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Please note that due to the coronavirus we are deferring all appointments for further care. The progression of the virus throughout the region will determine when we can re-start seeing routine patients again. We do hope that we can get the service up and running and soon as possible.

Should you feel that your symptoms are causing you serious concerns or that you feel you cannot wait for further contact please do contact your GP as soon as possible or in an emergency situation please attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.

Once we are in a position to resume the service we will be in touch with patients individually.


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Balaji Purushothaman is a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon working at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

He underwent his orthopaedic training in the northern region, with a special interest in spinal surgery. He then pursued the reputed AO Spine Fellowship at the Princess Alexandra, Mater and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospitals in Brisbane. He is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and Eurospine.

He enjoys teaching and is a faculty on various courses, and also convenes the FRCS course for trainees. He has published in both national and international journals.

Mr Purushothaman specialises in treating patients with neck and back problems. The treatment is tailored to each individual patient, and can range from non-surgical methods such as physiotherapy and injections to surgery, when appropriate. He performs microdiscectomy, decompression surgery, fusion surgery and vertebroplasty.

Away from work, he loves travelling and exploring new cultures and cuisine.

He consults on Monday Mornings at Washington Primary Care Centre.