Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Specialises in

  • Neck and back pain
  • Spinal conditions
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Medico-legal
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Monday: 1pm - 4pm

An initial consultation with Mr Balaji Purushothaman is from £250.

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Treatment information

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

Other treatments

Degenerative lumbar and cervical spinal conditions and medico-legal consultations.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) / Disc replacement

Lumbar Discectomy

Lumbar Decompression / +/- Fusion


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Professional profile

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.

General Medical Council Number: C6067246

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Lumbar spine disorders
Spinal surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

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

Professional memberships

British Association of Spinal Surgeons
AO Spine UK

Professional leadership

Course convenor, The Northern FRCS (Orth) revision course

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Personal profile

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

Contact information

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