Mr Mahesh R Akula

Mr Mahesh R Akula

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon

MBBS, MS (Trauma & Ortho), FRCS (Tr & Ortho), AO Fellowship Spine Surgery

"I have seen excellent infrastructure, teamwork and a very friendly environment at Spire hospitals."

Specialises in

  • Microdiscectomy for disc prolapse
  • Spinal decompression for spinal stenosis
  • Cervical discectomy / disc replacement
  • Spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel decompressions for Double Crush Syndrome

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As an Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, I perform the following procedures; microdiscectomy for disc prolapse, spinal decompression for spinal stenosis, cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement, lumbar fusion (including posterior and intervertebral PLIF or TLIF), kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours, carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel decompressions for double crush syndrome.

I completed my graduation, including an intercalated three year master’s degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2001, from the University of Health Sciences, India. Following my basic surgical training in Yorkshire in 2008, I worked as a Trust research fellow at Leeds, and actively presented and published in several national and international venues and reputed journals.

I was selected for higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics by the London Deanery in 2010 and completed the training in 2016 from the South West Thames London rotation lead by St George's University Hospital. Following the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam, I undertook my first spinal fellowship at the Frimley Park Hospital. I feel proud to write about my International Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery at Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto, Canada under Prof Fehlings. In addition to my degenerative spinal disorder operating skills, I have gained excellent surgical experience in spinal tumours, scoliosis and spinal fractures.

Including my specialist registrar training and two fellowships including an AO fellowship from Toronto, Canada and as a Consultant, I have performed nearly 200 lumbar spine surgeries including decompressions, discectomies, and lumbar spinal fusions and I have performed about 70 neck operations. I have done about 500-600 various spinal injections including nerve root blocks, facet joint injections, caudal epidural, foraminal epidural, lumbar epidural, sacroiliac joint and coccygeal injections.

I am the Research Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics – Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, CPD Chair for Queen Anne Medical Centre, Harley Street and Associate Lecturer for Anglia Ruskin Medical School. I am also an Associate Lecturer for Anglia Ruskin University.

I am an active member of AMMA Foundation Charity Trust. I am the CPD chair for Queen Anne Street Medical Centre.


General Medical Council Number: C6083441

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mahesh R Akula at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement
  • Lumbar fusion (PLIF or TLIF)
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy for disc prolapse
  • Spinal decompression for spinal stenosis
  • Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures

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Additional information

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery

MBBS, MS (Tr&Ortho), FRCS ( Tr&Ortho) / MBBS, MS (India), MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (England) / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Masters of Surgery (MS), Fellowship Royal College

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons

British Association of Spine Surgeons

AO Spine (North America)

Professional leadership

I am the research lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital
CPD chair for Queen Anne Medical Centre, London

I have been published in the following medical journals: British Journal of Neurosurgery, Injury, Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics and JBJS.


The Plate cage Benezech Implant as an alternative to autologous bone graft in the treatment of cervical spondylosis: Clinical & Functional outcome Br J Neurosurgery. Akula M

“Unusual recurrence of Pleomorphic Xantho Astrocytoma” Br J Neurosurgery

“Quality of Life in Mangled extremity- A Meta-analysis” Akula M, Injury

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital

Outside of my profession, I like spending free time with my wife Sarita and my sons. I enjoy listening to music, playing cricket and eating out with friends.

I enjoy walking on full moon nights and countryside walks in Autumn – admiring the spectra of shades of nature is one of my favourite hobbies. I also enjoy travelling with my family to discover new places and learning about history and culture.