Mr Will Kieffer is a consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon based in Surrey and Sussex. He specialises in back pain, back and neck surgery and spinal surgery alongside pain management, minimally-invasive surgery and sciatica. He privately practices at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital and Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital as well as for the NHS at East Surrey Hospital, where he is clinical lead alongside his esteemed consultant role.
Furthermore, Mr Kieffer has a special interest in spinal fusion and spinal disc replacement and offers treatment in various spinal procedures such as cervical discectomy and fusion, and spinal fractures including rehabilitation and fragility fracture treatment (kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty), among many others.
Mr Kieffer works towards providing the most suitable treatment for his patients in the knowledge that spinal surgery is a significant undertaking, reserved for those who truly require it. He is also trained in non-operative measures including injection therapy for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar as well as sacroiliac and coccygeal joints and areas.
Mr Kieffer is educated and trained to a high standard. He graduated with an MBBS in Medicine and BSc in Medical Physics and Bioengineering from University College London and underwent his higher surgical training in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region.
He completed his first spinal fellowship at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey and the next at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand, where he treated top sportspeople. His experience in sports medicine also saw him work as the team doctor for an English Football League Championship side and provided medical advice for a television drama series.
Mr Kieffer is dedicated to research as Orthopaedic Lead for National Research Projects in trauma and orthopaedics at East Surrey Hospital, and his main interests are degenerative spinal disorders (clinical), spinal balance and adult deformity (research). His work studying these areas have been awarded, published in peer-reviewed journals and in book chapters, too.
He is also dedicated to passing on his medical knowledge, sitting on the NHS Speciality Training Committee and Annual Review Panels for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex regions. They are responsible for training NHS orthopaedic surgeons in the areas. Mr Kieffer regularly teaches and is an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor for the Royal College of Surgeons and a course tutor for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Tr and Orth).
Mr Kieffer is an active member of several medical organisations including the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS), the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the North American Spine Society (NASS) alongside the General Medical Council (GMC) and British Medical Association (BMA). He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.