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

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Consultant Profile

Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan (Shyam)

British Hand Diploma, FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics, MRCS England, MBBS BSc Orthopaedic Science

Practicing:

NHS Practice – Heart of England NHS Trust Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope
Spire Parkway Solihull
Spire Little Aston

Special Clinical Interests:

Hand & Wrist Arthritis and Trauma
Minimally invasive surgery for Dupuytren’s disease (Xiapex- collagenase)
Peripheral nerve injury and compression (Carpal Tunnel Surgery)
Wrist and Thumb arthroscopy (key hole surgery)
Scaphoid fractures and failed healing
Small joint replacement in the hand and wrist (knuckle replacements)
Elbow conditions
Fractures around the shoulder

Year of first medical qualification:

MBBS Royal Free Hospital 1999
MRCS England Royal College Surgeons England 2002
FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics Joint British Colleges 2009
British Hand Diploma Manchester University and Royal College of Surgeons England 2011

Contact Details

NHS Secretary – Anna Patel
anna.patel@heartofengland.nhs.uk
0121 424 1453


Appointments Spire Little Aston – 0121 580 7119

Spire Little Aston – Pam Dziubany
pdziubany@hotmail.com
07815 460786
01827 892952


Appointments Spire Parkway – 0121 704 5410

Spire Parkway – Alison James
Alison@medicalpa-solihull.co.uk
0121 364 1600
07830 774476


Availability

Spire Parkway Monday – 16:00-19:00
Spire Little Aston – Wednesday – 09:00-12:00
Alternate – Tuesday – 18:00-20:00

Background Information

Mr Shyamalan is a dedicated Hand Surgeon working and training others at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, serving a population of over one million people. He is regarded to be one of the leading hand surgeons in the West Midlands.

He sees complex hand, wrist and elbow problems in his general NHS hand clinics in Solihull and Good Hope Hospital (Sutton Coldfield). He also performs general orthopaedic trauma surgery at Heartlands Hospital, sub-specialising in complex upper limb injuries such as fractures around the shoulder and elbow.

Currently he is the Clinical Governance Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics and is a member of the quality and safety panel for surgical specialities.

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

Ganga Hospital, India, with Raja Sabapathy.
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, with Professor Tonkin.
The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with Kate Owers and Rupert Eckersley.
He has worked and published research with David Warwick.

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, multi disciplinary service in the management of hand and wrist conditions. He works with hand therapists and gives due consideration 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 broke my scaphoid bone at school which required surgery, starting my love of hand surgery. 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.

Love all, serve all

Recommended links:

www.assh.org
www.bssh.ac.uk
www.dupuytren-online.info

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Dr Sethu Veerabadran

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Dr Sethu Veerabadran

Consultant Anaesthetist at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust since November 2011

Qualifications :

MBBS FCARCSI EDRA

Career history:

Trained in Anaesthesia and Critical care medicine in the Northwest of England.
Advanced training and Diplomate in Regional Anaesthesia , gaining expertise in ultrasound guided nerve blocks.

Specialist interests:

Anaesthesia for awake upper limb surgery under regional anaesthesia
Anaesthesia for major bowel surgery and peritoneal cancers.

Promoting education and training in regional anaesthesia
Course Director for Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia training workshops in the Heart of England NHS Trust.


Dr Abir Doger MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA

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Dr Abir Doger MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Practising at:

Spire Parkway Hospital and Spire Little Aston Hospital

Specialties:

Anaesthetics
Pain management

Special clinical interests:

Back & Neck Pain
Cancer Pain
Neuropathic Pain
Complex Pain Syndromes
Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia

Research interests:

Pain associated with Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management, Solihull Hospital & Birmingham Community Healthcare Clinic

Year of first medical qualification:

2002

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Faculty of Pain Management (Royal College of Anaesthetists)
Royal College of Anaesthetists
British Pain Society
American Pain Society


Contact Details

Telephone number to make a private appointment:

0121 704 5527

Private secretary email address:

midlandpainclinic@gmail.com

Personal email address:

midlandpainclinic@gmail.com


Background Information

Professional profile:

Dr Doger has trained locally in the West Midlands and understands the needs of the local population.
He was also awarded FFPMRCA, the benchmark qualification recognised by the Faculty of Pain Management (Royal College of Anaesthetists). He is proficient in all aspects of back & neck pain management. He routinely performs epidural injections, nerve root blocks, cervical/thoracic/lumbar facet joint injections and medial branch blocks. He also performs Sacroiliac joint injections, trochanteric bursa, Occipital nerve & trigger point injections.

He was also appointed an Honorary Research Fellow at Solihull Pain Research Clinic, which gave him a unique insight into the management of complex painful conditions.

One of his key objectives is to support improvement in the cancer pain services, which he feels passionately about.

Personal profile:

I am a keen mountaineer and have trekked extensively in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. My next goal is to visit Everest Space Camp. I am also a keen cricketer and actively follow international & local cricket.


Diana Heinrich

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Diana Heinrich

Occupational Therapist

Practising at:

Spire Parkway Hospital

Specialties:

Allied Health Professionals
Occupational Therapy

Year of first medical qualification:

1985

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Occupational Terapists
Health Profession Council


Contact Details

Telephone number to make a private appointment:

0121 704 5546

Availability:

Mon, Wed, Fri


Background Information

Professional profile:

Diana has been qualified for 24 years working in both the NHS and the private sector. She has experience in orthopaedics, hand splinting/treatments; is able to carry out assesments from which appropriate intervention may be given, including advice and information or provision of equipment to enable independence. Assessment may be carried out in the hospital but can also be completed at your own home.


Mrs Jane Wood

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Mrs Jane Wood

Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)

Practising at:

Spire Parkway Hospital

Specialties:

Allied Health Professionals
Physiotherapy
Special clinical interests:
Musculoskeletal out-patients
Hydrotherapy
Pilates
Vestibular rehabilitation
Hand therapy

Year of first medical qualification:

1993

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Member of health Professional Council
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation


Contact Details

Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0121 704 5546


Background Information

Professional profile:

Jane has over twenty years experience in the treatment of muskulo-skeletal out-patients, with a Maitland background. She has a specialist interest in exercise rehabilitation including hydrotherapy, pilates and swiss ball. Jane assesses and treats patients with vestibular problems and has experience in treating hand conditions and making splints.

Personal profile:

Jane is keen on health and fitness and enjoys running, cycling and hill walking. She also enjoys family time.

Susannah Lundie

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PRACTISING AT:

Spire Little Aston Hospital

SPECIALTIES:

Allied Health Professions
Physiotherapy

Year of Qualification:  1999

Current membership of Professional Bodies:

                  Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

                  Health Professions Council

Specialist Clinical Interests:

                  Hand Therapy

                  Musculoskeletal post-operative outpatients

                  Respiratory

                  Antenatal Education

Contact Details:  0121 580 7131

Working Days:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Professional Profile:

Susannah has over 16 years experience as a physiotherapist working in both the NHS and Private sectors.  She has specialist experience in both orthopaedics and respiratory.  Susannah is currently the hand specialist working at Spire Little Aston and is undertaking a Masters Degree in Hand Therapy.  Susannah carries out assessments, formulates individual treatment plans including advice, therapy and splinting.

Susannah also teaches antenatal education for the National Childbirth Trust helping parents in the transition to parenthood.



Kate Neal

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Kate Neal

Professional

Kate has over 20 years experience as an Occupational Therapist, experience ranging from, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Burns and Plastic, Hand Trauma, Neurology and Rheumatology. She has worked both for the private sector and the NHS, as well as providing an Independent Occupational Therapy Service on a consultancy basis providing hand rehabilitation reports for Insurance companies, providing treatment for complex wrist and hand injuries.

Kate has splinting experience with adults and children, skills including splinting both static and dynamic splinting. Kate has run basic anatomy of the hand and splinting courses on a private basis. Kate has also run joint protection groups in the past for the NHS.

Kate’s aim as an Occupational therapist is to consider the “whole” person and base the treatment accordingly, working closely with Surgeons and Physiotherapists.

Personal

I love my work as an Occupational Therapist, the challenge and complexities, but also understanding the smallest of things can make a dramatic difference to a persons life. A gadget or a splint can enable someone to play the guitar or ease the pain of day to day activities.

I try to play tennis and pretend I am fit by attending the gym.

As well as my interest in hands and brains (after all they work together!) I help with a local charity to promote understanding of Autism.

My biggest challenge of course is bringing up two teenage children.


Alison James

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Alison James

Secretary

With over 30 years experience of administration in the NHS and private health sector, Alison began her career as a medical secretary at Heartlands Hospital, formerly known as East Birmingham Hospital. From there she took a post as Outpatients Supervisor at Parkway Hospital in Solihull (then under the management of HCA, followed by BUPA and now Spire Healthcare). She then accepted a role as Business Office Manager at Parkway before starting her own private healthcare secretarial and administration business, which she has successfully operated since 2004. Her experience spans most disciplines of private healthcare as well as excellent organisational skills and a good working interface with all of the private healthcare insurers.
alison@medicalpa-solihull.co.uk


Pam Dziubany

Pam Dziubany

Pam gained a love of science and human biology at school and went onto train and qualify as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer, specialising in Microbiology. After 12 yrs working at Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham she gave her time to raising her two children.

After a few years she went back to college to gain experience in IT and office administration gaining a NVQ3 qualification as an Office Supervisor/Administrator. She then went onto work as a Legal Secretary specialising in Employment Law and Civil Litigation.

With her continued interest in medicine she decided to take up the position of Medical Secretary in the Radiology Department at Queen’s Hospital, Burton-upon-Trent. At the same time she took the AMSPAR qualification gaining a distinction in 2011. She then took up the position of Medical Secretary in the busy Trauma & Orthopaedics Department at Good Hope Hospital working for three consultants.

She presently works part time for a GP surgery closer to home but is also employed as Mr Shyamalan’s Private Secretary at Little Aston Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.

Pam’s interests outside of work include gardening and spending time walking in the Peak District with her husband and their two dogs.