Mr Alagappan Sivaraman


FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (TR & Ortho)

GMC number: 4665298

Practising since: 1991


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Alagappan Sivaraman is a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital. He offers private spinal surgery and various spinal injection treatments for back and neck pain including radio frequency injections.

Mr Sivaraman specialises in spinal surgery for degenerative conditions of the neck and lower back, deformity, inflammatory spinal pathologies (rheumatoid spine), spinal tumours and infections (eg spinal tuberculosis).

Minimally invasive (keyhole) spinal surgery is a fast-developing field with many benefits for patients. Techniques that Mr Sivaraman offers include inter-spinous decompression for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine with spinal stenosis, and cervical disc arthroplasty (neck disk replacement) for degenerative spine disorders minimally invasive spinal fusion.

Mr Sivaraman completed his higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics at Barts and The Royal London Hospitals. He worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal surgeon at Barts and The Royal London from 2006 until 2011.

Mr Sivaraman is a fellowship trained spinal surgeon. During his training he worked as a visiting spinal fellow in Germany, the United States and India. He completed his spinal training at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Middlesex under orthopaedic and neurosurgical team.

He is an author of a spinal chapter in a medical text book, and has published and presented papers on spinal surgery at international conferences.

Special interests

  • Pain management including spinal injections, Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
  • Disectomy
  • Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fracture, Inter-spinous devices for spinal stenosis
  • Spine stabilisation with minimally invasive technique
  • Coccydynia (Coccyx pain)

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alagappan Sivaraman at Nuffield Health

  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Nerve blocks

Locations Mr Alagappan Sivaraman works with

Related experience


Mr Sivaraman is interested in developing stem cell (regenerative medicine) for degenerative disorders of the spine and is involved with a global consortium for the same.


  • British association of Spinal Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Indian Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Independent Doctors Federation

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at The London Independent Hospital

Insurers Mr Alagappan Sivaraman works with

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Medical Care Direct
  • SecureHealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal


Mr Alagappan Sivaraman does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alagappan Sivaraman does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.