Mr Anant Tambe was appointed as a substantive consultant spinal surgeon at Salford Royal Foundation NHSTrust (SRFT) (Major trauma centre) and The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2013. His specialist orthopaedic training was in the Sheffield (North Trent) Orthopaedic rotation. Subsequently he did two fellowships in Spinal Surgery. The first was based at Sheffield Teaching hospitals and the second year was at Leeds Teaching Hospitals as the National Spinal Fellow. This prestigious fellowship gave him combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spinal experience and helped him develop his skills further.
Mr Tambe has a comprehensive spinal surgical practice. His work at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) involves dealing with complex paediatric problems including deformity. RMCH is one of the two index referral centres for Neurofibromatosis. Mr Tambe is also the National paediatric spinal surgical lead for Neurofibromatosis.
His adult practice at SRFT includes complex and varied pathology (Deformity, infection, tumour & degenerative conditions) in all areas of the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar). He has a special interest in complex cervical pathology.
Mr Tambe is a member of the AO Spine society and is on their faculty for education. He is also a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, Association of Spine Surgeons of India and the British Scoliosis Society. He is regularly invited to teach as faculty on both national and international courses.
In his role as the Clinical governance lead for complex spinal surgery at Salford Royal Foundation Trust he has successfully established a quarterly regional meeting of all hospitals to discuss the morbidity and mortality in order to find solutions to help improve surgical outcomes & minimise risk.
Anant is very keen on continuous quality improvement in spinal surgery to ensure the best patient outcomes. He enters all his patient data onto the British Spine Registry and Spinetango to assess his patient outcomes. This gives him a valuable self-audit tool to constantly improve his practise. In the previous year he operated on 253 patients. As per the Spinetango data a significant percentage of his patients felt they had been helped by the surgery and a majority were very satisfied with the overall care.
Anant had major spinal surgery 5 years ago and had a successful functional outcome after a long rigorous rehabilitation program. This personal event has made him empathise more with his patients. He is able to provide tailored advice and support to all his patients due to this unique insight into the dos and don’ts after spinal surgery.
Anant enjoys travelling and reading books about crime and detection. He loves cooking and likes to try to cook new recipes.