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Spinal Surgery

Service Description:

The Spinal Deformities Unit manages children and adolescents with spinal deformity, spinal trauma and other spinal conditions. More than 100 surgical procedures are undertaken annually.

The department has a particular expertise in the care and management of children and young people with neuromuscular conditions. A joint satellite clinic with the neurology team at Leeds General Infirmary is held quarterly.

The Specialist Nurses hold nurse-led clinics for pre-operative assessment and ward discharge. They are also responsible for the conservative management of infantile idiopathic scoliosis, including the serial plaster-casting programme

A multidisciplinary approach to care is provided by clinicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and orthotists.


Mr Neil Oxborrow
Mr Hassan Dashti
Mr Rajet Verma
Mr Anant Tambe


By Referral


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Contact Numbers:

Mr Dashti, Mr Verma, Mr Tambe and Mr Oxborrow's secretary: 0161 701 2170

Nurse Specialist
Pauline Heaton: 0161 701 1622

Additional Support:

The Spinal Nurses provide ongoing support from the time of referral through to discharge. They also put families with similar conditions/circumstances in contact with each other as a means of support.

The Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK) provides information and support for children with spinal deformities and their parents/carers.

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