Spinal Service

The Trust's Spine Service provides outpatient specialist consultations in short appointments, inpatient care during day cases or longer stay in hospital, and a pre-operative counselling service.

The Spinal Service is part of the Trauma and Orthopaedics department.

The spinal team are three highly qualified and trained Spine Orthopaedic Consultants/Specialists, supported by two Specialist Spine Nurse Practitioners. We provide wide range of services including:

  • Spinal Surgery (Discectomy and Cauda Equina Decompression, MSCC Debulking and Stabilization (Percutaneous/Open), Degenerative Spine Correction, Spinal Fusion, Disc Replacements, Vertebroplaty, Kyphoplasty, Sacroplasty And Biopsy, etc)
  • Diagnostic Spinal Injections (Day Case/Radiology Units),
  • Spinal pre-operative counselling (Spinal Pre-operative Information Class)

The Spinal Service team can be found at the Fracture Clinic, Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Spinal Service 0191 5656256

Divisional General Manager Lorraine Nelson

Directorate Manager Jackie Burlison

Clinical Director Mr Steve Green

Matron Sharon McDowell


Mr Palaniappan Lakshmanan

Mr Balaji Purushothaman

Mr Sashi Roysam

Spine Nurse Practioners

Anne-Marie Rowley

Larry Jagonase

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 9HP

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