Mr Santosh Venkatachalam

Mr Santosh Venkatachalam

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Santosh Venkatachalam at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

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Professional profile

I specialise in upper limb conditions and problems (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand) and sports injuries.

I graduated in medicine in 1993 and completed my basic surgical training in south east of England. I was selected for higher specialist orthopaedic training in the North east region before becoming a consultant in Northumbria Healthcare.

I was selected for a national training number in Northern Deanery and I trained as a registrar in various hospitals in the North east. I was awarded two prestigious upper limb specialist units at Wrightington hospital, and Northern General hospital Sheffield. I have also been awarded visiting fellowships from national organisations like British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and British Orthopaedics Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA). I have visited and interacted with internationally renowned shoulder surgeons (both keyhole and joint replacement surgeons) in San Antonio (Texas, USA), San Diego (California, USA), Lyon (France) and Nice (France) through these fellowships.

I am actively involved in research, training of junior doctors, allied health professionals (nurses, physiotherapists), education on general practitioners in the region and nationally. I am also a faculty in various regional and national courses for FRCS Orthopaedics, shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty courses. My private practice covers the whole of the north east including Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.

I have also authored various chapters in many published books/websites for benefit of junior doctors and post graduate orthopaedic trainees.

I currently have clinics on Tuesday afternoons at Spire Washington and am available for choose and book.

Clinical Interests

Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Shoulder surgery
Sports injury
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Arthrosocopic procedures (Key hole operations), Arthroplasties ( joint replacements), Sports injuries, Arthritis.

Private contact details

Telephone 0191 2934355
Private secretary Joan Watson
Private secretary fax 0191 2932575
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / Kasturba Medical College (Mangalore) / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Upper limb surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare

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Personal Profile

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my young family, play badminton and love travelling. 

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