Mr Balachandran Venkateswaran

Surgeon Category: Elbow and Shoulder

  • Mr Venkateswaran embarked on a career in Orthopaedics as a  basic Orthopaedic trainee at Madras University in 1993 completing a Masters degree in Orthopaedics in 1996. Following this as a basic surgical trainee in Orthopaedics at the yorkshire deanery he completed the FRCS in 1998. Furthering his training  as a Higher Surgical trainee in Yorkshire from 1998 to 2004 he completed his FRCS in Orthopaedics in 2002 and completed an acclaimed one year fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Reading Shoulder Unit in 2004.

    Posts held and Memberships

    Consultant Surgeon Trauma and Orthopaedics . Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

    Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds

    Clinical Tutor Department of Orthopaedics, Midyorkshire NHS Trust

    Clinical Governance Lead, Department of Orthopaedics, Midyorkshire NHS Trust

    Consultant Surgeon Trauma and Orthopaedics, Spire Elland, Longlands and Spire Leeds

    Consultant Surgeon Trauma and Orthopaedics, Nuffield Hospitals Leeds

    Faculty of the AO trauma courses and Surgical Skills Course – National

    Member of the British and European Elbow and Shoulder Associations.

    Member of Specialist Orthopaedic Training Committee in Yorkshire

    Research Interests

    Mr Venkat is interested in shoulder surgery, rotator cuff disease, shoulder pain and instability. He has co-authored chapters in books on shoulder surgery. He has written numerous publications and presentations on upper limb and general trauma and runs courses for orthopaedic trainees.


    Mr Venkat provides treatments for complex shoulder problems, impingement, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, cuff tear arthropathy, acromioclavicular joint injuries, shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulders, joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow. He has a special  interest in sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow.

    He regularly provides an one-stop clinic for the patients and uses ultrasound as part of the diagnostic work up.

    His services are complemented by the excellent state of the art radiology at all the hospitals  and rehabilitation and physiotherapy support

    Mr Venkat consults privately in the following hospitals

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