Mr Zaher Dannawi
Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon
Main NHS base:
Southend University Hospital
Spinal surgery, cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions
Training & background:
Mr Dannawi joined Barts and The London Hospital to complete his medical qualifications in 1999. Following basic surgical training in London, he carried out his specialist Registrar training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the North East Thames (Royal London Rotation). Following the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam, he undertook his spinal fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where he gained an excellent surgical experience across the full range of spinal procedures.
Mr Dannawi practices at Southend University Hospital where he is actively involved in the development and expansion of the spinal unit. He has an academic interest, having published in peer review journals and presented at national and international meetings. He is actively involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors and is an author of a spinal chapter in an orthopaedic text book.
Mr Dannawi has specialist interest in degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal deformity, trauma, infections and tumours of the spine. When seeing Mr Dannawi, patients can expect to receive a careful assessment of their condition and guidance towards an optimal management plan tailored to each individual's needs. As a spinal surgeon, Mr Dannawi performs the following procedures regularly; microdiscectomy for disc prolapse, spinal decompression for spinal stenosis, cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement, lumbar fusion (including posterior and intervertebral PLIF or TLIF), cement augmentation (kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty) for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours.
Mr Dannawi lives locally in Loughton. He enjoys spending time with his wife, son and daughter. He enjoys tennis, swimmimg and eating out with friends. He also tries to attend the home games of his favourite Premier League team and enjoys travelling with his family.
- Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
- Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
- Member of The British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment
M: Monthly sessions A: Consulting alternative weeks A/H: Ad Hoc
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