Mr George Tselentakis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Knee Surgery

FRCS (Tr & Orth), PhD


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I have been a Consultant since 2002. I came to the UK after qualifying in Greece and underwent basic surgical training in the London SW Thames region.

As a consultant I have performed over 3,000 knee replacements including primary and revision procedures and a similar number of ligament reconstruction procedures including simple or complex reconstructive procedures. I have also performed over 7,000 cartilage procedures including meniscectomies, meniscal repairs, cartilage regeneration and other arthroscopic or open surgeries. I have a busy practice performing over 800 knee surgeries annually with a 50-50 split between the NHS and private sector.

I have been awarded seven Clinical Excellence Awards for the managerial input in organising the Orthopaedic Department and for clinical excellence. My clinical results as recorded in the National Joint Registry (NJR) show that my failure rate in knee replacements remains consistently one of the lowest in the UK for the last 12 years at 0.2%.

My infection rate as recorded and audited by the hospitals has been consistently very low; less than 0.2%. My mortality rate in knee replacement surgery is 0%. 
Independently conducted patient surveys by the NHS and private hospitals show a patient satisfaction rate in the upper quartile in all domains having scored consistently over 95%.

After passing my FRCS in 1994 I undertook research, which was awarded with a PhD, at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, with Professor J.B Richardson. Upon completion of my research I joined the North West Rotation where I received my higher orthopaedic surgical training in Manchester. I completed my training by passing the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam and undertaking a knee fellowship in 2001 at the Royal Bolton Hospital as well as visiting a number of nationally and internationally renowned knee centres.

I was the Lead Clinician of the Orthopaedic Department at East Surrey Hospital from 2010-2018.

In 2014, I was appointed an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I am responsible for the training of medical students, junior doctors and also senior surgical trainees with an interest in knee surgery under my Knee Fellowship Program.

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Additional information

Knee surgery
Hip surgery
Arthroscopy
Sports injury
Soft tissue injuries

Special clinical interests: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, autologous chondrocyte grafting (cartilage implantation), cartilage regeneration surgery, computer assisted surgery, meniscal repair.

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Medical Association

British Association of the Knee

Royal College of Surgeons

Specialty Training Committee Member

Orthopaedic Tutor

My clinical and research interests encompass all aspects of arthroscopic and open knee surgery.

I have presented nationally and internationally and have published several papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and authored book chapters.

Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee Surgeon, East Surrey University Hospital

My main hobbies include basketball and motor racing. I like to read mathematics and contemporary philosophy/popular science. I am married with three children.

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