Mr Iqroop Chopra
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (SN), DNB
I am a spinal consultant who works between Llandough Hospital and University Hospital of Wales. My 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 my 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 me a 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.
I am well versed with spinal procedures ranging from decompressive foraminotomies to complex instrumentation and fixation. I have had targeted training in operative microscopic techniques and their use in complementary skull base procedures and intricate spinal dissection.
I have 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.
My research interests are in degenerative cervical disc disease: fusion verses arthroplasty and neural tissue regeneration. I am keen on undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and have been a faculty on FRCS Spinal revision course and AO instructors course.
Spire Cardiff Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
GMC Specialist Register
Medical Protection Society
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Joint Section on Spine - AANS/CNS
Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.
Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University.
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.