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:


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

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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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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766

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