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Mr M Bhat - Orthopaedics

Mr Bhat is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ashtead Hospital in Surrey who specialises in hand and wrist surgery.

Based at: Ashtead Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Mr Bhat is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon, with nearly three decades of specialised experience in orthopaedics and an overall 32 years in the medical field. Practising in the UK as a consultant for over 15 years, he is a prominent medical tertiary expert in the field of wrist and hand surgery.

His clinical interests include: His clinical interests include:Hand surgery, wrist surgery, acute hand and upper limb trauma, post-traumatic hand and wrist reconstruction, distal radius fracture surgery, tendon transfer surgery, chronic wrist pain, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis surgery, joint replacements, arthroscopic wrist surgery including triangular fibrocartilage complex surgery, Dupuytren’s Surgery, sports injuries, carpal tunnel surgery, precision cortisone injection, joint fusion/arthrodesis, fractures, overuse injuries, dislocations, trigger finger surgery, repetitive strain injury, tendonitis, wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, stiff joints, infections, musician’s hand problems, wrist instability, tumour surgery, Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow surgery, Cubital tunnel surgery, ulnar nerve compression, elbow replacement, bunion correction, hammer toe correction, arthritis of the big toe, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis.

Initial consultation fee will not exceed £200 and follow-up consultation fee will not exceed £120.

For further information about Mr Bhat please visit his personal website  here

Academic background

Mr Bhat is extensively trained both in the UK and Overseas. After qualifying in India, he did his initial post-graduate training in Trauma and Orthopaedics (MS) from Bombay University, where he submitted his thesis on fractured wrists. His interest in hand and wrist surgery became clear and the desire to become a leading expert by training in the UK. He taught undergraduates in India for a period before he was deployed to the UK under the Overseas Doctors Training Scheme to refine his skills in Hand and Wrist surgery. He was trained in Northern Ireland, Nottingham and Portsmouth shaping him into a highly competent and respected upper limb specialist. He did his hand surgery fellowship from Nottingham and Shoulder surgery training in Portsmouth. He has, in collaboration with his early mentor, published several important papers, which have successfully help shape hand surgery around the world. 

Mr Bhat undertook research into the management of wrist injuries including distal radial fractures, scaphoid fractures and perilunate injuries. He also carried out research on frozen shoulder and surgery for arthritis of the hand and thumb. His current research interests are carpal tunnel syndrome, patient focussed health care delivery systems such as virtual clinics and mistake proofing in healthcare.

Mr Bhat aims to provide a comprehensive orthopaedic service with a special interest in hand and upper limb surgery. 

Professional Memberships

Mr Bhat is a consultant orthopaedic and upper limb surgeon at the Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust appointed in 2005.  He is a trainer for Specialist Registrars, Foundation trainees, Trust Doctors, Undergraduates, GPs, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Radiographers, Orthopaedic Practitioners & Nurses. He is an examiner for doctors specialising to become hand surgeons. Mr Bhat does Expert Medical reports for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims and an Expert court witness for over 20 years. He is also an accredited Medico-legal Mediator. 


Mr Bhat is highly trained in the Virginia Mason Healthcare System. Consequently, he firmly believes in a high value initial consultation where you will be offered the correct diagnosis and placed on the correct pathway with least risk and the best outcome. Un-necessary investigations, surgery and follow-ups are avoided.

Each patient is made to feel safe and comfortable, with Mr Bhat on hand, professional and reassuring, all questions answered. Patients are personally assessed, detailed diagnosis made and the right line of treatment prescribed.






FRCS Tr & Orth

European Hand Diploma

NHS base

Surrey & Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust

Clinic Times

Alternate Thursday pm

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0137 223 7000