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Mr Yasin qualified from Cardiff University in 2002 with Honours as well as numerous prizes including the university prize for Anatomy. He completed his surgical training in the North West and is on the General Medical Council’s specialist register.
He completed his advanced spinal training in Manchester as well as an international fellowship in complex spines at Brisbane, Australia. He has further developed his knowledge with experience visiting other spine centres in Australia as well as the USA and Europe including Bordeaux, France and Berlin, Germany.
Areas of interest
cervical; thoracic; lumbar; sacrum; sacral; nerves; discs; intervertebral disc; deformity; spine deformity; spinal deformity; cancer; spine cancer; spine fractures; fractures; spinal fracture; whiplash; back pain; backpain; neck pain; scoliosis; kyphosis; kyphoscoliosis; spondylolisthesis; spine infection; spinal infection; sciatica; sciatic pain; radiculopathy; brachialgia; myelopathy; herniated disc; slipped disc
- Firdaus Ashraf
- Suite 130 Peel House 30 The Downs Altrincham WA14 2PX
- 0161 850 4786
- 07826 083522
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Complex Spine Surgery at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Spine Surgery at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Honorary Lecturer in Spine Surgery at University of Salford.
Mr Yasin has a keen interest in research and has won several prizes, including the Mallimson North West Research Prize. He has also worked in collaboration with several universities including Linkoping University (Sweden) and Salford University, where he is also an honorary lecturer.
His main interest is outcome measures and value-based healthcare (VBHC). This is to ensure patients are getting the best care for their condition.
Mr Yasin is a Global MBA Candidate from Alliance Business School, Manchester University.
He has also attended VBHC courses at Harvard Business School.
Mr Yasin enjoys swimming and cycling in his spare time, as well as spending time with his wife and daughters.
Malimson North West Research Prize
GH Pearce Award in Anatomy
Cow & Gate Paediatrics Award
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
In the News:
'Hero surgeon based after 48 hours of saving lives'.
The Sunday Times, 28 May 2017
'Hero surgeon who spent 48 hours saving people..'
Manchester Evening News, 28 May 2017
'Manchester doctors describe aftermath of bomb blast as NHS continues to treat casualties'.
BMJ May 2017
'A quarter of patients 'left damaged' by back surgery'.
The Sunday Times, 2 July 2017
Quotes Mr Yasin's research that highlights the importance of outcome measure reporting in spinal surgery.
'MDU ceases to cover private spinal surgery'. BMJ June 2017. Refers to key research done by Mr Yasin
Surgical Outcomes and Healthcare Experience in Spinal Surgery: Are the related?
Orthopedics and Rheumatology Journal, May 2017
Complications in spinal surgery - a comparison of patient and surgeon reporting systems.
The Spine Journal, March 2017
The safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of intraoperative cell salvage in metastatic spine tumor surgery.
Spine Journal, July 2017
Predictive factors of outcome following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) - a study of 611 patients.
The Spine Journal, April 2016
A cost-utility analysis of surgical intervention in metastatic cord compression (MSCC).
The Spine Journal, April 2016
Medium-term outcome of posterior surgery in the treatment of non-tuberculous bacterial spinal infection.
The Spine Journal, April 2016
Thoracolumbar kyphosis in treated mucopolysaccharidosis 1 (Hurler syndrome).
Yasin MN, Sacho R, Oxborrow NJ, Wraith JE, Williamson JB, Siddique I.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Mar 1;39(5):381-7.
Accessory bands of the hamstring tendons: A clinical anatomical study.
Yasin MN, Charalambous CP, Mills SP, Phaltankar PM. Clin Anat. 2010 Oct;23(7):862-5
Segmental radius and ulna fractures with scaphocapitate fractures and bilateral multiple epiphyseal fractures.
Yasin MN, Talwalker SC, Henderson JJ, Hodgson SP. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008 Apr;37(4):214-7.
Early failure of a knee replacement in a neuropathic joint. A case report.
Yasin MN, Charalambous CP, Mills SP, Phaltankar PM, Nurron RW. Acta Orthop Belg. 2011 Feb;77(1):132-6
Trauma healthcare treatment costs in the National Health Service. Yasin, M. N., and R. Saqib. The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 97.1 (2015): 28-31.
Courses offered to GPs
Course for GPs:
- Management of Chronic Back Pain
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Treatment of Disc Herniation
Course for Physiotherapists/ESPs:
- Principles of spine stability and alignment
- Natural history and treatment of spinal stenosis
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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1. Patient Satisfaction with overall care:
79% Very Satisfied
14% Somewhat Satisfied
1% Neither satisfied or dissatisfied
5% Somewhat dissatisfied
2. Complication Rates:
Dural tear 0.5%
Deep wound infection 1%
Sensory dysfunction 0.5%
Implant failure 0.5%
3. Patient Reported Surgical Outcome:
58% Helped a lot
14% Helped somewhat
4% Didn't help
1% Made things worse
- FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeons 2011
- MB BCh (Honours) University of Wales, College of Medicine. Cardiff 2002
- AOA International Clinical Fellowship in Spinal Surgery Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, Australia 2013
Reference number 6045392
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Educational Committee Scoliosis Research Society 2015
- Academic Advisor Manchester University 2017
- Honorary Lecturer University of Saford 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Scoliosis Research Society
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
- BMI The Alexandra
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 0161 428 3656
- BMI The Beaumont, Bolton
- 14:30 - 17:30
- 01204 404404
- Spire Manchester Hospital
- 15:00 - 17:00
- 0161 447 6677
Post treatment communication
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In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Discharge advice number given by each hospital:
Spire Manchester: Ward via switchboard
BMI Beaumont: Ward via switchboard
BMI Alexandra: Ward via switchboard
Alternatively, during working hours:
Firdaus 0161 8504786 / 07826083522