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Mr Ivan Vidakovic

Mr Ivan Vidakovic

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
MD FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ivan Vidakovic at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Medial facetectomy
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Bone graft
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Interspinous implant
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Removal of spinal hardware
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

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Professional profile

I have been an orthopaedic surgeon since I was 30 years old and a consultant for over six years. I trained in both Europe and the UK.

I am ambitious, hardworking, dedicated, passionate, skillful, approachable and professional.

I've attended fellowships at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore and Leeds Teaching Hospitals and a clinical leadership fellowship at the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) .


Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Spinal surgery
Back pain
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Medico-legal
Neck pain
Neurosurgery
Orthopaedic medicine
Osteoarthritis
Pain management
Pain relief
Sports medicine


Private contact details

Private secretary Sonja Vidakovic

Journals

Pain therapy after lumbar discectomy, Original scientific paper, medicina 2010, Vol. 46, No. 1, p. 60-64.
Nov 2010
Role of Lysis Blocks in Management of Adult Patients with Lower Lumbar Spondylolysis and Back Pain, The Spine Journal, Volume 15, Issue 10, Supplement, October 2015, Page S208.
Oct 2015
Knee stability after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the middle third of the patellar ligament and quadrupled hamstring tendons grafts – A two-year follow-up, Original Research Article Injury, Volume 46, Supplement 6, November 2015, Pages S91-S95.
Nov 2010

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Qualification and professional memberships

PHd / Osijek, Croatia / 2008
Postgraduate Doctoral Study

MD / Osijek, Croatia / 2005
Medical Doctor


Professional memberships

British Medical Association
British Spine Registry
General Medical Council
British Association of Spinal Surgeons


Professional leadership

British Orthopaedic Association National Clinical Leader, 2016

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

As a professional wildlife photographer I am proud that my photos have been published in National Geographic. You can view my photo gallery online on National Geographic's Your Shot Photo Community.

In 2013, I founded my own non-profit association “Vodomar” (kingfisher in Croatian), that promotes nature and culture and raises money for humanitarian needs. The association raises money worldwide and is run by award-winning photographers like Goran Jovic, Vedran Vidak, Zoran Marinovic and myself.

I have organised several photographic exhibitions in Croatia and during the exhibitions all photographs have been sold. All money raised at these events was donated to charity, which meant that several scholarships were funded for orphans. 

I enjoy cliff climbing and cycling in which I have achieved several gold medals and a golden globe. 

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