Consultant Profile

Mr Iqroop Chopra

Mr Iqroop Chopra MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(SN), DNB
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Neurosurgery
    • Spinal surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Degenerative, trauma, tumour and deformity spinal surgery and neck and back pain.

Neurosurgery, cervical lumbar and spinal fusions, artificial cervical disc replacement, microscopic spinal surgery, degenerative spinal disease, spinal trauma, spinal tumours - intradural and extradural.

Research interests:

Degenerative cervical disc disease
fusion verses arthroplasty
Neural tissue regeneration

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Hony. Lecturer, Cardiff University
Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust

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

Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
GMC Specialist Register
Medical Protection Society
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
AOSpine International
Joint Section on Spine - AANS/CNS

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 2073 1112
Personal email address:
Wednesday PM
Background Information 
Professional profile:

A Spinal Consultant who is working between Llandough Hospital and University Hospital of Wales. Initial post-graduate education was undertaken at Bombay, India followed by training on the North Thames neurosurgical rotation in London.

The last two years of training were spent learning about complex spinal surgery with an accredited fellowship staged between Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. This gave an unique opportunity into the understanding of spinal pathology from both an orthopaedic and neurosurgical perspective: helping treat complications like skeletal instability, CSF leak, recurrent discs and arachnoiditis.

Well versed with spinal procedures ranging from decompressive foraminotomies to complex instrumentation and fixation. Has had targeted training in operative microscopic techniques and their use in complementary skull base procedures and intricate spinal dissection.

Has a specific interest in cervical and lumbar fusions, artificial cervical discs, degenerative spinal disease, canal stenosis, spinal trauma, spinal tumours - intradural and extradural, syringomyelia and Chiari malformation.

Has research interests in degenerative cervical disc disease: fusion verses arthroplasty and neural tissue regeneration. Keen on undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has been a faculty on FRCS Spinal revision course and AO instructors course.

Personal profile:

I enjoy sport of all types, especially cricket and Formula 1 racing. I am an amateur rally driver. I have travelled extensively and enjoy meeting people from different cultures. I speak several languages (hindi, urdu,punjabi,marathi) and find this helpful in my work and socially.

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Mr Iqroop Chopra

Mr Iqroop Chopra Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Spire Cardiff Hospital Centre of Excellence

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