Consultant Profile

Mr Rikin Trivedi

Mr Rikin Trivedi MB BS, MRCP(UK), FHEA, FRCS(SN), PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Neurosurgery
    • Spinal surgery
    • Vascular and/or skull base disorders
Special clinical interests:

Minimally invasive (keyhole) spine surgery, stroke, brain vascular malformations, brain and spine tumours, vascular/skull base disorders

Research interests:

Clinical trials in spine surgery, improving outcomes in spinal disease, stroke disorders, novel brain and spine imaging techniques

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Neurosurgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ADDENBROOKES)

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Medical defence union (member)
Society of british neurosurgeons (member)
British association of spinal surgeons (member)
Royal college of surgeons London (fellow)
British neurovascular group (member)
Surgical lead for eastern region metastatic spinal cord compression 'nice' implementation group

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Thursday afternoons/ Tuesday AMs
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I have a busy clinical practice in general neurosurgery, undertaking between 300-400 cases per year.  

I have specialist interests in spinal, cerebrovascular and skull base surgery having received sub-speciality fellowship training in these areas in the USA. Whilst on fellowship, I gained proficiency in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery techniques and performed the first keyhole lumbar discectomy in the region, shortly after my return. My spinal practice includes treatment of spinal trauma, infection and tumours, and all aspects of degenerative spinal disease including disc prolapse and spinal stenosis. 80% of spinal practice is now performed using minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques including day case lumbar discectomy and decompressions.

My research interests to date have been in developing novel imaging techniques for assessment of vascular disease and have evolved to evaluate novel strategies in the treatment of spinal disorders. I have supervised numerous research student projects and currently co-supervise a PhD student thesis. I have trained fellows in both cerebrovascular and spine surgery, and am currently Co-Director of the Cambridge Spine Fellowship.

Personal profile:

I am an energetic and enthusiastic individual who enjoys travelling, music and the arts.

I have a young family and when not working, enjoy spending time with them. I am a keen sportsmen and interested in all sporting activities but in particular, football, cricket and tennis  which I play on a regular basis.  I also provide medical cover for a premiership football club and the London Amateur Boxing Association and have undertaken charity surgical missions to Haiti and India.

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Mr Rikin Trivedi

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