Mr Aria Daneshfar

Personal profile

Mr Daneshfar qualified in medicine from the Medical School of Hannover, Germany in 1992. He underwent surgical training in Germany and the United Kingdom, and ongoing visiting training in the United States and across the European Union. His first NHS consultant appointment was at the Wishaw General Hospital, Scotland in 2000. He subsequently accepted a post at the University Hospital Lewisham in October 2002, where he is continuing to hold a substantive post. He held the position of Clinical Director in Orthopaedics from 2003-2006.

Mr Daneshfar is a clinical and educational supervisor for junior doctors in their early careers, as well as senior specialist registrars who will become orthopaedic consultants in their own right. He is also providing mentorship and further consultant training.

Mr Daneshfar specialises in general lower limb conditions, in particular the treatment of hip and knee disorders. His special interest is joint replacement surgery, and he has personally undertaken well over a thousand hip and knee joint replacements and thus accrued a vast experience to lessen the risk of complications.

Once a diagnosis has been made, the treatment will mostly be non-surgical in the first instance. If surgery is an option then the benefits and risks will be discussed with the patient, Mr Daneshfar will answer any questions or concerns the patient may have, and a joint decision will be taken as to the best way forward.

In 2006 Mr Daneshfar successfully introduced ‘minimally-invasive’ (tissue-sparing) hip replacement surgery at Lewisham Hospital. This allows faster recovery with less pain compared to conventional surgery (in optimal circumstances the patient may anticipate a hospital stay of as short as 2 nights).

Mr Daneshfar’s private practice has been registered with BMI Healthcare since 2002. He is registered with all major private healthcare insurers.

He is fluent in English, German and Farsi (Persian).

Professional Membership



  • General Medical Council

  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Clinical Interests



  • Joint replacements

  • lower limb surgery

  • knee arthroscopy

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