Mr Abhijit Guha
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS (Hons), MS (Orth), FRCS (Ed) (Trauma & Orth)
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle surgeon at The Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. I provide specialised foot and ankle care at Spire South Bank Hospital.
I specialise 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.
I work 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.
I graduated from the University of Calcutta, India and undertook a master's degree in orthopaedics in India before coming to the UK. I trained in hospitals at Southend and Manchester before taking up my orthopaedic surgery rotation in Wales.
I have 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. I 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.
My practice encompasses all areas of adult and adolescent foot and ankle surgery. At Spire Parkway and South Bank Hospitals, I use 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. I treat big toe arthritis (hallux rigidus) using big toe fusion and cheilectomy (removal of arthritic bone).
I treat sporting injuries of the foot and ankle and ankle arthroscopy - ankle ligament reconstruction and achilles tendon operations are commonly used in the management of these conditions. I also perform ankle fusions and ankle replacements.
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.
I am a keen academic and my work includes research, audit and teaching as well as being actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. I am a reviewer for the British Medical Journal and have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on foot and ankle surgery and other streams of orthopaedics.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Abhijit Guha at Spire include:
I am married to a Consultant Microbiologist and have a young family. Away from work I enjoy swimming, playing badminton, travelling and spending time with my family.