Mr Marcellino Maheson

Mr Marcellino Maheson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Marcellino Maheson at Spire include:


Other treatments

Primary and revision hip replacement surgery, micro hip replacement, computer guided surgery, minimally invasive surgery and hip arthroscopy.

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the University Hospitals in Cardiff. I was appointed over 20 years ago with the intention of providing a comprehensive specialist orthopaedic service in adult hip surgery. My clinical practice is divided between the University Hospitals Cardiff for NHS patients and the Spire Hospital Cardiff for private patients. My private practice centres on the management of adult hip conditions including joint replacement arthroscopy and revision surgery. I have been involved in a number of innovative developments over the years including computer guided hip surgery, micro hip replacements and minimally invasive anterior hip replacement surgery.

The minimally invasive hip replacement that I have championed in my practice is a pioneering operation which increases patient recovery speed. It was recognised at the prestigious Laing Buisson Independent Awards in November 2015 where it won the Medical Practice Award. Anterior hip replacement surgery is combined in my practice with an enhanced recovery after surgery programme (ERAS) allowing patients to be discharged home in less than 48 hours after surgery and reducing rehabilitation time by approximately half of conventional hip surgery approaches. This procedure is extremely sought after due to the fast and safe rehabilitation and recovery time compared with conventional approaches.

To date I have performed over 3000 posterior hip replacements, 200 anterior hip replacements and carried out over 200 arthroscopic procedures. In addition I have carried out over 2000 revision hip replacements.

Clinical Interests

Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 1112
Private secretary Sharon Bateman
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / Sheffield University Medical School / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
European Hip Society
International Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The Expert Witness Institute Membership No. 0640
Past President of the British Society for Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOSUK)
General Medical Council
Premium Medical Protection
British Medical Association
Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
The Leading Physicians of the World

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales.

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Research and Publication


New technique replaces joints while causing minimal damage

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Personal Profile

I come from a mixed Italian and Sri Lankan Tamil parentage. Married with 3 sons and a daughter, I still find time to enjoy another passion in my life - that of cycling. I have been a keen cyclist for many years involved mainly in road racing, sportive and mountain biking. Away from work this is one of my main interests.

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