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Mr Mark Blackman - Spinal Surgery

Consultant Mr Mark Blackman specialises in spinal surgery in Essex

Clinical interests

Spinal surgery – cervical (neck), thoracic and lumbar spines. Degenerative, deformity, traumatic injury, tumour, osteoporotic fractures and motion sparing technology.

For more information on Mr Blackman, please visit his personal website.

Academic background

Mr 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.

He has made formal trips to visit Minneapolis Twin Cities Spine Centre, Washington and New York to observe minimally invasive spinal surgery and degenerative and deformity practice. The scope of Mr Blackman’s practice includes anterior and posterior cervical and lumbar surgery.

Professional Memberships

Mr Blackman is a member of the GMC, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Orthopaedic Association.

NHS base

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust

01206 987669