Mr Amit Bhalla
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
MB BS, BSc (Hons), Med DIC (Merit,) FRCS (Eng) (Tr & Orth)
"I enjoy working at Spire Little Aston as it's incredibly friendly, organised and patient-focused. All staff, from the moment you walk through the door, are focused on making the patient experience extremely positive."
I am a fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon who specialises exclusively in spinal surgery. I was appointed as a substantive consultant at University Hospital North Midlands and Royal County in October 2017. I specialise in degenerative conditions and also carry out surgery for major deformity conditions such as Scoliosis. I work in one of the busiest and largest spinal trauma centres in the country and am therefore well up to date with current practice, trends and surgical techniques. I carry out various spinal operations regularly including microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, spinal fusion surgery, anterior and posterior neck surgery.
I completed my undergraduate training at University College London in 2005, with a BSc (Hons) at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore; my research work has been presented nationally and internationally. I undertook my Orthopaedic training on the world-renown Oswestry and Stoke rotation, gaining CCT in 2016. Prior to taking my consultant post, I have completed a specialist 1-year spinal surgery fellowship in Brisbane Australia, which was a fantastic experience personally and professionally. I am also involved in training junior surgeons as a trainer, having completed a Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London. Training surgeons of the future is something I thoroughly enjoy and find extremely rewarding.
I perform around 400 spinal procedures a year, but I also focus on conservative management where possible involving physiotherapy, spinal manipulation, and also spinal injection therapy. I also carry out spinal injections independently to speed up the treatment pathway for my patients and avoid unnecessary delays.
I am also involved in Medicolegal work and have completed various courses for this. I undertake cases involving personal injury, negligence, medical litigation and malpractice. I run my own medicolegal company for this. I thoroughly enjoy learning about the law and am also studying part-time for the LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice at Cardiff University to improve my own understanding and current clinical practice.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Amit Bhalla at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - spine
Spire Little Aston 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.
University Hospital North Midlands and Royal County Stafford
I enjoy spending time with my wife, who is a dentist. We both have a passion for travelling and have enjoyed exploring Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania in the recent past. I speak fluent Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and conversational French. I am a big football fan, you will have to ask me in person about who I support!