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Mr Ghulam Abbas is a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust. After completing his higher surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedics, he sub-specialised in Spinal Surgery. He is a fellowship trained spinal surgeon.
Abbas underwent spinal surgery training at centres of excellence in the UK including Nottingham, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Sheffield spinal Units. He is trained in the management of adult degenerative spinal surgery, spinal trauma, spinal tumour surgery, spinal infection surgery,minimally invasive spinal surgery and Spinal deformity.
Abbas has special interest in sports-related spinal injuries and did MSc in sports medicine at Roehampton University of London. He has a strong interest in minimally invasive surgery in trauma and complex degenerative spine.
Abbas believes in shared decision making for complex spinal disorders for the best patient outcomes. He is clinical the Lead for the framework of a multidisciplinary team which includes other spinal surgeons, anaesthetists, medical specialists and pain specialists.
Abbas believes the British Spine Registry (BSR) is animportant tool for data capture for clinical audit to improve patient safety and monitor the results of spinal surgery. He is the clinical Lead for British Spine Registry in his Trust.
Abbas is a Fellow of HigherEducation Academy and completed his teaching Fellowship at St Georges University of London. He is involved in teaching junior doctors, GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. He organizes the ‘Spine Term’ for Orthopaedic Trainee doctors from the East of England (Cambridge Rotation) at his hospital.
Abbas has published widely in anumber of peer-reviewed Orthopaedic Surgical journals. He is actively involvedin research into spinal surgery.
He has presented at national and international conferences in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.