Mr John Yeh is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon based in London and Essex, specialising in back and neck pain, arm pain, sciatica, spinal injections, osteoporotic spinal fractures, kyphoplasty, laser disc surgery and keyhole spinal surgeries. He works for the BMI The London Independent Hospital, Highgate Private Hospital and The Holly Private Hospital and has significant NHS experience as a former departmental head, complex spine lead consultant and senior clinical lecturer.
Mr Yeh, who also has subspecialty interests in spinal lesions and spinal cord regeneration, is one of a small number of specialists in the UK who has expertise in the laser spinal disc procedures. He prides himself in a minimally-invasive ethos in his practice. He believes that many spinal conditions can be managed effectively without resorting to surgery. He believes that surgery should be as minimally invasive as possible for shorter recovery time and minimal post-operative pain.
Mr Yeh's esteemed career has seen him in top positions and he was senior clinical lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London. He also was a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospitals from 2003 to 2013. Here, he was the lead for complex spine surgery and the head of the Neurosurgery Department for two years.
Mr Yeh's education reflects his impressive career achievements. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 and following his honours degree there, he also achieved a MB BChir, MA and MD from the globally-renowned institution as well as a doctorate degree in spine.
Furthermore, Mr Yeh is a PhD examiner at King's College and Imperial College University of London and is a member of various professional organisations including British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).
His research interests include biomaterials, spinal biomechanics and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Mr Yeh's work has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. In addition, Mr Yeh has won several awards and delivered oral and poster presentations at local, national and international meetings.