Miss Homa Arshad

Miss Homa Arshad

MB BChir, MA, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 7 specialists
22 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.84

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.89

Top feedback

“My name is Thea, I’m 37 years old and an athlete who plays football and runs at competitive level. On the 30th of May 2022 I had a running incident on the treadmill which resulted in (what I now know was a stress fracture on my femoral hip bone), but back then, the A&E never picked up on it and I was left on crutches for 7 weeks knowing something was completely wrong. I have never been seriously injured in my 20+ years of playing sports, but this time I instantly knew something wasn’t right.   After 7 weeks of pain and no progress, I decided to reach out to an awesome physio, Annabel Hawker from Complete Physio in Chelsea, who instantly after examining me, suspected a femoral neck stress fracture. She then put me in touch with Cath-Spencer who is a brilliant sports-therapist. Within days I had a consultation with Cath, who referred me for an MRI scan and the results confirmed a huge stress fracture on my femoral neck bone. Cath assured me not to worry or get upset, because she knew exactly the right person to send me to. And that’s how I found myself sitting in Miss Homa Arshad’s office on the 9th of June 2022.  If I say I wasn’t terrified of the unknown and the fact that I clearly needed an operation, I would lie. I was extremely scared and upset. However, this all changed within seconds of walking into Miss Arshad’s office, because she was honestly such a lovely warm person. She sat me down and took her time to slowly talk me through my injury in details and what my options were and from that moment, I had no doubt about going ahead with this surgery. I completely trusted her 200% and I knew I was in safe hands and that she was the best and right person possible to do this job for me. I left her office feeling relaxed and at ease about things and for the first time in 8 weeks I felt genuinely happy, because I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. On Tuesday the 14th of June 2022, six days after seeing Miss Arshad, I was booked in for my surgery.  I should have been scared and nervous, because I have never in my life had any surgery done whatsoever or never even been hospitalised before. So this was something major, however, after seeing Miss Arshad on Thursday I felt really good and so relaxed about what was about to take place.  Before the surgery, Miss Arshad came to see me in my room and again she was just so lovely and she told me what was going to happen down to every little detail. Then I met my anaesthetic consultant Mira, who made me feel totally at ease and I remember thinking: ‘I’m about to go into this big operation here and all I feel is happiness and calmness and the fact I know, I’m in the best hands and everything is going to be totally fine!’  Which was exactly the case. A few hours later I was out and everything had gone to plan. The following day Miss Arshad came to see me in my room, which meant a lot to me. I told her that I was amazed how small my scar was (under the small piece of dressing), especially when she showed me with her fingers how big the 3 screws she inserted actually were. I was so shocked! To fit 3 big screws like that into my hip and only leave a tiny little scar like that. Such skills and just shows how amazing she is at her job :-) I was discharged after 4 days and now home. I’m writing this on Saturday the 18th of June 2022, 4 days after my surgery, and I can honestly say that this is the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. Yes there’s some inflammation and pain to deal with, but I’m up and walking (slowly) and I feel GOOD and STRONG and it’s only a matter of time before I’m back in the game again :-) I want to thank Homa with all my heart because, what she did is just incredible and I know I’ll be back to full strength within a couple of months. Touch wood I will never need a procedure like this done ever again, but if I did, I know the right woman for the job! Thank you again Homa from the bottom of my heart, you have made me the happiest girl on earth. Much love, Thea “
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4673042
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,753 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,350 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
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    Wed
    03:15 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:30 - 13:00
    Fri
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    Sat
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    Sun
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    About

    Ms Homa Arshad, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, currently works within the Barts Health NHS Trust and sees patients privately for HCA Healthcare at London Bridge Hospital. She is highly experienced in performing a wide range of orthopaedic surgery including knee and hip arthroscopy, complex replacement, revision, and orthopaedic trauma surgery

    Ms Arshad graduated with her undergraduate medical degree from the University of Cambridge, before being offered a place on the highly prestigious Percivall Pott rotation scheme. She has travelled the world developing her skills in units within Brazil, New York and, California gaining invaluable experience along the way. During her training period, she was also awarded a fellowship in Denmark working alongside and learning from Professor Kjeld Sobelle – the pioneer of minimally invasive periacetabular osteotomies. In her current role of Consultant, she has also taken on additional responsibilities as Head of Trauma at Barts.

    Ms Arshad is also a very engaged teacher, holding the position of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and tutor for the Masters in International Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences at the Queen Mary University of London. She is also an active researcher with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed several book chapters. 

    Procedures

    • Knee Replacement
    • Revision Surgery
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Arthroscopy
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    Special interests

    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Arthritis (Knee)
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    Education

    • MB Chir
    • MA
    • FRCS (Tr&Orth)
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.84
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.89
    Hip and Groin Pain
    7/19
    Knee Pain
    4/19
    Knee Replacement
    3/19
    Revision Surgery
    3/19
    Arthritis (Hip)
    2/19
    Arthritis (Knee)
    1/19
    Hip Replacement
    1/19
    Hip Surgery
    1/19
    Knee Arthroscopy
    1/19
    Knee Surgery
    1/19
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    My name is Thea, I’m 37 years old and an athlete who plays football and runs at competitive level. On the 30th of May 2022 I had a running incident on the treadmill which resulted in (what I now know was a stress fracture on my femoral hip bone), but back then, the A&E never picked up on it and I was left on crutches for 7 weeks knowing something was completely wrong. I have never been seriously injured in my 20+ years of playing sports, but this time I instantly knew something wasn’t right.   After 7 weeks of pain and no progress, I decided to reach out to an awesome physio, Annabel Hawker from Complete Physio in Chelsea, who instantly after examining me, suspected a femoral neck stress fracture. She then put me in touch with Cath-Spencer who is a brilliant sports-therapist. Within days I had a consultation with Cath, who referred me for an MRI scan and the results confirmed a huge stress fracture on my femoral neck bone. Cath assured me not to worry or get upset, because she knew exactly the right person to send me to. And that’s how I found myself sitting in Miss Homa Arshad’s office on the 9th of June 2022.  If I say I wasn’t terrified of the unknown and the fact that I clearly needed an operation, I would lie. I was extremely scared and upset. However, this all changed within seconds of walking into Miss Arshad’s office, because she was honestly such a lovely warm person. She sat me down and took her time to slowly talk me through my injury in details and what my options were and from that moment, I had no doubt about going ahead with this surgery. I completely trusted her 200% and I knew I was in safe hands and that she was the best and right person possible to do this job for me. I left her office feeling relaxed and at ease about things and for the first time in 8 weeks I felt genuinely happy, because I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. On Tuesday the 14th of June 2022, six days after seeing Miss Arshad, I was booked in for my surgery.  I should have been scared and nervous, because I have never in my life had any surgery done whatsoever or never even been hospitalised before. So this was something major, however, after seeing Miss Arshad on Thursday I felt really good and so relaxed about what was about to take place.  Before the surgery, Miss Arshad came to see me in my room and again she was just so lovely and she told me what was going to happen down to every little detail. Then I met my anaesthetic consultant Mira, who made me feel totally at ease and I remember thinking: ‘I’m about to go into this big operation here and all I feel is happiness and calmness and the fact I know, I’m in the best hands and everything is going to be totally fine!’  Which was exactly the case. A few hours later I was out and everything had gone to plan. The following day Miss Arshad came to see me in my room, which meant a lot to me. I told her that I was amazed how small my scar was (under the small piece of dressing), especially when she showed me with her fingers how big the 3 screws she inserted actually were. I was so shocked! To fit 3 big screws like that into my hip and only leave a tiny little scar like that. Such skills and just shows how amazing she is at her job :-) I was discharged after 4 days and now home. I’m writing this on Saturday the 18th of June 2022, 4 days after my surgery, and I can honestly say that this is the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. Yes there’s some inflammation and pain to deal with, but I’m up and walking (slowly) and I feel GOOD and STRONG and it’s only a matter of time before I’m back in the game again :-) I want to thank Homa with all my heart because, what she did is just incredible and I know I’ll be back to full strength within a couple of months. Touch wood I will never need a procedure like this done ever again, but if I did, I know the right woman for the job! Thank you again Homa from the bottom of my heart, you have made me the happiest girl on earth. Much love, Thea 
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Miss Arshad was very friendly, caring and understanding of the issues I have experienced. It seemed she genuinely cared and took on board my own suggestion/input too!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    So understanding to concerns and great empathy. Miss Arshad explained everything is great detail ad really gave us piece of mind in going forward with my surgery.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    It was very good, very clear explanations and analysis.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great experience
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    (5/5)
    Very competent and knowledgable
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    After a less than satisfactory interaction with an orthopedic surgeon, I changed consultants and chose Miss Arshad - a really good move. Miss Arshad is everything I was looking for: she listens, analyses, and gives very clear diagnostics and explanations, backed up by confirmation in writing. She made me feel confident about sharing my concerns and my worries; what I particularly liked is that she did not dismiss any of my concerns and worries, as many male consultants tend to do to women. I am additionally pleased to have found such a competent female consultant given the recent British Medical Journal article that confirmed that women have better outcomes when treated by female surgeons. This study also found that women surgeons communicate better than men, and finally "it's not to say there aren't good male surgeons, but just to say that the pressures that are put on female surgeons may force them to be even better, even harder working, to get to the same point". I am a woman who worked in a very male environment, so I know what that's like. I am happy to confirm that I have found in Miss Arshad all the attributes that I was looking for in a surgeon on whose expertise I will be relying to walk properly again, to dance, to cycle and to do fun things.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Miss Arshad was very professional and very pleasant to talk to and explained everything in depth
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have had a first consultation with Miss Arshad which was very informative and reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    She was professional, thorough, friendly and sympathetic..a rare mix in a busy surgeon
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 specialists
    Mr Dafydd Edwards
    Mr Dafydd Edwards
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Miss Arshad is a highly respected surgeon in her field both in the NHS and Private medicine. She is a skilled and meticulous surgeon with great clinical outcomes from her procedures. "

    11-03-2021

    Recommended for:
    Arthritis (Hip)
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Homa is a very caring doctor and an excellent hip, knee and trauma surgeon. She often goes above and beyond for her patients and I would thoroughly recommend her. "

    15-02-2021

    Recommended for:
    Hip and Groin Pain, Knee Cyst, Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Miss Arshad is an outstanding surgeon in many ways. She is highly skilled and has vast experience in the most complex cases. Her ability to communicate and create rapport with patients sets her apart. A wonderful colleague to work with whom I trust with friends and family. "

    18-02-2021

    Recommended for:
    Stress Fractures, Hip and Groin Pain, Osteoarthritis
    Miss Claire Fitzgerald
    Miss Claire Fitzgerald
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Ms Arshad is an excellent surgeon with a wonderful communication style. She makes considered and comprehensive treatment plans for complex hip and knee pathology. "

    18-02-2021

    Recommended for:
    Bone Spurs, Stress Fractures

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