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 consider Mr Tai to be an extremely professional surgeon. He is direct and to the point, explaining the pro's and con's of every procedure. Along with the team at Pinehill hospital i received excellent treatment prior to the operation, and great after care. I have no hesitation in my recommendation.
I had a heart attack a year ago, followed by the failure of one kidney and anaemia, I developed severe arthritis to my right hip and both knees. I just could not walk at all without sticks and began using a wheelchair. The pain was extremely severe at this time both during the day and night. I applied for a hip replacement under the NHS but was initially refused and the operation was postponed due to my ongoing conditions. I had a private consultation with Mr Tai who agreed to operate but he stipulated that certain measures be put in place, which I agreed. The operation was a great success due mainly to Mr Tai's expertise and ongoing care. This was six weeks ago. My hip is now totally pain free and I am walking about unaided for the first time in eight months. This has been a change of life experience for me as I never thought that I would walk again unaided. A big thank you to Mr Tai for his understanding, expertise and kindness during the last months. June Robinson
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I’m delighted that your new hip has helped to provide you with an improved quality of life. The measures that we put in place helped to ensure that the operation was as safe as possible, taking into account your previous medical issues.
Mr Tai was very thorough asking about my symptoms of my hip. He was informative about what I needed doing re total hip replacement, where, when and how. I felt reassured and listened to as I am a full time Carer for my husband. I had to arrange my children to look after their father, then get Care Agency in to then take care of him until I could resume the role. Mr Tai took my role on board and made me feel valued and confident. The operation went really well and my recovery has been really quick. The follow up appointments were at a time convenient for my caring role. I can't thank Mr Tai enough for giving me back the ability to carry on caring and living my life pain free.
Thank you taking the time to provide feedback. I'm delighted that you have recovered quickly and that your new hip has enabled you to return to your vital job as a care provider.
Polite, patient, personable and professional. I found Mr Tai to be a most helful and considerate Doctor. Willing to listen and act with the minimum of fuss with great care and skill.. Equally, the nursing staff were always very helpful, patient and understanding. Many thanks Mr Tai.
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the care you have received. I’m delighted you are happy, not only with my service, but with that of the excellent nursing staff. I will be sure to pass on your comments.
My experience of Mr Tai has been very good. His clinic waits were short he was extremely nice quick and professional and didn't fob me off with a long wait. I was very happy with the way my hip op was handled by him and his team. Everything was explained, everyone was very kind and caring. I experienced no pain during and after op. I was out of hospital after two days and continued to have no pain or problems. I can't thank him enough for improving my life.
Thank you for taking the time to feedback on the care you received from my team and me. I’m delighted you’re please with the results of your surgery and that you were able to leave hospital just two days after your hip operation.
Short link to review Mr Stephen Tai: http://iwgc.net/egb9l