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Mr Akash Patel is a double-fellowship trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, with specialist expertise in Hip and Knee disorders. He is Associate Professor at University College London. His key focus is to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients, utilising proven evidence-based technologies and enhanced recovery.
He has expertise and specialist surgical interests in joint replacements, arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), sports injuries and trauma. He also uses modern, non-operative treatments for management of hip and knee disorders, including biologics (PRP) and bracing.
Mr Patel graduated from University College London (2005) and was selected to undertake trauma and orthopaedic training on the Imperial Northwest London rotation. He was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (England), followed by prestigious specialist UK hip/knee fellowships at Royal Berkshire and Royal Free London Hospitals. His experience and skills were further enhanced at world class international units. These included Royal North Shore Hospital (Australia), ESSKA Knee Fellowship (Germany, France, Holland), Trauma Travelling Fellowship (South Africa) and International Healthcare Leadership Programme (Switzerland).
In addition, Mr Patel has completed BSc (UCL) and MSc (Evidence Based Orthopaedics – Warwick University) under the guidance of Professor Matt Costa (Oxford University). He has published research extensively, and presented nationally/internationally, winning numerous prizes.
Mr Patel has a keen interest in sports, exercise and surgical education. Specifically, advanced orthopaedic training for all healthcare professionals. He is Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor (Royal College of Surgeons). Mr Patel is director for multiple national Orthopaedic Masterclass surgical training courses. Positive feedback received for mentoring and teaching has led to the award of an Imperial College London Honorary Senior Lectureship.
He also ran the London Marathon and raised more than £3000 for the Children's Trust Charity. He enjoys keeping fit and lives with his family in North London, where he was born.
Areas of interest
Knee - arthroscopic (key hole) surgery, meniscal/cartilage repair, micro fracture, ligament reconstruction, kneecap stabilisation, injections (PRP), knee replacement;
Hip - arthroscopic (key hole) surgery, hip replacement, injections;
Trauma - general trauma, complex lower limb trauma
Age range: Teenagers to adult.
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
(Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London)
Associate Professor, University College London
Hip, Knee, Sports
Sports (football, running, taekwondo, kick boxing), weight training, travelling
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Akash Patel has an interest in education and is happy to provide teaching at local GP/Physio units.
Please contact his secretary to arrange: firstname.lastname@example.org
- BSc (Hons) University College London 2002
- MBBS University College London 2005
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2009
- MSc (Evidence Based Trauma and Orthopaedics) Warwick University 2012
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2014
- Associate Professor University College London 2020
- Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor Royal College of Surgeons 2012
Reference number 6130004
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons, GMC, BOA, BOSTAA, ESSKA, AO
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)
Arthroscopic meniscal repair - (1-5)
Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (1-5)
Primary reduction of fracture of neck of femur and internal fixation - (1-5)
Royal Free Hospital (1-5)
Primary open reduction of intra-articular fracture of long bone with internal fixation, e.g. proximal humerus or proximal tibia (+/- arthroscopic assistance) - (1-5)
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