spinal surgery, though he has a special interest in paediatric and adult deformity (he is also a member of the British Scoliosis Society and Scoliosis Research Society).

He is chief investigator for the NIHR Magec rods Metallosis trial in Early Onset Scoliosis and Principle Investigator on the NIHR BOOST trial - Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble.



Design Prize in Orthopaedics (RNOH)                       1998

Mike Freeman Prize (Royal London Hospital)            2010

Orthopaedic and Trauma Society) 2010

Charles Manning Award (Scoliosis Research) 2013

Spinal Research Stanmore (SRSt) Award     2013

Adelaide University Teaching Award       2013



Vertebral augmentation for osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the 'older-old' person: experience from a tertiary UK spinal unit.

A Kumar, T Ong, L Simmonds, O Sahota, WW Yoon

Age Ageing (2017) 46 (suppl_1): i1-i22.


Metastatic spinal cord compression: effects of tumour type on survival.

S Aziz, S Dhiran, P Basu, J Braybrooke, O Gabbar, P Sell, WW Yoon

Spine J March 2017 Volume 17, Issue 3, Supplement, Page S18 



Does pre-operative MRI appearance of Lumbar Multifidus muscle predict clinical outcomes following lumbar spinal decompression for symptomatic spinal stenosis.

M Zotti, F Vilas-Boas, T Clifton, M Piche, WW Yoon, B J C Freeman

European Spine Journal Feb 2017 


Cervical spinal cord injury assessment based on diffusion tensor imaging.

M Czyz, P Szewczyk, WW Yoon, W Jarmundowicz, BM Boszczyk

Spine J April 2016 Volume 16, Issue 4, Supplement, Page S87


Improvement in unfused adjacent segment disc condition following posterior spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

WW Yoon, A Awais, N Willams, MD Selby

Spine J April 2016 Volume 16, Issue 4, Supplement, Pages S67–S68 



Metal concentrations in the blood and tissues after implantation of titanium growth guidance sliding instrumentation.

E Lukina, WW Yoon, M Kollerov, J Meshwania, D Wertheim, P Mason, P Wagstaff, A Laka, H Noordeen, G Blunn

Spine J March 2016