Situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, I am a consultant spinal surgeon specialising in treating conditions such as back pain, slipped discs, arm, neck & leg pain, degenerative spinal conditions, fractures & deformity. I operate in the Colchester, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas.

Mark Blackman

My practice is completely dedicated to the treatment of spinal conditions. I work in close association with other specialists including neurosurgeons and deformity spinal surgeons.

I am able to offer a complete diagnostic and treatment service for all types of spinal/back conditions.

My spinal surgery practice includes patients suffering from recent and chronic onset of back pain, leg pain, bulging discs, degenerative spinal conditions, fractures and adult deformity.

I have a particular interest in disc replacement (arthroplasty) including cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spines as well as motion sparing technologies (to avoid spinal fusion).

I offer minimally invasive spine surgery, adult deformity surgery, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and treat spinal trauma.

In order to provide a multidisciplinary approach, I work closely with manual therapists including, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors and meet regularly with pain management doctors and radiologists. I refer directly to both medical and surgical colleagues covering a full spectrum of allied subspecialties including, neurologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists, orthopaedic surgical specialists and bowel and bladder surgeons.

Mark Blackman

This website provides links to external websites of which I do not have any control but have reviewed[more] and feel provide essential information for spinal and back conditions. Links to the British Association of Spinal Surgeons should help to answer commonly asked questions about specific spinal surgeries as well as many aspects associated with the essential consenting process which precedes any invasive treatments.

Contact details

NHS Base

Colchester General Hospital
Trauma and Orthopaedics Department
Turner Road

Full contact details

Private Practice

The Oaks Hospital
120 Mile End Road

Medical Secretary, Norma Zucker
Telephone: 01206 250 338

General Medical Council
Royal College of Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
British Spine Registry