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Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS (Ed), FRCS (T&O)

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Balaji Purushothaman at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

Degenerative lumbar and cervical spinal conditions and medico-legal consultations

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon working at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

I underwent my orthopaedic training in the northern region, with a special interest in spinal surgery. I then pursued the reputed AO Spine Fellowship at the Princess Alexandra, Mater and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospitals in Brisbane. I am member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and Eurospine.

I enjoy teaching and am a faculty on various courses, and I also convene the FRCS course for trainees. I have been published in both national and international journals.

I specialise in treating patients with neck and back problems. The treatment is tailored to each individual patient, and can range from non-surgical methods such as physiotherapy and injections to surgery, when appropriate. I perform microdiscectomy, decompression surgery, fusion surgery and vertebroplasty.

I consult on Monday afternoon and I am available for choose and book.


Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery
Lumbar spine disorders


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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS (T&O) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2013
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Professional memberships

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
AO Spine UK

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital

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Personal Profile

Away from work, I love travelling and exploring new cultures and cuisine.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 565 6256
Email spinesurgeon@outlook.com
Private secretary Ruth
Private secretary telephone 0191 4188654
Private secretary email ruth.choppen@spirehealthcare.com