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I attained Fellowship in Spinal Surgery from RJAH, Oswestry following my higher surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedics, based at the St George’s Medical School Hospital London. Currently I am employed as a Consultant Spinal & Orthopaedic Surgeon with an additional interest in lower limb arthroplasty, I perform various forms of Spinal Surgery excepting childhood deformities. In the Northern Deanery as a Spinal trainer I am engaged in the training of Specialist Registrars for the last twenty years. My work is dominated by all forms of spinal trauma, degenerative conditions, tumours and problems related to the cervical spine.
I have maintained a healthy interest and experience in primary hip and knee arthroplasty. I am a member of AO spine and trauma faculty. Presently, I am involved in a Multicentre Furlong Evolution Hip Trial in conjunction with Imperial College, London. I have four publications in foremost peer reviewed journals on the topics of arthroplasty and spinal surgery. Over in my NHS and in the private setting I have laid out a spinal scoring process and adoption of British Spinal Registry for collating patient outcome measures.
Areas of interest
All forms of adult spinal surgery
including Neck disorders
Lower limb Joint replacements;
Current NHS consultant posts held
City Hospital Sunderland
Furlong Evolution Multicentre Hip Trial
British Spinal Registry
I like to think that I am an affable, no nonsense `what you see is what you get' sort of a chap. I enjoy Classical music and possibly getaway as a nominal Water colourist. I hold a Flying license for Piper 28 single engine aircraft with night and IMC rating
I am very attached to my two 1951 and 58 MGs and enjoy the membership of MG Vintage Car Club.
With diffidence I take my Royal Enfield Motorcycle on carefully chosen Sunday mornings before the milkman is up!
(Additional) Languages spoken
Journal of Arthroplasty
Courses offered to GPs
Regular speaker at the GP seminars on Back pain
BSR (British Spinal Registry)
NJR Hips (National Joint Registry : Total Hip Replacements)
NJR Knees (National Joint Registry) : Total Knee Replacements
- FRCS RCS Edinburgh 1988
- FRCS RCS Glasg 1988
- LRCP MRCS RCS England 1988
- Mch Orth University of Liverpool 1991
- FRCS Orth RCS England 1993
- Spine Fellow Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Oswestry 1992
Reference number 3408120
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 1994
Affiliations / memberships
AO Faculty for Trauma and Spine
Member of British Association of Spinal Surgeons
- Spire Washington Hospital, NE38 9JZ
- 14:00 - 16:30
- 0191 418 8687
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
Mr P Lakshmanan