Mr Vik Kapoor has been qualified as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon for over 11 years. Prior to that Mr Kapoor received training from leading orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in order to develop the best possible expertise. His initial orthopaedic training took place in the Wessex region, after which he carried out specialist training as a fellow in the spinal unit at Southampton University Hospital.
Mr Kapoor went on to be awarded the national spinal fellowship from the Yorkshire Deanery. The combination of multidisciplinary and sub-specialist training has allowed me to develop his practice to a higher degree than would otherwise be possible.
Mr Kapoor is now confidently trained to deal with an array of spinal conditions; ranging from those relating to the neck and upper back to those in the lower back and coccyx/sacrococcygeal area.
His specialist areas include:
He regularly trains surgeons in different parts of the world on these areas and several others, often introducing them to the latest techniques and developments.
Mr Kapoor's NHS practice is based at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, where he is the most senior spinal surgeon and clinical lead.
Over the last decade, he has been at the forefront of bringing the latest advancements in treatment and technology to the Trust. He is also an honorary consultant at Leeds Spinal Neurosurgical Unit where he keeps abreast with surgical advancements for complex spinal conditions.
In terms of Mr Kapoor's academic commitments, he holds the post of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Edge Hill University. This supplements his commitment to the MCh Clinical Training Programme. His active involvement across these organisations has allowed him to help reshape the provision of spinal services across the Greater Manchester area.
Mr Kapoor's number one goal is to give his patients the best possible outcome for their spinal problems.
An appointment with Mr Kapoor does not always mean you will need an operation on your spine. In fact, the majority of cases he sees can be helped without surgery. Together with specialist physiotherapist teams, chiropractors, pain consultants and other colleagues, Mr Kapoor always formulates the best treatment plan going forward.