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Mr Otto Von Arx
MBChB, MRCS, FRCS Tr & Orth ,Fellowship certified
Orthopaedic Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Spinal Surgery
Trauma Surgery

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LANGUAGES

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Orthopaedic Surgery

About

Mr von Arx undertook his postgraduate training in Trauma, Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery in Exeter and on the Wessex Training scheme based in Bath, Swindon and Bristol.

Otto was awarded a one year AO Spinal Surgical Fellowship in Brisbane Australia in 2006 completing his spinal surgical training under the supervision of Prof Richard Williams, Dr Rob Labrom & Dr Geoff Askin, additionally holding a research post at the Queensland University of Technology during his tenure.

His training and expertise encompasses the operative and non-operative management of back pain, degenerative lumbar pathology, lumbar disc pathology, spinal stenoses, traumatic &osteoporotic spinal fractures, cervical spine pathology and medico-legal practice. Mr von Arx specialises in the management of back pain in the Elite Athlete and back pain in the Adolescent.

Mr von Arx practices at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS, Circle Bath and the BMI Bath Clinic.

Specialties:

Trauma & Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery, Medico- Legal Practice, Medical Education.


Special Clinical Interests:

Non operative & Operative Management of the Degenerate Spine
Spinal Surgery & Rehabilitation in the Elite athlete
Minimal Access Spinal Surgery
Complex Spine Reconstruction
Surgical Management of the Osteoporotic Spine incl. Vertebral Augmentation
Spinal Tumour Management

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Medical Procedures

  • Non operative management of back pain
  • Back pain 
  • Management of back pain in elite athletes
  • Back pain in the young adolescent athlete

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Special Interests

  • Non operative & operative management of the degenerate spine 
  • Spinal surgery & rehabilitation in the elite athlete
  • Minimal access spinal surgery
  • Complex spine reconstruction 
  • Surgical management of the osteoporotic spine including vertebral augmentation
  • Spinal tumour management

Education

  • Foundation Program Director -F2, Royal United Hospital Bath, August 2014 
  • Specialist Advisor, Care Quality Commission, July 2014 
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Royal United Hospital Bath, March 2009 
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Circle Bath, January 2010
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, BMI Bath Clinic, February 2009 
  • Medical Negligence Panel Expert, General Medical Council, September 2013 
  • Owner of the Bath Spine Clinic, February 2009 , Spinal assessment clinic
  • Spinal Surgeon, NHS, 2006 
  • Spinal Surgeon , Spinal Unit, Circle Bath, 2009 – present
  • Consultant Spinal Surgeon- Dorset Spinal Service 2007- 2009
  • Spinal Surgeon, November 2007 – February 2009 Dorset County Hospital & Poole General Hospital
  • Spinal Fellow, Brisbane Private Hospital, 2006 – 2007 (1 year)
  • Spinal Fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital - Spinal unit and spinal Injuries unit, 2006 – 2007 (1 year) Brisbane, Australia
  • Mater Public and Private Hospital - Spinal & Scoliosis Unit, 2006 – 2007 (1 year) Brisbane, Australia

 

Memberships and Organizations:

  • Member of Eurospine - Spine Society of Europe 2006
  • Member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons 2006 
  • Member of the North American Spine Society from January 2012
  • Faculty of Expert Witnesses
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of AO Spine Europe
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Member of the Bristol Medico-Legal Society from October 2012
  • Member of the Medico - Legal Society from October 2012
  • Medical Negligence Panel Expert - General Medical Council - September 2013 

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-09-2017
Mr Otto Von Arx was professional throughout our experience at Circle Bath giving us clear options for treatments that were available for my cyst that was giving me severe pain. Finally I had an operation carried out my Mr Von Arx which was a success and we are extremely grateful for all that he did for us.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-09-2017
An EXCELLENT job on the bottom of my spine. I am a small man and because of my size a very difficult operation with only a 60/40 chance of success. Many many thanks for pain free walking.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-09-2017
I was referred to Mr Von Arx in 2016. I was very worried about my situation (sudden total loss of control of my right leg and considerable pain) at the time and he took this into account and enabled me to get a speedy diagnosis of femoral nerve damage. He personally took time, including over the Easter holiday, to assist me and this made a great difference to me. I have now walked 10 miles without a stick. In my experience, Mr Von Arx is a very professional, competent and considerate consultant who has a desire to diagnose the problem and takes time and effort to assist his patients. I am aged 77 and have rated him 5 star which I consider exceptional. I have written to him to thank him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-09-2017
Mr Von Arx operated on me just over 2 years ago, I suffered for over 15 years with problems, after 4 epidurals, 6 facet joint injections and a nerve blocker I finally went under the knife! I couldn't believe how well it went, the op took double the amount of time because of "mess of my exploding disc!" But Otto didn't complain even made a new tool to use to help. Unfortunately I am again having back problems, this time with the disc below, and there is only one man I am willing to see and operate on me!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-08-2017
I first met Mr Von Arx through a private consultation regarding my severe back pain. After an MRI scan he diagnosed Spinal Stenosis. At this stage he recommended Steroid Cortisone injections which I had for about two years, but gradually found them to be less effective. I then returned to see Mr Von Arx on the NHS. After further discussions regarding my options, I decided to go for surgery. I had two operations and am now virtually pain free. After both operations,I had no infections,minimal scaring and was home within 24 hours. I cannot thank Mr Von Arx highly enough for the excellent treatment I received.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-08-2017
I was referred to Mr von Arx following an MRI scan which showed that I had severe spinal stenosis at one of my lumbar joints. Its effects on me were debilitating. I suffered numbness, tingling and sciatic pain in both of my legs and the condition affected me both physically and mentally. After careful and thorough discussion with Mr Von Arx we decided to go for decompression surgery in the hope that it would provide a long term rather than temporary solution. The outcome could not have been better. The day after the surgery I got out of my hospital bed and walked WITHOUT PAIN for the first time in 5 years. My mobility and lifestyle have been transformed. I want to thank Mr Von Arx for giving me the opportunity to enjoy the rest of my life free from the damaging effects of back pain.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-04-2017
I have had two Spinal operations with Mr Otto Von Arx, one in 2011 under the NHS and most recently as a self paying patient due to the long NHS waiting lists. Mr Von Arx has been the most kind and caring surgeon to myself and my husband and his expertise is second to none. I am so grateful that the operations I have had are allowing me to get my life back and we can enjoy our retirement again. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mr Otto Von Arx to anyone, he will always do his utmost to help you. I can't deny Spinal Surgery is scary, but we had so much trust in our surgeon and that is extremely important.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-01-2017
Many thanks for a successful operation. I have been recovering well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-01-2017
Thank you very much for your kind and considerate treatment pre & post operatively. The care I received by yourself & the staff at Circle Bath was second to none and not be faulted in anyway. Again a big 'Thanks' from myself & my family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Thank you Mr Von Arx and team for looking after me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Thank you so much for looking after R*** last week. Your expert and personal care of attention was much appreciated.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Thank you very much for your kind support and advice. I am pleased to say that I am now much better.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Thank you for all your dedication and caring work. I am now in no pain and feel I have my life back.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Thank you again for the wonderful surgery you performed on my back, and for the wonderful kindness and care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Thank you for all your care and attention

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
A line to thank you and your colleagues for performing what to my mind is nothing short of a miracle.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Many thanks for both taking my case on and doing such a great job on my back. I have just been medically upgraded and passed my fitness test.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
Thank you for the advice you gave me when I visited you a couple of weeks ago. Your patience in reviewing the spinal MRI and going over it with me gave me confidence.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2017
I would like to thank you and everyone in your team who participated in my spinal procedure at the beginning of October 2015. I was incredibly impressed by the kindness with which every member of the team treated someone who was almost a nervous wreck because she's a coward, Their patience was amazing.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Derek Robinson

29-01-2017
Mr von Arx is fantastic colleague and spinal surgeon. I refer all patients that I see with a spinal problem to Mr von Arx for his expert care and attention.
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