Mr Raman Kalyan


MD, FRCS (Tr &Orth), MRCS, DNB Orth Surg, D.Ortho, D.Ortho Eng

GMC number: 5202347

Practicing since: 1990


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Alternate Monday morning clinic 08:30 - 12:30
  • Weekly Wednesday evening clinic 18:00 - 20:00
  • Alternate Thursday morning clinic 08:30 - 12:30
  • Weekly Thursday evening clinic 18:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00 (York)
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Outstanding & Exceptional Experience
Mr Kalyan is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon with extensive and unique experience gained from numerous world-renowned spinal centres. He provides adult spine services at Nuffield Health Tees and York Hospitals. His passion is "to alleviate the pain and disability arising due to various aspects of spinal pathologies".

Having worked in more than 12 specialist spinal centres, he has worked closely with more than 40 Spinal Surgeons, Pain Specialists and Numerous Allied Health Spine professionals, all with varied viewpoints and expertise, gaining him an exceptional, broad experience in the wider spectrum of management of spinal conditions from simpler techniques to complex procedures. This broad training has enabled him to offer a dual hat role of both Spinal Pain Management Specialist and Spinal Surgeon, giving his patients a comprehensive, outstanding treatment with the best expertise and care.

Mr Kalyan has a methodical and comprehensive approach to a patient’s diagnosis and management.   He predominantly treats his patients with simple non-operative management such as spinal injections, Rhizolysis, specialised physiotherapy exercises, postural training, patient education, bracing and appropriate other tailored made advice, and if required will apply simpler surgical solutions with appropriate minimally invasive techniques, tailored to the individual patient’s needs, with the aim of achieving better long-term functional outcome. Mr Kalyan believes that “Surgical Wisdom lies in avoiding doing more, when less is sufficient”. The vast majority of his patients are very satisfied or satisfied with their clinical outcome and experiences.

Training & Other Information
After his graduation in 1990, Mr Kalyan started his training in Spinal Surgery in the famous institution Christian Medical College Hospital in India. In 1996, he was elected for the travelling fellowship to visit few distinguished spinal surgeons. In Europe, he got advanced training in spinal surgery by attaining the prestigious fellowship in Germany (1997) and Paris (1998).
In UK, from 1998 onwards, he undertook further extensive training and fellowships in Spinal Surgery under various eminent surgeons in Edinburgh, Belfast, Stanmore, London and Nottingham. He obtained his accreditation in Trauma and Orthopaedics, by undertaking the Northern Ireland and Stanmore Orthopaedic rotations.

Mr Kalyan lectures in various meetings on management of spinal conditions. He regularly takes an active part in teaching at various spine carers from different backgrounds. In the past, as a Clinical lecturer in London UCL, he had excellent experience in conducting various courses and teaching programmes. He has taken part in researches and audits focusing on various aspects of spinal conditions. He was awarded the MD degree and has won many prizes for his high-quality research work on spinal pathologies. His research on various aspects of spinal pain have enabled him to have great expertise in assessment and diagnosis of various spinal conditions and achieve excellent outcome in most of his patients.

Hobbies include dancing, organising parties and charity events.

Patient testimonial from Mr JB

I am pleased to report that following the surgery that you recently performed on my lower spine at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, my sciatica pain has totally disappeared and, as you know, I was discharged the following day.

In fact, it became obvious immediately after the operation that it had been a 100% success in removing the source of my pain.

You had explained in detail that the procedure that you personally used, which was obviously extremely effective in my case and better than the 70% envisaged.

Thank you, your colleagues, and the staff at Nuffield for your care and attention on a job well done. I would recommend anybody with similar spinal problems to your expertise.

Patient testimonial from Mr GB

I referred myself to Nuffield Health Tees Hospital to see Mr Kalyan due to intense spasmodic pain in the lower back region. After an MRI scan, I was advised to undertake lumbar epidural steroid injections by Mr Kalyan.

After a short painless procedure, I found significant instant relief with a marked reduction in pain, a little soreness and slight twinges. This steadily improved to the point whereby, after a fortnight, apart from some early morning twinges and slight aching, I remained pain free. 

Now, after two months, I have the occasional early morning twinge but no pain and good movement throughout the day. I walk up to a mile most days and can remain standing in a stationary position for some time without experiencing any discomfort.

I would thoroughly recommend this treatment, where appropriate, for any person in a similar position to myself. I am now back to being an active 72 year old male.

Patient testimonial from JM

Turn the clock back over 6 weeks ago and I was struggling to walk, at the point of us meeting for my first consultation. Having made a decision to opt for spinal surgery, I can honestly say it's one of the best decisions I have made and with such fantastic progress evident in my rehabilitation post operation.  I now begin the journey of working towards normality and enjoying quality time with my family - my recovery is well underway!

I would like to thank you Mr Kalyan for your expertise. I would also like to thank the team (nurses, physio and front of house) for being there when I needed them the most during such a difficult time. 

It's onwards and upwards as my recovery starts right here, as I take each step at a time remembering just how fortunate and lucky I am to be in this position.

Special interests

Arthritis of the spine and facet joints. Chronic Back & Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic Pain, Coccyx Pain, Sacroiliac Pain, Sciatica & Radiculopathy. Piriformis syndrome.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Raman Kalyan at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Epidural anaesthetic
  • Facet joint injections
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

Locations Mr Raman Kalyan works with

Related experience


  • British Scoliosis Society
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • World Orthopaedic Concern
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society

Insurers Mr Raman Kalyan works with

Mr Raman Kalyan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


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

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

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