Consultant Profile

Mr Raj Bhatia

Mr Raj Bhatia BSc (Hons) MBChB FRCS (Eng) MD FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Arthroscopy
      • Elbow surgery
      • Hand Surgery
      • Sports injury
      • Wrist surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Wrist injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, dupuytrens disease, wrist and small joint arthroplasty, nerve compression syndromes, hand and wrist fractures.

    Research interests:

    The Hand and Wrist clinic offers excellence in the treatment of all hand, wrist and peripheral nerve problems.  The clinic is run by Mr Raj Bhatia consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon.  He has undergone specialist fellowship training in the UK and Sydney, Australia and is widely published in this field.  He works closely with his Hand Therapists at Spire Bristol Hospital to provide exceptional post-operative care.


    A wide range of conditions are treated in the clinic including:


    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Dupuytren’s Surgery
    Excision of Ganglion
    Excision of soft tissue tumours
    Trigger finger/thumb release
    Trapizectomy for thumb osteoarthritis
    Metacarpo-phalangeal and proximal inter-phalangeal joint replacement
    Metacarpo-phalangeal and proximal inter-phalangeal joint fusion
    Deformity correction
    Flexor and Extensor tendon surgery
    Hand fractures and trauma


    Wrist Arthroscopy
    Surgery for wrist instability
    Surgery for Keinbock’s disease
    Open reduction internal Fixation of Scaphoid fractures
    Wrist arthrodesis
    Wrist replacement surgery
    De’Quervains Release
    Distal radius osteotomy
    Wrist fractures and trauma


    Tennis and Golfers elbow release
    Cubital tunnel decompression
    Radial tunnel decompression
    Elbow replacement surgery


    Sports Injuries
    He treats both professional and amateurs  with sports related injuries.


    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Mr Bhatia holds combined clinics with his rheumatology colleagues. He has accumulated a vast experience in this field, expertly performing surgery in-order to improve function, reduce pain and improve cosmesis.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Bristol Royal Infirmary

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    British Orthopaedic Association
    British Society of Surgery of the Hand
    British Orthopaedic Research Society

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0117 980 4070
    Private secretary:
    Tracy Ryan
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0117 980 4081
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre. I graduated from the University of Manchester in 1994. I have been a Senior House Officer in Bristol and studied for Higher Surgical Training in Wales. Whilst in Wales I developed an interest in basic science research and was awarded a national grant, which enabled me to pursue full-time research and obtained a MD.

    I underwent Fellowship Training in Hand Surgery at internationally renowed units in Nottingham and Sydney Hospitals. During this time I developed skills in Wrist Arthroscopy, Rheumatoid Surgery, Wrist and Small Joint Arthroplasty and Microvascular Surgery.

    I am committed to teaching and run the Bristol Hand Course for Orthopaedic Trainees. I also lecture on a number of National Hand Surgery Courses.

    Personal profile:

    I am dedicated husband and father. I enjoy cooking and reading, I also like to keep fit and play squash.

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    Mr Raj Bhatia

    Mr Raj Bhatia Hand and Wrist Surgery & Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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