Arjuna Imbuldeniya is a fully qualified and trained surgeon who specialises exclusively in treating patients suffering from complex hip and knee problems using cutting edge technology and up to date, proven and precise techniques. Mr Imbuldeniya is dedicated to combining innovation, compassion, excellence and inter-professional co-learning, to achieve the best results for every patient under their care. His patients are always his number one priority, and are treated as if they were his own family and friends. Early life and background Mr Imbuldeniya proudly works as an NHS Consultant Surgeon in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the West Middlesex University hospital, London, where is mother worked as a midwife and where he was also born. Undergraduate and post graduate training Mr Imbuldeniya graduated as a medical doctor in 2001 from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals Medical School, University of London. He spent a number of years training as a junior doctor at The Royal London Hospital. His senior surgical training was based in North West London including appointments at Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Specialist fellowship experience Prior to taking up his consultant post, Mr Imbuldeniya undertook international specialist fellowship training at the renowned Mater Hospital in Sydney, Australia. This is the largest joint replacement centre in the Southern Hemisphere where he learned both established and new cutting edge surgical techniques in hip and knee surgery from some of Australia’s most respected and experienced surgeons. Specialist interests in computer guided surgery and health policy Mr Imbuldeniya is trained in and believes in the use of technology assisted surgery such as computer guided joint replacement surgery, and has completed a Masters level degree in Health Policy from Imperial College, London, focusing on innovation in healthcare such as virtual fracture clinics. He believes in collaborative working and co-learning with other health professionals, commissioners and policy makers. He has expertise in keyhole surgery of the knee including ACL reconstruction, computer assisted partial knee replacement, computer assisted total knee replacement, hip replacement particularly in the younger adult and complex revision/redo hip replacement. Professional memberships and affiliations Mr Imbuldeniya is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, The British Hip Society, The Computer Assisted Orthopedic Society UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a qualified Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor for medical professionals. Teaching experience He is actively involved in training the next generation of doctors and surgeons on the North West Thames Orthopaedic rotation and is an examiner for final year medical students from Imperial College. Research interests Mr Imbuldeniya is author to a number of recent research and clinic audit papers published in peer reviewed medical journals relating to hip, knee and orthopaedic trauma surgery. He has also presented this work at national and international medical conferences. Copies of his published research are available on this site. Interests outside of work Hailing from West London he is a lifelong supporter of Brentford FC, and cherishes any spare time with his young family,
I recently had hip replacement surgery on the 4th October to celebrate my 55th birthday. :-) Put simply, Mr Imbuldeniya and his team are brilliant! He has a splendid manner, good listener and clearly a very skilled surgeon. The range of motion that I now have, not to mention the lack of pain has improved my quality of life immensely. Unlike some other patients (who had different surgeons) I was given no post op restrictions on what I could do. It was a simple case of get moving and do the rehab whilst respecting the healing process. I was able to get around the house without crutches after 4 days and I actually played golf a few days ago - 10 weeks to the day after the surgery when I was expecting it to take 3-4 months. I'm also in the gym 3-4 times a week now, all I have to do now is sort out my diet ;-). As others have mentioned on this site - do the rehab/physio and get yourself moving. I can't recommend Mr Imbuldeniya and his team highly enough...if you are hesitating about having this done I recommend that you take the plunge asap.
In September 2019 Mr Imbuldeniya carried out a revision of a total hip replacement fitted 25 years ago. The operation was complex and lengthy, not least because there was a lot of bone loss, which Mr Imbuldeniya remedied and in respect of which he fitted, amongst other things, a modified metal cup and long stem. I was 83 and am making a good recovery. I am very grateful that Mr Imbuldeniya carried out the operation. Mr Imbuldeniya explained everything thoroughly before and after the operation. He is very caring. I could not be happier.
On first meeting Mr Imbuldeniya, having been referred by my GP, he showed me the x-ray of my Osteo arthritic hip and explained available treatment options. I opted for elective surgery given the pain this was causing me. My case, however, wasn't as straight forward as it could be as I suffer with Chronic Plaque Psoriasis, and this was present on my hip at the intended incision site. I was also in receipt of care from the hospital's Dermatology dept (who are brilliant). The plan was to achieve a clear skin result on the operation site to minimize risk of post surgery infection. This took time to achieve and caused considerable delay in obtaining a date for surgery, though I always trusted Mr Imbuldeniya's professional opinion, especially regarding infection risk. After amazing treatment from the Dermatology dept the skin cleared, and Mr Imbuldeniya's team gave the go ahead for surgery. I opted for a local anesthetic on the day as the anesthetist told me that it's the best way to have the operation done, and the best scenario for immediate post operative pain relief (I was also offered the choice of a general though). Being awake for a total hip replacement is a scary prospect, but the medical professionals involved in the whole process made it easier than a trip to the dentist! I can't thank Mr Imbuldeniya and everyone in that operating theatre enough. Beyond the theatre the recovery ward and admission ward staff were all fantastic, the nurses, HCA's, the ladies who brought the food and tea's around, the physio's the porters; I couldn't have expected a more professional and caring approach. Mr Imbuldeniya is reassuringly certain of his skill and workmanship, my recovery has been exceptionally successful (it should be noted that I am a younger person at 50 so obviously that works in my favour). I did put the work in to post operative physio and pushed myself to do more than perhaps I should have done on some days. Five weeks after the operation I attended a family party that I'd already said I wouldn't go to given the perceived time needed for recovery. I attended the party without any mobility aids and walked around as if I'd never had Osteoarthritis, some couldn't believe that I was that mobile and pain free in such a short time. Please note: I'm not a fitness fanatic, I'm over weight and regrettably I smoke. That said, I do put the success of this recovery partly down to my own determination, but I also know for a fact, that Mr Imbuldeniya's skill and that of the team around him really did make it the life changing surgical procedure that it has become for me. This has left me pain free and really looking forward to participating in all the things that I want to do; just to be able to walk for a distance without having to look out for seats/benches to use for periodical resting points along the way is a game changer, not having to bulk buy and consume large amounts of Ibuprophen is a welcome relief, being able to kneel down or pick something up that I've dropped without fear of pain sounds minimal but it is a wonderful novelty given the difficulties before. I plan to enjoy more physical exercise now (hopefully lose some weight), and quit smoking. I couldn't recommend Mr Imbuldeniya and his team highly enough...brilliant people, brilliant work!!!
Amazing man who has helped me get my life back. Although I am overweight he didn't make a big deal of it just supported me through my hip replacement.
I am 54 years old and was very worried about having the operation and the consequences after it. Thanks to Mr Imbuldeniya I can now lead a normal life without pain. I enjoyed my holiday walking on the beach which would not have been possible prior to the operation. Amazing result in a short space of time!