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Mr Amit Bhalla, is a fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon who specialises in spinal surgery. He was appointed as a substantive consultant at University Hospital North Midlands & Royal County in October 2017. He completed his undergraduate training at University College London in 2005. During this time he also completed an intercalated BSc at the world renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore London, passing with honours. This work has been published and presented nationally and internationally.
Following his training in London, he gained a training number on the prestigious Oswestry & Stoke Orthoapedic training program, gaining CCT in summer of 2016. He then completed an AOA approved 1 year dedicated spinal fellowship in Brisbane Australia, prior to his appointment in the UK.
Mr Bhalla also holds a keen interest in education, having completed a masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London in 2014. He is involved in training junior doctors and trainee surgeons in his NHS role.
Mr Bhalla specialises in degenerative conditions, spinal stenosis, deformity surgery, lower back pain, sciatica, spinal deformity, cervical/neck disorders, minimally invasive spinal surgery, tumours and all spinal trauma. He is also involved with the non-surgical management of spinal conditions with targetted phsyiotherapy, injections when necessary and patient education.
Mr Bhalla works in one of the busiest and most challenging trauma centres in the country with dedicated spinal trauma on call as a major trauma centre (MTC), which means he participates in multidisciplinary meetings (MDT) on a weekly basis, and is upto-date with current procedures, clinical governence, and best practice.
Areas of interest
Lumbar decompression/discectomy/fusion surgery;
Minimally invasive surgery;
Adult and idiopathic scoliosis;
Injections for spinal conditions;
Neck pain, radicular arm pain;
Cervical disc replacement;
Chronic back pain;
Revision and complex spinal surgery;
- Tracy Stevenson
- Rowley Hall Hospital Rowley Avenue Stafford ST17 9AQ
- 01785 223203
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Mamdouh Youssef Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Orthopaedic Spinal Consultant
UHNM & Royal County Stafford
Simulation and immersion in training
Happily married to my wife, a dentist by profession
I enjoy travelling when time permits, and have enjoyed visiting various countries over the years including Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Croatia, Iceland and more recently the fellowship year in Australia.
I alsop enjoy football, and golf when time permits
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
Courses offered to GPs
Regular talks and meetings with GP's, physiotherapists, and alternative therapy practitioners. I will also be running dedicated courses for GP's in the near future.
- MB BS University College London 2005
- BSc Orthopaedic Science (Honours) University of London, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital 2002
- AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association) approved spinal fellowship Royal Brisbane Australia 2016
- MEd DIC Masters in Surgical Education (Merit) Imperial College London 2014
- LLM Legals aspects of Medical practice (ongoing) Cardiff university 2018
- AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association approved spinal fellowship Brisbane Australia 2016
Reference number 6129380
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthoapedics - Spinal surgery, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons England
British Scoliosis Society
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Medical Association
National Expert Witness Agency
- Rowley ParkSTAFFORDST17 9AQ
- 08:30 - 13:00
- 01785 238619
- Spire Little Aston
- 08:30 - 13:00
- 0121 580 7216
- Wood RoadTettenhallWOLVERHAMPTONWV6 8LE
- 14:00 - 19:00
- 01902 275217
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
01785 550025 or 0121 353 2444