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Mr Prabhakar Rao

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, MS Ortho, AFRCS, FEBOT, FRCS (T&O)

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Prabhakar Rao at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Specialist in spinal surgery, including the whole range of modern minimally invasive techniques for neck and low back pain and sciatica.

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lumbar fusion surgery
  • Cervical fusion and cervical disc replacement
  • Metastatic spinal tumours
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Nerve root block, Facet joint blocks, co-ablation, caudal epidurals

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Professional profile

I qualified from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. I completed my orthopaedic higher surgical training in Wales, followed by an accredited spinal fellowship at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, with Orthopaedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons. I trained in complex spinal surgery, including minimally invasive surgery. In addition to my clinical practice, I have published many research papers, presenting my work at numerous national and international conferences. To further my knowledge on spinal conditions, I am currently finishing my European Spine Diploma course. I am involved in teaching higher surgical trainees for trauma and spinal disorders for East of England Orthopaedic trainees and University College London Undergraduate students. I am also a faculty member, lecturing on courses held to teach advanced spinal surgical techniques.

Treatments I specialise in include: • Minimally invasive spinal surgery • Lumbar discectomy and decompression • Lumbar fusion surgery • Sacroiliac joint pain management • Cervical decompression and fusion • Cervical disc replacement • Metastatic spinal tumours • Spinal Injuries/Osteoporotic fractures • Facet joint blocks, Facet co-ablation/Denervation, • Nerve root blocks, Caudal epidural Injections


Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery
Lumbar spine disorders


Private contact details

Private secretary Lucy Shaw
Private secretary telephone 01582 718 221 / 07921 141 946
Private secretary email lucy.shaw@ldh.nhs.uk
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Health Sciences, Kurnool, India / 1995
Undergraduate medical degree

MS Ortho / All India institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India / 1998
Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics

AFRCS / Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland / 2003
Associate Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

FEBOT / The European Board of Orthopaedics and Trauma / 2009
Fellow of European Board of Orthopaedics and Trauma

FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) / Royal College of Surgeons, London / 2009
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow of European Board of Orthopaedics and Trauma
British Orthopaedic Association
British Medical Association
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
AO Spine


Professional leadership

Trauma Lead in Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust

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