Spinal Consultants

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Spine and Neck Services 

We have a team of ten expert consultants at Woodthorpe Hospital who together provide a wide-ranging spine and neck service.

If you have had persistent back or neck pain for six weeks or longer, you should book an appointment to see one of our consultant specialists to find out more about your pain and the recommended treatment options open to you. They may suggest diagnostic tests to understand your condition further or refer you for physiotherapy treatment to help manage your pain. They can administer pain relieving injections or perform spinal surgery.

Meet the team:

Mr Khalid Salem, Consultant Spinal Surgeon FRCS (T&O)
His interests include: All aspects of adult spinal pathology including minimally invasive spinal surgery, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, degenerative spine disease, tumours and all types of back pain.

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Mr Nasir Quraishi, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon LLM, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
His interests include: Specialises in all aspects of back pain, spinal care and surgery fromthe base of the skull to the sacrum. Minimally invasive surgery including vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, degenerative spine (cervical/lumbar) disease, spinal oncology, trauma and infection, and spinal deformity surgery.


Mr Ameet Kulkarni, Consultant Spinal Surgeon
His interests include: Back pain and spinal care, spinal surgery, tumour and traumatic conditions, kyphosis, degenerative conditions, disc prolapse and spinal stenosis.


Mr Vivek Panikkar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon  
His interests include: Spinal Surgery, Spinal Discectomy/Decompression, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip/Knee Arthroscopy.


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