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Mark Blackman qualified from Kings College with a degree in pharmacology and subsequently undertook his medical training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He spent two and a half years of his orthopaedic registrar training specialising in spinal surgery. He spent this time training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where he gained extensive experience of spinal deformity surgery, paediatric spinal surgery, degenerative spinal surgery and spinal injuries. His last six months were spent with dedicated neurosurgeons in the care of cervical spine complaints.
Mr. Blackman was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Essex Rivers NHS Trust and since 2005 he has developed an extensive spinal practice at Colchester General and The Oaks Hospital specialising in degenerative cervical disorders, thoraco lumbar and lumbar spine degenerative complaints.
The scope of Mr. Blackman’s practice includes anterior and posterior cervical and lumbar surgery. Currently his specialist area of interest is the use of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of lumbar spine disorders.
Areas of interest
Spinal surgery – cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. Degenerative, deformity, traumatic injury, tumour, osteoporotic fractures and motion sparing technology.
Special interests: treatment of lower back pain offering an intergrate service with physiotherapy, spinal injections including caudal epidural, facet joint and nerve root. Surgical treatment of degenerate spine including decompression, disectomy, spinal instrumentation both minimally invasive and open. Use of motion sparing technology, intervertebral disc arthropasties, interspinus devices and treatment of osteoporotic fractures, verteberoplasty / kyphoplasty.
- Norma Zucker
- Oaks Hospital 120 Mile End Road COLCHESTER CO4 5XR
- 01206 250338
- 01206 855125
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust (CHUFT)
Mr Blackman has made formal trips to visit Minneapolis Twin Cities Spine Centre, Washington and New York to observe minimally invasive spinal surgery and degenerative and deformity practice.
Affiliations / memberships
Mr Blackman is a member of the GMC, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Orthopaedic Association.