Mr Zaher Dannawi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Tr&Orth)


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I joined St Bartholomew's Hospital and the London Hospital to complete my medical qualifications in 1999. Following basic surgical training in London, I carried out my specialist registrar training in trauma and orthopaedics on the North East Thames (Royal London Rotation). Following the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam, I undertook my spinal fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where I gained an excellent surgical experience across the full range of spinal procedures. I practice at Southend University Hospital, where I am actively involved in the development and expansion of the spinal unit. I have an academic interest, having published in peer review journals and presented at National and International meetings.

I have a specialist interest in degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal deformity, trauma, infections and tumours of the spine.

As a spinal surgeon, I perform the following procedures regularly; microdiscectomy for disc prolapse, spinal decompression for spinal stenosis, cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement, lumbar fusion (including posterior and intervertebral PLIF or TLIF), cement augmentation (kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty) for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours.

I am actively involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors and am an author of a spinal chapter in an orthopaedic text book.

When seeing me, patients can expect to receive a careful assessment of their condition and guidance towards an optimal management plan tailored to each individual's needs. I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral. I am available for patient appointments at the Spire Wellesley Hospital on Wednesday afternoons and evenings and Friday evenings.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zaher Dannawi at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

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Clinical interests

Spinal surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions, trauma, tumours and deformities.

Research and publications

Spinal disorders

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Personal profile

Outside of hospitals, I enjoy spending free time with my wife, son and daughter. I enjoy tennis, swimming, eating out with friends and try to attend the home games of my favourite Premier League team. I enjoy travelling with my family to discover new places and learn about different cultures.

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