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Mr Verma

Mr Shobhit Verma MRCS (ED), MS (T&O), FEBOT, FRCS (T&O), Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Shobhit Verma is a Consultant Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
He qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1998 from India and pursued advanced training in Paediatric and Adult Sports injuries and Trauma,Complex Orthopaedic trauma with Deformity correction in children / Limb reconstruction at various tertiary referral centres across the UK and Australia.

He has Trauma and Limb reconstruction fellowships from centres of excellence like The Alfred in Melbourne and Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

He has speciality fellowships in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Trauma from Birmingham Children’s hospital and King’s College, London

He specializes in Young Adult & Paediatric Sports Injuries and Trauma, Paediatric and Adult Limb deformity correction and Limb reconstruction.

His NHS practice also includes complex Paediatric conditions affecting lower limbs including Hip,Knees,Foot and Ankle.

He is a postgraduate teacher and an invited faculty in various FRCS teaching courses across hospitals in London including King’s College and Imperial College.

He is actively involved in various national research projects in the UK and has number of publications in peer reviewed journals including the BJJ and EFORT .He has presented his work in national and international meetings including BOA, EFORT and SICOT.

He likes to spend his free time cooking for his family, playing squash and cricket.

Areas of interest

  1. Paediatric and Young Adult Lower limb issues -Intoeing,Out toeing and Angular Malalignments,Genu Vara/Valga/recurvatum,Knee Instability and hypermobility injuries.
  2. Young Adult and Paediatric Sports Injuries and Knee Disorders
  3. Paediatric Hip including DDH and Perthes disease
  4. Paediatric and Young Adult Foot/ ankle problems including Clubfoot,CVT,Flat Foot and other foot deformities
  5. Orthopaedic management of children with disability due to Neuromuscular disease,Cerebral palsys
  6. Skeletal Dysplasias and associated deformities
  7. Paediatric Upper limb deformity, Malunions and Hand disorders
  8. Gait Disorders and Joint Instabilities.

Mr Yegappan Kalairajah MA (Cantab), MBBChir, MPhil, FRCS (Orth)

Yega Kalairajah graduated from Cambridge University and Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital in London in 1995. He carried out his basic surgical training in South East London (King’s) and subsequently went on to do his Orthopaedic training in the South West London Regions (St George’s). After completing his FRCS (Tr & Orth), Yega spent a year of advanced training in Sportmed SA, Adelaide, Australia in Sports Surgery, Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) and Arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery. On completion of his CCST, Yega took up a locum consultant position at Epsom and St Helier’s Hospital NHS Trust and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC). EOC is the largest arthroplasty unit in Europe enabling Yega to be one of the highest volume hip and knee surgeons in the UK during his 18 month tenure at the unit. In October 2001 Yega was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with the aim of forming the hip and knee unit within the trust. He still maintains an Honorary status at the EOC unit.

Yega has also completed a master’s degree in engineering on hip acetabulum (socket) fixation techniques. He has published extensively in Orthopaedic journals on hip, knee and sports surgery and has done several pioneering works on computer assisted/navigated orthopaedic surgery. Yega has a committed interest in teaching and research and plays an active role in helping and supervising research and education at his base NHS trust and runs several multicentre international trials and national trials keeping him at the forefront of orthopaedic technology and innovations.

Hip Surgery
Hip Revision Surgery
Knee Surgery
Knee Revision Surgery
Ankle Surgery
Soft Tissue Injuries
Sports Injury

Special Clinical Interests:
Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (including MRI/CT navigation)
Sports Surgery, particularly of the hip, knee (eg. ACL. Meniscal repairs, chondral surgery, nerve entrapment)
Early Intervention (Young Adult) Hip and Knee Surgery – Hip arthroscopy and knee arthroscopy, osteotomies, resurfacing and partial joint replacements

Mr ManjureMr Sanjiv Manjure MBBS, MS. McH, FRCS, FRCS (Orth)

Mr Manjure graduated from The M.S. University, Baroda, India in 1990. He underwent a four year postgraduate residency in Orthopaedics, a structured intensive training programme which involved research, publication and also hands on surgical experience and training. This culminated in a Master’s degree in Orthopaedics (M.S. Orthopaedics).

In the UK, he underwent Higher Surgical training in the South East Thames Region (Guy’s and St Thomas’). During this period, he completed M.Ch (Liverpool), FRCS (Gen. Surgery Glasgow) and FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics). He spent a year of advanced surgical training at Guy’s Hospital, London, Knee Unit and furthered his skills in knee sports injuries, revision arthroplasty.

Mr Manjure worked as a Consultant in Medway Hospitals NHS Trust & Kinds College Hospital, London. He was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Sanjiv has brought many innovative ideas to the L&D since he joined and of special mention is formation of the Hip & Knee Surgery Unit for complex/revision arthroplasty and introduction of computer navigation techniques for knee replacement.

Sanjiv believes that an important aspect of his role as a consultant involves research, teaching and also clinical management. Mr Manjure is the Clinical Lead for the Hip & Knee One-Stop Clinic, infection control, orthopaedic trauma, thromboprophylaxis and Foundation Trust Benchmarking.

Mr Manjure’s areas of special interest include Sports Injuries of the knee including arthroscopic ACL, reconstruction, cartilage transplantation, primary and revision hip and knee replacements and Unicompartmental knee replacement.

For his contribution to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Manjure was awarded a Clinical Excellence award for the year 2008-2009.

Hip Surgery
Hip Revision Surgery
Hip Resurfacing
Knee Surgery
Sports Injury
Soft Tissue Injuries

Special Clinical Interests:
Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement
Knee Arthroscopy
ACL Reconstruction
High Tibial Osteotomies
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Mr ParwezMr Tarique Parwez, MBBS, FRCS , Diploma Orthopaedic Engineering, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

After Medical Graduation from India in 1991 Mr Parwez came over to the UK in 1993 to do his post graduate training. He done a Basic Surgical Rotation in Scotland and passed FRCS Ed in 1996, continued by Higher Surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the West Midlands Rotation from 1998 -2004. Mr Parwez completed a 2 year part time MSc Orthopaedic Engineering, from School of Engineering, Cardiff University and cleared his FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics in 2002).  In 2004 – 2005 he done a year of Lower Limb Arthroplasty Senior Clinical Fellow Training at West Suffolk Hospital.

  • Joined Heart of England NHS Trust as a Locum Consultant in 2005
  • Completed a year Knee Fellowship at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol from 2009 – 2010 with two consultants covering the full spectrum of Knee Surgery from Cartilage, soft tissue, ligaments, Partial Knee Replacements, Revision Knee surgery including use of Mega prosthesis.
  • Worked as a Consultant in ISTC in Bristol after finishing Knee fellowship. Mr Parwez introduced partial knee replacement in this unit and was the Clinical Lead for the last three years he worked there. After maintaining a very high standard of care and quality of work they were voted as ‘Best in the West’ for total hip replacement in the South West Region in 2013.


  • Sports Knee Injuries
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • PCL, Multiligament knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Chondral repair Knee Joint
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement-Medial & Lateral
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement

Special Interest

  • Knee Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Improving patients experience and outcomes
  • Improving Surgical Outcomes
  • Surgical site Infection optimization
  • Streamlining and Improving clinical care pathways and service delivery

Mr Parwez has done over 2,000 Total Hip Replacements (THR) and 2,000 Total Knee Replacements (TKR) since 2002. Over 1,000 of the Total Hip, over 1,000 of the Total knee Replacements and over 300 Partial Knee replacements are recorded on the National Joint registry with satisfactory outcome.

Since October 2016 Mr Parwez has worked at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics. He is the Lead for Surgical site infection and is passionate about “zero tolerance” in case of prosthetic joint infection amongst other things to achieve an optimal outcome for all patients.

Mr Parwez is an active listener and believe in true “shared decision” making with his patients. He will always try to explain and set expectations at a realistic achievable level leading to a high percentage of patients achieving a highly satisfying outcome.

He keeps his knowledge and skills updated by attending conferences, workshops, seminars and discussions along with teaching on registrars training workshop and GP training days.

In his free time Mr Parwez enjoys cycling with his kids and other Bike club members. He used to be a keen cricketer until his medical college days and had his fair share of personal injuries, and can empathize with sporting injuries and the desire to get back to the field as soon as possible and able.

Mr Dimpu Bhagawati, M.A, MBBS, FRCS (ortho), Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Mr Bhagawati is a highly qualified, double fellowship trained complex spinal surgeon. He trained in Orthopaedics and Trauma, completing his post graduate surgical training at UCL in London and, two Complex Spinal Fellowships at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Sentre in Oxford and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.

He is highly qualified in all modern spinal techniques. These include minimal access spinal surgery (MASS), minimally invasive surgery (MIS), extra-lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), spinal deformity surgery and scoliosis as well as extensive experience in treating children with back and spine problems.

Mr Bhagawati has previously worked as a Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and is a now working at a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

He has been involved in both Oxford and London at the cutting edge of scientific advances in surgery with a particular focus on the new implant designs. He has published numerous scientific papers and presented at a large number of major international meetings.

Mr Bhagawati offers his patients full access to a comprehensive and modern range of spinal techniques, treating problems from the top to the bottom of their spine. He believes in advising his patients about their treatment options to manage their back pain and allowing them to make an informed decision.

He uses the latest minimally invasive techniques, including endoscopic spinal surgery, microdiscectomy, total disc replacement, minimally invasive fusion surgery, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are image guided procedures used to inject cement into a patient’s fractured bone to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spinal column, often caused by osteoporosis.

Mr Bhagawati provides integrated physiotherapy programmes that include nerve and joint injections through spinal surgery. He promotes early rehabilitation and rapid recovery for better surgical outcomes and, most of his patients go home the following day after surgery.

Mr BurttMr Simon Burtt – MBBS, FRCS

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1994 specialising in lower limb, foot and ankle surgery.