Mr Abhijit Guha is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle surgeon at The Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. He provides specialised foot & ankle care at Spire Parkway & South Bank Hospitals.
Mr Guha graduated from the University of Calcutta, India. He undertook a Masters degree in Orthopaedics in India before coming to the UK. He trained in hospitals at Southend and Manchester before taking up his Orthopaedic Surgery rotation in Wales. He has undertaken two prestigious fellowships in the UK studying foot and ankle surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and the Southmead and Frenchay Hospitals, Bristol. He specialised in open surgery for complex foot and ankle problems at Stanmore and developed advanced skills in arthroscopic surgery of the foot and ankle while working in Bristol.
Mr Guha specialises in foot and ankle conditions including ankle sprains, bunions, claw toes, ankle and hindfoot arthritis, rheumatoid foot deformity, cartilage injuries, tendon injuries, Morton’s neuroma and complex hindfoot deformity. He works closely with the physiotherapy department, podiatrists and orthotists to provide a comprehensive, holistic service of care for a broad spectrum of foot and ankle disorders tailored to each patient’s needs.
Mr Guha’s practice encompasses all areas of adult and adolescent foot and ankle surgery. At Spire Parkway & South Bank Hospital’s Foot and Ankle Clinic, he uses time-tested techniques for bunion surgery (hallux valgus) such as the scarf osteotomy. The scarf osteotomy has one of the highest success rates, allows immediate weight bearing and minimises post-operative pain. He treats big toe arthritis (hallux rigidus) using big toe fusion and cheilectomy (removal of arthritic bone).
Mr Guha treats sporting injuries of the foot and ankle. Ankle arthroscopy, ankle ligament reconstruction and Achilles tendon operations are commonly used in the management of these conditions.
Ankle fusions and ankle replacements are both performed by Mr Guha. Ankle fusions are generally performed using arthroscopic techniques. This allows early weight bearing post-operatively, significantly reduces pain and achieves the highest union rates of any technique. Ankle replacements are performed using the Zenith prosthesis.
Mr Guha is keen on academics including research, audit and teaching and is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He is a reviewer for the British Medical Journal and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on Foot & Ankle surgery and other streams of Orthopaedics.