Venkat undertook his undergraduate training in Bangalore, India and then his initial Orthopaedic training at a premier institute in north India. He came to the UK in late 1993 and did his Specialist Registrar Orthopaedic training in Glasgow, Leicester and Oxford.
He served as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for the RAF for three years and saw active service in Bosnia and Iraq. He took up his current post of Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon in June 2005, at the end of his military commission.
He performs surgical treatments for all knee conditions including total and uni-compartmental knee replacement, sports injuries of the lower limb, keyhole surgery (arthroscopy), cruciate ligament reconstruction, revision knee replacement, joint cartilage culture and transplantation, limb re-alignment (osteotomy), meniscal repair, patellar stabilisation and patello- femoral replacement.
He has a special interest in computer navigated knee replacement, having introduced it to Swindon and uses it in complex cases. He also performs primary hip replacement surgery and trauma/fracture surgery.