Mr Bilal Barkatali

Mr Bilal Barkatali

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Bilal Barkatali at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Bilal is a consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports knee injuries, cartilage regeneration and knee and hip joint replacement surgery. He qualified in 2004 and has performed thousands of surgical procedures with excellent clinical results and high levels of patient satisfaction. Bilal is an NHS consultant at Salford Royal University Teaching NHS Trust, which is one of the leading hospital trusts in the UK. It serves as the MTC (Major Trauma Centre) for Greater Manchester, treating severe and complex cases of trauma surgery. He is the clinical lead responsible for elective surgery, national joint registry and enhanced recovery. He is also actively involved in teaching and training young doctors and surgeons of the future.

Bilal has a passion for research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, and presented at international, national and regional academic meetings, winning a number of awards. He is currently involved in a number of multi-centre national trials, as well as collaborations with the universities of Manchester and Salford. His current work is looking into stem cell research and biomaterials. He has recently been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

He grew up in Manchester, attending Bolton School where he was School Captain in his final year, excelling both academically and in sporting pursuits including representing his school at 1st XV rugby. He studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh from which he graduated in 2004. After completing his house officer year, Bilal spent time at the University of Oxford undertaking a prosectorship, teaching anatomy, which developed his grounding and a passion for surgery. Following his basic surgical training, he gained entry into higher specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, both on the Northwest rotation.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and has completed a Fellowship in knee surgery, becoming a specialist in this field. He completed his training in July 2014, and secured a position as a consultant at Salford Royal NHS Teaching Hospital.

During his career, he has published numerous peer reviewed research articles and continues his interest in research. This includes current collaborations with the University of Manchester and Salford University looking into stem cell research and biomaterials.

It was as a medical student that Bilal’s passion for Orthopaedic surgery was ignited after injuring his knee in a football match. He required an ACL reconstruction to get him back to sport, and ever since he has understood the importance of getting people back to full activity; whether as a high level athlete or just to keep fit.

Bilal ensures that his surgical practice is delivered to an exceptionally high standard, and prides himself on making the correct decisions for and with his patients, ensuring excellent clinical results and happy patients.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Sports injury

My passion is surgery around the knee and also the hip. My specialist interests are in sports injuries and trauma related pathology of the knee as well surgery for degenerative pathology. Sports / Trauma: ACL reconstruction / Multi-ligament recon. ; Meniscal repair / resection ; Patello-femoral instability / MPFL reconstruction / Tibial tubercle transfer. Degenerative: Knee and Hip Replacement; Partial replacement ; High tibial osteotomy ; Cartilage regeneration (if suitable) ; Revision knee replacement

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)

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Current NHS posts

Salford Royal NHS Teaching Trust

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Private contact details

Private secretary Michelle Platt
Private secretary telephone 01625 505406
Private secretary fax 01625 501800
Private secretary email