A Spinal Consultant who is working between Llandough Hospital and University Hospital of Wales. Initial post-graduate education was undertaken at Bombay, India followed by training on the North Thames neurosurgical rotation in London.
The last two years of training were spent learning about complex spinal surgery with an accredited fellowship staged between Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. This gave an unique opportunity into the understanding of spinal pathology from both an orthopaedic and neurosurgical perspective: helping treat complications like skeletal instability, CSF leak, recurrent discs and arachnoiditis.
Well versed with spinal procedures ranging from decompressive foraminotomies to complex instrumentation and fixation. Has had targeted training in operative microscopic techniques and their use in complementary skull base procedures and intricate spinal dissection.
Has a specific interest in cervical and lumbar fusions, artificial cervical discs, degenerative spinal disease, canal stenosis, spinal trauma, spinal tumours - intradural and extradural, syringomyelia and Chiari malformation.
Has research interests in degenerative cervical disc disease: fusion verses arthroplasty and neural tissue regeneration. Keen on undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has been a faculty on FRCS Spinal revision course and AO instructors course.