Shashi Roysam

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, LRCP MRCS, MS Orth, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Glasg), MCh Orth, FRCS Orth

Sashi Roysam

Professional Profile

I attained Fellowship in Spinal Surgery from Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry following my higher surgical training in trauma & orthopaedics, based at the St George Medical School Hospital London. Currently I am employed as a Consultant Spinal & Orthopaedic Surgeon with an additional interest in lower limb arthroplasty, I perform various forms of spinal surgery except childhood deformities. In the Northern Deanery as a Spinal trainer I have engaged in the training of Specialist Registrars for the last twenty years. I am a member of AO spine and trauma faculty.

My work is dominated by all forms of spinal trauma, degenerative conditions, tumours and problems related to the cervical spine. I have maintained a healthy interest and experience in primary hip and knee arthroplasty.

Presently, I am involved in a Multicentre Furlong Evolution Hip Trial in conjunction with Imperial College, London. I have four publications in foremost peer reviewed journals on the topics of arthroplasty and spinal surgery. Over in my NHS and in the private setting I have laid out a spinal scoring process and adoption of British Spinal Registry for collating patient outcome measures.

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / Bangalore / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1988
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons

LRCP / Royal College of Physicians of London / 1988
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, City Hospital Sunderland

Clinical Interests

Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Spinal surgery
Lumbar spine disorders
Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Spinal surgery

Cervical and lumbar spinal disorders / deformities, primary un-cemented hip replacements.


Some of the principal treatments carried out by Shashi Roysam are:

Back surgery (spinal surgery)
Back pain investigations (discography)
Hip replacement surgery
Joint manipulation treatment
Joint pain treatment (joint injections)
Knee arthroscopy surgery
Knee replacement
Pain management injections for back and facet joints

Personal profile

I like to think that I am an affable, no nonsense `what you see is what you get' sort of a chap. I enjoy classical music and possibly getaway as a nominal Water colourist. I hold a flying license for Piper 28 single engine aircraft with night and IMC rating. I am very attached to my two 1951 and 58 MGs and enjoy the membership of MG Vintage Car Club. With diffidence I take my Royal Enfield motorcycle on carefully chosen Sunday mornings before the milkman is up! I am married to a Cardiac Anaesthetist and have a daughter reading medicine in Bristol.

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital