Mr Rahul Kakkar
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS, MRCS, MS, MBBS
Mr Kakkar qualified as an upper limb surgeon in 1997 with his main interests in reconstructive surgery in the upper limb, treatment of degenerative and sports injuries. He sees patients who require hand and wrist surgery, but the majority of his work concentrates on shoulder and elbow surgery. He also performs multiple lower limb surgeries for general trauma.
He operates on the full range of commonly seen elective hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder cases, as well as more complex procedures, such as wrist ligament reconstruction, wrist arthroscopy and joint replacement in the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
Mr Kakkar is a keen teacher and is on the faculty for the ChM - Trauma & Orthopaedics course run by Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. In addition, he examines on FRCS (Orth) Upper limb and Basic Sciences revision course at Wrightington Hospital.
He is the Foundation Programme Director for his trust, looking after the Foundation Year 2 doctors. He has contributed to chapters in Postgraduate Orthopaedic books and examines medical students at the University of Lancaster.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rahul Kakkar at Spire include:
Hand and wrist surgery:
Spire Fylde Coast 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.