Mr Azal Jalgaonkar

Mr Azal Jalgaonkar

MBBS, MS (Orth), FRCS (Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 2 specialists
24 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I visited Mr Jalgaonkar 6 months ago and was advised to undergo a Full Hip Replacement due to osteoarthritis in my right hip. I was nervous about undergoing this procedure but Mr Jalgaonkar explained all that I needed to know in terms of the operation and post op. He made me feel safe and I had complete confidence in him. Since my operation I have regained strength in my leg, I walk without a limp, I no longer have back ache or stiffness. At 5 weeks and 3 days I was walking unaided and built up my steps very quickly to 20+k steps per day. The hip replacement has increased the quality of my life, my mobility and range of movement beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend Mr Jalgaonkar without any hesitation.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6033172
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Mount Alvernia Hospital

    Harvey Road, Guildford, United Kingdom, GU1 3LX
    105 reviews

    Spire Clare Park Hospital

    Clare Park, Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 5XX
    97 reviews

    Parkside Suite at Frimley Park Hospital

    Portsmouth Road Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU16 7UJ
    89 reviews

    Nuffield Health Woking Hospital

    Shores Road, Woking, United Kingdom, GU21 4BY
    75 reviews

    About

    Mr Azal Jalgaonkar is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Adult Hip and Knee Surgery and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. Mr Jalgaonkar has a wide Orthopaedic practice and has a special interest in minimally invasive Hip replacement surgery through both, direct anterior MIS and posterior MIS approach and Hip arthroscopy (keyhole Hip surgery) for young adult Hip Impingement. He also specialises in Knee replacement and arthroscopic Knee surgery.

     

    Mr Jalgaonkar has received prizes at Orthopaedic meetings and has published his work extensively in highly reputed peer-reviewed Orthopaedic Journals. He is dedicated towards research and is currently involved in several projects including National trials like the 'BOSS' study. He has presented his work at numerous National and International conferences. Mr Jalgaonkar is a keen trainer and regularly sits on the KSS ARCP panel to assess the annual clinical progress of higher surgical orthopaedic trainees and is a faculty member at FRCS (Orth) courses.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Minimally invasive Hip replacement
    • Total Hip and Knee replacement
    • Hip arthroscopy (Keyhole Hip Surgery)
    • Knee arthroscopy(Keyhole Knee Surgery)
    • Total Knee replacement
    • Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee replacement
    • Revision Hip and Knee replacement
    • Joint Manipulation and injection treatment
    • Soft tissue procedures
    • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

     



     

    • Adult Hip and Knee Surgery
    • Minimally invasive Surgery
    • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Femoro-acetabular (Hip) impingement
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sports injuries

    Procedures

    • Hip Replacement
    • Adolescent Hip Preservation
    • Anterior Hip Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Knee Replacement
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Children’s Joint Problems
    • Clubfoot
    • Femur Fractures
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Growth Disorders
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fractures
    • Hip Impingement
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Pain
    • Labral Tear
    • Limb Length Discrepancies
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Fractures
    • Sports Injuries
    • The Young Hip
    • Tibia Fractures
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Education

    Education:

    • MB BS 1998 Bombay University
    • FRCS(Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 

    Memberships:

    • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
    • British Hip Society (BHS)
    • British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS)
    • Royal College of Surgeons
    • British Indian Orthopaedic Society (BIOS)
    • General Medical Council
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    5
    Hip Replacement
    9/11
    Arthritis (Hip)
    2/11
    Arthritis (Knee)
    1/11
    Osteoarthritis
    1/11
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I visited Mr Jalgaonkar 6 months ago and was advised to undergo a Full Hip Replacement due to osteoarthritis in my right hip. I was nervous about undergoing this procedure but Mr Jalgaonkar explained all that I needed to know in terms of the operation and post op. He made me feel safe and I had complete confidence in him. Since my operation I have regained strength in my leg, I walk without a limp, I no longer have back ache or stiffness. At 5 weeks and 3 days I was walking unaided and built up my steps very quickly to 20+k steps per day. The hip replacement has increased the quality of my life, my mobility and range of movement beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend Mr Jalgaonkar without any hesitation.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Jalgaonkar is a charming Gentlemen he said he would have me sorted inside six weeks and I was fit after four weeks!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Jalgaonkar's minimally invasive approach was much better than I expected! I had a rapid recovery, a small scar and very little pain.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Jalgaonkar x-rayed my knees and explained in detail what was required to stop the pain I was having when walking. He explained the operation required in detail and left the decision whether to go ahead to me. I decided to go ahead.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    The whole experience has been fantastic from start to finish and am so happy with the results. At the initial consultation, Mr Jalgaonkar explained the scan results clearly and made it simple to agree on the route to go down (total hip replacement in my case). Probably the only thing that slightly threw me at the start was his "laid back" bed-side manner, but soon became apparent that this comes from his experience and confidence in his speciality. The operation itself went very well and 5 weeks later I am walking confidently and unaided with no pain or limp - and you would have to look very closely to see any scarring. Very happy and would not hesitate in recommending Mr Jalgaonkar to anyone considering hip or knee surgery.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was most impressed when I first met Mr Jalgaonkar he immediately put me at ease by giving a full explanation of the surgery he would be performing, which was a Total Hip replacement, I did not feel nervous at all and was told the outcome would be a good one.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From my first meeting in November 2020, I did find Mr Jalgaonkar very approachable, courteous and professional. Having read his profile I knew I was in good care. My operational procedure was explained to me in layman's terms . At all times did I feel reassured and comfortable.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My personal experience of meeting Mr Jalgaonkar was that he put one at ease someone you feel you can trust. His bedside manner was very professional and down to earth. The explanation given was thorough and to the point, one was able to ask questions regarding the type of operation he was to perform, it was really nice to see Mr Jalgaonkar after the surgery to put my mind at ease and to say that the operation went well. I am very pleased with the outcome and having my new Hip has improved my long standing back pain I can go back to doing the things I love such as Pilates, walking and gardening to say but a few.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From my first appointment to the final outpatient appointment I have been fully supported by Mr Jalgaonkar. Every step was explained and all my questions succinctly answered. The total hip replacement operation went as planned, successfully, pain free and fully supported by Mr Jalgaonkar and his team. Once back on the ward the nurses looked after my every need. The physio team had me standing and taking a few steps on Day 1. I was walking and climbing steps with crutches by Day 2. Mr Jalgaonkar visited me after the operation and before my discharge. Under his direction, the hospital doctor, pharmacist, physio and discharge nurse all ensured I was fully briefed to manage my convalescence at home. This was all during Covid-19 and so I am even more grateful that my operation went ahead. Regular physio phone calls and an outpatient appointment with Mr Jalgaonkar confirmed the success of the operation and recovery.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Jalgonkar was very understanding and sympathetic to the pain I was in. He decided that my hip needed replacement first two years ago and then in September it was my knee that was replaced. He fully explained what I was to expect and how to deal with pain afterwards. He kept a check on my recovery and for the first time in over 15 years I am virtually pain free. I would definitely recommend him to others.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Phillip Rosell
    Mr Phillip Rosell
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    "I have found Azal to be a brilliant surgeon and would highly recommend him to family and friends. He is very approachable and professional in every way. He has a lot of compassion and empathy. All in all, a top class surgeon. I would recommend him as 10/10. "

    24-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Fracture (Broken Bone), Femoroacetabular Impingement, Knee Fractures
    Mr Sarmad Kazzaz
    Mr Sarmad Kazzaz
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Jalgaonkar is an outstanding orthopaedic hip and knee adult and paediatric orthopaedic surgeon. He has been my colleague for several years at Frimley Park Hospital. He is known to have an excellent bedside manner and an honest interest in the wellbeing of his patients. I have no hesitation in recommending him to patients, colleagues, family and friends."

    24-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Fracture (Broken Bone), Femoroacetabular Impingement, Knee Fractures

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