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Spinal Surgery

Mr Dimpu Bhagawati, M.A, MBBS, FRCS (ortho), Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Mr Bhagawati is a highly qualified, double fellowship trained complex spinal surgeon. He trained in Orthopaedics and Trauma, completing his post graduate surgical training at UCL in London and, two Complex Spinal Fellowships at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Sentre in Oxford and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.

He is highly qualified in all modern spinal techniques. These include minimal access spinal surgery (MASS), minimally invasive surgery (MIS), extra-lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), spinal deformity surgery and scoliosis as well as extensive experience in treating children with back and spine problems.

Mr Bhagawati has previously worked as a Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and is a now working at a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

He has been involved in both Oxford and London at the cutting edge of scientific advances in surgery with a particular focus on the new implant designs. He has published numerous scientific papers and presented at a large number of major international meetings.

Mr Bhagawati offers his patients full access to a comprehensive and modern range of spinal techniques, treating problems from the top to the bottom of their spine. He believes in advising his patients about their treatment options to manage their back pain and allowing them to make an informed decision.

He uses the latest minimally invasive techniques, including endoscopic spinal surgery, microdiscectomy, total disc replacement, minimally invasive fusion surgery, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are image guided procedures used to inject cement into a patient’s fractured bone to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spinal column, often caused by osteoporosis.

Mr Bhagawati provides integrated physiotherapy programmes that include nerve and joint injections through spinal surgery. He promotes early rehabilitation and rapid recovery for better surgical outcomes and, most of his patients go home the following day after surgery.