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I work as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Liverpool University Hospitals and also at Southport, Liverpool, Manchester and London. My mission is to provide quality orthopaedic and spinal opinion with minimal surgical intervention to promote wellness, to relieve suffering and to restore health as humanely as it can be done at the highest value for all concerned.
After years of surgical practice I have taken a conscious decision not to operate. Unfortunately too many operations are being performed. Surgery has inherent risks and if surgery is performed when it is not necessary, it would be subjecting patients to unnecessary risks. I see patients and provide advice and opinion. I also perform injections into the spine and other joints.
Majority of musculoskeletal problems do not require surgical intervention. Unfortunately surgery is considered a quick fix by some patients and there is some evidence to suggest that surgeons is a busy clinic may recommend surgery to avoid complaints from patients. Current evidence suggests that 15% of surgical interventions are unnecessary. If any patient clearly requires surgery, then it is pointless for me to see them. However if there is doubt and you would like a thorough independent Orthopaedic assessment or a non operative management of your musculoskeletal condition, then I am there to help.
I particularly like to see patients who have doubts on their diagnosis, unsure about surgery or patients who are not better after surgery. I am also actively promoting a brand – www.feetandspine.com, to help patients solve mechanical back and foot problems with appropriate seats and shoes rather than medicalising it by resorting to surgery.
Areas of interest
Back pain; Neck Pain; Foot Pain; Foot scans; Knee Pain; Hip Pain; Treatment of Knee arthritis without surgery; Non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions; Avoiding surgical intervention.
- Exercises for back pain, neck pain, stability, foot pain (plantar fascitis)
- Videos explaining core stability, how to buy a good chair etc.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Royal Livepool Hospital.
Too much medicine.
Church, Business, Tennis
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Tamil - Fluent
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New onset epilepsy following unintentional durotomy in a patient on anti-psychiatric medication. West M, Prasad P, Ampat G.
J Surg Case Rep. 2010 Apr 1;2010(2):3.
Venous thromboembolism prevention post neck of femur fractures - does it make a difference Faroug R, Konnuru S, Min SS, Hussain F, Ampat G. Thromb J. 2008 Jun 26;6:8.
A rare presentation of sarcoidosis, back pain and spondylolisthesis.Morgan SS, Aslam MB, Mukkanna KS, Ampat G. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Feb;90(2):240-2.
Aquaflo pump vs FMS 4 pump for shoulder arthroscopic surgery. Ampat G, Bruguera J, Copeland SA. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1997 Sep;79(5):341-4.
Courses offered to GPs
Examination of the Spine
Examination of the Upper Limb
Examination of the Lower Limb
Advantages of standing
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- MBBS JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 1986
- D Ortho JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 1989
- MS Ortho PGIMER, Chandigarh, India 1992
- FRCS Gen Surgery Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow 1995
- FRCS Tr and Orth Intercollegiate Board 2000
- Spinal Fellowship Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham 2001
Reference number 4392747
Details of entry to specialist register
- George Ampat, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
- Bloomsbury Osteopathic Practice, 99 Judd St,...
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 0800 779 7797
- Church Street Consulting
- 14:00 - 17:00
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