Mr Prabhakar Rao

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics), AFRCS, FRCS (Trauma and Ortho)


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I am a Spinal Surgeon in Manchester specialising in spinal surgery, neck and low back pain and sciatica.

I qualified from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1998. I then went on to complete my orthopaedic higher surgical training in Wales, followed by an accredited spinal fellowship at University Hospital Wales.

I have published many research papers and presented my work at numerous national and international conferences. Knowledge has always been my passion and to further my knowledge on spinal conditions, I am currently finishing my European Spine Diploma course.

I am responsible for teaching higher surgical trainees for trauma and spinal disorders. I am a faculty member and a lecturer on courses held to teach advanced spinal surgical techniques.

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Treatment information

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

Orthopaedics - spine

Other treatments

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

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Posterior cervical decompression
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Posterior lumbar fusion
  • Anterior lumbar fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield 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.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Osteoporosis
Spinal surgery

Special clinical interests: Minimally invasive spinal surgery; sciatica; arm pain; cervical disc prolapse; infection; fractures; vertebroplasty.

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

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Contact information

Telephone Self-pay 01625 241 839
Private secretary Naomi Barlow
Private secretary telephone 01625 505 412
Private secretary fax 01625 501 800
Private secretary email info@spireregency.com