Mr Gora Pathak: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Gora Pathak

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist

About me

Having graduated from the Calcutta University, India, I completed my surgical training in the UK. I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch, United Kingdom. I did most of my higher surgical training in Nottingham and Derby. I completed fellowship in hand upper limb surgery in Adelaide and Sydney, Australia 1999 - 2000.

In the several years as an upper limb surgeon I have gained expertise in surgery of the hand, wrist elbow and shoulder including joint and tendon reconstruction.

I was appointed as Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in 2000 at Royal Hospital Haslar. I set up the South Hampshire Hand Surgical Unit there with the help of two other hand surgeons. Since I left Haslar to come to Peterborough, the hand unit grew to seven hand surgeons. I have set up a new hand unit in Peterborough where I treat both military and civilian hand trauma and other conditions involving the upper limbs. In my non NHS/ military time I work at the Fitzwilliam Hospital Peterborough.

I have served as clinical director twice and gained extensive operational experience in battle field surgery on deployments

Not only did I gain extensive war surgical experience but also managed to paint water colour and pastel paintings in the little spare time I had. On my return Admiral Jenkins, Surgeon General (late) and Admiral Jarvis organized an exhibition of my paintings at the Metropol Building, White Hall. There was considerable press interest including BUPA News and BFBS radio) in my paintings which told the story of the journey of a field hospital, having been painted in rather austere conditions. The paintings have been part of several publications and some of the prints are in several military establishment in the country and abroad. I donated to SSAFA (Soldiers Sailors Air Forces Association) and The Royal British Legion significant amount of money from the proceeds of the sale of the prints. It gives me immense pleasure in raising the morale of my colleagues, both senior and junior. I have been in vited to several NHS trusts and Universities as well as professional societies to talk about my war paintings. To my knowledge I was the first unofficial war artist at the frontline in 2003.

I am the head of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Air Force, United Kingdom.

I actively participate in surgical training and look after the RAF trainees. I attend their annual assessments at local Deanery. I have supervised several research papers produced by trainees both at the frontline field hospitals and at home.I have several publications in national and international peer review journals. I am part of the faculty for the Military Operational Surgical Training held regularly at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. I am also the Linkman for the British Orthopaedic Association in my Hospital.

I work closely with my Trust civilian colleagues. I appraise middle grades, teach registrars and a faculty member of the Trust’s Clinical supervisors course. I am both a clinical and educational supervisor.

Areas of interest

Hand surgery; Upper limb disorders; Elbow surgery; Shoulder surgery; Wrist surgery

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Procedures completed

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (5-50)


  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (5-50)


  • W8193

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression - (1-5)


  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)


  • W3032

    Removal of fixator/frame/pins/wires and change of plaster - (1-5)

  • T7910

    Open subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair +/- excision of distal clavicle - (1-5)


  • W1920

    Primary open reduction of long bone with fixation - (1-5)

  • W5560

    OK (Outerbridge and Kashiwagi) procedure - (1-5)

  • W8602

    Therapeutic arthroscopy of wrist joint (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)

  • W6912

    Total synovectomy of small joint - (1-5)

  • W2310

    Secondary open reduction of fractured long bone-and intramedullary fixation or internal fixation for non-union/mal union - including intra-articular (including bone graft) - (1-5)

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)


  • T6820

    Secondary repair or reconstruction of extensor of hand/forearm - (1-5)

  • T6914

    Tenolysis of extensor tendon of hand - (1-5)

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