Maneesh Bhatia – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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
- Consultant Orthopaedics (Foot & Ankle) Surgeon
- University Hospitals Leicester, Spire Leicester & Nuffield Leicester since 2009
- Orthopaedics Training: South East Thames Training Programme
- Fellowship: Cambridge
- Fellowship: USA
- European Foot & Ankle Fellow: 2009
- Author: Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics
- Advisor: NICE & NIHR
- Examiner: Royal College – MRCS & FRCS (Orth)
- Organiser & Course Director: Joint Injection Course & Musculoskeletal skills course
- Member of Scientific committee, British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)
- Editor & Author: Musculoskeletal Injections and Alternative Options: A Practical Guide to ‘what, when, and how? CRC Press (Release date September 2018)
- Editor & Author: An Orthopaedics Guide for today’s GP (July 13, 2017)
- Editor: Foot & Ankle- Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, Elsevier Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery Editorial Board
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 http://www.jointinjection.co.uk
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?
Information for Patients
Information leaflets & educational videos
The following are the information leaflets aimed at giving you an insight regarding common foot and ankle conditions, treatment and recovery after operation. Please click on the relevant condition to access the information.
Achilles Tendonitis PDF Download – The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and can withstand enormous forces. Unfortunately, it has a poor blood supply which predisposes it to problems. Inflammation and swelling of this tendon is known as Achilles tendonitis which is a common problem due to overuse. The other terms used for the se disorder includeAchilles tendinosis or tendinopathy. – Download PDF for further information.
Ankle Arthroscopy PDF Download – It is the minimally invasive ankle surgery of ankle. Ankle arthroscopy involves using very small incisions to gain access into the ankle joint. Each incision is less than 1cm and usually two incisions are required. The ankle joint is relatively small and to allow good surgical access to the joint, its dimensions need temporarily to be increased. This is done using a combination of distraction across the joint together with having a stream of pressurized fluid circulating through the joint which distends it. The inside of the ankle joint can be inspected using a small camera with operations carried out on the joint using small, specially designed instruments. – Download PDF for further information or click on the You Tube icon to see a short video.
Ankle Fusion – What is ankle arthritis? – Arthritis is a condition where a joint looses its protective layer (cartilage). As a result the bone surfaces rub each other which cause pain. Arthritis of ankle joint is usually due to previous injury or rheumatoid arthritis. – Download PDF for further information.
Ankle Replacement – What is an ankle replacement? An ankle replacement is an operation like hip or knee replacement in which the diseased joint cartilage is replaced by metallic surface on both sides with special plastic (polyethylene) in middle. It is designed to preserve the movements of the ankle joint. – Download PDF for further information.
Big Toe Arthritis – Arthritis of big toe (Hallux Rigidus) – What is Hallux Rigidus? – The big toe is most common site of arthritis in the foot. The joint affected is called the metatarsophalangeal or MTP joint. If the joint starts to stiffen due to arthritis, walking can become painful and difficult. In the MTP joint, as in any joint, the ends of the bones are covered by a smooth articular cartilage. If wear-and-tear or injury damages the articular cartilage, the raw bone ends can rub together. A bone spur or overgrowth may develop on the top of the bone (As shown in the picture below). This overgrowth can prevent the toe from bending as much as it needs to when you walk. The result is a stiff big toe or hallux rigidus. – Download PDF for further information.
Bunion – What is a Bunion? – Bunion is the prominent bony swelling of the big toe. This develops as the ‘metatarsal’ bone of the big toe starts pointing towards the inner border of the foot forming the bunion. Gradually the big toe itself drifts towards the second toe. – Download PDF for further information.
Living with and getting rid of bunions – Bunions can be painful and their appearance embarrassing. Occasionally bunions can lead to more serious problems. Here’s how to live with, and when to get rid of, your bunions. Download PDF for further information.
Cartiva Implant for arthritis of big toe patient leaflet – Cartiva is a synthetic cartilage plug (polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel), which is comprised of material with properties similar to those of native cartilage. It is softer than metal and has similar strength that of human cartilage. It works as a spacer in the joint thereby separating the joint surfaces and therefore improves the pain and preserves movements. The patient leaflet covers –
- What is Hallux Rigidus?
- What is the treatment?
- Is there any alternative treatment to avoid Joint Fusion?
- What are the advantages of Cartiva?
- What are the disadvantages?
- Is there any scientific evidence?
- What can be done if Cartiva fails?
- What does the surgery involve?
- What is the recovery following Cartiva?
- What are the surgical risks?
Download the patient leaflet for further information, or click on the You Tube icon to see a short video of the surgery.
Ingrowing toe nail – What is an ingrowing toenail? – If you trim your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes, you may set the stage for an ingrowing toenail. Like many people, when you trim your toenails, you may taper the corners so that the nail curves with the shape of your toe. But this technique may encourage your toenail to grow into the skin of your toe. The sides of the nail curl down and dig into your skin. An ingrowing toenail may also happen if you wear shoes that are too tight or too short. – Download PDF for further information.
Morton’s Neuroma PDF Download – What is Morton’s Neuroma? – A Neuroma is a benign tumour of a nerve. Morton’s Neuroma is not actually a tumour but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve between the toes. Morton’s Neuroma occurs as the nerve passes under the ligament connecting the toe bones (metatarsals) in the foot. Morton’s Neuroma most frequently develops between the third and fourth toes usually in response to irritation, trauma or excessive pressure. It can also develop between second and third toes. It usually affects females though males can develop this condition as well. – Download PDF for further information, or click on the You Tube icon to see a short video of the surgery.
Plantar Fasciitis – What is plantar fasciitis? – The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that stretches from the heel to the toes. It supports the arch of the foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in the foot. Repetitive small injuries to the fascia is thought to be the cause of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of the plantar fascia. The injury is usually near to where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone. – Download PDF for further information.
Shock wave Therapy – Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT, has emerged as a possible treatment option for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. ESWT delivers focused shock waves to the area of application. Shock wave therapy is thought to work by inducing micro trauma to the tissue that is affected by plantar fasciitis. This micro trauma initiates a healing response by the body. This healing response causes blood vessel formation and increased delivery of nutrients to the affected area. The micro trauma is thought to stimulate a repair process and relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. – Download PDF for further information.
Tibialis Poterior Tendon disorders – Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction Tendons connect muscles to bones. One of the most important tendons in the leg is the Tibialis Posterior tendon. This tendon starts in the calf, stretches down behind the inside of the ankle and attaches to bones in the middle of the foot. It helps hold your arch up and provides support as you step off on your toes when walking. If this tendon becomes inflamed, over-stretched or torn, you may experience pain on the inner ankle and gradually lose the inner arch on the bottom of your foot, leading to flatfoot. – Download PDF for further information.
Clinical examination of Foot and Ankle
Click on the You Tube image to hear about a clinical examination of Foot and Ankle by Maneesh Bhatia, Consultant Orthapaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Leicester, UK – Further details and information can also be found in the following book: https://www.crcpress.com/An-Orthopaedics-Guide-for-Todays-GP/Bhatia-Jennings/p/book/9781785231261
Anaesthesia For Your Operation
The following information will help you to get an insight in the anaesthesia for your operation.
Anaesthesia (UK) – Local and General anaesthesia information PDF Download – A general anaesthetic produces a state of controlled unconsciousness during which you feel nothing. You will receive: ● anaesthetic drugs (an injection or a gas to breathe); ● strong pain relief drugs (morphine or something similar); ● oxygen to breathe; ● sometimes, a drug to relax your muscles. You will need a breathing tube in your throat whilst you are anaesthetised to make sure that oxygen and anaesthetic gases can move easily into your lungs. If you have been given drugs that relax your muscles, you will not be able to breathe for yourself and a breathing machine (ventilator) will be used. When the operation is finished the anaesthetic is stopped and you regain consciousness. – Download PDF for further information.
This is the current protocol used by Mr Bhatia for Post operative physiotherapy and is aimed at helping the physiotherapist who is looking after the patients after operation. Please contact Mr Bhatia directly if there is any doubt.
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
- Mobilise NWB 6 weeks
6 Weeks Post Op
- Boot FWB
- Gentle active range of movements ankle (Plantarflexion, Dorsiflexion, Eversion)
- Scar and swelling management
- Stationary bike
- Core exercises
- Hip and Knee stretching and strengthening
9 Weeks Post Op
- Ankle ROM excluding inversion
- Stationary bike
- Gait training
- Reduce boot use over next 3 weeks
12 Weeks Post Op
- Inversion can now be started
- Proprioreception work
- Boot should not be being used by now
- Wall squats
- Double leg wobble board
14 Week Post Op
- Toes Raises, lunges squats
- Hopping skipping running
16 weeks Post Op
- Continue building endurance
- Work/activity specific training
Bunion Surgery (Scarf Osteotomy)
- Mobilise in heel weight bearing shoe (Darco) for 6 weeks
- (Try not to remove the Shoe)
2 weeks Post Op
- Active and passive ROM 1st toe
- (Try not to remove the Shoe)
6 weeks Post Op
- FWB mobilisation (Remove Darco Shoe)
- Active and passive ROM 1st toe
- Gait re-education,
- Balance and proprioreception
- Mobilise FWB
- Active ankle exercises and ROM
2 weeks Post Op
- Active and passive toe ROM exercises especially great toe MPJ
- Increased physio input if patient unable to mobilise MPJ effectively
6 weeks Post Op
- Continue with ROM exercises
- Strengthening work
- Gait re-education
- Balance and proprioreception work
Triple Arthrodesis, Talonavicular Arthrodesis and Subtalar Arthrodesis
First 6 weeks
- Mobilise NWB in cast
- Mobilise Partial weight bearing in cast
- Mobilise FWB in boot
- Active mobilisation of Ankle and toes
- Boot to be removed
- Gait re-education
- Balance and proprioreception work
Tibialis Posterior Reconstruction (with Os Calcis Osteotomy)
First 6 weeks
- Mobilise NWB in cast
- Mobilise FWB in Boot
- Active ROM exercises
- Inversion strengthening exercises (Avoid Eversion)
- General foot and ankle strengthening
- Remove Boot
- Start Eversion
- Gait re-education
- Balance and proprioreception work
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.
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.
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.
When I show people my feet they are amazed at the difference………… Read full testimonial below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After having the surgery and undertaking all the exercises prescribed by the Physiotherapist, Mrs Lloyd enjoyed an active week away………. Read full testimonial below.
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.
“I danced the night away just weeks after my bunion operation………… Read full testimonial below.
Full Testimonials Information
I was referred to Mr Bhatia in January 2017 received an MRI scan and was diagnosed with the
- Marked left hallux valgus deformity
- Marked arthritis of right 1st MTP joint
- Marked arthritis of right calcaneocuboid joint
- Marked effusion of left ankle joint and
- Bilateral lateral ligament complex damage
I was advised that surgery and steroid injections would be advisable in order to relieve the pain and discomfort I was experiencing.
I had previously received surgery in 2005 to remove a bunion on my right foot, via NHT in Northampton. At this time it was recommended for me to have the same surgery on the left foot.
However when the surgery was completed on my right foot I suffered severe pain and was re-admitted to hospital where I was informed my foot had been infected and I was readmitted for
10 days to receive antibiotics. Unfortunately I also developed keloid around the scar on my right foot.
Therefore I had many doubts on whether I wanted to place myself back into this vulnerable position. However after speaking in length with Mr Bhatia and advising him of my concerns, I made the decision to go ahead with the surgery.
I had the surgery during the second week of March and suffered minimal pain; during the recovery I had minimal pain, the arthritis pain appears to have disappeared. I was walking without my boot by the end of May. I have attended a few events where I have had to be walking for a considerable amount of time and had minimal swelling. It is now August and the swelling has almost disappeared. Not only this the scar on my left foot has healed very well. I was worried that I might get keloid as I had after my previous surgery, but the scar has healed very well.
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.
A year ago, my left foot was horribly misshapen. A large bunion and crooked toes made walking very painful and buying comfortable shoes an impossibility.
Nine months ago Mr Bhatia operated on my foot and, thanks to his skills, within two months I was walking with a greatly reduced level of pain and all my toes were straight and pointing in the same direction. Within six months I was enjoying buying new shoes.
The relief of pain was the main reason for my operation but as you can see from the before and after photographs, the bonus is the improved look of my 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. A J
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Lesley Hunt underwent right forefoot reconstruction for significant deformity and pain caused by Rheumatoid arthritis. Here is what she has to say One & a half year after the operation-
“I am delighted with the outcome of the surgery. It has helped enormously with the pain that I experienced before the operation. I think the distance I can walk will only be helped if I have the other foot done. When I show people my feet they are amazed at the difference. Kind regards. Lesley Hunt
Right foot corrected
Five years after surgery for Insertional Achilles Tendonitis the pain returned to my right heel. My GP referred me back to the Spire Hospital in Leicester for physiotherapy. I met with the physiotherapist who gave me stretching exercises to do a number of times a day.
The stretches lengthened the muscles in my legs but did not ease the pain. As well as the stretching exercises I underwent ultrasound treatment & acupuncture all of which did not ease the pain. At this point the physiotherapist referred me to Mr Maneesh Bhatia Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Leicester. At this point I feared the worst – more surgery.
During the first consultation Mr Bhatia discussed with me the option of a new form of non-surgical treatment eSWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy).
Mr Bhatia explained the treatment was painful but research undertaken so far indicated a high level of success. I opted for this treatment and was given the go ahead by my insurers to undertake a course of six treatments. After the first treatment there was a noticeable difference in the swelling on the back of my heel and a 40-50% reduction in the pain.
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.
After undergoing complex ankle surgery to repair and reconstruct her extensively damaged tibialis posterior tendon Mrs Brenda Garrety is delighted with the outcome. “My ankle is back to normal, the scar is incredible, you can hardly see it – when you look at my ankles now you’d never know! Mr Bhatia did a fantastic job, I’m walking perfectly now.
As a patient, with two Morton’s Neuroma on the right foot following foot trauma, due to an accident, I knew that the problem required expert specialist intervention. The neuroma’s had to be excised or I would have impaired mobility. As a person who has additional complex needs, I didn’t want to add to the list of problems that I encountered in daily living.
Without the clinical care that I received in August 2013 from everyone at the Nuffield, I would have remained in pain and continued to suffer numbness in my foot. My family were delighted that the initial consultation, support during surgery and after care were “second to none”.
Mr Bhatia’s initial diagnosis, treatment and support after surgery was honest, practical and realistic relating to the length of healing required. There is a “seamless match” between Mr. Bhatia’s professional competence, extensive training, wide experience and practical outcomes for patient care “Simply the best”.
Coming from a family where bunions are hereditary, at 55 my feet were not only very misshapen and difficult to find shoes for, but beginning to give me a lot of pain. I play quite a lot of golf and enjoy walking my dog but was struggling during both of these pastimes. Not only were my feet painful but the ankle and knee of my left leg were also causing me pain. I hated the pain and inconvenience they caused me but I also hated the way they looked.
My husband began to urge me to go to see someone and even though everyone I spoke to considered a bunionectomy a painful operation with a long recovery time, I went to see my GP. She agreed I should see a specialist but also reiterated what others had said, ‘ It’s not a nice operation, it can be quite painful.’ I was referred to Mr Bhatia, and with some trepidation I went to my first appointment.
I felt very much at ease immediately, had x-rays taken and was told that on a scale of ‘mild to extreme’ my bunions were ‘very extreme’! Mr Bhatia also told me I had arthritis in my feet and that would only get worse if left them as they were. He also said he could make them straighter but it may only be about a 50% improvement in shape. Now to someone who could put her big toe joints together and make a right angle with them, and who could only see walking becoming a more painful process as the years went on, this sounded a good deal !
I had my first foot corrected in February 2013. I was prepared for pain but was also determined to recover and get back on the golf course for the summer. Mr Bhatia had told me this was possible, I could play my summer golf and return for my second operation in the autumn. Directly after the procedure Mr Bhatia came to see me, showed me an x-ray of a straight foot I didn’t recognise and said I could go home because he was really pleased with how things had gone!
I had on a sort of boot that worked with Velcro fittings that allowed me to weight bear on my heel but elevated my toe area, not the plaster cast I had expected. It was recommended that I elevated my foot as much as possible at first, which I did, and take painkillers when I needed to. I didn’t need painkillers for long, not once did I lose any sleep and the pain I had been warned about never got any worse than soreness. After about 10 days the bandages were removed and the stitches came out. I could get in the bath and bathe the foot and it looked so straight! After 6 weeks the boot came off and I began physio. I wore flat boots or soft flat shoes and used ice to help keep swelling at a minimum, and after only 11 weeks I began to play golf! During the summer I played as much as possible with my ‘new’ foot by far the most comfortable foot, my ankle and knee pain had totally disappeared.
In October 2013, when I returned for my second foot operation, I wasn’t remotely worried. I am 5 weeks on from that now and if anything this foot has been even easier. The soreness was even less than the first foot, I needed painkillers for only 3 days! This foot was the most misshapen and so after the stitches were removed after only one week I was amazed at its new shape – it’s a normal shape now! Both feet have very neat, discreet scars that really can’t be seen unless you look closely.
I am looking forward to returning again to golf, walking my dog and walking comfortably in general. I am also looking forward to shopping for shoes for my new feet, a thing I used to dread doing! 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. There are a lot of people who will tell you bunion operations are awful and maybe they used to be, but I know first hand they really don’t have to be like that at all now.
When I walked into the Surgery I was diagnosed by Mr Bhatia within minutes, operated on two weeks later and six months after the operation I could walk long distances without any pain which had been impossible before even on short trips. 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.
When Just 8 weeks after surgery, with well fitting walking boots, I happily walked 8 miles.
Mr Bhatia’s patient Mrs Monica Lloyd is back enjoying hill walking and Zumba classes after foot surgery. Having had minimally invasive surgery to ease the pain and discomfort of an arthritic big toe, Mrs Lloyd is delighted with the outcome.
An active retiree with many hobbies and interests, Mrs Lloyd had got to the point where the pain in her foot and lower leg was beginning to impact on her day to day activities. “If I went out in the evening in heels or wedges I have to remove my shoe half way through the evening and then would be unable to get my shoe back on”.
Mrs Lloyd booked an appointment to see Mr Bhatia who examined her foot and sent her straight round to the X-ray department. Mrs Lloyd recalls how impressed she was with the speed of diagnosis – with initial consultation, X-rays taken and reviewed and her operation booked all in the one visit. “Mr Bhatia made me feel so at ease and explained everything to me in layman’s terms”.
With a holiday in the Lake District already in the diary Mrs Lloyd’s concerns she would be unable to accompany her husband on his walks were unfounded. After having the surgery and undertaking all the exercises prescribed by the Physiotherapist, Mrs Lloyd enjoyed an active week away
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.
“I danced the night away just weeks after my bunion operation………..”
When Patricia Pinkstone realised that she was actually having difficulty walking, she realised it was time to do something about a painful problem that had plagued her for years – bunions.
“Sightseeing holidays became a dread and I felt embarrassed to constantly tell people that I couldn’t walk from A to B. I felt frustrated that the pain associated with my bunions prevented me from leading the life I could otherwise have done. Although I am 63 years of age, I still take pleasure in buying nice clothes and shoes and bunions can be a real nuisance when choosing footwear!”
“From the start, Mr Bhatia was honest about what could be achieved, but in my mind there was only one option left to take.” Patricia’s right foot was operated on first and after 7 weeks, she returned to Mr Bhatia for the left foot to be operated on. “I had no pain, honestly and I was out and about after 6 or 7 weeks. The staff at Nuffield Hospital were at all times professional, yet caring and nothing was too much trouble. I cannot thank Mr Bhatia and all the staff enough.” BEFORE & AFTER X-RAY’S
Patricia has described her results as “amazing” and she no longer gets pain from her joints or under the ball of her foot. “I brought my first pair of open toed shoes 8 weeks after my second operation and I danced the night away 4 weeks after I was discharged. My children have told me they can’t remember me having straight toes like I do now!”
Patricia now has the confidence to try on and wear open toed shoes without feeling that people are looking at her disfigured toes and goes on to say“If anyone is wondering should they or shouldn’t they have the operation, my advice would be yes, and do it without delay!”
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
Nuffield Health Hospital
- Every Monday PM & Evening
- Scraptoft Lane,
- Leicester, LE5 1HY
- Private secretary: Julie Green
- Email: email@example.com
- Mobile: 0777 1926927
- Every Wednesday PM & Evening
- Every Friday Evening
- Gartree Road, Oadby,
- Leicester, LE2 2FF
- Private secretary: Liz Hall
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0116 265 3014
Nuffield Health Hospital Request & Details
Every Monday PM & Evening
Private Secretary: Julie Green
Mobile: 0777 1926927
Spire Hospital Request & Details
Every Wednesday PM & Evening; Every Friday Evening
Private secretary: Liz Hall
Telephone: 0116 2653014