Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020

Specialises in

  • Spine

About me

Mr Balaji Purushothaman qualified in medicine in 2002 from The TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India.
He moved to the North East of England in 2005 where he did his Basic Surgical Training in Newcastle. He obtained his MRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After this, he entered specialty training in Trauma & Orthopaedics. He completed his training at various hospitals in the North East. Mr Purushothaman trained with a focus on spinal surgery. He successfully acquired his FRCS in 2013.
He then undertook the AO Spine Fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Hospital, and Lady Cilento in Brisbane, Australia. There he received extensive training in various conditions of the spine, including degeneration, trauma, infections, and malignancy. He was then appointed as a consultant spinal surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Mr Purushothaman treats patients with neck and back problems. He focuses on patients whose conditions are degenerative, or arise from infections, trauma and cancer. He has presented at national and international conferences and has extensively published his work.
He enjoys teaching and is a faculty for various courses for medical students and orthopaedic trainees
Outside of work Mr Purushothaman enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling, and exploring new places.

Areas of interest

Degenerative conditions of the spine,
Neck pain, back pain, Disc prolapse, Spinal Stenosis, spinal fractures, Osteoporosis, Ageing spine.

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Procedures completed

  • A5762

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 levels - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • A5772

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 5 to 6 levels - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • A5293

    Transforaminal epidural (lumbar) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • A5730

    Facet or sacroiliac joint (RF) radiofrequency thermocoagulation, cryoprobe or phenol (including rhizolysis under image guidance) - 4 to 6 joints. - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graft stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

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