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Dushan is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon.
Dushan completed his medical degree at University College London medical school 2006. He undertook his trauma and orthopaedic specialist training in the Wessex Deanery, working in all of the spinal surgery units in the Wessex area. Subsequently, Dushan has completed complex spinal surgery fellowships in Hong Kong, Southampton, Exeter and, most recently, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He was awarded the British Association of Spine Surgeons and British Scoliosis Society President’s travelling fellowship to visit spinal centres including Bristol, Plymouth, Oxford and Stoke Mandeville.
Dushan is fully trained in all aspects of adult and paediatric spinal surgery and provides expert individualised spinal care, using the latest techniques.
Dushan is an NHS Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS foundation trust, where he provides both acute and elective spinal care to adults and children. He is also Visiting Consultant Spinal Surgeon States of Health, Jersey.
Areas of interest
Degenerative spine (discectomy, decompression, fusion); trauma (fracture stabilisation); deformity (kyphosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis - correction and stabilisation); tumour (stabilisation).
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery; anterior lumbar spine surgery; cervical disc replacement; vertebroplasty; spinal injections.
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Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spinal Surgeon Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS foundation trust
Visiting Consultant Spinal Surgeon States of Health, Jersey
Dushan is married to Hannah; a care of the elderly doctor. He enjoys keeping fit particularly running, road cycling and skiing in the winter. He is also learning how to kite surf which has taken him to some great locations!
Dushan has been published in Spine Journal, European Spine Journal and the British Journal of Neurosurgery.
He is a peer reviewer for Spine Journal.
Dushan has presented at BritSpine, the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS), the British Scoliosis Society (BSS) and the Society of British Neurosurgeons (SBNS).
Reference number 6149389
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)