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Mr Akash Patel is a double-fellowship trained Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, with subspeciality interest in Hip and Knee disorders. His key focus is to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients, utilising proven evidence-based technologies and enhanced recovery. His expertise and specialist surgical interests include joint replacements, arthroscopy (key hole surgery) and sports injuries. He also uses modern, non-operative treatments for management of hip and knee disorders, including biologics and bracing.
He 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. He is also Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University College London and Imperial College London.
He has a keen interest in surgical education. Specifically, advanced orthopaedic training for medical students, doctors and allied healthcare professionals. Mr Patel is director for multiple national Orthopaedic surgical training courses.
He also ran the London Marathon and raised more than £3000 for the Childrens Trust Charity. He 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.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
(Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London)
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
(University College London Medical School)
Sports (football, running), 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.
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- 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
- Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor Royal College of Surgeons 2012
Reference number 6130004
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons, BMA, BOA, BOSTAA, ESSKA, AO
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