Consultant Profile

Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha

Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha FCPS, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Orth.), MS
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Foot Surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Hip and knee surgery including hip resurfacing, arthroscopy, sports injury, lower limb reconstructive surgery; hand surgery; forefoot surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Until 2012 Mr Plaha was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and is now a fully private consultant.

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

Chairman of Barking, Havering and Brentwood Division British Medical Association
Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association
Member of the British Hip Society
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Plaha consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Tuesday and Friday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering specialist private hip and knee and general orthopaedic surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

Mr Plaha is a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee replacements for adults with a special interest in revision hip and knee surgery as well as hand, elbow, ankle and foot surgery. He is dedicated to providing the highest possible personalised care for all his patients.

Mr Plaha has been practising orthopaedic surgery since 1979 but during his formative years he gained broad training in general and vascular surgery as well as obtaining experience in plastic surgery and the management of upper and lower limb injuries. He wanted to have a comprehensive understanding of most surgical specialities before pursuing his career in orthopaedics.

For total hip replacement surgery Mr Plaha uses as small an incision as possible so that recovery is quicker. However, he also has a special passion for hand and foot surgery in particular bunion surgery. Most of his bunion surgery does not require an overnight stay and Mr Plaha does not use a plaster or metal fixation which allows faster and more comfortable mobilisation for the patient post operatively.

Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha offers two clinics a week at the Spire Hartswood which provides the patient a wider choice of appointment. A date for surgery, if necessary, is also arranged at the time of consultation.

Mr Plaha regularly gives presentations to GPs and patient participation groups on various topics of orthopaedic surgery.

Personal profile:

My hobbies are cricket, chess, gardening, DIY and house refurbishment. I also enjoy reading about and keeping abreast of developments in exploration of outer space.

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Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha

Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with one of our specialist consultants call 01277 266 766.

For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761. 

Essex Bones and Joints Service

Mr Plaha is a member of the Essex Bones and Joints Service.

Visit the Essex Bones and Joints Service website

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