Mr Radu Popa

Mr Radu Popa

Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Eq FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Liverpool Hospital

Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Radu Popa at Spire include:


Other treatments

Orthopaedics/Spinal Surgery

 Back Conditions

  • Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Degenerative Scoliosis/Kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis/Spondylolysis
  • Coccydynia
  • Sacro-iliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures

Neck Conditions 

  • Neck pain
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Arm pain & numbness)
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Myelopathy 

Back – Lumbar Surgery 

Neck- Cervical Surgery 

Diagnostic Injections 

  • Nerve root
  • Epidural
  • Facet joint
  • Sacro-iliac joint
  • Coccyx

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Professional profile

My medical school was the University of Medicine in Bucharest, and my postgraduate training was in Bucharest at Trauma and Orthopaedic Hospital of “Foisor”. I then completed three of the most prestigious Spinal Surgery Fellowships in the UK at Oxford University Hospital, Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London. I have covered all the aspects of spinal pathology and their treatment.

I have a research interest in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. My NHS practice is for primary and complex spinal disorders including revision surgery. I believe that each patient has to receive a realistic feedback from their consultant with regards to potential outcome of surgery. We need to be realistic about the outcomes and occurring risks of spinal treatment pathways. I would not give false hope to my patients and will make sure we have tried all the options of conservative management prior to embarking on surgical treatment.

Over 80% of the Posterior Thoraco-Lumbar Spine operations that I perform are with minimal access as Microdiscectomy, TLIF - Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Percutaneous Stabilisation and Kyphoplasties. I am also involved in the development of the 'next generation' of spinal implants working close with spinal implant companies like K2M.

Private contact details

Telephone 08444 990617
Private secretary Natasha Lloyd
Private secretary telephone 0151 522 1888
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of the British Association of Spine Surgeons
Member of the Spine Society of Europe
Member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Current NHS posts

Mr Radu Popa is a specialist consultant at Spire Liverpool Hospital and Murrayfield Wirral Hospital.

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