Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

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 qualified in medicine in 2002 from The TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India and in 2005 I moved to the North East of England where I did my basic surgical training in Newcastle. I obtained my MRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and after this, I entered specialty training in Trauma & Orthopaedics. I completed my training at various hospitals in the North East, training with a focus on spinal surgery. I successfully acquired my FRCS in 2013.

I then undertook the AO Spine Fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Hospital, and Lady Cilento in Brisbane, Australia. There I received extensive training in various conditions of the spine, including degeneration, trauma, infections, and malignancy. I was then appointed as a consultant spinal surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

I treat patients with neck and back problems. I focus on patients whose conditions are degenerative, or arise from infections, trauma and cancer. I have presented at national and international conferences and I have extensively published my work.

I enjoy teaching and I am a faculty for various courses for medical students and orthopaedic trainees.

Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery
Lumbar spine disorders

Private contact details

Telephone 0191 565 6256
Private secretary Ruth
Private secretary telephone 0191 4188654
Private secretary email
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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

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, travelling, and exploring new places.

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