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Mr James Langdon

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General information:

Name, qualifications:

James Langdon BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Orth)

Practising at:

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Trauma and Orthopaedics


Spinal Surgery

Special clinical interests:
  • Degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal fusions
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
Current posts (NHS, University):
  • NHS Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon - West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Professional profile

James Langdon is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon whose clinical practice is dedicated to treating patients with spinal problems.

Mr. Langdon qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College), and later undertook his specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He subsequently underwent a one-year UK advanced training fellowship in spinal surgery. Mr. Langdon is on the GMC specialist register for Orthopaedic surgery, and is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons. He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mr. Langdon's main surgical interest is in the use of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques. He believes that the use of these techniques improves patient outcomes and reduces length of hospital stay. He offers a full range of surgical treatments for degenerative spinal conditions including lumbar microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, minimally invasive spinal fusions, anterior cervical decompression and fusion / disc replacement, balloon kyphoplasty, as well as spinal injections. Mr. Langdon ensures he takes the time to explain things clearly in easy to understand terms, enabling patients to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Mr. Langdon has published several research papers on trauma and orthopaedic surgery, and has presented this work at both national and international meetings.

Clinics are held at Watford General, Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans City Hospitals, and Mr. Langdon operates in Watford and St. Albans.

Personal profile

Mr. Langdon enjoys time spent relaxing with his young family, as well as cycling, swimming and cooking. Despite no longer playing he remains a keen rugby supporter.

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