Mr Balachandran Venkateswaran
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, MS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS (Tr and Orth)
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Balachandran Venkateswaran at Spire include:
Spire Leeds Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
Education Lead in Orthopaedics
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.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
I enjoy cycling, swimming, skiing and long distance running.