Mr Sanjeev Agarwal

Mr Sanjeev Agarwal

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS (Orth), DNB, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Trauma and Orth)

Specialises in

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

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I have been an Orthopaedic consultant at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff since 2008. My elective NHS work is at Llandough hospital and private work is at Spire Cardiff Hospital.

I specialise in hip and knee surgery and my practice is focused on hip replacement and knee replacement surgery. I do revision surgery for knees and have a tertiary referral practice for this. I also undertake knee arthroscopy – keyhole procedures for the knee.

I perform over 200 joint replacement operations every year. This includes hip and knee replacement operations as well as revision surgery. I do nearly 100 knee arthroscopies every year. I provide the full range of knee replacement service including partial knee replacements, patient specific knee replacements, computer navigation surgery and customised knee replacements. I did the first robotic knee replacement in Wales.

My surgical practice is influenced by my training in Leeds and fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston where I gained extensive experience in complex hip and knee replacement problems. MGH is the flagship hospital of Harvard Medical School. The training has been built upon by years of experience in Cardiff.

My prime objective is a thorough assessment for each individual I meet in the clinic and to decide the best possible, evidence based, option for treatment. I believe in patient centred care and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring everyone gets the best possible care.

I am an honorary lecturer in Orthopaedics for Cardiff University. I am also the regional surgical advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

I have been actively involved in teaching and research throughout my career and have published over 40 research papers, in addition to book chapters in leading reference books and review articles. I am the editor of two books, including a specialist textbook on orthopaedics. I examine for the FRCS Orthopaedic examination conducted by the Royal Colleges of UK.


General Medical Council Number: C5202792

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Sanjeev Agarwal at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Hip revision
  • Partial knee replacement (unicompartmental replacement)
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Computer guided surgery
  • Patient specific knee replacement surgery
  • Osteotomy (deformity correction) around the knee

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Additional information

Orthopaedic medicine
Orthopaedic surgery
Hip revision surgery
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries
Sports medicine
Hip surgery
Knee surgery

MBBS / King George's Medical College, India / 1994
Medical graduation from a premier institute of India

MS (Orthopaedics) / King George's Medical College, India / 1997
Orthopaedic postgraduate qualification

Dip National Board / India / 1998
National Board Examination in Orthopaedics

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1999
Fellowship to the Royal College

FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) / Intercollegiate Board, Edinburgh / 2004
Exit exam at the end of 4 years of Specialist Orthopaedic training

Joint Replacement Fellowship / Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA / 2004
Specialist fellowship in Hip and Knee replacement surgery

EFORT travelling fellow / Helsinki, Finland / 2005
Selected as a travelling fellow to visit Orthopaedic centres in Finland

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Medical Association

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Faculty for AO (Association for Study of Internal Fixation)

Professional leadership

Regional Surgical Advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

My wife is a Radiology Consultant in Cardiff and we have two lovely children. We enjoy tennis, swimming, cycling and outdoor activities.

Telephone 0292 073 1112
Private secretary Sianna Lightfoot
Private secretary fax 0292 071 6401
Private secretary email