West Wales Spine represents state of the art, evidence based practice in the treatment of spinal problems. Its values encompass safety, transparency and high quality care with the patient at the centre. We believe that providing information regarding the spinal problems enhances their understanding and assists us in guiding the patients to the best of the available treatment options and hence to a surgically achievable goal.
Our vision is to become a leader in spinal surgery by offering high quality services in the arena of patient education, surgical and non surgical treatment and research related to spinal problems.
Mr Verghese has published research in peer reviewed journals, presented papers to learned societies and lectured at national and international meetings. He has taught on a number of courses for junior doctors and has a masters degree in Trauma Surgery as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and the invite only Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS).
Mr Verghese was appointed as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon by the ABMU Health Board, Swansea in April 2013 and is based at Morriston Hospital. Mr Verghese specializes in all aspects of spinal surgery including treatment of degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. After completing his medical training in St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London school of Medicine in 2003 he then proceeded to House Officer and Senior House Officer surgical training posts in London and Essex teaching hospitals. He was then appointed Specialist Registrar on the All Wales Trauma & Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training Programme in 2007 during which he trained extensively in musculoskeletal disorders including placements in the spinal departments of the University hospital of Wales, Cardiff and the world renowned unit in Oswestry. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious AO international spinal fellowship in Brisbane where he gained extensive experience in contemporary management techniques for all spinal conditions including the treatment of correction of spinal deformities in children and adults, reconstruction of the lumbar spine and treatment of spinal emergencies such as trauma, tumours and cord compressions. Clinical interests include treatment of degenerative spine conditions of the cervical and the lumbar spine including microdiscectomy, decompression, fusion, disc arthoplasty, minimally invasive and needling procedures, treatment of spinal tumours and trauma by decompression, stabilisation, vertebral body augmentation procedures and spinal deformity corrections.