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Mr Sashin Ahuja

Mr Sashin Ahuja

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, MS (Orth), FRCS, FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sashin Ahuja at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

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Professional profile

Having completed my orthopaedic training in Wales, I gained training in spinal surgery in Cardiff and Nottingham. I was appointed as a consultant in 2003.

My practice involves treating all aspects of spinal pathology ie low back pain, neck pain, spinal injuries, spinal tumours and scoliosis surgery together with associated conditions related to spinal problems ie sacroiliac joint and coccygeal pain. The various spinal procedures include spinal injections ( ie facet blocks, lumbar nerve blocks, sacro-iliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablation of facet joints, coccyx injection etc), micro discectomy, spinal decompressions, spinal stabilisation ie for cervical, thoracic, lumbar and spino-pelvic stabilisations, correction for paediatric and adult spinal deformity ie scoliosis and kyphosis .

I have experience in newer techniques such as minimally invasive procedures for back pain. We have pioneered minimally invasive surgery for sacroiliac joint stabilisation.

A detailed account of my specialist areas include: Back pain, leg pain, lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, spinal Injections, sacroiliac joint pain and stabilisation, Cauda Equina Syndrome, spinal surgery, chronic pain, lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of), cervical spine (diseases and disorders of), coccygeal pain, minimal access / invasive surgery, paediatric orthopaedics, scoliosis, sports injuries, osteoporosis, spinal disease and trauma, disc replacement, revision surgery (spinal), ankylosing spondylitis, hyperextension / hyperflexion of spine ('whiplash'), degenerative spine disorders and spine management.

My practice (NHS and privately) and the procedures are as outlined above. On an average I usually perform about 10 spinal injections a week, 10 spinal decompressions (including micro discectomies) a month, 5 spinal stabilisations a month, 4 paediatric deformity corrections a month.

I'm the back pain pathway lead for the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and also act as Speciality Advisor for Spinal Interventions for NICE.


Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic medicine
Lumbar spine disorders
Soft tissue injuries
Medico-legal
Paediatric orthopaedics
Spinal surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Sports injury
Pain relief


Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Liz Harries
Private secretary fax 029 2054 2557
Private secretary email sashinahuja@doctors.org.uk
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Mumbai University, India / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Diploma in Orthopaedics / College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai, India / 1993
Medical Diploma in Orthopaedics

MS Orthopaedics / Mumbai University / 1994
Post-graduate medical degree

DNB Orthopaedics / National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India / 1995
Diplomate of National Board

Member of National Academy of Sciences / National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India / 1998
Medical membership

MSc Orthopaedic Engineering / Cardiff University / 1999
Masters degree

FRCS Orth / Inter Collegiate Board, Edinburgh / 1999
Awarded on passing the Intercollegiate Fellowship Exam

FRCS / Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow / 2001
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow
Bombay Orthopaedic Society
AO Spine
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Scoliosis Society
General Medical Council


Professional leadership

AO Spine UK Executive Council Member for Reference Centres & Fellowships-2014-2017
Back Pain Pathway Lead for Cardiff & Vale University health Board since 2008
Spinal MSCC lead for Cardiff & Vale University Health Board 2009-2013
Research Chair - British Scoliosis Society executive Committee - 2013-2016
Research Chair - British Association of Spinal Surgeons Executive Committee - 2012-2014
Policy & Guidelines Chair - British Association of Spinal Surgeons Executive Committe - 2016-2018
AO Spine International Reference Centre - Programme Director for Welsh Centre for Spinal Trauma & Surgery since 2007

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Research and Publication

I have contributed to many research articles in my field of expertise and I am a guest editor of the Spine Journal Supplement for the Spinal Societies of Britian.

Below is some of my most recent research.


Articles

Do magnetic growing rods have lower complication rates compared to conventional growing rods?
April 2016

Assessment of stress patterns on a spinal motion segment in healthy versus osteoporotic bony model with or without disc degeneration-a finite element model
March 2015

British Association of Spine Surgeons standards of care for cauda equina syndrome
March 2015

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Personal Profile

I spend most of my time with my family and my young ones keep me active outside work.

I am interested in sports and play racquet sports and cricket. I enjoy listening to music in my spare time.

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