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