Surgeon

Mr Ata Kasis MD, FRCS (Trau&Orth)Ata Kasis

Mr Kasis completed his basic surgical training in Guy’s/St Thomas’ and St Mary’s Hospitals in London in 2001, and then obtained a research MD degree in orthopaedics at the University of Sheffield.

Mr Kasis completed his higher orthopaedic training in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and went on to complete a spinal fellowship in the Gold Coast Spine Unit in Australia with Dr Matthew Scott-Young.

Mr Kasis practices as an orthopaedic spinal surgeon in

  • Wansbeck General Hospital, Ashington, Northumberland
  • Hexham General Hospital, Hexham, Northumberland
  • Nuffield Hospital, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    View Mr Kasis’ profile at www.nuffieldhealth.com/consultants/mr-ata-kasis
  • Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington, Northumberland

Mr Kasis treats NHS, BUPA insured and self-funded private patients.

Being competent in all approaches to the spine (operating from both the front and back) to treat a wide variety of spinal conditions, as well as current concepts of treatment of the spine, Mr Kasis strives to match the patient’s condition with the most appropriate technology available through approaches that are less invasive.


“Mr Kasis asked me what I wanted from him; I said my life back. 11 months post op thats what I have got from the surgery.”
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Research/Affiliation

Mr Kasis has presented in International spine meetings on the outcome of anterior lumbar fusion and total disc replacement.

Mr Kasis is affiliated with the following professional organisations:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow
  • Member of the British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • Member of the North American Spine Society
  • Member of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery

Mr Ata Kasis is on the programme committee of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Conference 2020 – read more here

Mr Ata Kasis is a chapter author in the Handbook of Spine Technology (Stand Alone Interbody Devices, Static versus Dynamic) – read more here

Eur Spine J. 2021 Feb 15.doi: 10.1007/s00586-021-06758-8. Online ahead of print.
Novel bone grafting technique in stand-alone ALIF procedure combining allograft and autograft (‘Northumbria Technique’) – Fusion rate and functional outcomes in 100 consecutive patients – read more here
Ata George Kasis 1, Cyrus Jensen 2, Rahul Dharmadhikari 2, Benjamin Ross Emmerson 2, Matthew Mawdsley 2

Int J Spine Surg. 2021 Apr;15(2):348-352. doi: 10.14444/8045. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
The Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Proposed Thromboprophylactic Regime – read more here
Vint H, Mawdsley MJ, Coe C, Jensen CD, Kasis AG.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Mar 15;34(6):572-7.doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181973e35.
Significantly improved outcomes with a less invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion incorporating total facetectomy. – read more here.
Ata G Kasis 1, Laurence A G Marshman, Manoj Krishna, Chandra K Bhatia

Does symptom duration correlate negatively with outcome after posterior lumbar interbody fusion for chronic low back pain? – read more here.
Marshman LA, Kasis A, Krishna M, Bhatia CK.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Mar 15;35(6):657-65. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181bb8ebd.PMID: 20195210

Minimizing ferromagnetic artefact with metallic lumbar total disc arthroplasty devices at adjacent segments: technical note. – read more here.
Marshman LA, Strong G, Trewhella M, Kasis A, Friesem T.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jan 15;35(2):252-6. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181c838cc.PMID: 20081522

Support Staff

Ashleigh Grant, (NVQ 2&3 Diploma in Business & Administration, Foundation Degree in Service Improvement)

Mrs Grant is a highly qualified personal assistant. She is in charge of booking the outpatient appointments, organising operating lists, and also dealing with all the general enquiries. In addition she ensures that your GP (and your physiotherapist) will get timely correspondence from your surgeon about the surgical management, rehabilitation program and follow-up appointment.

Click here for details of how to get in touch with Mrs Grant.