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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Mr. Maheswar R Akula completed his graduation, including an intercalated three years master’s degree in Trauma & Orthopaedics in 2001, from the University of Health Sciences, India. He then immigrated to the UK for further surgical training in 2004. He completed his Basic surgical training in Yorkshire in 2008. As a trust research fellow at Leeds, he actively presented and published in several national and international venues and reputed journals. He was selected for higher surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedics by the London deanery in 2010 and completed the training in 2016 from Southwest Thames London rotation lead by St. Georges University Hospital.
Mr. Akula concentrated his registrar training to becoming a spinal surgeon, spending two and half years on the spinal unit in various spinal units across Southern England including Brighton, Frimley Park, and Epsom & St Heliers. Then he did a further 1-year advanced spinal surgery fellowship at Frimley Park hospital. To master his complex Spinal surgery skills in Spinal tumors, trauma and deformities he did complex spinal surgery fellowship in international renowned Krembil Neuroscience center in Toronto, Canada. This fellowship is a combined Neurosurgery & Spinal Orthopaedic surgery fellowship that enabled Maheswara to broaden his understanding of spinal pathology and management from the perspective of both Neurosurgery & Orthopaedic Surgery.
Mr. Akula has nationally & internationally published & lectured on spinal & trauma surgery, & Orthopaedic Surgery. He is currently a clinical Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin Medical school and an examiner on various FRCS(Tr&Orth) revision courses. He is a member of the BMA, British Orthopaedic Association, British Association of Spinal Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England & AO Spine society.
Mr. Akula's practice concentrates on neck & lower back pain, and his surgical practice concentrates on the use of minimally invasive techniques. He performs a full range of spinal operations, ranging from injections, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, cervical disc replacement, or fusion, and lumbar microdiscectomies, decompressions & fusions. Maheshwar is married to Sarita and has 2 children.
Out of his profession, he is an active member of the AMMA foundation, a charitable trust and has successfully constructed orphanages in Haiti, India and generated funds for the Ebola outbreak. His interview was telecasted in BBC Yorkshire.
Areas of interest
pins and needles in arms, forearms, hands
Pins and needles, tingling in legs & feet
Carpal tunnel syndrome;
Lumbar disc prolapse;
Cervical disc prolapse;
Facet joint arthritis
Special interest in minimally invasive Spinal surgical procedures including cervical discectomy, fusions, cervical disc replacement, Lumbar discectomy, decompression & spinal fusions.
Epidural & Facet joint Injections for Back pain and radiculopathy ( Sciatica).
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Anil Kumar Gopalil Sivadas Fee Assured
- Dr Srinivasan Sampathkumar Fee Assured
- Dr David Lowe Fee Assured
- Dr Agilan Kaliappan Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital
Published & presented papers:
Current Evaluation and Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures
Direct Nerve Root Stimulation: A Novel Approach to Neuromonitoring for Reduction of High-Grade Spondylolisthesis
Lumbar fusion in elderly patients
The Plate cage Benezech Implant as an alternative to autologous bone graft in the treatment of cervical spondylosis: Clinical & Functional outcome
Unusual recurrence of Pleomorphic Xantho Astrocytoma
British Journal of Neurosurgery
Global Spine Journal
North American Spine Society abstracts
Courses offered to GPs
CME chair - Queen Anne Street Medical centre
- MBBS University of Health Sciences 1997
- MS ( Trauma & Ortho) University of Health Sciences 2001
- FRCS ( Trauma & Ortho) Royal College of Surgeons 2015
- Degenerative Spine Fellowship Frimley Park Hospital 2016
- Complex Spine - Neurosurgery Krembil Neuroscience centre Toronto 2017
Reference number 6083441
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- CME Director Queen Anne street Medical centre 2018
- Associate Lecturer Anglia Ruskin Medical School 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Intercollegiate Speciality, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
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