By seeking treatment in the independent / Private sector it is possible to choose your Surgeon / Physician. This allows you to be seen by the doctor who is the best fit to manage your specific care needs.
You are able to individually check the credentials of the Surgeon you are seeing to make sure you see the most highly qualified surgeons. This allows you to have both quality and experience.
The waiting times in the Independent sector are generally lower with appointments usually available within a week.
I work in some of the best independent hospitals in London and the UK which means that you can be seen in the best environment by the best staff.
It is possible to have much more personalised service in the independent sector with a concierge approach to management which can make you feel more at ease.
I have a focused elective practice dealing only with hip conditions.
Being a Specialist Hip Surgeon gives me the opportunity to offer treatments to patients which allow them to remain mobile and active. This ranges from allowing them to play the sports that they enjoy to retaining their independence.
I have a special interest in managing patients with hip arthritis and performing joint replacement procedures (total hip replacement). I perform a high number of hip joint replacement procedures every year. This includes young patients in their twenties and thirties all the way up to those in their nineties.
I believe in a truly personalised approach to joint replacement surgery.
Individual patients have specific needs and different anatomy. This can influence the choice of implants required in each case. I use a variety of hip replacement implants to best restore normal anatomy.
I have had the opportunity to receive specialist fellowship-level training from some of the most experienced surgeons in the world at specialist centres around the world including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (UK), The Rizzoli Institute (Italy), Leiden University Medical Centre. (Netherlands), and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia).
I use techniques to minimise blood loss in surgery, this includes the use of a device called a “cell saver”. This allows me to perform hip replacement surgery on patients who cannot have a blood transfusion if required.
In my NHS practice, I am part of a specialised service which manages Sickle Cell patients with Hip conditions. Here I work with Consultant Haematologists who have special expertise in the management of Sickle Cell disease. Many patients with Sickle Cell disease develop avascular necrosis of the hip and subsequent severe hip arthritis. We regularly manage these conditions in our service and offer hip replacement surgery if needed.
My NHS practice is at an Academic Teaching Hospital (Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals) here I work with multiple specialist Medical Consultants and regularly manage patients with complex medical co-morbidities but also have significant hip problems which require surgery. This environment allows me to manage a wide variety of patients who have complex medical problems as well as hip problems.
If you have concerns about your hip replacement, then you should seek expert medical advice to assess whether the hip replacement is working well or if there is an issue such as it wearing out over time.
I work as a Revision Hip Surgeon. This means that I regularly assess patients who have hip replacements to see if they are still working as they are meant to be.
I also undertake cases to fix hip replacements when they fail or go wrong. This surgery can be challenging and often requires significant planning and the use of the latest technology such as Custom-made implants.
A hip replacement or total hip joint arthroplasty (THR or THA) is a surgical treatment for hip joint arthritis.
It is well recognised as one of the most successful operations in the world for improving quality of life.
The operation consists of replacing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with an artificial hip joint. This is a significant decision for a patient but fortunately, when performed in expert hands the results are excellent in terms of pain relief and return to activity.
There are many different types of hip replacement on the market and different methods of performing a hip replacement.