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Cardiff Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Care

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Mr Stuart James

  • BM, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth) 

    Orthopaedic and Trauma

    Spine surgery

    Specialist interests:
    Neck pain
    Arm pain
    Back and leg pain
    Spinal Injection Therapies including:
    Facet joint blocks, Coablation, Nerve root blocks
    Caudal epidurals and Percutaneous nucloplasty
    Minimally Invasive Surgery including: Decompressions, TLIF and XLIF
    Scoliosis/Deformity- Paediatric and Adult deformity
    Trauma and Tumour surgery of the spine
    Spine Arthroplasty- Cervical and Lumbar Disc replacement

    Current NHS and/or University post:
    Consultant Spine Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Vale NHS trust
    Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University

    Professional profile:
    Stuart undertook his medical training at the University of Southampton qualifying in 1998. Following completion of his degree, Mr James returned home to Wales, where he undertook his basic surgical training and also specialist training in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in the All Wales Orthopaedic Training Scheme. Whilst on the All Wales Training scheme he experienced extensive spinal training before undergoing further sub-specialist training in Spine Surgery. Stuart then completed a recognised spine fellowship in Bristol, where he has gained extensive exposure and experience in all aspects of spinal disease, from trauma and tumour work through to adult and paediatric complex deformity. Further exposure and training in cutting edge contemporary spinal techniques has been gained in both Europe and the USA. Stuart is GMC registered and on the Specialist Register.

    Mr James’s practice is solely in the field of spine surgery. He partakes in a spinal on-call rota for South Wales.

    Stuart James has an active role in teaching, being an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Wales. He is also an AO spine faculty member and teaches trainees in Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics, in all aspects of spinal surgery. Within the Royal College of Surgeons, he is regularly a faculty member on the Basic Surgical Skills and Orthopaedics courses.


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