Mr Balachandran Venkateswaran

Mr Balachandran Venkateswaran


Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04589956


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Shoulder & Elbow


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Venkat started training in orthopaedics at Madras University in 1993 completing a Masters degree in Orthopaedics in 1996. He did further basic orthopaedic training in Yorkshire for 2 years completing his FRCS in 1998.

As a Higher Surgical trainee in Yorkshire from 1998 to 2004 he completed his FRCS in Orthopaedics in 2002 and completed an acclaimed one year fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Reading Shoulder Unit in 2004, And has been a Consultant since 2005.

Mr Venkat is a Consultant at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds. He is the education lead and Mr Venkat provides treatments for complex shoulder problems, impingement, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, cuff tear arthropathy, acromioclavicular joint injuries, shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulders, joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow.

He is also interested in sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow

He provides a one-stop clinic for the patients and uses ultrasound as part of the diagnostic work up.

Mr Venkat routinely performs arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and open shoulder and elbow surgery.

His services are complemented by the excellent state of the art radiology at Spire Elland and Spire Longlands Hospitals and rehabilitation and physiotherapy support at all the hospitals.

Areas of interest

Shoulder surgery; Sports injury to shoulder; elbow surgery; subacromial decompression; acromioplasty; arthroscopic surgery; stabilisation; fractures; shoulder dislocation; shoulder replacement; reverse shoulder replacement; rotator cuff; rotator cuff repair; impingement; ulnar nerve decompression; cubital tunnel syndrome; shoulder fractures; elbow fractures; biceps; biceps tendon repairs; pectoralis major repairs; clavicle fractures; shoulder pain; elbow pain; tennis elbow; golfers elbow; rugby injuries; cycling injuries; swimmers shoulder; acromioclavicular joint injuries; shoulder resurfacing; frozen shoulder; arthritis of the shoulder; arthritis of the elbow

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Procedures completed

  • W5000

    Primary total shoulder replacement - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

  • A7352

    Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding K-wires +/- image guidance - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

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