Consultant Profile

Mr Gunaratnam  Shyamalan (Shyam)

Mr Gunaratnam  Shyamalan (Shyam) British Hand Diploma, FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics, MRCS England, MBBS BSc Orthopaedic Science
Practicing at:
Spire Little Aston Hospital and Spire Parkway Hospital, Spire South Bank Hospital
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Hand Surgery
      • Wrist surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Hand & Wrist Arthritis

    Hand trauma including tendon injuries and microsurgical repair of nerves

    Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery

    Elbow conditions (Tennis/ Golfers elbow and fracture and arthritis)

    Minimally invasive surgery for Dupuytren's disease

    (Xiapex - collagenase, percutaneous needle fasciotomy)

    Peripheral nerve injury and compression

    Wrist and Thumb arthroscopy (key hole surgery)

    Scaphoid fractures and non-union

    Small joint replacement in the hand and wrist (knuckles)

    Fractures around the shoulder

    Research interests:

    Dupuytren’s Surgery and Ulna Head Replacements

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Hand Surgeon
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

    Year of first medical qualification:
    1999 Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Surgeons England
    General Medical Council

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0121 580 7151
    Private secretary:
    Pam Dziubany
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01827 892 952
    0900 - 1200 Wednesdays and 1800 - 2000 Tuesdays
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Shyamalan is a dedicated Hand Surgeon working and training others at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, serving a population of over one million people.
    He sees complex hand, wrist and elbow problems in his general NHS hand clinics in Solihull and Good Hope Hospital (Sutton Coldfield). He also performs general orthopaedic trauma surgery at Heartlands Hospital, subspecialising in complex upper limb injuries such as fractures around the shoulder and elbow.
    Currently he is the Clinical Governance Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics and is a member of the quality and safety panel for surgical specialities.
    His Hand & Plastics fellowship training was undertaken at three world class units:
    Ganga Hospital India, with Raja Sabapathy, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, with Professor Tonkin and The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with Kate Owers and Rupert Eckersley. He has worked and published research with David Warwick.
    During this time he developed expertise in complex nerve procedures, children’s hand problems, soft tissue hand trauma, including tendon, nerve and arterial repair, arthritis work, including joint replacement and wrist arthroscopy.
    Mr Shyamalan's aim is to offer an individualised, multi disciplinary service in the management of hand and wrist conditions. He works with hand therapists and gives due consideration to both surgical and non-surgical options.

    Personal profile:

    I grew up in County Durham, studying at Barnard Castle School. I developed a particular passion for rugby and went on to play for Durham County at School level. I broke my scaphoid bone at school which required surgery, starting my love of hand surgery. I’m still involved in cricket and squash, although I’ve stopped full contact rugby these days as it plays havoc with ones fingers!
    The real secret to my success is my wife and two little girls. In a changing landscape, steering our two girls to a happy life is our main goal. We enjoy many activities together; however, if I had to choose a favourite, it would be sailing in the Thames Estuary with the family.
    Love all, serve all.

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    Mr Gunaratnam  Shyamalan (Shyam)

    Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan (Shyam) Orthopaedic Surgeon

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