I am a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with a special interest in the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee. I have over 15 years experience in Arthroscopic, Reconstructive and Replacement surgery. I offer treatment for trauma and sports injuries in my areas of interest. I endeavour to provide patient-centred care and strive for continuous improvement in my knowledge and skills.
I am writing on behalf of my mother to thank Mr Patel and his entire team for the outstanding job he did in restoring her right shoulder movement to normal. Before surgery (9 May 2016), my mother could not lift her right arm and do normal activities, like combing her hair for example. Her shoulder was very painful, day and night. She was woken up by the pain during night. My mother, 75 years old, was diagnosed with rotator cuff tear and she underwent arthroscopic repair. Mr Patel and all his team were very supportive and encouraged us throughout the operation process. Of course, the recovery was not easy, especially during the first weeks, when my mother had to wear the sling, but the physiotherapy worked very well. Now, after 5 months, my mother moves her arm normally and she recovered the strength. The operation changed her life! I do not have enough words to thank Mr Patel and his team for their support, professionalism and kindness and I wish them best wishes for continued success. I definitely recommend Mr Patel and his team – when we look back, we can say the operation was the only way to a normal life!
After a bad fall from a moving car, had shattered left elbow and broken wrist. I really did not think my future outlook would be good. I was called to the SWLEOC in Epsom, where I underwent surgery, by Mr. Patel. I could not fault my treatment there. Mr.Patel explained to me that I would have part artificial elbow replacement, and wrist manipulation, the operation has been a great success, and with physiotherapy, I have complete use of my arm and wrist, something I thought I would never have. I get occasional stiffness, but once using the arm it goes away. So a big thank you Mr. Patel. I was discharged last week after seeing Mr. Patel, who explained to me by showing me my before and after X Rays.
Mr Patel is an expert in his field and a kind and approachable consultant who inspires confidence from the first meeting. He performed a shoulder replacement operation for me, came to see me whilst I was waiting to go into the theatre to allay any worries I may have had and his relaxed approach and quiet sense of humour contributed to making the whole procedure stress free. I have just had my one year check and have a full range of movement and am totally pain free. Any patient who is referred to Mr Patel should consider themselves very fortunate .
Mr Patel operated on my shoulder at St Helier Hospital in December 2015. He explained everything in advance and I felt very supported when I went in for my surgery. I felt that he was professional, approachable and did an excellent job. I had a quick and uneventful recovery and he saw me in his clinic for two follow-up appointments. He was very thorough, using Xrays to check that my shoulder was healing correctly and making sure that I was doing the right exercises to get back to full strength and full movement over the next four months. I have no hesitation in recommending him.