Mr Prasad Karpe


MBBS, MRCS(Ed) , MS(Orth), DNB(Orth), FRCS(Tr and Orth)

GMC number: 7071342

Practising since: 2003


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Thursday evenings
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Mr Prasad Karpe is a spinal consultant surgeon specialising in simple and complex spinal conditions He practices at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough and the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton on Tees. His expertise includes managing deformities, major trauma, tumours, infections, spinal emergencies, and degenerative spinal conditions. Additionally, he is skilled in spinal pain management.

Mr Karpe obtained his medical education at Goa Medical College in India, graduating in 2003. He further pursued a Master's degree in Orthopaedics from Goa University in 2006. He underwent advanced training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the esteemed Health Education of North East Deanery, which is recognised as one of the top deaneries in the country. He attained the Surgical College Fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics (FRCS) 2014.

Throughout his career, Mr Karpe has completed spinal fellowships in renowned institutions in India and the United Kingdom. He possesses nine years of dedicated experience in spinal surgery, including two years specifically focused on paediatric spinal surgery.

His training in spine surgery includes.

  • Spinal Fellowships at Sancheti Institute, Pune, 2000
  • Spinal Fellowship at “The Spine Foundation”, Mumbai, India, 2008
  • Spinal Fellowship at University Hospital of North Tees, UK, 2010
  • Specialty Trainee in Spines at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough, 2018
  • Specialty Trainee in Spines at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, 2019
  • Senior Spinal Fellow at the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, a quaternary referral centre for complex spinal conditions worldwide,2020

Mr Karpe is proficient in performing minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS) and utilises navigation technology, which involves advanced imaging systems to ensure precise and immediate guidance during procedures. He actively participates in delivering lectures for FRCS teaching in Spines at national and international meetings. Furthermore, he has contributed to the field by publishing book chapters and papers on various aspects of general orthopaedics and spines. He has also presented extensively at meetings both within the UK and abroad.

A patient-centric approach and shared decision-making are integral to Mr Karpe's practice. He provides the best possible care and experience for all his patients. He genuinely cares about their well-being and strives to understand their concerns, anxieties, and goals.

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Patient Testimonials

Thank you for the excellent care and treatment for my spinal surgery-from the Consultation, listening, diagnosis and surgery. The original pain l was experiencing was so severe to the point of finding it very difficult to walk and was unable to work. The procedure of the discectomy you performed. I am now pain-free, it’s unbelievable and an amazing feeling from where l was. I am now doing really well. I am so grateful for your professionalism, skills and help.” - June 2023

I had meant to pen a thank you letter immediately after I was discharged from your care, but this had slipped from my mind until my recent holiday to Derby. The car journey was several hours long, and I realized that I had been able to undertake it without pain. It made me reflect on just how successful my treatment has been and consider how wonderful your care was. I have gone from extreme pain affecting my mobility to living a normal life again. Thank you for your speedy intervention, your skill in my surgery, and your patience and support in my recovery. It was very important to me at our first meeting that you calmly talked me through what was wrong and the options available to me. It helped that you could show me the MRI image, and this made me understood the dangers involved. I did not feel rushed or overwhelmed with information. The most important thing that day was that you shared what advice you would give to one of your family members should they have a similar issue. You took time to reassure me before and immediately after my surgery. You made me feel confident of my recovery by noting my improvements at each review and gave me targets to aim for. I always felt I was in safe hands. I have recommended you to my family and friends in case they ever need a spinal surgeon.” - May 2023

“Following a spinal condition which saw me bed bound and in excruciating pain for a considerable time, I was referred to Mr Karpe for a consultation. From that moment onwards, through a spinal epidural and further spinal surgery, Mr Karpe has consistently shown care, consideration, respect and compassion towards me. He thoroughly explains everything in a way that can be easily understood and answers all my questions however inane they may seem. Mr Karpe is pleasant, polite and approachable and I am truly grateful for all he has done and continues to do for me. I have never in all of my interactions with specialists and other medical professionals met anyone like Mr Karpe. He shows such dedication and care towards his patients and their families. I believe I have regained a quality of life I never thought I would be lucky enough to have again." - May 2023

Special interests

  • Correction of Scoliosis/ Kyphosis
  • Back pain and Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy and Myelopathy
  • Slip disc (prolapsed) and canal stenosis
  • Spinal infection, trauma, tumour
  • Minimally invasive surgery including microscopic surgery
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Fusion surgery for deformity
  • Navigation surgery
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar fusions
  • Neck pain and Brachialgia (radiating arm pain)
  • Coccyx pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Revision surgery

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Prasad Karpe at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Facet joint injections
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Nerve blocks
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Sacroiliac joint injections

Locations Mr Prasad Karpe works with


    Junction Road, Norton, Stockton on Tees, TS20 1PX

    01642 360 100
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Related experience


  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Scoliosis Society
  • AO Spine

Other posts held

  • James Cook University Hospital
  • University Hospital of North Tees

Insurers Mr Prasad Karpe works with

Mr Prasad Karpe works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa


Mr Prasad Karpe does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Prasad Karpe does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Prasad Karpe does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.

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Tuesday 3 September 2024

Tees Hospital

Mr Prasad Karpe

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