Mr Anant Tambe

Mr Anant Tambe

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

FRCS (Tr&Orth); FRCS (Surg in Gen); MCH (Orth); MS (Orth); DNB(Orth); MS(Orth); MBBS

"Spire Manchester provides a highly skilled team who help improve patient outcomes. This is an integral part of optimising complex spinal surgical treatment and making treatment results better and predictable."

Specialises in

  • Back surgery (spinal surgery)
  • Epidural injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Scoliosis injections
  • Vertebroplasty

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I was appointed as a substantive Consultant Spinal Surgeon at The Salford Royal Foundation Trust and The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2013. My specialist orthopaedic training was in the Sheffield (North Trent) Orthopaedic rotation. Subsequently, I did two fellowships in spinal surgery. The first was based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the second year was at Leeds Teaching Hospitals as the National Spinal Fellow. This prestigious fellowship gave me combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spinal experience and helped me develop my skills further.

I had major spinal surgery five years ago and had a successful functional outcome after a long rigorous rehabilitation programme. This personal event has made me empathise more with my patients. I’m able to provide tailored advice and support to all my patients due to this unique insight into the do's and don’ts after spinal surgery.

I have a comprehensive spinal surgical practice. My work at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) involves dealing with complex paediatric problems including deformity. RMCH is one of the two index referral centres for neurofibromatosis. I’m also the National Paediatric Spinal Surgical Lead for neurofibromatosis. My adult practice at Salford Royal Foundation Trust includes complex and varied pathology (deformity, infection, tumour and degenerative conditions) in all areas of the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar). I have a specialist interest in complex cervical pathology.

I’m a member of the AO Spine Society where I’m also on their faculty for education. I’m a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, Association of Spine Surgeons of India and the British Scoliosis Society. I’m regularly invited to teach as faculty on both national and international courses.

In my role as Clinical Governance Lead for complex spinal surgery at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, I have successfully established a quarterly regional meeting of all hospitals to discuss the morbidity and mortality in order to find solutions to help improve surgical outcomes and minimise risk.

I’m very keen on continuous quality improvement in spinal surgery to ensure the best patient outcomes. I enter all patient data onto the British Spine Registry and Spine Tango to assess patient outcomes. This gives me a valuable self-audit tool to constantly improve my practice. In the last year, I’ve operated on 253 patients. As per the Spine Tango data, a significant percentage of my patients felt they had been helped by the surgery and a majority were very satisfied with the overall care.


General Medical Council Number: C5195249

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Anant Tambe at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Cervical disc replacement and fusion
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Lumbar spinal fusion and TLIF/PLIF/EXLIF
  • Microdiscectomy, microdecompression and laminectomy
  • MIS spinal surgery
  • Transforaminal epidural injections

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Additional information

Special clinical interests: Scoliosis and kyphosis correction; paediatric spine surgery; adult spinal surgery; neck pain; back pain; sciatica and slipped disc; lumbar canal stenosis; degenerative spine disorders of the lumbar and cervical spine; spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis; spinal tumours; metastatic spinal cord compression; pain management of spinal conditions.

MS (Orth) / Nagpur / 1996
Master of Surgery (Orth)

DNB (Orth) / Delhi / 1999
Diplomat of National Board (Orth)

FRCS (Surg in Gen) / Glasgow / 2001
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

MCh (Orth) / Liverpool / 2007
Master of Orthopaedics Surgery

FRCS (TR&ORTH) / Glasgow / 2009
Intercollegiate Fellowship in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Professional memberships

Member of British Scoliosis Society

Member of British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Member of AO Spine

Member of Association of Spine Surgeons of India

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance Lead for Manchester sub-regional network which is a part of the North West spinal network
Clinical Governance Lead for Salford Royal Foundation Hospital

Salford Royal Foundation Trust.

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

I enjoy travelling and reading books about crime and detection. I love cooking and like to try to cook new recipes.