Mr Balachandran Venkateswaran

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Specialises in

  • Shoulder surgery including replacement and arthroscopy
  • Shoulder stabilisation
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Elbow procedures
  • Shockwave therapy (ESWT)

I started training in orthopaedics at Madras University in 1993 completing a Masters degree in Orthopaedics in 1996. I did further basic orthopaedic training in Yorkshire for two years completing my FRCS in 1998. As a Higher Surgical trainee in Yorkshire from 1998 to 2004 I completed my FRCS in Orthopaedics in 2002 and completed an acclaimed one year fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Reading Shoulder Unit in 2004. I am a consultant at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust and honorary senior lecturer at University of Leeds.

I provide treatments for complex shoulder problems, impingement, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, cuff tear arthropathy, acromioclavicular joint injuries, shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulders, joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow. I am also interested in sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow.

I provide a one-stop clinic for the patients and use ultrasound as part of the diagnostic work up.


General Medical Council Number: C4589956

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Balachandran Venkateswaran at Spire include:


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Additional information

Clinical interests

Elbow surgery
Shoulder surgery
Sports injury

Qualification and professional memberships

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

MS / India / 1996
Master of Science - Orthopaedics

FRCS(Ed) / Glasgow / 1998
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

FRCS (Tr and Orth) / Glasgow / 2002
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons - Diploma in trauma and orthopaedics

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Association of Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons

European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons

Indian Orthopaedic Association

Professional leadership

Education Lead in Orthopaedics

Research and publications

I am interested in shoulder surgery, rotator cuff disease, shoulder pain and instability. I have co-authored chapters in books on shoulder surgery. I have written numerous publications and presentations on upper limb and general trauma and runs courses for orthopaedic trainees.


List of publications

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

Personal profile

I enjoy cycling, swimming, skiing and long distance running.