Mr Raj Kumar is an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Lancashire, specialising in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot surgery; Ankle surgery; Sports injuries; Minimal invasive / keyhole surgery; Joint replacement surgery
Mr Kumar believes in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. He combines leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide my patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.
Mr Kumar works to develop a partnership with his patients. On his part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things he needs to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. He develop a dialogue, through which his patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process.
Mr Kumar believes that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why he explains every step of the diagnostic process. Next, he wants his patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, he presents a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. He will also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, he will explain that avenue in depth.
Mr kumar’s purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to him that the Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is his responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. He will also provide you with helpful patient education resources in print or on-line formats to help make your decision-making, treatment, and recovery as quick and pain-free as possible.
Graduated from Trivandrum Medical School, South India (1989). Completed MS Orth in Orthopaedics. Undertook higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in the Northwest Deanery. Developed an interest in foot and ankle surgery whilst Senior House Officer in Orthopaedics at Bolton. Spent a year in Belfast to gain further experience in trauma, including six months at the Limb Reconstruction Unit. Completed Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Wrightington Hospital. Granted a Fellowship of the British Foot and Ankle Society then gained experience in ankle arthroscopic surgery. Currently working as a Consultant in Orthopaedics for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics Intercollegiate Board, Royal Colleges UK 2003
FRCS Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 1998
MS Orth Kerala University 1992
D. Ortho Kerala University 1991
MBBS Kerala University 1989
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Association
Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust