Mr Rath (Rathnam) Sundaram is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-speciality focus on the diagnosis and management of spinal disorders.
Mr Sundaram has received world-class extensive training and has leading professional experience in spinal surgery. Among his areas of expertise are the management of back pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondyololisthesis, cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, spinal tumours and metastasis, spinal infections, spinal trauma, and vertebral compression fractures and more including coccydynia and paediatric spinal care.
Mr Sundaram has been a consultant in Gloucestershire since 2010. He undertakes more than 3000 patient consultations per year, making him the most experienced spine surgeon in Gloucestershire as his NHS and private practice exposes him to the vast array of both elective and emergency procedures. Furthermore, in 2015 he was appointed as the Spine Lead in Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust. His professional expertise and achievements have resulted in Mr Sundaram receiving three clinical excellence awards as well as being shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award and Team of the Year Award. He works very closely with his 25 Consultant Orthopaedic colleagues as well as the neurology and oncology specialists in the NHS and private sector. He also maintains a close relationship with the General Practitioners throughout Gloucestershire and the neighbouring counties as well as other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths, and knows how working with a team best helps patients’ recovery.
Mr Sundaram has more than 20 years of experience in spinal disorders. He keeps up to date with the latest evidence and follows the National Spinal GIRFT guidelines in providing best care for patients. He is renowned surgeon with a low complication rate and excellent interventional outcomes. His outcome data is registered with the British Spinal Registry and shows excellent outcomes in the top 5% of surgeons nationally.
Mr Sundaram is the only spinal surgeon affiliated with Top Doctors to have practicing privileges in the two large NHS hospitals in Gloucestershire and the peripheral hospitals in Cirencester and Tetbury. Due to the excellent care he delivers to his patients, since 2011 his practising privileges have been renewed year on year by the two main private hospital, Nuffield Cheltenham and Winfield Gloucester, and also at the Cobalt Imaging centre at Linton House in Cheltenham. Therefore he is able to keep his patients’ care local to Gloucestershire.
As a member of both the private and public health sectors, Mr Sundaram assists all patients regardless of their financial situation. He is committed to individualising management plans for each patient and is always available to answer their questions.
Here you can see Mr Sundaram's numerous reviews on IWantGreatCare and on his personal website https://www.itsmyspine.co.uk/testimonials/