Mr Palaniappan (Pal) Lakshmanan
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, MS (Orth), AFRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
I am a specialist spinal orthopaedic surgeon, regularly performing a wide variety of spinal surgical procedures at Spire Washington Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital. I started my medical career in India in Tamil Nadu, where I did my orthopaedic training for three years from 1998 - 2001. I did a thesis on surgical management of upper cervical spine instability for my MS (Orth) degree obtained from the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, India in 2001.
I undertook a fellowship in Spinal Surgery in Cardiff (University Hospital Wales and University Hospital Llandough) in 2004 when I published my hypothesis on Odontoid fractures in the elderly. Following this I did an orthopaedic rotation in the Northern Deanery. I underwent an advanced spinal training fellowship in the Spinal Centre in Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham in 2009. In 2010, before taking up my role as Spinal Consultant in Sunderland Royal Hospital, I did a Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery fellowship in Schon Klinik at Munich with Prof Mayer and co.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Palaniappan (Pal) Lakshmanan at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - spine
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MBBS / Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Med University / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Resident Advisory Board Member in the American Journal of Orthopaedics (2011)
Member of Drugs and Therapeutics committee, City Hospitals Sunderland
AO UK faculty
Spine Lecturer Miller UK FRCS Orth Course