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Mr Stephen Sarasin

Mr Stephen Sarasin

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MSc (Orth Eng), MBChB, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Sarasin at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

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Professional profile

As a hip and knee surgeon based in Merthyr and Aberdare as part of Cwm Taf University Health Board, with a private practice in Spire Cardiff Hospital, my main clinical interests are the management of hip and knee pain, hip and knee replacement (including revision surgery) and arthroscopic knee surgery.

I have been working as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Cwm Taf UHB since 2012 and cover a wide geographical area of South Wales with my private practice in Spire Cardiff Hospital. I have a full NHS trauma practice and I’m an instructor in Advanced Trauma and Life Support.

My private practice is based around the management of adult hip pain and supporting my patients through their journey to recovery; whether that is through physiotherapy, injections into the joint or a hip replacement.

Having completed my basic and higher surgical training in Wales, I was awarded the prestigious Cavendish Lower Limb Arthroplasty Fellowship in 2010 for one year based at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. It was during this time that I developed my interest in the management of the infected arthroplasty. I then returned to Wales for a further six months to complete my fellowship training as the Cardiff Hip Fellow, based in Llandough University Hospital.

I understand the importance of being very active in hospital life, and I am currently chairman of the Cwm Taf UHB Local Negotiating Committee.


Clinical Interests

Arthroscopy
Hip surgery
Hip revision surgery
Knee surgery
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis

Special Clinical Interests: Management of the infected arthroplasty

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 1112
Private secretary Nerys Heightley
Private secretary telephone 07496 676 014
Private secretary email Nerys.heightley@wales.nhs.uk
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Hons) / University of Bristol / 1993
Bachelor of Science, Hons (Cellular and Molecular Pathology)

MBChB / University of Bristol / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2002
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

MSc (Orth Eng) / Cardiff University / 2006
Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Engineering

FRCS (Tr and Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2009
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Trauma and Orthopaedics)


Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil

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Personal Profile

When I am not working, I spend as much time as I can with my wife and two small children who keep me entertained.

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