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Mr Richard Harker
Mr Richard Harker
MA FRCS (Trauma & Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Spinal Surgery


General Medical Council: 3592405




Mr Richard Harker is a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, focusing on the treatment and management of spine problems. He qualified in Medicine from Cambridge University and completed his higher training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He received further training during his fellowship in Australia, where he was involved in the development of the computer navigation system that is now commonly used in arthroplasty.

He is currently based at the North Hampshire Hospital as the Primary Spinal Surgeon with a special interest in the lumbar spine. Alongside surgery, he runs a multidisciplinary practice aiming to target all possible problems. Therefore, his patients are offered excellent surgical care as well as early access to physiotherapy and general spine care services.

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Medical Procedures

  • Vetebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Microdisectomies
  • Fusion surgery
  • Decompression surgery

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Special Interests

  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Non-operative management of spinal problems
  • Lower limb arthroplasty



  • MB BChir Cambridge University 1991
  • MA Cambridge University 1993


  • FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1996
  • FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeons of England 2002
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • Society for Back Pain Research
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons