Mr Nirav Natvarlal Shah

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS MSc MRCS MS(Orth) MCh(Orth) FRCS (Tr & Orth) MD

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Mr Shah specialises in hip and knee replacement as well as revision hip and knee arthroplasty. He uses an advance minimally invasive muscle sparing hip replacement technique using an un-cemented smaller stem that allows early and quicker rehabilitation following hip replacement. He also specialises in ceramic on ceramic hip replacement surgery that has the best longevity and outcome in the National Joint Registry. Mr. Shah has carried out more than 10,000 operations and has the best outcome for his hip and knee replacement surgery in the UK National Joint Registry in comparison to his peers in the south coast. He has a special interest in young patients with hip pathology and at present he is the only surgeon who carries out key hole surgery for hip joint in the West Sussex.

Mr. Shah completed his Higher Surgical Degree and training in orthopaedics in the UK in the South East Thames region. His undergraduate medical training was from NHL Medical School, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Where he completed an MS in Orthopaedic at Gujarat University in 1992. He qualified with several academic prizes and distinction.

His further Higher education included an MSc in Orthopaedic at the Teesside University, MCh in Orthopaedic at the Liverpool University and an MD in Orthopaedic Research from the University College of London, Stanmore.

Mr Shah then went on to complete an MRCS and FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics from the Intercollegiate Board of Examination in Edinburgh. His higher surgical training in Orthopaedics was in the South East Thames Region of London. This included leading hospitals Great Ormond Street Hospital and Guy’s and Thomas Hospital London. His fellowship training in complex lower limb Trauma was at the Hannover Medical School Trauma Unit, Germany and his training on Revision Hip and Knee surgery was in the Worthing and Southlands Hospital as a Furlong Revision Hip Arthroplasty Fellow in the West Sussex.

Mr Shah has released several publications in his peer review Orthopaedic Journals including JBJS (Br). Faculty member and lecturer for several national and international courses for the FRCS (Orth) Exam including the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Furlong Foundation. Examiner for the BSc students, MSc students and medical Students at the KGT medical school.

Mr Shah is a member of the Specialist Training Committee in London. He is a recognised trainer for the year 5 and 6 higher surgical trainee post for revision hip and knee surgery and reviewer for the JBJS (Br). He is also an examiner and faculty for FRCS(Orth) Examination at the Intercollegiate Examination Board in the UK.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Indian Orthopaedic Associatio
  • Gujarat Orthopaedic Association
  • Indian Medical Council
  • Gujarat Medical Council

Clinical Interests

  • Lower limb reconstruction
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Revision hip and knee surgeries
  • Hip and knee arthroscopy and soft tissue surgeries
  • Hip and knee sports injury surgeries

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