Our Practice

Total Spine Clinics Motif

Compassionate care lies at the heart of everything we do. Whilst Mr Wai Yoon who heads the team, is a leading spinal surgeon with extensive experience of diagnosing, treating and managing conditions of the spine, we are first and foremost, caring people who want our patients to have the best possible quality of life.

We understand the impact that a spinal injury or condition can have, and we see beyond the symptoms to the person whose life is affected. As a patient of the Total Spine Clinics, you will receive compassionate, respectful care backed by decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge.

Our aim is to help you to have the fullest experience of life with the least possible pain and restriction.

Why choose us?

We are a leading spine clinic based in Nottingham, which is internationally renowned as the UK hub for spinal treatment. People travel from all over the world to be treated here.

We are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Trauma and spinal fractures
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spinal deformities and scoliosis

As a patient of the Total Spine Clinics, you will receive a complete package of care, including:

  • Prompt and accurate diagnosis
  • An effective treatment plan that might involve surgical or non-surgical approaches
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitation to help you make a complete recovery

If you are looking for a specialist spinal surgeon here are some things to look out for:

  • Experience – ask to see the surgeon’s credentials and examples of the type of surgery they carry out. Mr Yoon’s credentials are outlined below.
  • High quality, compassionate care – you need to feel comfortable with your surgeon and able to ask questions about your care. Total Spine Clinics specialises in providing high quality, compassionate care.
  • Latest techniques and technologies – technology is advancing so fast and new research is being conducted all the time so be sure to choose a surgeon who is abreast of all of the latest advances. Mr Yoon regularly undertakes training and is particularly keen to use the least invasive techniques to achieve the best results with the fastest recovery times.

About Mr Wai Weng Yoon

Mr Yoon - Total Spine Clincs

Taking care of your spine, taking care of you

Phone:
01623 649861

The clinic was founded by Mr Wai Weng Yoon, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon. Mr Yoon specialises in treating deformities of the spine and is also a leading authority on sporting injuries. His patients include premiership football and rugby club players, as well as British olympic team members.

Mr Yoon offers the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments, as well as second opinions and medicolegal work.

He treats patients of all ages, from babies through to elderly patients and offers specialist surgery for scoliosis and other spinal deformities that normally begin in childhood.

  • CCT – Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training – 2012
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth) – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • MRCS – Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – University College London
  • BSc (Hons) Orthopaedics – University College London
  • GMC Number 4739579 / full registration
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • Eurospine (Spine Society Europe)
  • Is the pre-operative MRI appearance of Lumbar Multifidus prognostic for outcomes of lumbar decompression?

M Zotti, F Vilas-Boas, T Clifton, M Piche, WW Yoon, B J C Freeman European Spine Journal Oct 2017

Lukina E, Laka A, Kollerov M, Sampiev M, Mason P, Wagstaff P, Noordeen H, Yoon WW, Blunn G. Spine J. 2016 Mar;16(3):380-8

  • The outcome of pedicle screw instrumentation removal for ongoing low back pain following posterolateral lumbar fusion

M G Zotti, O P Brumby-Rendell, B McDonald, T Fisher, C Tsimiklis, WW Yoon, O Osti
Journal of Spine Surgery  September 2015

  • The role of nanotopography in the development of tissue engineered 3D organs and tissues using mesenchymal stem cells

S Salmasi, D M Kalaskar, WW Yoon, G Blunn, A M Seifalian
World journal of stem cells March 2015

  • In-vivo analysis of retrieved growth guidance sliding LSZ-4D devices for early-onset scoliosis treatment and in-vitro investigation of nitinol wear resistance

E Lukina, WW Yoon, M Kollerov, J Meshwania, D Wertheim, P Mason, P Wagstaff, A Laka, H Noordeen, G Blunn
Spine Jan 2015

  • The use of ultrasound in comparison to radiography in magnetically controlled growth rod lengthening measurement: A prospective study

WW Yoon, A C Chang, P Tyler, S Raniga, S Butt, H Noordeen
European Spine Journal Sept 2014

    • Improvement of pulmonary function in children with eraly onset scoliosis using magnetic growth rods

WW Yoon, F Sedra, Shah, Suken, F Muntoni, C Wallis, H Noordeen
Spine July 2014

  • Medial Patello-femoral reconstruction for the treatment of chronic patellofemoral instability: A Systematic Review of Evidence

A Patel, A Anand, A Rashid, WW Yoon
Journal of Orthopaedics 2011;8(4)e5

  • Septic arthritis in end-stage renal disease patients

P Jaiswal, J Wong, WW Yoon, J Reidy
EBJIS Vol 25, p 60 (2006)

  • Design and Application of Combined Hip-Knee Intramedullary Joint Replacements

PS Walker, WW Yoon, G Bentley, S Cannon, S Muirhead-Alwood.
Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 14 No. 8 1999

  • Adelaide University Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • Spinal Research Stanmore (SRSt) Award
  • Charles Manning Award (Scoliosis Research)
  • Mike Freeman Prize (Royal London Hospital)
  • Design Prize in Orthopaedics (RNOH)
Qualifications
  • CCT – Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training – 2012
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth) – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • MRCS – Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – University College London
  • BSc (Hons) Orthopaedics – University College London
Memberships
  • GMC Number 4739579 / full registration
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • Eurospine (Spine Society Europe)
Selected Publications & Awards
  • Is the pre-operative MRI appearance of Lumbar Multifidus prognostic for outcomes of lumbar decompression?

M Zotti, F Vilas-Boas, T Clifton, M Piche, WW Yoon, B J C Freeman European Spine Journal Oct 2017

Lukina E, Laka A, Kollerov M, Sampiev M, Mason P, Wagstaff P, Noordeen H, Yoon WW, Blunn G. Spine J. 2016 Mar;16(3):380-8

  • The outcome of pedicle screw instrumentation removal for ongoing low back pain following posterolateral lumbar fusion

M G Zotti, O P Brumby-Rendell, B McDonald, T Fisher, C Tsimiklis, WW Yoon, O Osti
Journal of Spine Surgery  September 2015

  • The role of nanotopography in the development of tissue engineered 3D organs and tissues using mesenchymal stem cells

S Salmasi, D M Kalaskar, WW Yoon, G Blunn, A M Seifalian
World journal of stem cells March 2015

  • In-vivo analysis of retrieved growth guidance sliding LSZ-4D devices for early-onset scoliosis treatment and in-vitro investigation of nitinol wear resistance

E Lukina, WW Yoon, M Kollerov, J Meshwania, D Wertheim, P Mason, P Wagstaff, A Laka, H Noordeen, G Blunn
Spine Jan 2015

  • The use of ultrasound in comparison to radiography in magnetically controlled growth rod lengthening measurement: A prospective study

WW Yoon, A C Chang, P Tyler, S Raniga, S Butt, H Noordeen
European Spine Journal Sept 2014

    • Improvement of pulmonary function in children with eraly onset scoliosis using magnetic growth rods

WW Yoon, F Sedra, Shah, Suken, F Muntoni, C Wallis, H Noordeen
Spine July 2014

  • Medial Patello-femoral reconstruction for the treatment of chronic patellofemoral instability: A Systematic Review of Evidence

A Patel, A Anand, A Rashid, WW Yoon
Journal of Orthopaedics 2011;8(4)e5

  • Septic arthritis in end-stage renal disease patients

P Jaiswal, J Wong, WW Yoon, J Reidy
EBJIS Vol 25, p 60 (2006)

  • Design and Application of Combined Hip-Knee Intramedullary Joint Replacements

PS Walker, WW Yoon, G Bentley, S Cannon, S Muirhead-Alwood.
Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 14 No. 8 1999

  • Adelaide University Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • Spinal Research Stanmore (SRSt) Award
  • Charles Manning Award (Scoliosis Research)
  • Mike Freeman Prize (Royal London Hospital)
  • Design Prize in Orthopaedics (RNOH)