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I am a consultant Orthopaedic Spinal surgeon, with a busy NHS practice based in Morriston hospital, Swansea. The Morriston-based spinal service geographically serves the population of South West Wales, from Bridgend to Aberystwyth. I am now establishing an independent spinal service alongside my NHS practice, based at Sancta Maria hospital, Swansea.
I was brought up in Llantrisant, South Wales, through the Welsh language education system. I subsequently moved to London and graduated from St Bartholomew's hospital in 1996 with MBBS and BMedSci(Hons) degrees.
I completed my basic surgical training in 1997 in Oxford, gaining my MRCS certification. I then pursued orthopaedic specialisation, firstly in New Zealand and then Scotland, before commencing a 6 year orthopaedic training rotation back in Oxford in 2002.
In 2006, following my FRCS(Orth) examinations, I chose to subspecialise my further training purely in spinal surgery. My spinal fellowships were based in Oxford, Nottingham and Sydney, Australia, totaling two years. I returned from Sydney in 2008 to take up my first consultant position at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. The opportunity to work in a brand new spinal unit in Morriston hospital brought me back to my homeland of South Wales in 2011.
I have experience of delivering fully comprehensive spinal care, from cervical spine to sacrum. I offer clinical consultations, spinal expert witness services, spinal surgery, spinal injections and spinal cementing procedures along with appropriate aftercare.
I have experience of spinal problems relating to physical training having been a keen sportswoman (Women’s captain St Bartholomew’s hospital Rowing Club, member of Lea Rowing club, Women’s vice-captain St Bartholomew’s hospital Squash Club and member of Bicester Hockey club while training in Oxford).
Areas of interest
Cervical spine; Lumbar spine; Sacrum; Sacroiliac joint; Osteoporotic fractures; Spinal metastasis; Degenerative disc disease; Spinal deformity; Inflammatory joint disease; Spinal infection; Disc replacement surgery; Spinal injections; Rhizolysis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Morriston and Singleton Hospitals, Swansea.
Honorary Consultant Spinal Surgeon, QMC, Nottingham
Genetics of spinal conditions, spinal deformity, spinal trauma, ongoing clinical research into spinal metastases
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Immunology Dec 1995; 86 Suppl 1, p 44. Integrin- Induced T Cell Signalling In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Novel Tool For Disease Monitoring. I Collins, T Ng, D D’Cruz, S Kanner, K Nye, WJW Morrow.
British Journal Of Rheumatology 1996;35 Suppl 1, p38. T cell Integrin Signalling Defects in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. T Ng, I Collins, D D’Cruz, M Humphries, K Nye, WJW Morrow.
Arthritis and Rheumatism 1996; 39 no.9 (Suppl), pS265. Dysfunctional Focal Adhesion Kinase (pp125FAK) expression in SLE.T Ng, S Kanner, D D’Cruz, N Amft, I Collins, K Nye, WJW Morrow.
Lupus, 1999; 8 pp39-51. Integrin Signalling Defects in T- Lymphocytes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. T Ng, I Collins, S Kanner, M Humphries, N Amft, R Wickremasinghe, D D’Cruz, K Nye, WJW Morrow.
British Medical Journal , 2002. Dec 7th; 325 (7376): 1358. But the greatest of these is charity. Iona Collins
Arthroscopy 2004, vol 20(8), pp860-864.
Spontaneous rupture of the popliteus tendon
J Murray, J Grundy, I Collins, N Mundil, R Pongratz, D Woods
Injury Extra 2005, vol 36 (7). Pp253-254.
Acute Compartment Syndrome following therapeutic anticoagulation for suspected DVT I Collins, J Waite, R Gundle.
Journal of Bone and Jont Surgery (British) 2005 vol 87-B, Suppl III 240.
The management of infection following instrumented spinal surgery.
I Collins, W Burgoyne, G Chami, C Pasapula, J Wilson-Macdonald, A Berendt, J Fairbank, G Bowden.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons 2005, Vol 87(6), p 483-484 A New Dynamic External Fixator- the safety pin.
European Spine Journal 2007 16(Suppl 1): S29-41.
Incidence and early outcome of antenatally-diagnosed congenital vertebral anomalies. IE Collins, J Budd, BJ Freeman, JHegarty.
Courses offered to GPs
Spinal disorders and their current management
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Postoperative infection rate <1%
Mortality rate <<<1%
Patient satisfaction details: www.iwantgreatcare.org.uk
Readmission rate: <5%
- MBBS St Bartholomews Hospital, London 1996
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1998
- FRCS (Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2008
- BMedSci(Hons) University of London 1995
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT T+O, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
- Sancta Maria Hospital, SA1 6DF
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01792 479040
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01792 479040 or 01792 702222