Mr Dushan Thavarajah


BSc, MBBS, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr& Orth)

GMC number: 6149389

Practising since: 2006


Orthopaedic surgery

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Dushan is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon.

Dushan completed his medical degree at University College London medical school 2006.  He undertook his trauma and orthopaedic specialist training in the Wessex Deanery, working in all of the spinal surgery units in the Wessex area. Subsequently, Dushan has completed complex spinal surgery fellowships in Hong Kong, Southampton, Exeter and, most recently, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.  He was awarded the British Association of Spine Surgeons and British Scoliosis Society President’s travelling fellowship to visit spinal centres including Bristol, Plymouth, Oxford and Stoke Mandeville.

Dushan is fully trained in all aspects of adult and paediatric spinal surgery and provides expert individualised spinal care, using the latest techniques.

Dushan is an NHS Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS foundation trust, where he provides both acute and elective spinal care to adults and children. He is also Visiting Consultant Spinal Surgeon States of Health, Jersey.

Special interests

Degenerative spine (discectomy, decompression, fusion), trauma (fracture stabilisation), deformity (kyphosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis - correction and stabilisation), tumour (stabilisation).

Other interests

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, anterior lumbar spine surgery, cervical disc replacement, vertebroplasty, spinal injections.

Personal interests

Dushan is married to Hannah; a care of the elderly doctor. He enjoys keeping fit particularly running, road cycling and skiing in the winter.  He is also learning how to kite surf which has taken him to some great locations!

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Dushan Thavarajah at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Removal of spinal hardware
  • Spinal anaesthetic
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medial facetectomy
  • Bone Graft
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Interspinous implant
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Blood test
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • MRI scan
  • X-ray
  • Dorsal root ganglion block
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Mr Dushan Thavarajah works with

Related experience


Dushan has been published in Spine Journal, European Spine Journal and the British Journal of Neurosurgery.

He is a peer reviewer for Spine Journal.

Dushan has presented at BritSpine, the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS), the British Scoliosis Society (BSS) and the Society of British Neurosurgeons (SBNS).


  • AO spine
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital
  • Consultant Spinal Surgeon Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS foundation trust
  • Visiting Consultant Spinal Surgeon States of Health, Jersey

Insurers Mr Dushan Thavarajah works with

Mr Dushan Thavarajah works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Allianz
  • Healix


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

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

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