Mr Ahmad Malik

Mr Ahmad Malik

MBChB, MRCS, FRCS(Tr & Orth), Dip Med Sport

Orthopaedic Surgery

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9 specialists

22 years of experience
10 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very thorough and personal approach to care“
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Subspecialty

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4509022
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    1140 reviews

    About

    Mr Ahmad Malik is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Director of The London Foot and Ankle Clinic based at The Princess Grace Hospital and The Chiltern Hospital.

    Ahmad completed his undergraduate studies in medicine from Glasgow University Medical School and then undertook his specialist training in orthopaedic surgery in London. Following that, he completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital, in Sydney, Australia and at the Surrey Foot and Ankle Fellowship, UK.

    Ahmad deals with the full range of foot and ankle pathology, including Foot and Ankle Trauma (Ankle Fractures, Foot Fractures, Tibial Fractures), Achilles Tendon Pathology (Achilles Tendinopathy, Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture, Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture), Acute and Chronic Ankle Sprains, Ankle Sports Injuries, Heel Pain, Forefoot Pain and Deformity (Bunions, Hallux Rigidus, Hammer toe, Morton's Neuroma), Calf Tightness, and Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle. He is passionate about his work and believes that the role of the clinician is to accurately diagnose a patient, inform and educate them of their condition and finally empower them to make the right choices regarding their treatment.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Achilles tendon reconstruction
    Achilles tendon repair
    Amputation of the toe
    Ankle fusion
    Ankle arthroscopy
    Below knee amputation
    Brostrom repair
    Bunion correction
    Bunionette corrective surgery
    Coalition resection
    Excision ganglion/soft tissue lesion/mucoid cyst
    Injection joints
    Morton’s neuroma excision
    Fracture ankle or foot fixation
    Proximal medial gastrocnemius release
    Peroneal tendon repair
    Subtalar joint fusion
    Talonavicular fusion
    Tibialis posterior tendon reconstruction/ Flatfoot reconstruction
    Total ankle replacement
    Triple fusion
                                

    • Foot Fractures
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Achilles Tendon Rupture Acute and Chronic
    • Foot and Ankle Arthritis
    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus)
    • Big Toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Chronic Ankle Sprain
    • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Sports Injuries
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    Procedures

    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    • Bunionectomy
    • Ankle Joint Fusion
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Bunionette Deformity Correction
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Cheilectomy
    • Claw Toe Correction
    • Diabetic Foot Care
    • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    • Flatfoot Correction
    • Hammertoe Correction
    • Joint Injection
    • Mallet Toe Correction
    • Partial Nail Removal
    • Plantar Fascia Release Surgery
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Claw Toes
    • Corns
    • Diabetic Ulcers
    • Foot Pain
    • Foot Sprains
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Hammer Toes
    • Heel Bumps
    • Mallet Toes
    • Neuromas
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Peroneal Tendinopathy
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB ChB (1998) - University of Glasgow

    Additional Qualifications

    FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2009

    Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2009

    MRCS Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2001

    MBChB University of Glasgow 1998

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Achilles Tendon Problems
    2/15
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    1/15
    Bunionectomy
    1/15
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very thorough and personal approach to care
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Fantastic consultant, personable, professional and really listens to his patients. Mr Malik was able to explain my condition and options in simple terms, he suggested non surgical solution first and showed high level of care.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr. Malik is an incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, honest, competent, and caring surgeon who went out of his way to educate me in my treatment, while providing the highest standard of care. His genuine care for me, the patient, was very evident through every stage of the process—Pre, Peri, and Post-op. I highly recommend Mr. Malik
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Relaxed and professional.
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    Ahmad Malik

    thanks!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I underwent surgery for a 1st MTP Joint Fusion on my right foot on 16th February 2018. I was admitted to the Chiltern Hospital as a Day Patient. Prior to this I had visited Mr. Malik several times; he ensured I was given all information I needed to know in order to make a decision whether or not to have the operation. He was extremely patient and was able to explain in ‘layman’s’ terms what the operation would entail and the likely immediate symptoms and longer term considerations and now, 8 weeks after the operation I can confirm that he was right on the ball. On the day of the surgery Mr. Malik came to see me and again explained the procedure and asked me whether I had any questions. His extensive knowledge alongside his personable and agreeable approach really put me at ease and I felt I was in safe hands. Mr. Malik visited me again after the operation and reiterated instructions for when I returned home. I was prescribed pain killers and surgical stockings which I had to wear (bear) overnight due to a previous DVT. It was difficult, at first, to negotiate essential daily tasks on ‘one leg’ however, a friend had organised a ‘Stride-On’ for me and I had purchased a shower stool which I would highly recommend for anybody having this surgery – after a few days I was whizzing around on the ‘Stride On’ and putting no pressure at all on my foot. Mr. Malik prescribed Codeine to manage the pain and told me that I could also take Paracetamol however, after a couple of days I stopped taking the Paracetamol and after 6 days stopped taking the Codeine. For a successful recovery it is important to follow Mr. Malik’s instructions; being an active person I did struggle mentally with having to sit my foot elevated for 2 weeks however, I did as I was told and was extremely pleased to see how well my foot had healed two weeks later, on 06th March when the dressings were taken off. At this appointment Mr. Malik instructed me to keep my foot elevated the majority of the time and not to weight bear for at least another 4 weeks – again, the ‘Stride On’ helped me to manage some of the small tasks I felt more ‘up to’. I was always careful not to over-do it, I did not want to hamper my recovery in any way. I didn’t get on at all with the crutches, my balance is shot away. I returned to Mr. Malik on 09th April in trainers having been weight bearing for about a week. My foot and toe were still a little swollen but the scar had completely healed and I was in no pain at all. Mr. Malik was also pleased with my recovery. I am so pleased with the outcome of this operation and can absolutely recommend Mr. Malik to anybody who is considering this surgery or any other foot/ankle surgery who is able to access his services.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had a subtalar ankle fusion last February at The Shelburne Hospital. Mr Malik was upfront and very clear about the complexity of the surgery, however I felt completely reassured and knew if I did as he said I would get the best outcome. Mr Malik was always contactable with any concerns I had which was much appreciated, I have never been able to have that sort of contact with a consultant before but it really made a difference to my recovery. A year on my foot has no pain whatsoever and I am able to walk, run and cycle as I did prior to my arthritis. Should I ever need foot/ankle surgery again I would hope Mr Malik would be able to undertake it and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    After breaking my left ankle 4 years and being operated on by Dr Malik, i was so happy with the results and recovery, that when It happened again to the other ankle, I wanted him to treat me again. Again the post x-rays look great (according to my cardio surgeon brother), and am hoping for a similar recovery. Am told it is more severe than last time and it’s early days yet but the signs so far are good. What I admire about Dr Malik, other than the outcome he has produced, is his can do attitude, ability to put me at ease, to answer my endless questions and concerns, even when out of hours, backed up with links to the relevant literature online. It’s still early days on this 2nd occasion but am confident he is advising me on the best course of treatment and recovery, following successful surgery, Thanks again
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Having been told weeks previously that nothing could be done for a fractured toe which was becoming increasingly painful and making walking very difficult I arranged for a consultation with Mr Malik. After an x-ray, Mr Malik advised me to wear a Darco post-op shoe for 6 - 8 weeks. He was extremely pleasant and asked me to email him to let him know how I got on. Simple advice but spot-on and invaluable. Following Mr Malik's advice my foot has healed and I am delighted to be able to walk pain-free again. Very grateful thanks.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Consulted Mr Ahmed Malik, orthopaedic surgeon, on foot problem. Given clear explanation on possible procedures and risks. Following X-ray and MRI scan procedure carried out with excellent outcome. Also impressed with post procedure communication initiated by Mr Malik. Highly recommend
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    It is now 5 months since Mr Malik rejoined my achilles tendon. So far (touch wood) it has been very good but my big breakthrough came when I went to my house in France for a month. The walking there is rough and up-and-down and the exercise gave me both confidence in the repair and also exercised it quite a lot. I get a little discomfort from time to time but there is never any pain and, after starting cycling on the road a week ago, have experienced only a good feeling and increased confidence in it. I still don’t do anything stupid as I am sure it is not as strong nor as flexible as it should be, but it is coming along beautifully. Very many thanks to Mr Malik's skill and application.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 9 doctors for:
    9

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Henry Colaco
    Mr Henry Colaco
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    08-02-2021

    Mr Ahmad Malik is an excellent foot and ankle surgeon. He was a great colleague to work with during our training, and I would happily refer patients to him for a specialist opinion.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Stress Fractures, Fracture (Broken Bone), Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Ankle Sprain, Arthritis (Ankle), Peroneal Tendinopathy, Foot Pain, Turf Toe (Toe Sprain), Foot Sprains, Arthritis (Foot), Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus, Bunions (Hallux Valgus), Mallet Toes, Heel Bumps, Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome, Morton's Neuroma
    For procedures: Chondral Grafting, Bunion Surgery, Steroid Injection, Claw Toe Correction, Ankle Joint Fusion, Flatfoot Correction, Mallet Toe Correction, Partial Nail Removal, Cheilectomy, Excision of Mortons Neuromas, Bunionectomy, Ankle Arthroscopy, Big Toe Fusion Surgery
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Andrew Northeast
    Mr Andrew Northeast
    General Surgery

    04-08-2020

    Ahmad is an excellent orthopaedic surgeon with a expert interest in foot problems. Like my interest in veins and leg ulcers it is a long neglected part of surgery but one that when well treated can transform patient's quality of life. He has provided very valuable support to my patients with painful foot problems. Moreover he has provided a superb personal service to large vascular surgeons who fall off their bicycles and trash their femurs!

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Stress Fractures, Fracture (Broken Bone), Ankle Sprain, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Bone Spurs, Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus, Hammer Toes, Arthritis (Ankle), Foot Pain, Foot Sprains, Bunions (Hallux Valgus), Heel Bumps, Achilles Tendon Problems
    For procedures: Revision Surgery, Claw Toe Correction, Flatfoot Correction, Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction, Cheilectomy, Postoperative Rehabilitation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Kevin Bruce
    Mr Kevin Bruce
    Podiatry

    16-08-2017

    I refer regularly to Mr Malik as patients are very happy with service/treatment from him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Joyti Saksena
    Mr Joyti Saksena
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    05-09-2017

    Very amiable chap who is a specialist in his field of foot and ankle surgery

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: I trained them

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