Mr Mahesh R Akula


MBBS, MS (Trauma & Ortho), FRCS (Trauma & Ortho), AO Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery

GMC number: 6083441

Practising since: 2001


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Mahesh R Akula is a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital specialising in spine and neck surgery.  Mr Akula's practice concentrates on neck & lower back pain, and his surgical practice concentrates on the use of minimally invasive techniques. He performs a full range of spinal operations, ranging from injections, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, cervical disc replacement, or fusion, and lumbar micro discectomies, decompressions and fusions.

He completed his graduation, including an intercalated three years master’s degree in Trauma & Orthopaedics in 2001, from University of Health Sciences, India. He then immigrated to the UK for further surgical training in 2004. He completed his Basic surgical training in Yorkshire in 2008. As a trust research fellow at Leeds, he actively presented and published in several national and international venues and reputed journals. He was selected for higher surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedics by the London deanery in 2010 and completed the training in 2016 from Southwest Thames London rotation lead by St. Georges University Hospital.

Mr Akula concentrated his registrar training to becoming a spinal surgeon, spending two and half years on the spinal unit in various spinal units across the Southern England including Brighton, Frimley Park and Epsom & St Helier’s. Then he did a further 1 year advanced spinal surgery fellowship at Frimley park hospital. To master his complex Spinal surgery skills in Spinal tumours, trauma and deformities he did complex spinal surgery fellowship in international renowned Krembil Neuroscience centre in Toronto, Canada. This fellowship is a combined Neurosurgery & Spinal Orthopaedic surgery fellowship that enabled him to broaden his understanding of spinal pathology and management from the perspective of both Neurosurgery & Orthopaedic surgery.

Mr Akula has nationally & internationally published & lectured on spinal & trauma surgery, & Orthopaedic surgery. He is currently a clinical Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin Medical School and an examiner on various FRCS (Tr&Orth) revision courses.  He is a member of the BMA, British Orthopaedic Association, British Association of Spinal Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England and AO Spine Society.

Special interests

Spinal and Neck Surgery, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Surgery, Spinal operations including injections, Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty and Cervical Disc

Personal interests

Mr Akula an active member of AMMA foundation, a charitable trust and has successfully constructed orphanages in Haiti, India and generated funds for the Ebola outbreak. His interview was telecasted in BBC Yorkshire.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Mahesh R Akula at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Facet joint injections
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Bone Graft
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Hand surgery
  • Nerve surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Ultrasound
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • Nerve blocks
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • MRI scan
  • X-ray
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Mr Mahesh R Akula works with

Related experience


  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • AO Spine Society

Other posts held

  • Orthopaedic & Spinal Consultant at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Mahesh R Akula works with

Mr Mahesh R Akula works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mr Mahesh R Akula does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Mahesh R Akula does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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