Mr Zaher Dannawi

Mr Zaher Dannawi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zaher Dannawi at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Professional profile

I joined St Bartholomew's Hospital and the London Hospital to complete my medical qualifications in 1999. Following basic surgical training in London, I carried out my specialist registrar training in trauma and orthopaedics on the North East Thames (Royal London Rotation). Following the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam, I undertook my spinal fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where I gained an excellent surgical experience across the full range of spinal procedures. I practice at Southend University Hospital, where I am actively involved in the development and expansion of the spinal unit. I have an academic interest, having published in peer review journals and presented at National and International meetings.

I have a specialist interest in degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal deformity, trauma, infections and tumours of the spine.

As a spinal surgeon, I perform the following procedures regularly; microdiscectomy for disc prolapse, spinal decompression for spinal stenosis, cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement, lumbar fusion (including posterior and intervertebral PLIF or TLIF), cement augmentation (kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty) for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours.

I am actively involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors and am an author of a spinal chapter in an orthopaedic text book.

When seeing me, patients can expect to receive a careful assessment of their condition and guidance towards an optimal management plan tailored to each individual's needs. I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral. I am available for patient appointments at the Spire Wellesley Hospital on Wednesday afternoons and evenings and Friday evenings.

Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions, trauma, tumours and deformities.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Member of The British Association of Spinal Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

Outside of hospitals, I enjoy spending free time with my wife, son and daughter. I enjoy tennis, swimming, eating out with friends and try to attend the home games of my favourite Premier League team. I enjoy travelling with my family to discover new places and learn about different cultures.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Gemma Siequien
Private secretary fax 01702 410289
Private secretary email

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