Mr Mark Blackman

Mr Mark Blackman

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04111469


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Spine


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  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mark Blackman qualified from Kings College with a degree in pharmacology and subsequently undertook his medical training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He spent two and a half years of his orthopaedic registrar training specialising in spinal surgery. He spent this time training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where he gained extensive experience of spinal deformity surgery, paediatric spinal surgery, degenerative spinal surgery and spinal injuries. His last six months were spent with dedicated neurosurgeons in the care of cervical spine complaints.

Mr. Blackman was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Essex Rivers NHS Trust and since 2005 he has developed an extensive spinal practice at Colchester General and The Oaks Hospital specialising in degenerative cervical disorders, thoraco lumbar and lumbar spine degenerative complaints.

The scope of Mr. Blackman’s practice includes anterior and posterior cervical and lumbar surgery. Currently his specialist area of interest is the use of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of lumbar spine disorders.

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Spinal surgery – cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. Degenerative, deformity, traumatic injury, tumour, osteoporotic fractures and motion sparing technology.
Special interests: treatment of lower back pain offering an intergrate service with physiotherapy, spinal injections including caudal epidural, facet joint and nerve root. Surgical treatment of degenerate spine including decompression, disectomy, spinal instrumentation both minimally invasive and open. Use of motion sparing technology, intervertebral disc arthropasties, interspinus devices and treatment of osteoporotic fractures, verteberoplasty / kyphoplasty.

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