I was in so much pain, it was agony. I could not drive or do everyday things. Mr Kapoor suggested the operation with the risk it may not work. The pain was so bad I would have tried anything. After the surgery I was in pain, but nowhere like the pain I had before the operation. It took around 6 months before I felt more or less back to normal. There is a slight discomfort, but thankfully the operation has improved my quality of life so much. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, who Mr Vik Kapoor thinks may benefit from it. I would recommend him to anyone with back problems. My son is also seeing him as he has back problems too. Thank you so much Mr Kapoor.Mrs L Alderson (Manchester)
Mr Kapoor saved me from having to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. The base of my spine had collapsed and was crushing nerves and pressing on my spinal cord. Initially, I suspected, he was concerned about my age (I was 86yrs when he operated) and the complications of the surgery. The obvious concentration of over 4 hours of surgery could not have been easy for my wife and I will be forever grateful to him, for his skill, knowledge and experience. I am so pleased that he took what was a calculated risk assessment even though, apart from the spinal problems, I considered myself to be reasonably fit for my age. I call him (Mr Kapoor) “my miracle man” and it gives me a great deal of pleasure be able to express my appreciation of Mr Kapoor’s surgical skills.Arthur E. Redfern (Cheshire)
In December 2015 I was referred to Mr Vik Kapoor because of severe pain in the right arm resulting from spinal stenosis. A scan revealed C4/5 C5/6, and C6/7 exit foraminal stenosis with nerve root compression.
Mr Kapoor initially attempted to treat this problem with cervical nerve root injections under x-ray control. Relief lasted only a few weeks until there was a recurrence of the pain. Mr Kapoor said “we have to bite the bullet and operate.” On 13th May 2016 he carried out a decompression of the nerve roots with ACD fusion of C5/6 and C4/5, with a disc replacement of C6/7. Apparently the operation lasted for 6 hours. “We have to be careful when dealing with the nerves” commented Mr Kapoor after surgery. I made a good recovery and have remained symptomless ever since.
Throughout the 5 months of symptoms and treatment, I received from Mr Kapoor the most excellent care and advice, given in a clear gentlemanly manner. I have to admire his skill and patience in dealing with problems at three levels in my cervical spine, whilst protecting the surrounding tissues. I am so grateful to him. I have already advised friends and acquaintances to seek his advice on spinal problems, and will continue to do so.Dr Edward Thomas (9/7/17)
Mr Kapoor successfully did my spinal fusion operation in May 2014. So far so good. In fact I celebrated my 40th birthday by doing an indoor dive with sharks! following my surgeryKirsteen Yates
Dear Mr Kapoor I wanted to give you my update and warn you I have recommended you to several people along the way who have told me stories of friends and family who have spinal issues.
After my private consultation with you at the regency and having been given up on by the others you operated at Stepping Hill Sept 28th 2015. I did let your registars know how grateful I was on my discharge but you will always be in my thoughts and I wanted to know how much your skills in theatre are really appreciated by your patients (obviously you are my no 1 fan) as i am sure it is often a tough job.
I am not a runner and probably never will be very good BUT i am doing it and getting such a buzz. I still get comments from neighbours when they see me walking about, compared with how i was...unable to walk to my car easily or even make a cup of tea .
I will always have back pain amd take a cushion with me on long journeys etc but in comparison i cant complain at all. I am mobile.
Thank you and your team once again.Andrea Felix
An independent survey was carried out in 2016 by a large private insurer for patients treated by Mr Kapoor
Here are some of the comments shared by his patients
- I cannot fault my consultant in any way and would recommend him to anybody else with the same condition. He was very caring and understanding of my needs.
- A caring person with knowledge of his expert field.
- Mr Kapoor's expertise is without question. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
- Mr Kapoor has an excellent team working with him at The Regency Hospital.