London Bridge Orthopaedics


A leading orthopaedic clinic working in partnership with London Bridge Hospital

Appointments & Enquiries

020 7692 0675

HCA UK at The Shard

32 St Thomas Street

London  SE1 9BS

About London Bridge Orthopaedics

London Bridge Orthopaedics is a group of eminent orthopaedic consultants, with outpatients located at HCA UK at The Shard. This group works in partnership with London Bridge Hospital, one of the capital’s most highly respected private hospitals. A comprehensive range of treatments across all orthopaedic specialties and subspecialties is available.

This team of outstanding orthopaedic Consultant Surgeons work as part of a multidisciplinary team including Consultant Radiologists, radiographers and physiotherapists. 

Leading orthopaedic consultants

London Bridge Hospital hosts a group of 12 consultants, internationally renowned for their expertise in their subspecialised orthopaedic fields. They provide surgical and non-surgical care to adult patients across the whole spectrum of orthopaedic needs, including: acute injuries such as broken bones and torn ligaments; more severe injuries which require complex reconstruction; and long term conditions such as arthritis and nerve compression. All consultants are subspecialists in their fields so within the London Bridge Orthopaedics team patients can expect the highest level of expertise and the latest surgical techniques.

James Bliss

Mr James Bliss

Consultant Knee Surgeon


Mr Bahram Fakouri

Consultant Spinal Surgeon


Mr Sam Gidwani

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon


Mr Venu Kavarthapu

Consultant Lower Limb Surgeon


Mr Martin Klinke

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon


Mr Rahul Patel

Consultant Knee Surgeon


Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon


Mr Sam Singh

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon


Mr Joydeep Sinha

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon


Mr Dominic Spicer

Consultant Knee Surgeon


Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon


Mr Arfan Malhi

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Pavlos Panteliadis

Mr Pavlos Panteliadis

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Mako Consultant Jerome Davidson

Mr Jerome Davidson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Access to the latest surgical techniques

London Bridge Orthopaedics’ leading surgeons, with their access to state-of-the-art technology, provide a wide range of minimally invasive procedures that can result in less: pain, blood loss and scarring, reducing trauma to muscles and accelerating recovery times. London Bridge Orthopaedics also provide the latest surgical, non-surgical and holistic techniques for joint conditions, mobility problems and sports injuries. Procedures include:

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    Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) – for severe back pain

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    Arthroscopic capsular release – for frozen shoulder problems

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    Arthroscopic decompression – to treat shoulder impingement

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    Arthroscopy – for knee, shoulder, ankle, hip, elbow or wrist repairs

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    Enhanced Recovery Pathway – following hip and knee replacement surgery

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    Kyphoplasty – for vertebral body compression fractures

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    Micro Endoscopic Discectomy (MED) – for herniated disc back pain

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    Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement – for arthritis of the hip

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    Needle aponeurotomy – for contracted fibrous skin tissue in the hand

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    Percutaneous vertebroplasty – to treat vertebral fractures in the spine

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    Unicompartmental knee replacement – for osteoarthritis of the knee

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    X-stop implantation – a titanium implant for lumbar spinal stenosis pain

Diabetic foot reconstruction

The medical world has made huge advances in the reconstruction of diabetic feet – thanks in large part to the work of Professor Venu Kavarthapu. Prof Kavarthapu leads a multidisciplinary team at London Bridge Hospital. Using the latest techniques to reconstruct diabetic feet the team can restore independent movement and prevent amputation for patients.

Professor Venu Kavarthapu is an internationally recognised specialist in surgical foot reconstruction. He’s served as president of the Indian Orthopaedic Society UK and is the current chairman of the British Indian Clinical & Academic Partnership. As well as heading our Diabetic Foot clinic at London Bridge Hospital, he teaches his speciality around the world.



Diagnostics: from routine to complex

Patients can usually have the full complement of diagnostic tests and imaging after their initial consultation, in the same location, on the same day – in London Bridge Hospital’s outpatients centre, HCA UK at The Shard. For complex cases experienced Consultant Radiologists, specialising in each musculoskeletal area of the body, will back up or challenge opinion. 

London Bridge Orthopaedic consultants use the latest imaging and scanning techniques to ensure patients receive quick and accurate diagnosis. The results of investigations are usually reported on the same day.  If surgery is required, this takes place at the main London Bridge Hospital site on Tooley Street, a few minutes’ walk from HCA UK at The Shard, right next to one of the capital’s main transport hubs. This ensures easy access from the South East to leaders in their fields of orthopaedic surgery.

Specialist radiologists provide expert opinion

Orthopaedics is one of the areas that shows the value of our multidisciplinary approach which includes specialist consultant radiologists. For example, a patient with a suspected anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) problem could also have a ’ramp lesion,’ a tear at the back of the knee requiring a particular surgical approach. Less experienced surgeons and those who don’t work in close partnership with specialist radiologists sometimes don’t spot it – resulting in complications later on.
Although I’ve spent 16 years specialising in knees, it’s important for me to have a great consultant radiologist. In a complex knee practice like ours, their opinion can back up – or challenge – what we think is going on.

Mr James Bliss , Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Physiotherapy at HCA UK at The Shard

Should patients  require physiotherapy as an outpatient or inpatient, there is continuity of care as London Bridge Orthopaedics consultants brief and guide their patients’ treatment. Physiotherapists can work with patients whilst in hospital, later building on their progress as an outpatient. Outpatients can take place in London Bridge Hospital’s state-of-the-art physiotherapy gym – also in The Shard. London Bridge Hospital physiotherapists specialise in post-operative care in each subspecialist area of orthopaedics.


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    • To book an appointment please call 020 7692 0675
    • To refer patients by telephone, call the dedicated appointment line on 020 7234 2780
    • GPs and physiotherapists can refer patients to London Bridge Orthopaedics – where they will be matched to the most appropriate specialist
    • Alternatively, referrers can directly refer patients to a specific named consultant at London Bridge Orthopaedics
    • All patients with private medical insurance will need a referral from their GP in order to gain authorisation from the insurance company
    • Self-funded patients do not need to have a referral letter to book a consultation. All consultants at London Bridge Orthopaedics have established fee structures for self-funding patients

Our location

HCA UK at The Shard

32 St Thomas Street

London SE1 9BS

Contact us

London Bridge Orthopaedics is located within HCA UK at The Shard.

020 7692 0675
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