Mr Ayaz Lakdawala is an extensively trained and highly skilled consultant orthopaedic surgeon. With over 20 years of professional experience, he has developed leading expertise in the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic knee conditions and sports injuries. He performs a high volume of knee surgery and regularly receives referrals from colleagues for a second opinion and complex cases.
Mr Lakdawala ensures that all patients receive first-class and personalised care, which is reflected in excellent patient outcomes and reviews. His surgical expertise consists of, but is not limited to, knee replacement surgery (partial and total), knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee ligament reconstruction (MCL, LCL PLC), meniscal repair and cartilage regeneration procedures.
In addition, Mr Lakdawala is one of the very few surgeons who use Ortho-pilot™, a computer navigation programme for improved surgical accuracy during knee replacement. As the only surgeon in Warwickshire that offers computer navigation knee replacement surgery, patients are referred to him from across Warwickshire and the West-Midlands for complex knee replacements.
He is also an expert in non-surgical procedures, such as joint injections. What's more, he provides personalised treatment for patients with sports injuries, from leisure sports players to professional athletes, and he ensures he stays up-to-date with the latest techniques. He also has links with specialist exercise and conditioning coaches to help patients return to sports after injury or operation.
During his training, Mr Lakdawala was selected for higher specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the West Midlands, where he trained at the internationally known hospitals of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. After completing his training, he was appointed the post of senior clinical fellow at world-renowned knee fellowship centres at King’s College Hospital, London, and the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Trust.
His leading knowledge and skill have led to him being appointed as the Regional Director for Royal College of Surgeon of England (RCSE) and he also chairs the professional affairs board in the West Midlands. His work with the RCSE involves improving surgical standards, patient care and surgical education and training. He is also an examiner for the Warwick Medical School and trainer for junior doctors and senior registrars.
Mr Lakdawala's is also recognised for his research. He has published extensively in regional and international peer-reviewed journals. He is also regularly invited to national and international conferences and meetings to present his work.