Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FCPS, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Orth.), MS

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Harbhajan Singh Plaha at Spire include:


Other treatments

Arthroscopy, Foot surgery, Hand surgery, Hip surgery, Knee surgery, Sports injury, Lower limb reconstructive surgery

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Professional profile

Availability at Spire Hartswood: Tuesday morning, Friday evening.

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering specialist private hip, knee and general orthopaedic surgery.

I have been practising orthopaedic surgery since 1979 and during my formative years I gained broad training in general and vascular surgery as well as obtaining experience in plastic surgery and the management of upper and lower limb injuries.

I wanted to have a comprehensive understanding of most surgical specialties before pursuing my career in orthopaedics. For total hip replacement surgery I use as small an incision as possible so that recovery is quicker. However, I also have a special passion for hand and foot surgery in particular bunion surgery. Most of my bunion surgery does not require an overnight stay and I do not use a plaster or metal fixation which allows faster and more comfortable mobilization for the patient post operatively.

I offer two clinics a week at Spire Hartswood which provides you, the patient with a wider choice of appointments. A date for surgery, if necessary, is also arranged at the time of consultation. I regularly give presentations to GP's and patient participation groups on various topics of orthopaedic surgery.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Foot surgery
Hand surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury

Special Clinical Interests: Hip and knee surgery, Arthorscopy, Sports injury, Lower limb reconstructive surgery, Hand surgery, Forefoot surgery.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood Hospital 01277 266 766
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Chairman of Barking, Havering and Brentwood Division British Medical Association
Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association
Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association
Member of the British Hip Society
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS posts

Until 2012 I was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and I am now a fully private consultant

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Personal Profile

My hobbies are cricket, chess, gardening, DIY and house refurbishment. I also enjoy reading about and keeping abreast of developments in exploration of outer space.

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

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