Mr Henry Colaco

Mr Henry Colaco

BSc(hons) MBBS MSc FRCS(Tr&Orth) MFSTEd

Orthopaedic Surgery

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11 specialists

17 years of experience
5 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.92
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very happy, would return to see Mr. Colaco again“
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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6079744
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    647 reviews

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    913 reviews

    HCA UK at 30 Devonshire Street

    30 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6PU
    5 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    692 reviews

    About

    Call 02078460306 to book an appointment

    Mr Henry Colaço is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in reconstructive and sports shoulder and elbow surgery and complex upper limb trauma including hand and wrist injuries. He is the Clinical Lead for Upper Limb Surgery at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and a founder member of the Shoulder Practice and The London Shoulder Meeting.

    He firmly believes in a patient-centred approach to treatment and collection of functional outcome data in order to tailor operative and non-operative techniques to the individual. When surgery is required, he uses novel techniques including awake shoulder surgery, 3D templating for joint replacement surgery, and minimally invasive techniques where possible to achieve optimal results and faster rehabilitation.

    He has experience of managing high profile individuals; actors, musicians, and professional athletes including footballers, Saracens, Harlequins, and England International rugby players. He has an interest in developing novel techniques of reconstructive arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, including management of bone loss in shoulder instability, strategies for irreparable rotator cuff tears and biceps tendon injuries.

    After graduating from Imperial College School of Medicine with Distinction in Surgery, he completed his surgical and orthopaedic training in London teaching hospitals, including fellowship posts in shoulder & elbow surgery at University College Hospital, and complex upper limb surgery at St George’s Hospital. He was awarded the prestigious BESS Travelling Fellowship which he undertook in Paris and Lyon, and was appointed as a Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College London in 2016.

    In 2017, he was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, where he is a surgical trainer, and Clinical Lead for upper limb surgery. He is the lead researcher for trials of a micro-arthroscopic camera, a fixation plate for distal radius fractures, and is involved in a trial of a novel plate for clavicle fixation. He is a site investigator for the NIHR-funded ProFHER-2, SCIENCE, and SOFFT randomised controlled trials.

    He is a former member of the BESS Education Committee and founding member of the BESS Simulation Working Group. Since receiving the ‘Innovation in Simulation’ Award from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in 2015, he has continued his work to use simulation to enhance surgical skills training and improve patient safety. He developed a surgical skills course for UCL medical students and is working with industry partners to create a surgical skills simulation centre for the Wessex region.

    In 2015 he was appointed as a Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is involved in teaching and training at regional, national and international courses. Since 2015, he has organised the annual London Shoulder Meeting which has grown to become the largest independent shoulder and elbow conference in the UK. In September 2018, he chaired the shoulder & elbow educational and scientific sessions at the BOA Centenary Conference. He is an invited reviewer for a number of international journals including Bone & Joint Journal and Shoulder & Elbow, and in 2020 he was honoured to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arthroscopy.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Sports Injury & Elective Surgery

    • Shoulder replacement
    • Revision shoulder replacement
    • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
    • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
    • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) excision
    • Arthroscopic capsular release
    • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation (Bankart Repair)
    • Arthroscopic labral repair / SLAP repair
    • Biceps tenodesis
    • Arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic subacromial balloon spacer
    • Arthroscopic bone block (Eden-Hybinette) procedure
    • Latarjet (coracoid transfer) procedure
    • Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) reconstruction
    • Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis / post-traumatic stiffness
    • Tennis elbow release / repair
    • Golfer's elbow release / repair
    • Elbow ligament reconstruction
    • Cubital tunnel (ulnar nerve) release
    • Carpal tunnel (median nerve) release
    • Wrist arthroscopy
    • Skier's thumb reconstruction (1ct MCPJ ulnar collateral ligament repair)
    • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
    • Trapeziectomy +/- stabilisation
    • Trigger finger release

    Trauma

    • Clavicle fracture fixation
    • Scapula fracture fixation
    • Acromioclavicular joint stabilisation
    • Proximal humerus fracture fixation
    • Humeral shaft fracture fixation
    • Distal humerus fracture fixation
    • Radial head fracture fixation / replacement
    • Olecranon fracture fixation
    • Forearm (radius/ulna) fracture fixation
    • Wrist (distal radius) fracture fixation
    • Hand fracture fixation (e.g. scaphoid, metacarpal, phalanx)
    • Hand tendon repair
    • Skier's thumb stabilisation (1ct MCPJ ulnar collateral ligament repair)
    • Hand tendon transfer (e.g. EIP to EPL)
    • Shoulder pain
    • Shoulder arthritis
    • Shoulder instability
    • Labral injuries
    • SLAP tears
    • Long head of biceps tendinopathy / tears
    • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Irreparable rotator cuff tears
    • Partial thickness rotator cuff tears
    • Subacromial impingement syndrome / bursitis
    • Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) osteoarthritis
    • Glenohumeral (shoulder) osteoarthritis
    • Glenohumeral (shoulder) rheumatoid arthritis
    • Rotator cuff arthropathy
    • Bankart lesions
    • Clavicle fractures
    • Proximal humerus fractures
    • ACJ injuries
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Scapulothoracic dysrhythmia
    • Snapping scapula syndrome
    • Failed previous arthroscopic surgery
    • Failed previous joint replacement surgery​
    • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
    • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
    • Elbow instability
    • Elbow osteoarthritis
    • Elbow rheumatoid arthritis
    • Elbow stiffness
    • Elbow dislocations
    • Elbow fractures (radial head, olecranon, distal humerus)
    • Distal biceps tendon ruptures
    • Triceps injuries
    • Ulnar nerve entrapment (cubital tunnel syndrome)
    • Forearm (radius & ulna) fractures
    • Distal radius (wrist) fractures
    • Wrist injuries
    • Scaphoid fractures
    • Metacarpal fractures
    • Phalangeal (finger) fractures
    • Phalangeal (finger) dislocations
    • Tendon injuries and lacerations
    • Wrist ligament injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Trigger finger
    • Dupuytren's disease
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    Medical procedures

    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Hand & Wrist Surgery
    • Joint Injection
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Revision Surgery
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
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    Special interests

    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Finger Injury
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Bicep Injury
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Dislocation of the Elbow
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Fractures
    • Hand Injury
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Pectoralis Major Injury
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Shoulder Impingement
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fractures
    • Wrist Pain
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    Education

    Qualifications

    • MFSTEd, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2015)
    • MSc Trauma & Orthopaedics (distinction for dissertation), University of Brighton (2015)
    • FRCS(Tr&Orth), Royal College of Surgeons of England (2013)
    • MRCS(Eng), Royal College of Surgeons of England (2007)
    • MBBS (distinction in Surgery), Imperial College (2003)
    • BSc(hons), Neuroscience, Imperial College (1999)


    Memberships

    • British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)
    • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
    • Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS)
    • Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng)
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    5/13
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    4/13
    Shoulder Arthroscopy
    3/13
    Shoulder Replacement
    3/13
    Bicep tendon repair
    1/13
    EPL Tendon Transfer
    1/13
    Finger Injury
    1/13
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    1/13
    Reverse shoulder replacement
    1/13
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    1/13
    Shoulder Pain
    1/13
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    Very happy, would return to see Mr. Colaco again
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Replacement
    Very caring
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Finger Injury
    Excellent service. Made everything easy to understand
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Injury Rotator Cuff Repair
    Great knowledge and understanding, detailed review of all aspects concerning the issue and roadmap to recovery. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    V good, went out of his way to find me a good PT in the south London area.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain Shoulder Arthroscopy Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    I found Mr Colaco to be very personable, he explained what he was going to do and why. He was easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable. I didn't feel rushed and felt like a cared for patient. I would definitely recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Replacement
    Mr Colaco did two shoulder replacements for me over the last few years, both of which were very successful. He is in my opinion an excellent surgeon and I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Having had the horrible experience of damaging my shoulder and arm I was lucky enough to find the very professional services of Mr Henry Colaco. He and associates performed miracles and I will forever be in his debt.He also happens to be a very nice man.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bicep tendon repair Rotator Cuff Injury Rotator Cuff Repair
    Brilliant overall assessment, explanation of treatment and answered my questions clearly and concisely. Recovery going well and aftercare in process.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Injury Rotator Cuff Repair
    Extremely competent, reassuring and straight to the point. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance / treatment with an arm/ shoulder injury
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 11 doctors for:
    11

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Matthew Sala
    Mr Matthew Sala
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    06-02-2021

    I have known Mr Colaco fo many years. He is an excellent, knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. Caring with excellent communication skills. I can recommend Mr Colaco without reservation. MATTHEW SALA

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Dupuytren’s Contracture, Hand Fractures, Fracture, Arthritis, Tendon Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Injury, Finger Injury, Trigger Finger, Arthritis (Hand), Fracture (Broken Bone), Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Arthritis (Shoulder), Mallet Finger, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis (Shoulder), Wrist Pain, Bicep Injury, Pectoralis Major Injury
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Ulnar Nerve Release, Tendon Repair, Arthroscopy, Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression, Fracture Fixation Surgery, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Excision, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Stabilisation , Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Mohammed Abdus-Samee
    Mr Mohammed Abdus-Samee
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    06-02-2021

    Henry is a dedicated upper limb surgeon. He strives to attain the best for his patients and keeps up to date with the latest techniques and procedures. He helps train orthopaedic surgeons and maintains high standards. A nice colleague and surgeon.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Dupuytren’s Contracture, Hand Fractures, Fracture, Tendon Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Injury, Finger Injury, Trigger Finger, Arthritis (Hand), Fracture (Broken Bone), Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Arthritis (Shoulder), Mallet Finger, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis (Shoulder), Wrist Pain, Bicep Injury, Pectoralis Major Injury
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Ulnar Nerve Release, Tendon Repair, Arthroscopy, Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression, Fracture Fixation Surgery, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Excision, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Stabilisation , Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Dimpu Bhagawati
    Mr Dimpu Bhagawati
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    06-02-2021

    Henry has a searing focus on patient well being. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to his cases. His experience allows him to use the latest cutting edge technologies but also where appropriate non-operative patient. A skilled surgeon with excellent communication skills.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Dupuytren’s Contracture, Hand Fractures, Fracture, Tendon Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Injury, Finger Injury, Trigger Finger, Arthritis (Hand), Fracture (Broken Bone), Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Arthritis (Shoulder), Mallet Finger, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis (Shoulder), Wrist Pain, Bicep Injury, Pectoralis Major Injury
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Ulnar Nerve Release, Tendon Repair, Arthroscopy, Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression, Fracture Fixation Surgery, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Excision, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Stabilisation , Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Simon Lambert
    Mr Simon Lambert
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    06-02-2021

    Mr Colaço is a much valued colleague in The Shoulder Practice. We refer patients when sensible to do so in view of our complementary skills and experience. Mr Colaço has a very rational, reasoned, logical and evidence-based approach to decision-making in the spectrum of cases with which he is involved, and brings challenging cases for good discussions at our multidisciplinary meetings. I have been grateful for his advice on a number of occasions and have enjoyed working with him in teh operating theatre.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Dupuytren’s Contracture, Hand Fractures, Fracture, Tendon Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Injury, Finger Injury, Trigger Finger, Arthritis (Hand), Fracture (Broken Bone), Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Arthritis (Shoulder), Mallet Finger, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis (Shoulder), Wrist Pain, Bicep Injury, Pectoralis Major Injury
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Ulnar Nerve Release, Tendon Repair, Arthroscopy, Wrist Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Decompression, Fracture Fixation Surgery, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Excision, Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Stabilisation , Biceps Tenodesis and Tenotomy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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