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

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.94

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Mr Colaco has been brilliant in my overall care. He has been very caring and always clearly explains every part of my care.“
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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 Princess Grace Hospital

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

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1237 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

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    08:30 - 13:00
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    13:40 - 19:00
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    About

    Call 08443358416 or 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
    • 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
    • Finger Injury
    • 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

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    9/32
    Shoulder Arthroscopy
    9/32
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    8/32
    Shoulder Replacement
    5/32
    Shoulder Pain
    4/32
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    2/32
    Clavicle Fractures
    2/32
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    2/32
    Bicep tendon repair
    1/32
    EPL Tendon Transfer
    1/32
    Elbow Fractures
    1/32
    Elbow surgery
    1/32
    Excellent
    1/32
    Finger Injury
    1/32
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    1/32
    Frozen Shoulder
    1/32
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    1/32
    Hand Injury
    1/32
    Hand Surgery
    1/32
    Reverse Shoulder Arthroscopy
    1/32
    Reverse shoulder replacement
    1/32
    Shoulder Surgery
    1/32
    Shoulder arthritis
    1/32
    Shoulder pain
    1/32
    Shoulder replacement
    1/32
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    1/32
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Elbow surgery Elbow Fractures
    Mr Colaco has been brilliant in my overall care. He has been very caring and always clearly explains every part of my care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand Injury Hand Surgery
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    Mr Colaco was the surgeon that repaired my no union shoulder break with a metal plate,he explained the plan of action for my treatment and included me I deacon making,4 years on the scar is barely visible and I have most of the movement back in my shoulder.I can not recommend him highly enough as a all round lovely man and a exceptional surgeon.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clavicle Fractures
    Very knowledgeable and confident. Really appreciated him speaking to the manufacturer and getting smaller plate shaped for me. Neat job. Appointments were always run to time.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Arthroscopy
    From day one I have been thoroughly impressed with my treatment. All staff were extremely efficient. I felt that Mr Colaco gave me every confidence in his manner at all times. Thank you for giving me back my mobility.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Injury Arthritis (Shoulder) Shoulder Pain
    Very clear in explaining the ongoing problem with my shoulder. Extremely pleasant manner and additionally recommended a physiotherapist near where I live.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain Frozen Shoulder
    Polite, efficient, compassionate and great at explaining the options/procedures
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Injury Rotator Cuff Repair Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Henry has been treating me for rotator cuff issues in both my shoulders for a few months and I absolutely vouch for his expertise and treatment. It’s been a long few months but he has made things easy to understand, preformed 2 great procedures and been great overall. Highly recommend him for anyone looking for a shoulder specialist!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clavicle Fractures
    Extremely satisfied with my experience - Mr. Colaco could not have been more helpful. He gave me full and clear explanations throughout my course of treatment before carrying out very successful surgery. Very highly recommend him as a Consultant.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Repair Shoulder Arthroscopy Rotator Cuff Injury
    Everything was explained to me very professionally and in-depth . Mr Colaco even took an shoulder joint off the shelf and explained what I had done and how the repair would take place. The whole team we’re very caring and professional they so put me at ease.Mr Colaco is a great doctor
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 11 doctors for:
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    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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