Mr Girish Swamy
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr and Orth), Advanced EUROSPINE Dip
I am a consultant spinal surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust treating patients with all forms of spinal conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine. This includes degenerative spinal problems (disc protrusions, spinal stenosis), spinal fractures, spinal infections, secondary spinal tumours and spinal deformities [scoliosis and kyphosis] in both children and adults. I have a special interest in complex surgeries with a particular focus on revision (redo) spinal surgeries and deformities.
I am actively involved in teaching and training orthopaedic and spinal registrars on the East Anglia orthopaedic rotation. I am a regular faculty member on several FRCS preparation courses and coordinate the Senior Norwich Spinal Fellowship, training senior spinal surgeons for future consultant positions. I am also regularly invited to be on the faculty of esteemed national and international spinal meetings, and teaching courses. I hold honorary academic positions in several overseas universities.
I have a keen interest in research and have published extensively, with over 30 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. I review articles for several orthopaedic and spinal journals, and am actively involved in high impact research studies both nationally and internationally.
Following orthopaedic and spinal training at hospitals in Derby and Nottingham, I completed several fellowships in complex spinal surgery at Utrecht Medical Centre in Holland, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, and travelling fellowships at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Girish Swamy at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - spine
Treatment and surgery for all spine conditions including cervical spine spondylosis, disc protrusion, disc replacement, myelopathy, scoliosis (children and adults), spondylosis and trauma.
Spire Norwich 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 / Mysore University, India / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Basic medical qualification
MRCS General Surgery / Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh / 2008
Membership of Royal College of Surgeons
Membership exams to the Royal College
FRCS (Trauma and orthopaedics) / Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh / 2017
Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons
Fellowship to specialise in trauma and orthopaedics.
CCT (Trauma and orthopaedics) / General Medical Council / 2017
Completion of certification of training
Advanced Diploma in Spinal Surgery / EUROSPINE, Strasbourgh / 2018
Advanced specialist qualification
Fellowship Director, Norwich Senior Spine Fellowship
A five-year prospective review of a semi-constrained ceramic-ceramic cervical disc replacement. Swamy GN, Mitsiou C, Nanjayan SK, Bommireddy R, Klezl Z Global Spine Journal. Volume: 6 issue: 1_suppl, page(s): s-0036
Social drift – a comparative analysis of balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures and surgery for fracture neck of femur. The Spine Journal 16(4): S59-S60; April 2016 Charles E, Nanjayan SK, Swamy GN, Bommireddy R, Klezl Z
Obesity and recurrent intervertebral disc prolapse after lumbar microdiscectomy Quah C, Swamy GN, Syme G, Nanjayan S, Fowler A, Calthorpe D. Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2014 Mar; 96 (2): 140-143. PMID: 24780673
The incidence of vascular complications arising from anterior spinal surgery in the thoraco-lumbar spine. Klezl Z, Swamy GN, Vyskocil T, Kryl J, Stulik J. Asian Spine J. 2014 Feb; 8(1): 59-63. PMID: 24596606
Book chapter: The Rheumatoid Cervical Spine Klezl Z, Swamy G, Stulik J G.Bentley (ed), European Instructional Lectures 10.1007/978-3-642, 2010, EFORT
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals
Visiting consultant at James Paget University Hospital
I am married with two children, regularly do charity work in India and Nepal and I enjoy playing the Indian bamboo flute. I am also a keen cricketer, playing in the Norfolk division cricket league and am involved in coaching young cricketers.