Mr Vivek Panikkar- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Park Hill Hospital, Doncaster

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Mr Vivek Panikkar - Orthopaedics

Mr Panikkar is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon based at the Parkhill Hospital Doncaster.

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Clinical interests

Mr Panikkar’s Clinical interests include:
• Spinal Surgery
• Spinal Discectomy/Decompression
• Total Hip Replacement
• Total Knee Replacement
• Hip/Knee Arthroscopy

Mr Panikkar is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon based at the Parkhill Hospital Doncaster. He has been qualified as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon for over 12 years. Prior to this he received training from leading Orthopaedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons in order to develop the best possible expertise. Although he is a Surgeon, he would like to clarify that coming to him doesn’t always mean he will need an operation on your spine. In fact, the majority of cases he come across can be helped without surgery. Together with our specialist Physiotherapist Teams, Chiropractors, Pain Consultants and other colleagues he always formulate the best treatment plan going forward.

Academic background

Mr Panikkar has been qualified as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon for over 12 years. Prior to this he received training from leading Orthopaedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons in order to develop the best possible expertise.

Mr Panikkar’s initial Orthopaedic training took place in the Mersey and East Midlands region, after which he undertook specialist training in the spinal unit at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham and Derby Royal Infirmary. 

The combination of multidisciplinary and sub-specialist training has allowed him to develop his practice to a higher degree than would otherwise be possible. His main goal is to give his patients the best possible outcome for their Spinal problems.

Mr Panikkar 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 minimally invasive procedures, micro-surgery, the advancements in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery such as Micro discectomies, Spinal  Fusions, XLIF, Verteboplasty and Kyphoplasty have been astonishing. They allow for a much faster recovery time for patients, together with less pain after surgery and a quicker return to normal activities.Technological improvements mean that these procedures are also extremely safe and have a track record of proven results. Mr Panikkar offers all of them as part of his practice at Park Hill.

Mr Panikkar’s NHS practice is based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, where he is the most senior Spinal Surgeon. 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 is keep abreast with Surgical Advancements for complex Spinal Conditions. 

In terms of his Academic Commitments, he holds the post of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. 

He loves travelling and exploring new places around the world. Being a surgeon he has been fortunate to have travelled the world to enhance his skills and share his knowledge with Surgeons around the world with only one goal; to give his patients the best possible outcome for their spinal problems. 

Mr Panikkar is a member of the North American Spine Society, British Association of Spine Surgery, British Medical Association, Bapio and AO spine.

Professional Memberships

Mbbs, ms(orth), Dnbe(orth), Mch(orth), frcs, frcs(orth)

NHS base

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Clinic Times

Tuesday and Thursday

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http://http://http://http://http://www.parkhillhospital.co.uk
01302 430 235