Consultant Profile

Mr Palaniappan (Pal) Lakshmanan

Mr Palaniappan (Pal) Lakshmanan MBBS, MS (Orth), AFRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Medico-legal
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Cervical spine
  • Ageing spine including osteoporosis
  • Degenerative scoliosis / kyphosis
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spinal Trauma & Infections
  • Coccygeal problems
  • Sacro Iliac joint problems
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Spinal Surgeon with Orthopaedic Trauma, Sunderland Royal Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Resident Advisory Board Member in the American Journal of Orthopaedics 2011
  • AO UK faculty
  • Spine Lecturer Miller UK FRCS Orth Course
  • Member of Drugs and Therapeutics committee, City Hospitals Sunderland
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0191 418 8636
    Private secretary:
    Brenda Smith
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0191 415 1272/ 0773 2368102
    Private secretary fax:
    0191 4176573
    Private secretary email address:
    Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon & evening, Friday evenings.
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Lakshmanan started his medical career in India in Tamil Nadu, where he did his Orthopaedic Training for three years from 1998 - 2001. He did a thesis on Surgical management of Upper cervical spine instability for his MS (Orth) degree obtained from the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, India in 2001. 

    Mr Lakshmanan did a fellowship in Spinal Surgery in Cardiff (University Hospital Wales & University Hospital Llandough) in 2004 when he published his hypothesis on Odontoid fractures in the elderly.  Then, he did his orthopaedic rotation in the Northern Deanery.  He underwent advanced spinal training fellowship in the Spinal Centre in Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham in 2009.  In 2010, before taking up his role as Spinal Consultant in Sunderland Royal Hospital, he did a Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery fellowship in Schon Klinik at Munich with Prof Mayer and co.

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    Mr Palaniappan (Pal) Lakshmanan

    Mr Palaniappan (Pal) Lakshmanan Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Washington, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, private hospital specialist.

    Procedures performed by Mr Lakshmanan at Spire Washington Hospital

    Back pain investigations

    Back Surgery

    Epidural injections

    Facet joint injections

    Please note, this list is not exhaustive, to find out more call 0191 418 8687

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