I have suffered with bunions on both feet for years and I also had anxiety about showing my feet in public particularly at swimming pools and wearing sandals. I was in a lot of pain with my feet and coming from a catering background standing on your feet is part of the job. However when I changed jobs standing on my feet was reduced but I still had a lot of pain in my feet. So I decided to have bunion surgery. I was offered the procedure 8 years ago and I put it off. But as the pain had increased over the years and I was struggling to get shoes to fit me I decided to go ahead with the surgery. I was referred by my GP to Dr Kunasingam and from the first consultation Dr Kunasingam was very informative and supportive. I felt very confident that my surgery was going to go well. I had keyhole bunion surgery it was very quick and less invasive. I went home the same day and after a few weeks of rest, keeping my foot upright and following the exercises I was able to walk again. There is no perfect time to have surgery especially on your feet especially when raising two young children. Nevertheless I would encourage anyone to have bunion keyhole surgery to correct your feet. I feel so much happier. I will definitely be having keyhole bunion surgery on my right foot and I feel even more confident knowing that Dr Kunasingam will be operating again.
First met mr kumasingam before my operation back in February amazing doctor. I had a bunion operation to correct my big toe and bone taken away had to have pins Put in. The operation went really well. I was amazed when my bandages came of that there was hardly any scars at all. Didn’t have any pain at all while it was healing. Sometimes I get a little stabbing pains but are not painful. I would highly recommend mr kumasingam for your surgery. He’s very understanding. Explained the operation and exactly what he was going to do. Im now signed off that foot now. I’m waiting now for the surgery on my other foot. I am extremely happy with my surgery all thanks to mr kumasingam. I now have a new foot. Thank you.
Mr Kunasingam was a pleasure to deal with. He explained the procedure to deal with my arthritic ankle very clearly and the operation was a great success. It also improved my mobility in my other ankle and my knees.
Mr kunasingam did my second big toe reconstruction on both feet . I had them done approx 16years ago in Epping by another surgeon . They cut the tendons and broke the bones .I had 3screws in each foot and 14stitches down the inside of the foot .up to taking out the stitches I had an elevated boot to hold my toes up and keep me from putting pressure on them .then went into a flat boot until the scars had healed .quite a few weeks off work . This time Mr Kunasingam used keyhole surgery .no stitches and minimum scarring .both bones were broken and two metal rods inserted ,a flat boot until the bandages came off (two weeks).then into trainers .a lot less hassle .my after care was thorough.with X-rays to check each visit .a very pleasant team of doctors .Thankyou to you all .I’m really pleased with how my feet look .and I’ve had compliments on how they look .
I found Mr KK very understanding, he explained the procedure again - even though I had already had the procedure a few years previously. I found the whole experience very painless (even the injection).
- Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Mr Kunasingam grew up in Kent and trained in the South East of London and England. He is married with three children with whom he tries to make the most of any time outside work. He played college rugby and hockey to first team level and still plays club hockey when family time allows. His passion for sport nurtured his interest and qualification in Sports Medicine after completing his Medical and Orthopaedic training.
Medical and Surgical training -
Mr Kunasingam graduated in medicine from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital known as United Medical and Dental Schools at the time with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Experimental Pathology and Genetics.
After completing his house officer training in Tunbridge Wells he taught anatomy under Professor Harold Ellis at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ medical school. He completed his basic surgical training in Sussex attaining his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
He was then selected for specialist registrar training through the London deanery and South East Thames attaining his Diploma in Orthopaedics from the University of Brighton and his Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
Specialist training -
Mr Kunasingam underwent specialist foot and ankle fellowship training at several centres in Sydney Australia which included the treatment of elite athletes and minimally invasive surgical techniques. On return to the UK he did a second fellowship in trauma surgery at the Kings College London major trauma centre.
Mr Kunasingam took up a consultant post and set up the foot and ankle unit at Croydon University Hospital. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery striving for excellence using evidence based methods. He is an exponent of minimally invasive surgery allowing the majority of his cases to be performed as day case procedures. Kumar strongly believes communication is the key to successful treatment and believes in involving them this experience.
Areas of interest
Foot; Ankle; Trauma; Sports; Sports medicine; Minimally Invasive Surgery; MIS; MICA; Minimally invasive chevron Akin; Arthoscopy; Ankle arthroscopy; Achilles; Bunion; Toes; Toe; Soft tissue ankle; Soft tissue foot; Flat foot; Flat foot reconstruction; Bunions; Hallux valgus; Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery; Minimally Invasive Ankle Surgery; Morton’s neuroma; Metatarsalgia; Plantar fasciitis; Ankle sprains, Key hole surgery; keyhole bunion; keyhole surgery Toe deformity corrections; Hammer toe; Mallet toe; Curly toe; Cartilage injuries; Ankle arthroscopy; Microfracture; OCD; Ankle fractures; Achilles; Achilles rupture; Achilles reconstruction; Achilles repair; Foot tendon injuries; Tendinopathy; Tendonitis; Tendonosis; Stress fracture; Foot arthritis; Ankle arthritis; Ankle fusion; Foot fusion; Foot fractures; Forefoot reconstruction; Foot reconstruction; Ankle pain; Foot pain; Sports injuries; Arthroscopy; Non-union fractures; Arthritis; Ankle surgery; Foot surgery; Peroneal tendon; Ankle tendon
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