Spinal surgery can be carried out for a number of reasons and to treat a variety of conditions. University Hospitals is a tertiary centre, which means that we provide specialised care, usually following referral from primary or secondary care centres. We cover Staffordshire, Shropshire, North Wales and parts of the Central West Midlands; a population of approximately 3 million people.
We provide treatment for all manner of spinal conditions, such as spinal Injuries, spinal tumours, degenerative conditions such as slipped discs, children's spinal conditions such as scoliosis and other conditions affecting the spine. We deal with all areas of the spine, including cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral.
All our consultants are highly specialised in spinal surgery, and are Fellowship trained, which means that they have taken additional training to become specialised in this area. They are all also heavily involved in research and education, often giving talks themselves, as well as receiving and developing further training.
- Spinal injections
- Anterior and posterior instrumentation
- Discectomy and Decompressive surgery
- Disc replacements
- Scoliosis surgery
- Keyhole surgery
- Surgery for fractures and tumours
- Links to counselling services
Spinal emergencies and trauma is admitted predominantly to this ward 226 – telephone 01782 676226
This ward is staffed by our dedicated team of nurses, doctors, therapists and nurse practitioners who provide care for all our general trauma ranging from simple trauma to severely injured patients, spinal injuries and emergencies.
This ward is led by ward manager Katie Shaw.
Our Acute Rehabilitation and Trauma Unit (ARTU) is based on ward 227 – telephone 01782 767227
This new unit, led by ward manager Becky Marsh, provides specialised acute rehabilitation care to patients with multiple trauma affecting limbs, spines and heads that require extra monitoring and input. The team consists of Physios, Occupational Therapists, dieticians, speech and language therapists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and rehabilitation consultants.
The Spinal service as part of the Trauma and Orthopaedics trials team takes an active part in research and development (R&D).
Working closely with the trust Research and Development department and the Research and Design service at Keele University, we run and review trials to develop different and better care for patients with spinal problems.
We also have close links with Staffordshire University and the Gait lab located in the Fracture clinic at Royal Stoke.
Some of trials that we have been involved with at the hospital include:
MAPP trial – This multi-centre feasibility trial is looking at whether a brace can be effective in controlling back pain and long-term disability in patients with multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer) affected with spinal fractures. UHNM is the primary sponsor of this trial, which has been funded by National Institute of Health Research. Please call Katrina Parkinson at 01782 672621 if you need more information with regards to this trial.
Bone regeneration – This is currently lab based research project done at the Guy Hilton centre to grow bone from stem cells with a potential use for bone graft in spinal surgery.
Consultants and secretaries:
Mr Mark Brown
Ms Sara Boyles firstname.lastname@example.org ext 679864
Mr El Nasri Ahmed
Ms Jenny Plant email@example.com ext: 679862
Mr Vinay Jasani
Ms Fiona Arnold Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org ext 679868
Mr Sandeep Konduru
Ms Paula Virgo email@example.com ext 679863
Mr Nikoloas Tzerakis
Ms Gail Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org ext: 679867
Mr Konstantinos Starantzsis
Ms Jenny Plant email@example.com Ext: 679862
Mr Nick Rouholamin
Ms Fiona Arnold firstname.lastname@example.org Ext: 679868
Mr Papanikolaou Panteleimon
Ms Paula Virgo email@example.com Ext: 679863
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Ms Laura Rouholamin (Adult Spine) Ms Sam Smith (Adult Spine)
Ms Andrea Chatterley (Malignant bone disease and MSCC) pager 07623603966
Ms Michelle Green (Malignant bone disease and MSCC) pager 15431
Ms Stephanie Brown (Paediatric and Deformity Spine) pager 07623605125
Ms Sarah Allen (Paediatric and Deformity Spine) pager 07623605125