Mr Sen Venkat M.B.B.S, F.R.C.S., MSc.Ortho (London).
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
I am a Senior Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
My professional qualifications include:
March 1975 - MBBS, Stanley Medical College, Madras University, India.
May 1984 - FRCS (Glasgow), Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow.
December 1987 - MSc Orthopaedics (London), London University.
After obtaining Specialist Registration of General Medical Council through the PMETB, I obtained my current position as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at North East London Treatment Centre (NELTC) based at King George Hospital, Ilford, where I have worked since November 2008.
I also run weekly Medico-Legal clinics in London.
Having begun my medical education in India, I decided to pursue my training in the UK due to the excellent opportunities for professional development. I have benefited from working with surgeons of the highest technical and intellectual calibre who have encouraged me to attain high standards in my own work.
From my interaction with these surgeons, I gained an excellent grounding in Trauma and Orthopaedics and developed an interest in trauma and joint replacement surgery.
The training by the experienced Orthopaedic Consultants has given me rich personal experience of their methods but I have also worked hard to keep myself abreast of technological advances.
Having worked in centres of excellence I have developed a balanced outlook in the management of trauma and orthopaedic problems. Progressing to my first Consultant position as a Locum at Yeovil District Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, I gained experience in the daily running of the unit including admissions and organisation of junior colleagues’ workloads. I also had the opportunity to advance my clinical knowledge and operative skills in a wide spectrum of orthopaedic practice and gained further experience in total joint replacements (primary and revision), arthroscopic surgeries and trauma surgery.
I returned to India in 1991 and joined the hospital as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. In this role, I was pivotal in popularising orthopaedic techniques such as closed interlocking nail, joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery of major joints within India. In order to popularise the benefits of joint replacement surgery, I organised a ‘joint replacement walk’ in 1994. To educate the public in methods of roadside first aid and the role of hospitals in major accidents. I organised a large-scale mock aircraft disaster exercise with the cooperation of major hospitals in the city.
My present job plan focuses on lower limb joint replacement surgery with commitments to other general orthopaedic branches.
During the period 1998 to 2003, I was the Managing Director of the super-speciality corporate SKV United Hospitals in Coimbatore, India. The hospital was designed as a Regional Trauma Centre for total trauma care with a unique Emergency Ambulance Service that was able to begin critical care at the site of the accident. For personal reasons, I decided to return to the UK in 2003. On returning to the UK, I joined the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham as an Independent Consultant, taking full responsibility for patient care as well as conducting two outpatient clinics and four half-day theatre sessions. In my position as Consultant at Harrogate District Hospital and Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, I have continued to develop my experience in a range of general trauma procedures, including interlocking nails for long bone fractures, flexible intramedullary nails for long bone fractures in children, MIPPO, shoulder & elbow fractures and hand trauma. In addition, I have had the opportunity to learn new skills in minimally invasive total knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, Durom hip resurfacing and minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO) using locking plates, flexible intramedullary nails for femoral fractures in paediatric trauma and revision hip surgery.