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Last updated: 5 Jun 2020
I believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to manage spine conditions, working closely with specialist physiotherapists and other health professionals including consultants in fields such as pain and rheumatology in order to provide the highest standard of holistic care for my patients.
I use spinal injections to help address pain in a less invasive manner and offer a full range of surgical treatments for degenerative spinal conditions including lumbar microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, minimally invasive spinal fusions, anterior cervical decompression and fusion/disc replacement, and vertebroplasty.
I ensure my patients have a clear understanding of the conditions affecting them and the treatment options available so that they can make fully informed decisions about their care.
I completed my undergraduate training at Oxford University in 1999 and then qualified at Imperial College in 2002. I trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Eastern Region and undertook an International Spine Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia followed by a Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at Addenbrookes University Hospital, Cambridge. I was appointed to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2014 and have developed my NHS practice in all aspects of spinal surgery including cervical, thoracic and lumbar disc disease, adult and paediatric scoliosis, trauma and tumour reconstruction, with a keen interest in deformity surgery and minimally invasive techniques.
Areas of interest
Back pain; Sciatica; Degenerative spine; Lumbar spine disorders; Neck disorders; Pain management and relief strategies; Spinal injuries
Lumbar Microdiscectomy; Spinal Decompression; Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion; Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion/Disc Replacement; Posterior Cervical Surgery; Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty; Spinal Injections
- Deborah Ashton-Brown
- Spire Norwich Hospital Watton Road Norwich NR4 7TD
- 07771 647744
- 01603 880628
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Andrew Cook has worked with Dr Morne R Wolmarans at the following hospitals:
- Spire Norwich Hospital (1-5)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Orthopaedic Spine Consultant, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY
Orthopaedic Spine Consultant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, Gayton Rd, King's Lynn PE30 4ET
Outside of work I focus on enjoying time with my wife and four children. What little remains after that is spent coaching mini-rugby and hobbies such as skiing, running, swimming and cooking (I qualified top in class at the Tante Maries School of Cookery many years ago).
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MB BS Imperial College 2002
- FRCS Orth Royal College of Surgeons London 2012
- MA Oxford University 1999
- AO Spine Fellowship Brisbane, Australia 2014
- Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University 2015
Reference number 6053640
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC 6053640, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Scoliosis Society
British Association of Spine Surgeons
Post treatment communication
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Spire Hospital Norwich