Consultant Profile

Mr Radu Popa

Mr Radu Popa Eq FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Liverpool Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Minimally invasive spinal surgery

Spinal injections

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

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

Member of British Association of Spine Surgeons, Member of Spine Society of Europe and International Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery



Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
08444 990617
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Popa's medical school was University of Medicine in Bucharest, and his post-graduate training was in Bucharest at Trauma and Orthopaedic Hospital of “Foisor”. He then completed three of the most prestigious Spinal Surgery Fellowships in the UK at Oxford University Hospital, Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London. All the aspects of spinal pathology and their treatment have been fully covered.

He has a research interest in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Mr Popa's NHS practice is for primary and complex spinal disorders including revision surgery. He would have tried all options of conservative management as physiotherapy, pain mamagement, spinal injections before offering surgery.  

Over 80% of the Posterior Thoraco-Lumbar Spine operations that he performs are with minimal access as Microdiscectomy, TLIF -  Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Percutaneous Stabilisation and Kyphoplasties. He is involved in the development of the next generation of spinal implants working close with spinal implant companies like K2M.

Personal profile:

I believe that each patient has to receive a realistic feedback from their consultant with regards to potential outcome of surgery. We need to be realistic about the outcomes and occurring risks of spinal treatment pathways. I would not give false hope to my patients and will make sure we have tried all the options of conservative management prior to embarking on surgical treatment. 

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