Mr Ib Malek joined BCUHB at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in January 2018 as Consultant Trauma and orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Lower Limb arthroplasty (Hip and Knee Replacement). He completed his specialist orthopaedic training from Wales training programme. He successfully completed 18 months fellowship at Adelaide, South Australia from Central Adelaide Health Network and prestigious Calvary Wakefield Hospital. His main interests are improving outcome following primary hip and knee arthroplasty, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) and revision hip and knee Arthroplasty procedures.
After being diagnosed by another surgeon i found the treatment didnt seem to suit . and i sought a second opinion. I got an appointment with DR Malek and all my xrays etc were transferred to him .. within 10 minutes of sitting with Dr Malek he had listened to me, he understood me, and i completely felt at ease and that someone understood. he pinpointed barriers i had without me even mentioning them .. he was so in tune with my injury. After a knee replacement was discussed - i was fully informed of what to expect from cost to pain to treatment . i was treated with complete care throughout the whole process. On the day of surgery Mr Malek was on hand to at all times to talk me through any issues he came to see me after the operation, even calling my husband after the surgery. i am still under the care of Mr Malek and just two weeks on, i have made great steps in recovery by following everything Mr Malek suggested and i can only say thank you thank you thank you .. and i would highly recommend Mr Malek
I am extremely delighted to know that you are making great progress so early after the surgery. Many thanks for your feedback and kind words as well. Best wishes. IAM
I cannot praise Mr Malik enough he is an excellent surgeon he is also a gentleman who listens to you every step of the way and puts you at ease. His after care is excellent he also has a very dedicated team working with him, I had a new right knee and also need a knew left knee Mr Malik is a man who inspires confidence in people he is a top surgeon and a top man. I would also like to thank all the staff on the Prince of Wales Ward for their care and attention while I was there, the physio dept, Andy the community physio was always at the end of the phone and has helped adapting the stairs, also the community nurse. Anyone who has this operation I would suggest you attend the joint school you will meet all the staff involved in your care and it is very informative, I would like to thank you all once again
Many thanks for your kind words and feedback for our team. I have forwarded to all relevant members and I thank you on their behalf. Positive feedback like this motivates us immensely to pursue excellence in providing excellent care to our community. I wish you well for your recovery and sincerely hope you get favourable outcome after your other knee op as well. Best wishes. IAM
Following my accident, Mr Malek explained the nature of my injury and what surgery would be required clearly and kindly which was much appreciated as I really wasn't feeling my best! At my six-week follow-up appointment Mr Malek was again very kind and saw that I lacked confidence using my right leg and encouraged me to trust my new hip in order to progress my recovery. I cannot praise Mr Malek highly enough for his skill and his manner. I feel very lucky to be under his care and look forward to making a full recovery very soon.
I am sure you will make excellent recovery in due course after the serious injury. Many thanks for your kind words. Best wishes. IAM
The first thing that impressed me about Mr. Malek was his positivity, I found this very reassuring as my needs were complex requiring a total hip revision. He was very honest about the possibilities available and about the outcome, but did nothing but inspire me to go ahead with this procedure, now having completed I have nothing but admiration for him and the team at Wrexham Maelor who all acted with the highest professionalism,so much so I only needed a 2 night stay in hospital. I saw Mr Malik four times in two days to check on my condition and update me on the situation.
I am delighted that we managed to stick to our plan and execute it appropriately. I am glad to note your good recovery as well. Looking forward to see you for a follow up. Bes wishes. IAM