Mr Krissen Chettiar
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in lower limb surgery
MBBS, BSc, MA, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
"This is a modern hospital with excellent facilities and helpful staff, who are always willing to assist in any way."
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup since 2013. I specialise in lower limb surgery and trauma reconstruction. My main interests are hip and knee replacement and revision surgery. I also have an interest in young adult hip pathology, trauma and enhanced recovery surgery and rehabilitation.
I perform numbers well over the national average for joint replacements and hip revision surgery, as stated on the National Joint Registry Data. I also perform regular trauma surgery, all with good outcomes. Feedback obtained from my patients post-operatively has been positive throughout.
I qualified from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Imperial College graduating in 2000. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and undertook a part-time Masters in Medical Law and Ethics. I undertook my postgraduate orthopaedic training in the South East. I was heavily involved in the development of an enhanced accelerated recovery joint replacement programme with Hugh Apthorp in Hastings. I also completed three Orthopaedic Fellowships; two in joint reconstruction, a revision arthroplasty and young adult hip pathology at Frimley Park Hospital and in Calgary Canada. I also obtained a Trauma Fellowship at the University of Calgary in Canada.
I am a member of numerous committees based at my NHS trust including the Thrombosis Committee, Trauma Networks, Enhanced Care Pathway and Audit leads committee.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Krissen Chettiar at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - hip and knee
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
I am active in teaching, simulation training, research and audit, with articles published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and presented research both nationally and internationally and continue to do so. I set up successful teaching programmes with good feedback. I have been invited as an FRCS examiner at mock exams at various hospitals in the region.
Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.
I am married and spend my free time with my three young children, I also play football regularly, am a keen skier and enjoy clay pigeon shooting. I have enjoyed living in Kent for the last 13 years and all it has to offer.