Mr Bala Ramesh

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc, MBBS, FRCS, H Dip Orth (SA), D CI Ed (RCSG)

Practising at

Spire Yale Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Bala Ramesh at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I have been an orthopaedic consultant for over a decade in North Wales. I completed my medical degree in India, before moving to South Africa to further my training in trauma and orthopaedics. After relocating to the UK, I worked towards achieving my professional goal and became a locum consultant in 2007, obtaining a substantial post in 2010. My areas of interest include trauma, lower limb arthroplasty and general orthopaedic conditions.

In my present position as a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics, leading elective services at Abergele Hospital and Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl. I will continue to develop skills and knowledge in my specialist areas of revision arthroplasty in lower limbs, hand disorders and trauma. I am also involved in the teaching, audit and research activities of the department and these are vital to maintaining and improving patient care.

I have performed in excess of 1000 hip and knee arthroplasties. I regularly perform lower limb revision arthroplasties for reasons including: infection, metal on metal complications and mechanical loosening. In addition, I also treat general upper and lower limb conditions like carpal tunnel release, minor dupuytren's, trigger finger release, trapeziectomy, bunionectomy and toe fusion.

I presently lead the elective orthopaedic services at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

I am interested in clinical teaching. I have an RCPS (Glasgow) diploma in Clinical Education and enjoy teaching the junior trainees. I take specialist trainees regularly and have wonderful feedback from them.

Clinical Interests

Hand surgery
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc MBBS FRCS H Dip Orth (SA) D Cl Ed(RCSG) / University of Madras / 1989
Bachelor of Science, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Higher Diploma in Orthopaedics (SA)

Professional memberships

General Medical Council
British Orthopaedic Association
Medical Defence Union

Professional leadership

Lead for elective orthopaedic services at Glan Clwyd Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon - trauma, lower limb arthroplasty

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Personal Profile

I am blessed with a daughter and twin boys. I spend most of my spare time with my children and wife. I am lucky to have an understanding family that support me in my clinical work.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01978 268035