Mr Balaji Purushothaman
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS (Ed), FRCS (T&O)
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon currently working at Sunderland Royal Hospital. I specialise in treating patients with neck and back problems. 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 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 a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and Eurospine.
I enjoy teaching and I am a faculty on various courses, and I also convene the FRCS course for trainees. I have published in both national and international journals.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Balaji Purushothaman at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - spine
Degenerative lumbar and cervical spinal conditions and medico-legal consultations.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) / Disc replacement
Lumbar Decompression / +/- Fusion
Spire Washington 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.
MB BS / The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS (T&O) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2013
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Course convenor, The Northern FRCS (Orth) revision course
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Away from work, I love travelling and exploring new cultures and cuisines.