Mr Himanshu Shekhar

Mr Himanshu Shekhar

Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

MBBS, MS, MRCS Edinburgh, FRCS Edinburgh(Neurosurgery), FEBNS

Specialises in

  • Cervical spine disease
  • Lumbar spine disease
  • Spine surgery
  • Nerve block injections
  • Spinal joint injections

I am a fellowship trained Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon, who specialises in the management of degenerative conditions affecting the spine, including the neck, back, sacro-iliac joint and the coccyx.

I completed my training in neurosurgery at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and was awarded the FRCS in neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018. I completed the highly prestigious Leeds spinal surgery fellowship at Leeds General Infirmary in 2018. I gained the Fellowship of the European Board of Neurological Surgery in 2020 and my name was added to the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in the specialty of neurosurgery in 2020.

I started working as a Consultant at the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee in 2020. I initially worked as a Locum Consultant Neurosurgeon from December 2020 to October 2021, before starting my current Consultant Spine Surgeon post in November 2021.

I have had comprehensive training in spinal surgery and have chosen management of spinal degenerative disease and spinal trauma as my specialisation. I am experienced in managing spinal disease with conservative therapy, injections and surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C6082999

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Himanshu Shekhar at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Back pain investigations (X-ray, CT scan, MR scan, sacro-iliac joint injection, lumbar facet joint injection, lumbar and sacral nerve root block injection, coccyx injection)
  • Back surgery (lumbar spinal surgery - lumbar laminectomy, lumbar decompression, lumbar discectomy, lumbar and lumbo-sacral fusion)
  • Joint pain treatment (joint injections - sacro-iliac joint injection, lumbar facet joint injection)
  • Cervical spine surgery (cervical discectomy, cervical laminectomy, cervical foraminotomy)

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Additional information

Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

British Association of Spine Surgeons

Consultant Spine Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital.

I am actively involved in teaching junior doctors and trainee surgeons. I also teach postgraduate students attending the University of Dundee's MCh(Orth) course. In my free time, I enjoy gardening and hill-walking. 

I am married and live with my family in Edinburgh.