Consultant Profile


Mr-Shyamalan-2013Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan (Shyam) British Hand Diploma, FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics, MRCS England, MBBS BSc Orthopaedic Science

Practising at:

Spire Parkway Hospital


Orthopaedic surgery
Wrist surgery
Hand Surgery
Special clinical interests:
Hand & Wrist Trauma and Arthritis
The Scaphoid
Dupuytren’s Contracture
Carpal Tunnel
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Research interests:

Dupuytren’s Surgery and Ulna Head Replacements

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Hand Surgeon
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:

1999 Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons England
General Medical Council

Contact Details

Telephone number to make a private appointment:

0121 364 1600 / 07830 774476

Private secretary:

Mrs Alison James

Private secretary telephone number:

0121 364 1600 / 07830 774476

Private secretary email address:

Personal email address:


Tuesday and Thursday evening

Background Information

Professional profile:

Mr Shyamalan is a dedicated Hand Surgeon working and training others at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, serving a population of ove one million people. He works equally on all three sites (Solihull, Heartlands, and Sutton Coldfield)

While playing rugby at school he broke his scaphoid bone and subsequently required surgery. This started his love of surgery! He focused on Orthopaedics for the greater part of his training, working for three hand surgeons; David Warwick in Wessex, Peter Magnussen and Murali Bhat in Surrey. 18 months of this training was spent in shoulder and elbow surgery.

His Hand & Plastics fellowship training was undertaken at three world class units:

Ganga Hospital India, with Raja Sabapathy, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, with Professor Tonkin and The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with Kate Owers and Rupert Eckersley.

During this time he developed expertise in complex nerve procedures, children’s hand problems, soft tissue hand trauma, including tendon, nerve and arterial repair, arthritis work, including joint replacement and wrist arthroscopy.

Mr Shyamalan’s aim is to offer an individualised, expert service in the management of hand and wrist conditions, with due consideration given to both surgical and non-surgical options.

Personal profile:

I grew up in County Durham, studying at Barnard Castle School. I developed a particular passion for rugby and went on to play for Durham County at School level. I’m still involved in cricket and squash, although I’ve stopped full contact rugby these days as it plays havoc with ones fingers!

The real secret to my success is my wife and two little girls. In a changing landscape, steering our two girls to a happy life is our main goal. We enjoy many activities together; however, if I had to choose a favourite, it would be sailing in the Thames Estuary with the family.

In all aspects of life, my school motto still rings true in my ears: Parvis Imbutus Tentabis Grandia Tutus – “Once you have accomplished small things, you may attempt great ones safely”.

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