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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Pickard at Spire include:
Mr Pickard is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon who specialises in the management of back pain and neck pain, as well as nerve pain related to these conditions.
Richard believes in minimal intervention to treat spinal conditions, where appropriate. He works closely with physiotherapists, pain specialists and other health professionals to optimise patients’ treatment prior to undertaking any surgical procedures. Time is taken to explain things clearly enabling patients to make informed decisions.
His practice encompasses all aspects of spinal surgery.
He completed his training as a spinal surgeon at the world leading spinal centre in Oxford, undertaking a prestigious 1 year advanced spinal fellowship giving comprehensive training in all aspects of cutting edge spinal surgery. This was followed by a further year as a Spinal Consultant in Oxford.
Mr Pickard is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Frimley Health Foundation Trust and the regional lead of the Thames Valley Spine Network. He is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and the Spine Society of Europe
Mr Pickard teaches on spinal training programs throughout the country and is referred patients for spinal opinions from across the UK. He has published extensively and presented papers both nationally and internationally.
Mr Pickard provided trauma and spinal surgical support to the British Forces holding the rank of Surgeon Commander. He was 1 of 2 British Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons and the sole spinal surgeon deployed to camp Bastion Afghanistan.
Lumbar spine disorders
Special Clinical Interests: Back pain and neck pain; minimally invasive spinal surgery; degenerative conditions of the lumbar; cervical and thoracic spine; spinal fusion; spinal decompression; discectomy/microdiscectomy; spinal stenosis; sciatica; vertebroplasty; kyphoplasty.
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustBack to top
Richard is married to Alison, a GP, and has 3 young children and 2 springer spaniels. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as sailing, cycling, skiing and cooking.Back to top
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