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Mr Shekhar is a fellowship trained consultant spinal neurosurgeon, who specialises in the management of degenerative conditions affecting the spine, including the neck, back, sacro-iliac joint and the coccyx.
Mr Shekhar completed his training in neurosurgery at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and was awarded the FRCS in neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018. He completed the highly prestigious Leeds spinal surgery fellowship at Leeds General Infirmary in 2018. He gained the Fellowship of the European Board of Neurological Surgery in 2020 and his name was added to the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in the speciality of neurosurgery in 2020.
Mr Shekhar started working as a Consultant at the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee in 2020. He initially worked as a Locum Consultant Neurosurgeon from December 2020 to October 2021, before starting his current Consultant Spine Surgeon post in November 2021.
Mr Shekhar has had comprehensive training in spinal surgery and he has chosen management of spinal degenerative disease and spinal trauma as his specialisation. He is experienced in managing spinal disease with conservative therapy, injections and surgery.
Mr Shekhar is actively involved in teaching junior doctors and trainee surgeons. He also teaches postgraduate students attending the University of Dundee's MCh(Orth) course. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and hill-walking.
Areas of interest
I treat adult patients with spinal disease ; back pain ; neck pain; arm pain ; leg pain/sciatica ; cervical myelopathy ; cervical radiculopathy ; lumbar stenosis ; lumbar disc prolapse ; spondylolisthesis ; coccydynia. Procedures - anterior cervical discectomy ; posterior cervical foraminotomy ; cervical laminectomy ; cervical spine fusion ; lumbar discectomy ; lumbar laminectomy ; lumbar decompression ; lumbar spinal fusion ; lumbar facet injection, lumbar/sacral nerve root block injection ; sacro-iliac joint injection ; coccyx injection
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spine Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital
He was awarded the Prize for Best Performance by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) for achieving the highest score in the Part 1 of the European Board Examination in Neurosurgery in 2016.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Fluent
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
- FRCS (Neurosurgery) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2018
- FEBNS European Board of Neurological Surgery 2020
- Leeds Spine Fellowship Leeds General Infirmary 2018
Reference number 6082999
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register Entry in Neurosurgery , 2020
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Society of British Neurological Surgeons, British Association of Spine Surgeons