Guide to choosing your hip surgeon

Written by: Mr Rishi Chana
Published: | Updated: 03/04/2019
Edited by: Cal Murphy

Many problems can affect the hip, especially as we get older. Arthritis, in particular can be a big concern that can hamper movement and affect our quality of life. Thankfully, a good hip surgeon can provide the solution. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Rishi Chana specialises in hip surgery and here are some tips for choosing the best hip surgeon for your case.

What does a hip surgeon do?

A hip surgeon is a highly skilled and qualified orthopaedic surgeon with specific expertise in treating problems with the hip. For example, when arthritis has occurred, a hip replacement is a well-proven operation with a fast recovery of two weeks and results that will keep you going for the next 30 years!

Mr Chana is a world-class expert in hip keyhole surgery to preserve your natural hip joint and maintain its proper function.

Mr Chana will take a detailed history of your condition and general health, then examine you and order some imaging tests. After this, he will recommend a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs to get you better.

Whilst we are surgeons, Mr Chana will always try to help treat the pain without surgery and only recommend an operation if no other option is available.


What hip problems do hip surgeons treat?

Mr Chana is an expert hip surgeon and treats all conditions of the hip that may be causing problems. These include:

  • Hip impingement
  • Femoroacetabular cam and pincer bone bumps
  • Labral tears
  • Gluteal/ITB tendon pain
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition caused by wear and tear (osteoarthritis) or inflammation (rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis). These can be very disabling and painful as well as causing stiffness. Mr Chana has fellowship-trained skills in hip replacement with an excellent track record of happy patients who have gotten their lives back after this safe and helpful operation.


What should I look for in a hip surgeon?

You should ask your hip surgeon a few questions about where they did their expert training, how many of these they do a year and what their specific results are like. You should also ask what their complication rates are. Each operation has a risk profile and your surgeon should have their own data to reassure you about how safe and effective they are at achieving a great result.

Mr Chana will always take time to get to know who you are as an individual so he can understand your needs and what your goals are for treatment. This allows us to build a personalised treatment plan using your input, to fully meet your needs.

Mr Chana will also make himself available to you via telephone or email in case there are any queries or issues.

Mr Chana has a 24-hour emergency hotline number and he will make a personal follow-up phone call 48 hours after discharge to make sure your recovery is according to plan.

Check out this guide to the costs of hip surgery

To book an appointment with Mr Chana, visit his Top Doctors profile.

By Mr Rishi Chana
Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Rishi Chana is a skilled consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon based in London and the surrounding area. He specialises in lower limb surgery - particularly surgery of the hip and knee. He is an expert in performing arthroscopy of both the hip and knee, joint preservation surgery, hip and knee replacements, and is a certified to perform the world's most accurate hip and knee surgery.

A graduate of the Royal Free Hospital Medical School (University of London,1999), Mr Chana is now a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) (FRCS Tr&Orth). He is fellowship-trained in hip arthroscopy and completed a world-renowned fellowship in Sydney, which trained him to deliver an exceptionally high quality joint replacement service with enhanced rehabilitation. Mr Chana served as Lower Limb Lead for Ashford & St Peters Hospital in 2017, and presently practises at a number of locations, including Spire Thames Valley HospitalSchoen Clinic, London, and a number of BMI hospitals. He is also part of the Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic.

Mr Chana has a wide range of expertise, being able to treat adult patients both young and old with hip, groin and pelvic pain. His patients include athletes suffering from conditions such as labral tears and pincer impingment, and has a track record of returning them to action. He emphasises patient care and, as a result, achieves a high level of patient satisfaction.

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