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Written by a NHS patient at Whittington Hospital
7th April 2023

I met with Mr Shetty in November 2022 when having spent a number of years coping with leg and back pain it was then impacting on my general wellbeing, to such an extent that walking had become a problem. I was diagnosed with severe Stenosis and evidence of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. Following a discussion with Mr Shetty where he gave me his time generously, and made every effort to advise me of the options available and the outcome of the surgery, I felt total confidence in him and decided to go ahead with the operation. Prior to my operation, and following the death of my brother in the US, I was very involved dealing with his affairs as an executor. Mr Shetty’s understanding and compassion did go way beyond his duty as a Surgeon. For which I remain ever grateful to him. I had the operation on 13 February 2023 and even days later, felt the benefit. The surgery has been so successful that friends and family are completely surprised at my progress in such a short time. I do hope that I will never need further Orthopaedic Surgery but if I did, I could only rely on Mr Shetty’s extremely professional surgical experience.

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Professional background- Mr. Rohit Shetty

Mr. Rohit Shetty is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, with a special interest in complex spinal surgery.

Mr. Shetty was appointed as Consultant spinal surgeon to the Whittington Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London in 2010. He led the Adult Deformity service at Queen Square. He now works full time at the Whittington Hospital in North London.

Mr. Shetty graduated from Manipal University, India in 1995. He obtained his Masters in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, and was awarded the Gold Medal for Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, from Manipal University in 1997. He then obtained the National Board Certification exams in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 1999.

He underwent specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic training from South East Thames, Guys and St Thomas rotation, London from 2002. During this period, he completed a Diploma in Trauma and Orthopaedics from the University of Brighton and was awarded Distinction for Best Outgoing Student in 2006.

He passed his FRCS Intercollegiate Trauma and Orthopaedics Board exams in 2007 from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He is fellowship trained in all aspects of spinal surgery. He completed two national fellowships and one international fellowship. The first was aimed at the degenerative spine under the guidance of Mr Robert Marshall (ex BASS President) at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. The second was at the prestigious Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and mainly dealt with spinal deformity and reconstructive surgery. He then completed a short term fellowship at Inselspital and Schulthess Swiss Olympic Medical Centre in Switzerland.

Mr. Shetty’s specialization includes the conservative and surgical management of:

• Adult degenerative neck conditions
• Adult degenerative low back pain
• Adult spinal infections
• Adult Deformity
• Minimal Invasive spine surgery
• Multidisciplinary back pain management
• Acute spinal conditions like disc prolapse, sciatica, neck pain

His main sub specialty area of interest is Adult Reconstructive Deformity.

Professional Membership

• Member of the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS)
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Executive Positions

• Education Lead for the British Association of spine surgeons
• London Regional representative for the British Spine Registry Steering group.

Educational and Training Roles

• • Trauma and Orthopaedics Specialty Registrar ARCP Panel Member- North West Thames Rotation
• National Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar selection process (ST3)
• National Core Surgical Training selection process (CT1)
• Personal Tutor for University College London medical students
• MBBS Examiner for University College London
• Panel Member for FRCS Tr&Orth Teaching Course at UCL Partners, London
• Trust Appraiser for Whittington Hospital, London

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