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Consultant Spinal & Orthopaedic SURGEON

My specialist interest is in degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal deformity, trauma, infections and tumours of the spine.

  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Degenerative Problems and Stenosis
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Degenerative Problems and Stenosis
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Infection
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumour

Meet Mr Dannawi


I joined Barts & The London Hospital to complete my medical qualifications in 1999. Following basic surgical training in London, I carried out Specialist Registrar training in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the North East Thames (Royal London Rotation). Following the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam, I undertook a spinal fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where I gained an excellent surgical experience across the full range of spinal procedures. My NHS practice is at Southend University Hospital, where I am actively involved in the development and expansion of the spinal unit. I have an academic interest, having published in peer review journals and presented at National and International meetings. I am also actively involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors and wrote a spinal chapter in an orthopaedic text book.

My specialist interest is in degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal deformity, trauma, infections and tumours of the spine. Patients can expect to receive a careful assessment of their condition and guidance towards an optimal management plan tailored to each individual's needs. As a spinal surgeon, I perform the following procedures when clinically indicated; microdiscectomy for disc prolapse, spinal decompression for spinal stenosis, cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement, lumbar fusion (including posterior and intervertebral PLIF or TLIF), cement augmentation (kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty) for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours.

Mr Zaher Dannawi

Consultant Spinal & Orthopaedic Surgeon

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I saw Mr Dannawi over a year ago. By that time, I was bed bound most of the time; with his outstanding skills, he performed a 2 level spinal fusion. One year down the line, I am fully rehabilitated and PAIN FREE. My back now is stronger than ever. I am thrilled with the result and cannot thank Mr Dannawi enough. A miracle worker. Thank you.

Mrs T Chamberlain- Spire Wellesley

World Radio, Receptionist


Just few words to say how delighted I am with the outcome of the Spinal fusion I had. Prior to the operation, I was in constant back pain taking Gabapentin, Tramadol and Naproxen at the highest allowed doses. I had not left the house for 7 months apart from attending hospital appointments. It is now a year since the operation and my life is transformed. I have not used any pain killer and recently had a two week holiday in Cyprus having not been able to sit through a flight in the previous two years. I am also walking every day, an activity I had given up prior due to pain. I cannot thank you enough for what having this surgery has given back to me.

Mrs H McLaughlin- Rivers Hospital

World Radio, Receptionist



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