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Mr Alagappan Sivaraman

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB BS, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alagappan Sivaraman at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Lumbar spine, Spinal surgery, Spinal disorders, Pain management including spinal injections, Cervical disc replacement, Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fracture, Inter-spinous devices
Spine stabilisation, Coccydynia (Coccyx pain)

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Professional profile

Availability: Monday evening, Tuesday morning (bank holiday weeks only), Friday evening.

I am a full-time private consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon, practising at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. I offer private spinal surgery and various spinal injection treatments for back and neck pain.

I specialise in spinal surgery for deformity, inflammatory spinal pathologies (rheumatoid spine), degenerative conditions of the neck and lower back, spinal tumours and infections eg spinal tuberculosis. I was actively involved in setting up the Spinal Tuberculosis Unit at The Royal London Hospital, one of very few units in the UK.

Minimally invasive (keyhole) spinal surgery is a fast-developing field with many benefits for patients. Examples are the X-Stop and Wellex implants for lower back pain and balloon kyphoplasty to help patients with spinal fractures due to osteoporosis and spinal tumours. I carry out both of these procedures at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Other newer techniques that I offer include inter-spinous decompression for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine with spinal stenosis, and cervical disc arthroplasty (neck disk replacement) for degenerative spine disorders.

I completed my higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics at Bart's and The Royal London Hospitals. I worked as a consultant orthopaedic and spinal surgeon at Barts and The Royal London from 2006 until late 2011.

During my training I worked as a visiting spinal fellow in Germany, the United States and India. I completed my spinal training at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Middlesex.

I am the author of a spinal chapter in a medical text book, and have published and presented papers on spinal surgery at international conferences.


Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Lumbar spine disorders
Spinal surgery


Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766
Website http://www.aaspines.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Indian Spine Society

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Current NHS posts

Former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bart's and The London NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

I live locally in Shenfield near Brentwood and, in my very limited free time, enjoy listening to music and exploring the history of ancient cultures and civilisations. Having established a successful private practice in London, my surgical practice at Spire Hartswood Hospital enables me to offer a service to Essex patients - closer to my home and theirs.

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