Consultant Profile

Mr Rajiv Bajekal

Mr Rajiv Bajekal MS, FRCS (Orth.), MCh (Orth.)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Spinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Problems of the lower back including Sciatica and Spinal Stenosis, diskectomy, back pain, minimally invasive surgery of the spine, osteoporotic fractures of the spine, hip and knee replacement, arthroscopy of the knee and trauma.

Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barnet General Hospital.
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Medical Association

British Orthopaedic Association

British association of Spinal Surgeons

Royal Society of Medicine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8449 7624
Private secretary email address:
Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Bajekal has a busy private practice which mirrors his NHS practice.

His interests are low back pain and sciatica in which he has had an interest since his early training days. He has developed these further since being appointed as a Consultant in the NHS in 1998.

Mr Bajekal commenced his medical training in Pondicherry in 1979 and went on to the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences to complete an MS in Orthopaedics. His thesis topic was on 'Disc Prolapse' while he was working in the Spinal unit there.

He came to the UK in 1991 and trained at the Royal Free Hospital, RNOH Stanmore, Great Ormond street and other hospitals in North London, during which he completed his MCh from the University of Liverpool.

His practice is to take the patient's views and feelings into consideration while discussing treatment options. He has many non-operative solutions for low back pain and sciatica, but when surgery is required he has a keen interest in minimally invasive surgical options and injections.

He is member of Council for the Orthopaedic section of the Royal Society of Medicine, a trainer for Advanced Trauma and Life Support and an examiner for the FRCS (Orthopaedics and trauma). He is a member of many learned societies and lectures nationally and internationally.

Personal profile:

Mr Bajekal is happily married to his wife who is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He and his wife enjoy walking their dog. He is a keen squash player and is passionate about cricket. As a family they travel widely and enjoy seeing new places. Mr Bajekal is on the board of trustees of the charity 'Help a Poor Child', UK.


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Mr Rajiv Bajekal

Mr Rajiv Bajekal Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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