Mr Zaher Dannawi - Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

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Mr Zaher Dannawi - Spinal Surgery

Mr Zaher Dannawi is a Spinal Surgeon at Rivers Hospital specialising in adult and paediatric spinal conditions including disc prolapse, spinal decompression, lumbar fusion, and kyphoplasty for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours.

Based at: Rivers Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Trauma & Orthopaedics with a special interest in Spinal Surgery.

Mr Dannawi has specialist interest in adult and paediatric spinal conditions including degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal deformity, trauma, infection and tumours of the spine.

As a spinal surgeon, Mr Dannawi performs the following procedures regularly: microdiscectomy for disc prolapse, spinal decompression for spinal stenosis, cervical discectomy with fusion/disc replacement, lumbar fusion (anterior, posterior and intervertebral), cement augmentation (kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty) for osteoporotic fractures or spinal tumours and stabilisation for trauma or tumours.

Mr Dannawi will see patients from Newborn+


Academic background

Mr Dannawi joined Barts & The London to complete his medical qualification in 1999. Following basic surgical training in London, he carried out his specialist registrar training in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the North East Thames (Royal London Rotation). Following his FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam, he undertook his spinal fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore where he gained an excellent surgical experience across the full range of spinal procedures.

Mr Dannawi is an Orthopaedic and Spinal consultant at Southend University Hospital, he is actively involved in the development and expansion of the spinal unit to provide a high quality spinal care. He has an academic interest having published in peer review journals and presented at national and international meetings. He is actively involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors and is an author of a spinal chapter in an orthopaedic textbook.


Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons
BOA British Orthopaedic Association
BASS British Association of Spinal Surgeons


NHS base

Southend University Hospital

Clinic Times

Monday am/pm and Thursday am

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01279 212952