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Last updated: 5 May 2020
I am a full-time spine surgeon and 100% of my acute and elective practice is dealing with spinal pathologies. I have a comprehensive adult and paediatric spine surgical practice.
In the Spine TANGO database majority of my patients have reported that they are either 'much better' or 'better' after my interventions.
I continue to develop new techniques in complex deformity correction surgery in the adult and the paediatric patients
Areas of interest
Adult and Paediatric spine surgery;
Degenerative spine disorders; Deformity correction; Degenerative Scoliosis; Epidural injections; Lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of); Paediatric surgery; Scoliosis; Spinal surgery; Lower back pain; Vertebroplasty; Slipped disc; lumbar canal stenosis
Microdiscectomy, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar canal Stenosis
Spondylolysis and spondylolysthesis; Spinal tumours; Metastatic spinal cord compression
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Sumit Mitra Fee Assured
- Dr Davandra Patel Not Fee Assured
- Dr Adrian P Morrison Fee Assured
- Dr Laurence Cook Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Sagittal plane deformities in Adults
Blood conservation in Spinal Surgery
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Congenital Scoliosis and Hemi-vertebra
High Grade Spondylolysthesis in young patients
I enjoy playing golf and am a member of a local golf club.
I spend time with my family and go cycling to nature reserves and local parks.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
Change in spinal height following correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. van Popta D, Stephenson J, Verma R. Spine J. 2015 Oct 26. pii: S1529-9430(15)01539-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.10.027. [Epub ahead of print]
A validation of the Oswestry Spinal Risk Index.
Whitehouse S, Stephenson J, Sinclair V, Gregory J, Tambe A, Verma R, Siddique I, Saeed M. Eur Spine J. 2014 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25391625
The Pattern of Blood Loss in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
van Popta D, Stephenson J, Patel D, Verma R. Spine J. 2014 Jun 6. pii: S1529-9430(14)00563-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee. 2014.05.022. [Epub ahead of print]
Risk factors for wound infection in surgery for spinal metastasis. Kumar S, van Popta D, Rodrigues-Pinto R, Stephenson J, Mohammad S, Siddique I, Verma RR. Eur Spine J. 2015 March; Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 528-532
Segmental fracture of the femur with concomitant genu valgum: a one-stage solution - Ballal MS, Verma R, Nayagam S. J Pediatric Orthopaedics B 2010 Sep; 19(5):431-5.
Homologous blood transfusion is not required in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis - Verma RR, Williamson JB, Dashti H, Patel D, Oxborrow NJ. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2006; 88-B:1187-91.
Subperiosteal Schwanommas of the femur - Verma RR, Khan MT, Davies AM, Mangham DC, Grimer RJ. Skeletal Radiology. 2002 July;31(7): 422-425.
Fibrous dysplasia of the fourth metacarpal: en-bloc resection and free metatarsal transfer. Verma RR, Paul A. Orthopedics. 2006 Apr;29(4):371-2.
Tuberculous osteomyelitis of hand in a child RR Verma, VR Varma, Leahy B. Orthopedics. 2006 Apr;29(4):371-2.
Peroneal Nerve Palsy Following Acupuncture Treatment Alvi F, Verma RR, Goyal R, Electronic letter published in the November 2003 edition of the American JBJS.
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2004
- MSc. in Surgery Birmingham University 1999
- MS (Orth) University of Bombay 1995
- DNB(Orth) National Board of Examinations, India 1995
- Spine Fellowship Columbia Regional Hospital and University of Missouri 2007
Reference number 4660523
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
British Scoliosis Society
British Association of Spine Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
North American Spine Society
European Spine Society
- 170 Barlow Moor Road Didsbury Manchester M20 2AF
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 07824 47042
- Fir Tree Close Stretton WARRINGTON WA4 4LU
- 13:00 - 17:30
- 01925 215012
- Russell Road MANCHESTER M16 8AJ
- 09:30 - 12:00
- 0161 226 0112
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr Rajat Verma
Mr Saeed Mohammad
Consultant Spine Surgeon