I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, who specialises in adult hip and knee arthroplasty and the management of traumatic injuries. I consult privately at Pinehill Hospital in Hitchin, and One Hatfield Hospital. Having studied medicine at St Mary's Hospital medical school, I underwent specialist training on the highly regarded Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Specialist Registrar rotation. I then continued my sub specialty training in adult hip and knee replacement surgery on the prestigious year-long fellowship with the Specialist Orthopaedic Group in Sydney, Australia. During this fellowship, I was trained in the latest arthroplasty techniques, including the direct anterior approach to the hip, computer navigated hip replacements and patient specific implants. I have completed a second fellowship in complex trauma at University Hospital, Walsgrave - one of the busiest major trauma centres in the United Kingdom. Traumatic injuries remain a specialist interest of mine, and I am the trauma lead in my NHS hospital. I have published a number of articles related to my areas of sub-specialty interest and I have written book chapters on traumatic injuries.
I saw this doctor in July for a total left hip replacement. Since then I have been pain free and my mobility has improved dramatically. the team at Lister hospital were very caring and I was looked after all the way through.
Mr Tai was very caring explaining everything in good details from the moment I was admitted every step of the way was informative and he cane to see me straight after my operation to tell me everything went well. He came to see me the day I left the hospital to assure me tht if I had any problems to call his PA I saw him for the last time in which he told me and showed me my xrays and informed me of what he had done to replace my hip. He has now discharged me. A very nice and caring man
I had a total knee replacement and cannot fault the care that I received from Mr Tai. I am making a good recovery. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had Mr Tai as my Consultant and would like to thank him very much for the new lease of live and activity that he has given me. I shall be returning for the other knee and have every confidence in him and his team.
Definitely would recommend. Listens to you and is very understanding. Very good advice no need to rush for knee replacement or any kind of surgery. Very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you.
From my first consultation I knew that I had made the right choice in Mr Tai - he listened and did everything possible before I knew that a knee replacement was my only option. When entering the operating suite & hearing Bruce Springsteen playing this only confirmed how right I was!!! Up & about from post op day one things have only got better.....my new knee is my new best friend after years of pain & saying no to various activities - 6 weeks on cycling every day!! So I thoroughly can recommend this surgeon to you - first rate! I chose to have my surgery at One Hatfield - it is just a pity that I was Mr Tai’s last patient there...