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I specialise in treating spinal conditions. I base every treatment around the unique needs of each patient and I will take the time to answer any questions you have.

T&O Spine
 Dear Mr Sundaram, Many thanks to you and your staff for performing a successful operation on my back. My recovery is going well. I hope to bet back to working and enjoying life again very soon. I look forward to seeing you again.


Mr Rath Sundaram MBChB, BSc(Hons), MRCSEd, FRCSEd(Tr&Orth)


I am a spinal specialist who is dedicated to helping you get the treatment that’s right for you. I am committed to meeting each patient’s individual needs.

  • I graduated from University of Leeds Medical School in 1998.
  • After completing my house jobs in Leeds, I moved to the Mersey region, where I undertook basic surgical training, a knee research fellowship and higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Having gained a wide experience in trauma and orthopaeedic surgery, I found spinal surgery the most fascinating and undertook two spinal fellowships – at the world-famous spinal unit at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham (2009) and at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (2010).
  • I was appointed to Gloucester NHS Foundation Trust in September 2010, working at both Gloucester and Cheltenham NHS hospitals.


I specialise in most aspects of orthopaedic spinal surgery in my private and NHS practices.

My private consultations and interventional procedures take place at the Winfield Gloucester and Cheltenham Nuffield private hospitals. I also offer a one-stop. all-inclusive consultancy and imaging clinic at the Cobalt Centre, Linton House in Cheltenham.

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Teaching and support

As part of my NHS practice, I teach medical students from the University of Bristol who attend my fracture clinics and elective clinics on a regular basis. I also supervise senior house officers on the wards to help manage patients admitted to the hospital, as well as giving educational support.

In addition, I supervise and train a specialist registrar from the Severn Deanery in spinal disorders in preparation for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exit examination.

I am a fully qualified Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor. I enjoy teaching the ATLS philosophy and I teach annually on the ATLS course here at Cheltenham. This allows me to pass my skills on to junior doctors to enable them to manage major trauma patients in the initial stages of being admitted to the hospital.


I have done a considerable amount of research and have over 50 papers, abstracts and national and international presentations in various orthopaedic specialties. I have written a book chapter in The ABC of Spinal Disorders and I am an invited reviewer for the journal Acta Orthopaedica.


I undertake medicolegal work – futher details can be obtained from my secretary, Cheryl Prestidge, who is based at the Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham


My philosophy is to base my management around the unique individual needs of the patient.


Gloucester NHS Hospital

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital offers a wide range of general hospital services.

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road

Winfield Private Clinic

Winfield Hospital in Gloucester is one of the leading private hospitals in the area, offering a wide range of healthcare treatments including spinal surgery.

Winfield Hospital
Tewkesbury Road

Cobalt Centre – One Stop Clinic

The Cobalt Centre offers cutting-edge technology and one-stop clinics which allow patients to have a consultation, imaging, diagnosis and a treatment plan all in one visit, usually within just a few hours.

Cobalt Centre
Linton House
Thirlestaine Road
GL53 7AS

Cheltenham NHS Hospital

Cheltenham General Hospital offers a wide range of general hospital services.

Cheltenham General Hospital
Sandford Road
GL53 7AN

Nuffield Private Clinic

Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital is conveniently situated on the outskirts of town. It offers the latest facilities and technology, including state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

Nuffield Private Clinic
Cheltenham Hospital
Hatherley Lane
GL51 6SY

It is difficult to express adequately my feelings of gratitude to you for your telephone call this evening. Thank you so much for such a caring call and for the last appointment with you.