Foot and Ankle Leicester

Maneesh Bhatia – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
With a special interest in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Shock wave therapy & Joint Injections.

Meet the Surgeon

Meet The Surgeon

Introduction & Profile

Maneesh Bhatia is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Shock wave therapy & Joint Injections.  He works at University Hospitals of Leicester (Leicester General Hospital & Leicester Royal Infirmary), Nuffield Health Leicester, and Spire Leicester Hospital.  Mr Bhatia also runs a Joint Injection course primarily catered to General Physicians to help them learn safe technique to perform musculoskeletal injections in the community.

Maneesh Bhatia brief resume


His special interests include- Bunion Surgery, Forefoot reconstruction for Rheumatoid, Failed bunion surgery, Morton’s Neuroma, Surgery for arthritis of foot and ankle, Ankle arthroscopy, Ankle replacement, Sports injury to foot & ankle, Ankle ligament repair, Tendon disorders around foot and ankle (Tibialis posterior, Peroneal tendons, Achilles tendon) and Plantar Fasciitis.

Mr Bhatia also has a special interest in Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) which is a highly effective treatment of tendon-related pain.

Mr Bhatia also runs a Joint Injection course at Leicester, which was started in 2012. This course is primarily catered to General Physicians to help them learn safe technique to perform musculoskeletal injections in community. For further information, please visit the site at

Training & Other Activities

Mr Bhatia completed his Orthopaedic Training in London (Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital South East Orthopaedic Training Programme). He has also completed the Foot and Ankle fellowship in Cambridge (Addenbrookes Hospital) and was nominated the European Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellow of the year 2009. This gave him the opportunity to work with eminent Foot and Ankle Surgeons in USA at Dallas, Charlotte (North Carolina) and Rochester (New York).

Mr Bhatia has written a chapter on Forefoot disorders in the Oxford Textbook of Trauma & Orthopaedics which can be viewed here. He is a member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, European Foot and Ankle Society and American Foot and Ankle Society. He has been invited as a faculty in international meetings and workshops. He is an advisor to National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) & National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

18th Efort Congress Presentation

The images below were taken from the 18th Efort Congress, where Mr Bhatia carried out a presentation on Non-Surgical Treatment Of Mortons Interdigita lneuromas – What is the evidence?

For Patients

Information for Patients

Information leaflets & educational videos

Achilles Tendonitis
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Fusion
Ankle Replacement
Big Toe Arthritis
Cartiva Implant for arthritis of big toe
Ingrowing toe nail
Morton's Neuroma
Plantar Fasciitis
Shock wave Therapy
Tibialis Poterior Tendon disorders

Clinical examination of Foot and Ankle

Examination of the foot and ankle

Anaesthesia For Your Operation

Anaesthesia for your operation


Ankle Arthroscopy (Cheilectomy)
Ankle Joint Replacement
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Bunion Surgery (Scarf Osteotomy)
Triple; Talonavicular and Subtalar Arthrodesis
Tibialis Posterior Reconstruction (with Os Calcis Osteotomy)





Patient Testimonials

Testimonial Highlights


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    Bunion Surgery at Spire Hospital Leicester Oct18
    I would like to thank you very much for the operation you performed on my right foot on 10th September. I felt your care and the care I received by the nursing team was excellent. As you know, I was very nervous about the operation due to the excessive blood loss in a previous operation in 2006, not connected to you of course.        Your approach to patient care is exemplary and I feel extremely comfortable in having the same operation on my left foot in February 2019.       Again, huge thanks from me for a  very successful outcome to my operation.
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    Damage, Hallux Valgus Deformity & Arthritis
    I would highly recommend Mr Bhatia for any surgery, not only did he listen to my concerns with empathy but he was also very patient with me due to my previous experiences.  Thank you Mr Bhatia………..  Read the condition and full testimonial below.
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    Misshapen Left Foot
    This foot reconstruction has been so successful that I am planning to have the same procedure on my right foot in the near future……….  Read full testimonial below.
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    Mrs Lesley Hunt

    Right Forefoot Reconstruction
    When I show people my feet they are amazed at the difference…………  Read full testimonial below.
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    Judith Causer

    Shockwave therapy for Achilles tendonitis
    After 3 treatments I have noticed a reduction of 80% in the pain in my heel with the swelling almost gone.  I would recommend this course of treatment as it has given me my life back – a life without constant pain for which I cannot thank Mr Bhatia enough……………Read full testimonial below.
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    Mrs Brenda Garrety

    Tibialis posterior reconstruction
    When you look at my ankles now you’d never know!  Mr Bhatia did a fantastic job, I’m walking perfectly now………….Read full testimonial below.
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    Margaret Green

    Excision of Morton’s Neuroma
    There is a “seamless match” between Mr.  Bhatia’s professional competence, extensive training, wide experience and practical outcomes for patient care “Simply the best”……….  Read full testimonial below.
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    Janette Hanger

    Bilateral Bunion Surgery
    If I had known how easy these operations were I would have had my bunions removed earlier and saved myself a lot of pain and discomfort………..  Read full testimonial below.
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    Peter Hardy

    I am amazed by the outcome of the surgery as I never expected to be pain free again and can only thank Mr Bhatia for his skill………..  Read full testimonial below.
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    Monica Lloyd

    After having the surgery and undertaking all the exercises prescribed by the Physiotherapist, Mrs Lloyd enjoyed an active week away……….  Read full testimonial below.
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    Mr C McGuire

    Left great toe MTP joint debridement and cheilectomy
    Six weeks after the operation all the swelling has disappeared and movement has virtually returned to where it was some 30 years ago.  Thank you very much for this excellent success………..  Read full testimonial below.
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    Patricia Pinkstone

    Bilateral Bunion Surgery
     “I danced the night away just weeks after my bunion operation………… Read full testimonial below.

Full Testimonials Information


Damage, Hallux Valgus Deformity & Arthritis - patient experience by Heather
Misshapen Left Foot - patient experience by AJ
Right Forefoot Reconstruction - patient experience by Mrs Lesley Hunt
Shockwave therapy for Achilles tendonitis - patient experience by Judith Causer
Tibialis posterior - patient experience by Mrs Brenda Garrety
Excision of Morton’s Neuroma - patient experience by Margaret Green
Bilateral Bunion Surgery - patient experience by Janette Hanger
Arthroscopic Ankle fusion for ankle arthritis - patient experience by Peter Hardy
Minimally invasive surgery - patient experience by Monica Lloyd
Left great toe MTP joint debridement and cheilectomy - a patient experience by Mr C McGuire
Bilateral Bunion Surgery - a patient experience by Patricia Pinkstone


Places of Work

Places Of Work

Mr Bhatia works at University Hospitals of Leicester (Leicester General Hospital & Leicester Royal Infirmary) and carries out private practice services at the following locations: Nuffield Health Leicester,  and Spire Leicester Hospital.

Nuffield Health Hospital

Spire Hospital

Nuffield Health Hospital

  • Every Monday PM & Evening
  • Scraptoft Lane,
  • Leicester, LE5 1HY
  • Private secretary: Tracey Richardson Doherty
  • Email:
  • Phone: 0116 265 3014 or 07856 485605

Spire Hospital

  • Every Wednesday PM & Evening
  • Every Friday Evening
  • Gartree Road, Oadby,
  • Leicester, LE2 2FF
  • Private secretary: Tracey Richardson Doherty
  • Email:
  • Phone: 0116 265 3014 or 07856 485605

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Private Secretary: Tracey Richardson Doherty


Telephone: 0116 2653014 Mobile: 07856 485605