Mr Zaher Dannawi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Specialises in

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

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

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 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.

Feedback from my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital:

'The surgeon is a very nice man and I felt confident that he was doing the right thing for me.'

'Mr Dannawi is very kind and understanding.'

November 2021: 'I am very confident that Mr Dannawi has given me good advice and excellent treatment. He has a very pleasant manner and always explains things well and answers questions clearly. I understand there are no guarantees, and it is early days but I have had this treatment done before and have good hopes of a satisfactory outcome'.


Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Cement augmentation (kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty) for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours
  • Cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement
  • Lumbar fusion (including posterior and intervertebral PLIF or TLIF)
  • Microdiscectomy for disc prolapse
  • Spinal decompression for spinal stenosis

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Additional information

Spinal surgery

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

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

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.