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Mr Sean Molloy Mr Sean Molloy

Molloy, Mr Sean

  • Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCS (Tr and Orth) MSc (Eng)
  • Specialty: Minimally invasive spinal surgery, computer navigated surgery, robotic spinal surgery, low back pain, sciatica, adult degenerative disease and deformity, paediatric scoliosis

Specialist clinical interests:

Minimally invasive spinal surgery, computer navigated surgery, robotic spinal surgery, low back pain, sciatica, adult degenerative disease and deformity, paediatric scoliosis

Professional profile:

Mr Molloy is one of the senior spinal orthopaedic surgeons at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore.  He has held the post of clinical lead and also the clinical director of the spinal unit at the RNOH

Mr Molloy is a clinical innovator and leader.  He is a world-renowned researcher (Molloy on Research Gate  & Molloy on Google Scholar) and gives invited keynote lectures worldwide.

Mr Molloy introduced Spinal navigation surgery to the United Kingdom and has been instrumental in teaching the next generation of spinal surgeons to utilise this technique. He has recently introduced spinal robotics to the RNOH and did the First Robotic-Assisted Surgery in the NHS.  The RNOH has been chosen as the lead European training site in robotic spinal surgery and as a result, Mr Molloy will lead the training of UK and European surgeons in this field.

Mr Molloy has patented instruments used in complex spinal surgery and an Orthopaedic Engineering degree. He has also designed new surgical approaches to the spine which have been published in the top spinal journals.

Most of the work Mr Molloy does at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in the NHS is referred from other spinal surgeons and involves complex primary and revision procedures. He specialises in spinal deformity such as scoliosis in children, adolescents and adults and is very skilled in Minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgery

Mr Molloy also has a special interest in spinal myeloma and has been the driving force in the development of the national algorithm for the treatment of myeloma in the spine. This may include having a minor procedure such as Balloon kyphoplasty relieving the significant pain resulting from spinal fractures

Mr Molloy has been a Consultant Spinal Surgeon for 15 years and has a vast experience with an excellent reputation and is a respected leader in the field of spinal surgery.


Mr Molloy is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS), British Scoliosis Society (BSS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and AO Spine

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