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Mr Kumar Kunasingam - Orthopaedics

Mr Kumar Kunasingam is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Surrey, who specialises in foot and ankle conditions

Based at: North Downs Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Mr Kunasingam welcomes referrals for foot, ankle, trauma, sports medicine, podiatry, minimally invasive surgery, MIS, ankle arthroscopy, Achilles, bunion toes, toe, soft tissue and flat foot.

Patient Articles:
Foot & Ankle Update - Minimally Invasive Keyhole Bunion Surgery
The Key to Ankle Injuries

National Articles:
Achilles Tendon Operation
What causes Bunions and How to get rid of them
Keep a grip with winter shoes
The Bunion operation that let's you go home the same day
Third-Generation Minimally Invasive Chevron Akin Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus

Take a look at what some of Mr Kunasingham's patients have to say about him.

Initial consultation fee will not exceed £250 and follow-up consultation fee will not exceed £180.

Academic background

Mr Kunasingam graduated in medicine from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital known as United Medical and Dental Schools at the time with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Experimental Pathology and Genetics.After completing his house officer training in Tunbridge Wells he taught anatomy under Professor Harold Ellis at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ medical school. He completed his basic surgical training in Sussex attaining his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons England. He was then selected for specialist registrar training through the London deanery and South East Thames attaining his Diploma in Orthopaedics from the University of Brighton and his Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Mr Kunasingam underwent specialist foot and ankle fellowship training at several centres in Sydney Australia which included the treatment of elite athletes and minimally invasive surgical techniques. On return to the UK he did a second fellowship in trauma surgery at the Kings College London major trauma centre. 

Mr Kunasingam took up a consultant post and set up the foot and ankle unit at Croydon University Hospital. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery striving for excellence using evidence based methods. He is an exponent of minimally invasive surgery allowing the majority of his cases to be performed as day case procedures. Kumar strongly believes communication is the key to successful treatment and believes in involving them this experience.

Mr Kunasingam grew up in Kent and trained in the South East of London and England. He is married with three children with whom he tries to make the most of any time outside work. He played college rugby and hockey to first team level and still plays club hockey when family time allows. His passion for sport nurtured his interest and qualification in Sports Medicine.

NHS base

Croydon University Hospital

What our patients say

“I thought that I would just have to live with the pain” For most of his adult life, Alan had lived with the daily pain of a Bunionette. A tailor's bunion, also called a bunionette, is a bony lump that forms along the side of the little toe. It happens when the fifth metatarsal bone enlarges or shifts outward. The fifth metatarsal is the very bottom bone on the little toe. A bunion can be painful, especially if it rubs against your shoe. “Walking was so painful, especially on hard surfaces. A few years ago, when the pain was unbearable, I visited a local podiatrist who suggested an appointment with Mr Kumar Kunasingam, Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon at North Downs Hospital. Mr Kunasingam explained that he would like to use Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) to remove my Bunionette. This is a surgical procedure that can help you to get back on your feet faster, with less pain. MIS surgery is performed with small 3-5mm incisions, compared to 3-5 inch incisions used in traditional bunion surgery, and could help an earlier return to function compared to an open procedure. I didn’t believe it would be was possible, but it was possible and actually the best thing that I ever did. After the operation, I saw Mr Kunasingam fortnightly for a couple of months, he took x- rays and explained each stage of my recovery in great detail. He suggested physio and massaging which helped greatly. After a period of recovery I was back to playing squash. Mr Kunasingam took the time to explain everything clearly, he speaks at your level so it’s easy to understand everything he is saying. His skills and knowledge are second to none and he is a very likeable person.