Consultant Profile

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman MB BS, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Spinal disorders
Pain management including spinal injections
Cervical disc replacement
Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fracture
Inter-spinous devices
Spine stabilisation
Coccydynia (Coccyx pain)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bart's and The London NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Indian Spine Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Sivaraman consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Monday mornings and Friday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman is a full-time private consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon, practising at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. He offers private spinal surgery and various spinal injection treatments for back and neck pain.

Alagappan Sivaraman completed his higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics at Bart's and The Royal London Hospitals. He worked as a consultant orthopaedic and spinal surgeon at Barts and The Royal London from 2006 until late 2011. During his training Mr Sivaraman worked as a visiting spinal fellow in Germany, the United States and India. He completed his spinal training at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Middlesex. He is the author of a spinal chapter in a medical text book, and has published and presented papers on spinal surgery at international conferences.

Mr Sivaraman specialises in spinal surgery for deformity, inflammatory spinal pathologies (rheumatoid spine), degenerative conditions of the neck and lower back, spinal tumours and infections eg spinal tuberculosis. He was actively involved in setting up the Spinal Tuberculosis Unit at The Royal London Hospital, one of very few units in the UK.

Minimally invasive (keyhole) spinal surgery is a fast-developing field with many benefits for patients. Examples are the X-Stop and Wellex implants for lower back pain and balloon kyphoplasty to help patients with spinal fractures due to osteoporosis and spinal tumours. Mr Sivaraman carries out both these procedures at Spire Hartswood Hospital.

Other newer techniques that Mr Sivaraman offers include inter-spinous decompression for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine with spinal stenosis, and cervical disc arthroplasty (neck disk replacement) for degenerative spine disorders.

Personal profile:

I live locally in Shenfield near Brentwood and, in my very limited free time, enjoy listening to music and exploring the history of ancient cultures and civilisations.

Having established a successful private practice in London, my surgical practice at Spire Hartswood enables me to offer a service to Essex patients - closer to my home and theirs.

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Mr Alagappan Sivaraman

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman, consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with one of our specialist consultants call 01277 266 766. For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761.

Patient testimonial

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Read how a spinal implant improved a patients lifestyle

"The pain was so bad I found it extremely difficult to walk and couldn’t get into any comfortable sitting position. I stopped going to the gym and was living on painkillers."
Discover how surgery at Spire Hartswood hospital changed one patient's everyday life

Essex Bones and Joints Service

Mr Sivaraman is a member of the Essex Bones and Joints Service.

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