Mr Gora Pathak: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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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 helped to set up a new hand unit in Peterborough where I treated both military and civilian hand trauma and other conditions involving the upper limbs. In April 2017 I took early retirement from the RAF and I now work at the Fitzwilliam Hospital Peterborough and Boston West Hospital. My operative spectrum in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand includes: reconstruction/replacements of joints, tendon transfers and grafts, nerve release and grafts, key hole surgery (all upper limb joints), fracture surgery, procedures for arthritis including injections and sports injuries.

I am the Orthopaedics Representative at the Medical Advisory Committee, Fitzwiiliam Hospital, Peterborough. I am also a Consultant Appraiser for Ramsay, UK.

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 invited 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 was the head of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Air Force, United Kingdom for seven years.

I actively participated in surgical training and looked after the RAF trainees 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 was part of the faculty for the Military Operational Surgical Training held regularly at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.

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

Areas of interest

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

My operative spectrum in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand includes: reconstruction/replacements of joints, tendon transfers and grafts, nerve release and grafts, key hole surgery (all upper limb joints), fracture surgery, procedures for arthritis including injections and sports injuries.

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Procedures completed

  • W9040

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

    Fitzwilliam Hospital (5-50)

  • S5210

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

    Fitzwilliam Hospital (5-50)

  • W8193

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression - (1-5)

    Fitzwilliam Hospital (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)

  • W8602

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

    Fitzwilliam Hospital (1-5)

  • T7910

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

    Fitzwilliam Hospital (1-5)

  • W1920

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

  • A6710

    Cubital tunnel release (open) (without transposition) - (1-5)

  • W7860

    Arthroscopic arthrolysis of elbow (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)

  • T8050

    Surgical release of humeral epicondylitis (lateral or medial) (e.g. 'Tennis Elbow') - (1-5)

  • T5223

    Dupuytren's dermofasciectomy and graft, or for recurrent disease - multiple digits - (1-5)

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