Spinal Surgery at Spire Washington Hospital

At Spire Washington Hospital our spinal service offers patients with neck and back pain some of the most advanced and up-to-date surgical techniques. Our team of highly trained specialist orthopaedic spinal surgeons, physiotherapists and diagnosticians will look after your individual clinical requirements throughout your treatment.

For further information or to book an appointment at Spire Washington Hospital contact us now on
0191 418 8687


Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, which are essentially the building blocks of your back. These bones are cushioned by discs of tissue which act as shock absorbers. Your spinal cord runs through a channel in the spine, and it is here where nerves branch off to the rest of the body.

Occasionally though, these nerves can become compressed and create pressure which can be very painful. When one or more nerves in your spine are put under pressure they can cause pain; back surgery is usually performed to relieve some of this pressure. The type of back surgery recommended will depend on your individual needs, as there are several causes of nerve compression.

What does spinal surgery involve?

There are different types of back or spinal surgery depending on the source of the pain. During a spinal operation, a surgeon may perform more than one type of procedure if it is needed. Back operations are generally done under a general anaesthetic, which would mean that you would be asleep throughout the procedure.

Procedures available at Spire Washington Hospital include:

  • Facet joint injections for sciatica, neck and back pain
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Disc replacement
  • Other minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques

For a comprehensive list of the spinal procedures we perform here at Spire Washington Hospital please contact us on 0191 418 8687 or email at info@spirewashignton.com.


Initial consultation fee*

Appointment availability

Mr David Fender £250 Thursday afternoon
Mr Raman Kalyan £220 Tuesday afternoon/Saturday morning
Mr Pal Lakshmanan £250 Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday evenings and Thursday afternoon
Mr Balaji Purushothaman £250 Monday afternoon
Mr Sashi Roysam £250 Monday morning/Wednesday morning/ Friday afternoon
Mr Guy Wynne-Jones £250 Thursday afternoon
*Please be aware that consultants set their own consultation fees.

More information from Spire Washington Hospital

We're here to help, so if you require any further information, have a question or would like to make an appointment to see one of our consultants, please contact us on 0191 418 8687 or email us at info@spirewashington.com.

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