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Mr Shaishav Bhagat

Consultant Spinal Surgeon M.B.B.S., M.S. Orthopaedics, MRCS, FRCS (T&O), Eurospine Diplomate
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Medico-Legal Experience

Mr Shaishav Bhagat is an Orthopaedics and Trauma Consultant with a special interest in spinal surgery. He is an Expert Witness with Bond Solon training and is instructed by Claimants and Defendants on cases of personal injury and clinical negligence.

Mr Bhagat has been a medicolegal expert for 10 years and his ratio relating to reports are (PI 50%, Clinical Negligence 35% and Serious/Catastrophic Injury 25%). He has undertaken over 500 cases for both Claimant and Defendant.

Dr Bhagat is experienced in all spinal conditions relating to:

Cases relating to Clinical Negligence:

  • MIS: Minimally Invasive Spinal surgery (keyhole surgery) including tubular discectomies and decompressions, fusions and stabilisation for Trauma and Tumours
  • Adult spinal deformity (Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis and Kyphosis)
  • Full range of discectomies, microsurgery and decompressions
  • Disc replacements
  • Disc extrusion/prolapse/herniation
  • Lumbar, cervical and thoracic fusions
  • Fusionless stabilisation
  • Injections (nerve root blocks, facet injections, caudal epidurals)
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal tumours
  • Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty
  • Nerve root compression/irritation
  • Foot numbness/foot drop
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Cases relating to personal injury:

  • Whiplash related injury (soft tissue injury)
  • Accident at work (crush injury (back/leg/neck)/strain)) repetitive stress injury
  • Pain relating to:
    • Back, neck, arm(s)
    • Chronic pain
    • Radicular pain
    • Complex spinal pain
    • Coccygeal pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative signal change

Cases relating to paediatrics:

    • Paediatric injury/spinal deformity
    • Spinal surgery
    • Second opinion
    • Nerve pain
    • Fractures

Dr Bhagat’s availability is 2-3 weeks and he has a report turnaround time of 2-3 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Dr Bhagat is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the prestigious Ipswich Spinal Unit, Ipswich Hospital NHS trust and is affiliated with the Nuffield Hospital, Ipswich and the Oaks Hospital, Colchester. He is highly experienced in all spinal conditions and has pioneered minimally invasive tubular lumbar discectomy and decompression, XLIF (extreme lateral interbody fusion) and scoliosis service.

Furthermore, he has been extensively published in international journals such as European Spine Journal and he enjoys teaching and training medical students, registrars and para-medical staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mr Bhagat have any experience or knowledge with Claimants who have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

Mr Bhagat can opine on spinal conditions related to EDS, but will need more information.


Book Chapter:
Trauma Management in Orthopaedics
Iyer, K.Mohan (Ed), 2013, VI, 102 p. 88 illus., 2 in color. ISBN 978-1-4471-4461-8, Due: November 30, 2012
Chapter 1: Principles of fractures and polytrauma management.
Chapter 15: Fractures of the foot and toes

Spinal Surgery Relevant Publications:

  • Bhagat S, Durst AZ, Rai AS. Simultaneous anterior vertebral column resection distraction and posterior rod contouring for restoration of sagittal balance: report of a technique. J Spine Surg. 2016 Sep;2(3):210-215
  • S Bhagat, A Durst, H Grover, J Blake, L Lutchman, Am Rai, R Crawford: An evaluation of multimodal spinal cord monitoring in scoliosis surgery: a single centre experience of 354 operations. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jul;24(7):1399-407
  • Bhagat S, Vozar V, Lutchman L, Crawford R, Rai AS. Morbidity and mortality in adult spinal deformity surgery: Norwich Spinal Unit experience. Eur Spine J (2013) 22 (Suppl 1):S42–S46.
  • K wong, S Bhagat, J Clibbon, AS Rai. “Globus symptoms”: A rare case of giant osteochondroma of the axis treated with high cervical extra-pharangeal approach. Global Spine J 2013; 03(02): 115-118.
  • S Bhagat, C Mathieson, R Jandhyala, R Johnston. Spondylodiscitis (Disc space infections) associated with negative microbiological tests: Comparison of outcome of
    suspected disc space infections to documented non-tuberculous pyogenic discitis. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2007, Jul 30;1-5.
  • S Bhagat, J Brown, R Johnston. Remodeling potential of paediatric cervical spine following type II odontoid peg fracture. British Journal of Neurosurgery. Volume 20 Issue 6, pp.426-pp.428.
  • F. Brooks, S.Lau, E Baddour, P Rao, S Bhagat, S Ahuja. Thromboprophylaxis in Spinal Surgery- Current UK Practice. J Spine 2012, 1:4.
  • S Bhagat, H Sharma, J Graham, A T Reece. Current concepts in the management of renal osseous metastases. Orthopaedics and Trauma; volume 24, issue 5, 363-368.
  • Bhagat, Shaishav, Imagery section: Spine 37(13): I, 01 June 2012 “Springs reaching the sky”, Mammoth springs at the Yellowstone Park

Orthopaedic Surgery Relevant Publications:

  • Bryson D, Uzoigwe CE, Bhagat SB, Menon DK. Complete bony coalition of the talus and navicular: decades of discomfort. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Jun 15; 2011.
  • S Bhagat, M Bansal, P Amin, J Pandit. Wide excision and ulno-carpal arthrodesis for primary aggressive and recurrent giant cell tumours. Int Orthop. 2007 Jul 21.
  • H Sharma, S Bhagat; J De Leeuw; F Denolf. Does augmentation of internal compression screw fixation using a semi-tubular plate shorten time to clinical and radiologic fusion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ)? J Foot Ankle Surg. 2008 Jan-Feb; 47(1): 2-7.
  • S Bhagat, H Sharma, M Bansal, R Reid. Presentation and outcome of the primary tumours of patella. J Knee Surg. 2008 Jul;21(3):212-6.
  • S Bhagat, H Sharma, D Pillai, R Reid. Prognostic variables affecting survival of pelvic ewing sarcomas: The Scottish Bone Tumour Registry Experience. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2008 Dec;16(3):333-8.
  • M Bansal, S Bhagat, D Shukla. Bovine Cancellous Xenograft in the treatment of tibial plateau fractures in elderly patients. Int Orthop. 2009 Jun;33(3):779-84. Epub 2008 Mar 27.
  • H Sharma, S Bhagat, J McCaul, M Naik. Intramedullary nailing of pathological femoral fractures. Does the duration of surgery affect the final outcome in imminent
    versus established pathological fractures? J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2007 Dec;15(3):291-4.
  • H Sharma, S Bhagat, Wj Gaine. Reducing diagnostic errors in musculoskeletal trauma by reviewing non-admission orthopaedic Referrals in the next day trauma meeting. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, Volume 89,Number 7, October 2007,692-695(4).
  • S Bhagat, M Bansal, P Amin, JP Pandit. A rare case of progressive bilateral congenital abduction contracture with shoulder dislocations treated with proximal deltoid release. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2007 Feb 7.
  • S Bhagat, M Naik, P Amin, J Pandit. Severe bilateral rachitic genu valgum secondary to Ichthyosiform erythroderma: A report of two cases and review of literature. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics B. 2007 Nov; 16(6): 423-8.
  • R Jandhyala, A Wilson, S Bhagat, J Lavelle. An Unusual Cause of Locking. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy 2007 May;15(5):682-4.
  • Sharma H, S Bhagat, Naik M. A case of delayed dropped foot secondary to posttraumatic fibular bone spur. Euro J Orthop Surg Traumatol December 2004; 14(4): 252-254. Posterolateral dislocation of the elbow with concomitant fracture of the lateral humeral condyle in a five years old child. SICOT online report E058, 12/5/04.

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