Professor Venu Kavarthapu

Professor Venu Kavarthapu


Orthopaedic Surgery

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28 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

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  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4542700
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,664 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,297 reviews


    Professor Venu Kavarthapu is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgery. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery from South-East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. Further fellowship training was obtained in specialized MIS (minimally invasive) and computer navigation hip surgery under the tuition of Dr Lawrence Dorr at the Arthritis Institute, and Dr Joel Matta at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA; hip arthroplasty at Guy’s Hospital, London and foot & ankle surgery at Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals, Surrey.

    Prof. Kavarthapu was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London in 2006. He runs a regional young adult hip surgery service, including hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. He also heads a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary complex foot surgery service that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes.

    Prof. Kavarthapu lectures nationally and internationally in conferences particularly on diabetic foot surgery, trauma, hip arthroscopy, and primary and revision hip arthroplasty. He is actively involved in research and published several scientific articles in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

    Prof. Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, Education Committee Member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the President of International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Hip Replacement
    • Revision Surgery
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Diabetic Foot Surgery
    • Charcot Foot Reconstruction
    • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Foot Sprains
    • Stress Fractures
    • Fracture (broken bone)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Foot Sprains
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Foot Pain


    • Hip Replacement
    • Cheilectomy
    • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Joint Fusion
    • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopy
    • Big Toe Fusion Surgery
    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Bunionectomy
    • Bunionette Deformity Correction
    • Claw Toe Correction
    • Diabetic Foot Care
    • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
    • Hammertoe Correction
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Labral Tear Surgery (Hip)
    • Mallet Toe Correction
    • Meniscus Tear Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Revision Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
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    Special interests

    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Ankle Tendonitis
    • Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Bone Spurs
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Claw Toes
    • Corns
    • Diabetic Ulcers
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement
    • Foot Pain
    • Foot Sprains
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Hammer Toes
    • Heel Bumps
    • Hip Fractures
    • Hip Impingement
    • Labral Tear
    • Mallet Toes
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Neuromas
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Peroneal Tendinopathy
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • The Young Hip
    • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)
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    MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)


    South-East Thames Specialist Registrar Rotation 1998-2005

    MIS and Computer Navigation Hip Surgery Fellowship, Dr. L Dorr, Los Angeles, USA, 2003

    Trauma Fellowship, Dr. Joel Matta, Los Angeles, USA, 2003

    Hip Fellowship, Guy’s Hospital, London, 2002-2003

    Foot & Ankle Fellowship, Royal Surrey County Hospital and Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, 2006

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