Mr Harbhajan Plaha

Mr Harbhajan Plaha

MS, FCPS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Eng), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
1 specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“The treatment that I received under Mr Plaha's care was excellent. “
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Subspecialties

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sindhi
  • Gujarati
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Bihari
  • Punjabi
  • Marathi
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 2380588

Consultation fees

New appointment: £200

Follow-up appointment: £125

Practices worked at

Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital

Shenfield Road Shenfield, Brentwood, United Kingdom, CM15 8EH
99 reviews

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Eagle Way Great Warley, Brentwood, United Kingdom, CM13 3LE
84 reviews

About

Clinic times:

Spire Hartswood Hospital: - 08.00 - 11.00 - Monday and Tuesday

Essex Nuffield Hospital:- 14.00 - 17.00 - Wednesday


Mr Harbhajan Plaha is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. He completed a Fellowship at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay in 1975. Through working in major trauma clinics in Bombay, India, he gained experience in general paediatrics, vascular surgery. maxillo facial, plastic and orthopedics

Following on from his training in India, he moved to London to further his orthopaedic training. He then gained FRCS Edinburgh, FRCS England and FRCS (Tr & Orth) Edinburgh. He became a Consultant in 1992 for Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospital.

Mr Plaha specialises in hip replacement surgery, knee arthroscopy, knee replacement and hand and foot surgery

He also has an interest in using internet based platforms in Virtual Reality for medical and surgical training. 

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Medical procedures

  • Knee arthroscopy 
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement 
  • Bunions
  • Hallux valgus, hallux rigidus
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Foot deformities
  • Achilles tendon
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar neuritis
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion
  • Dupuytren's contracture
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Special interests

  • Virtual Reality for orthopedic procedures
  • Upper and lower limb injections
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Education

Qualifications

  • MBBS University of Bombay 1975
  • MS(Master of Surgery) University of Bombay 1975
  • FCPS(Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons ) University of Bombay 1975
  • FRCS(Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons) Edinburgh 1981
  • FRCS(Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons) England 1981
  • FRCS, Orthopaedics (Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons) Edinburgh 1984

 

Memberships 

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

The treatment that I received under Mr Plaha's care was excellent.

Patient seen for:
Lipoma Removal
26-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

From the moment I meet Mr Plaha I knew that i had made the correct desiciton to have my Knee done he put yo so much at ease .He was always laughing and joking even the little drawing on the knee would put your mind at rest , He would always make time for people , not just his patients everyone spoke very highly about him . Then the fist person i saw the day after my opp was Mr Plaha reassuring me that all would be OK . Even when I come in to have PHYSIO Mr Plaha would make time to talk to me asking about my knee but still always joking ect Thank you so much Mr Plaha

26-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Experience was excellent

Patient seen for:
Knee Surgery
26-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

The consultant explained everything to me and my options a great experience very user friendly

11-02-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
4

I felt very confident Mr Plaha would help me from the moment I met him. Good sound advice given in a friendly knowledgeable way; a great overall experience

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
01-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

From my 1st consultation to my final consultation, I felt at ease with what i faced and had no doubt i was in the right hands to remedy my issue.

Patient seen for:
Meniscal Repair
30-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

My experience was efficient, professional and effective. I received clear explanation as to the process, both pre-operatively and post operatively. Thank-you

Patient seen for:
Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
23-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Plaha was extremely helpful and clear throughout my time visiting him. He made things very clear and was always happy to answer any questions I had. He made me feel at ease directly before my operation. Overall, would highly recommend Mr Plaha!

Patient seen for:
Fracture (broken bone)
Hand & Wrist Surgery
19-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Plaha was very helpful and amiable, and I always felt comfortable and confident that he and the rest of the team would do a great job as indeed they did.

Patient seen for:
Arthritic big toe
19-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Plaha was very kind, understanding and explained everything to me-

Patient seen for:
Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
19-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

What a lovely man! I was a day patient being treated for carpal tunnel syndrome. On my initial consultation Mr Plaha gently explained to me what to expect and on the day of my operation he and his team made the procedure an easy and pleasant experience. After the operation and before being released he came to ask how I was and it was like talking to a friend - he was smiley and made me feel important even though it had been a minor operation. I couldn't have asked for a nicer and more calmly efficient person to do my operation.

Patient seen for:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Have absolute confidence in his skills as surgeon

Patient seen for:
Hip Replacement
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I found Mr Plaha very personable and reassuring. My consultation was for a ‘second opinion’ following a broken wrist and he very carefully and patiently explained my situation, what I might expect over the coming weeks and months and, in particular, took time to explained in detail my x-ray and what it showed. I found the whole experience reassuring and came away very well informed and extremely satisfied with my consultation. A first class experience.

Patient seen for:
Hand & Wrist Surgery
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Made to feel v comfortable by Mr Plaha, Process explained, result as explained, would recommend

Patient seen for:
Dupuytren’s Contracture
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Made to feel v comfortable by Mr Plaha, Process explained, result as explained, would recommend

Patient seen for:
Dupuytren’s Contracture
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Would thoroughly recommend Mr Plaha.

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
Foot Pain
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

What a lovely man. His bedside manner is superb. From my initial meeting with him, the actual operation and his follow up chat, I couldn't have asked for more professionalism! 1st class experience thanks to Mr Plaha.

Patient seen for:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
18-12-2019
Overall
3
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I found Mr Plaha to be excellent and very patient. Overall experience however would have been 5 star if not for this back office. Extremely painful to make an appointment or get a call back from his office. His secretary was mostly unhelpful and dismissive But when you meet the man himself, professional, funny and highly knowledgeable.

Mr Harbhajan Plaha

I'm sorry if your experience with Mr Plaha's secretary was unhelpful. If you could provide us with a little more detail as to who you spoke to and when you called etc. we can look into this, it maybe that there was a cover secretary at the time.

Patient seen for:
Plantar Fasciitis
18-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

An affable and very friendly doctor who explains stuff in a jovial and simple to understand language. My post care was fab.

Patient seen for:
Plantar Fasciitis
15-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

From beginning to end was excellent, would recommend dr Plaha and staff, very impressed with hospital

Patient seen for:
Hip Replacement
12-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Couldn’t ask for more, extremely professional and courteous. Explained the procedures and what to expect. I would be very pleased to recommend Mr. plaha.

Patient seen for:
Foot & Ankle Surgery
12-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Overall experience absolutely first class

Patient seen for:
Hip Replacement
22-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent in every aspect

Patient seen for:
Hip Replacement
21-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Clear, concise, and empathetic explanation of the diagnosis, and situation. With no pressure to which direction one intended to take to address ones medical issue. Years of experience in his field clearly pointed out the ramifications of ones actions whichever direction a patient intended to take. As well as being able to provide meanigful advise on any follow up of a procedure. Truly a pleasure and reassuring to have been dealt with, by Mr Plaha.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis (Hip)
21-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent surgeon, so friendly! Can’t thank him enough and would highly recommend :)

Patient seen for:
Ganglion Cyst Removal
21-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

He was sincere and amazing

Patient seen for:
Ligament Injury
21-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I found Mr. Plaha a most charming man as well as an excellent surgeon.

Patient seen for:
Hip Replacement
21-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I am extremely happy with all the advice and treatment given Thank You

21-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Plaha made me feel at ease straight away as his manner was professional and courteous. He gave me clear information in respect of my scan results and my injury. I would highly recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Back Pain
21-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A very pleasant consultant who explained things well and put my mind at rest.

05-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I have had previous dealings with Mr Plaha and have always found him to be be very friendly and polite. He is very knowledgeable and competent. At this consultation he has had, regrettably, had to refer me to someone else. But I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

03-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A very professional consultation with Mr Plaha and now referred on for physio on my knee.

04-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Fantastic Doctor, very welcoming and would re visit

04-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I could not fault mr plaha. He made me feel so at ease in the lead up to my surgery . Took time out to speak with me on the phone when I was considering the OP. A really lovely gentle man. My surgery went well. Although I was unable to walk without crutches for a month and it was very painful. I recovered very quickly. I was back to running on week 10 post OP and completed a 10k run, pain free. Really happy with everything. A huge thank you to me plahah and the nurses

20-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Plaha is the most caring, understanding and polite consultant. He listens to you and explains exactly what he is going to do, how it will help you and, if treatment is required, books you in there and then. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Plaha.

17-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Kind, caring, reassuring! Everything you'd want in a consultant. Great sense of humour too!

08-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Explained everything very clearly and answersd all questions in a way i could understand without being patronising. The day of the procedure was relaxed and I was put at ease in a light hearted and friendly manner. This was particularly appreciated as this was my first experience of surgery.

02-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

This was my 2nd visit to see Mr Plaha and he has delivered on both occasions. Would definitely recommend him and would always look to see him first for any similar procedures.

29-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

very pleased

28-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Lovely staff, client service is excellent and overall experience was nice. Dr Plaha is also very comforting and makes you feel at ease. i am happy with the treatment I received.

27-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I was dealt with in a professional and courteous manner. Problem rectified. Mr Plaha is a true gentleman

27-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

most polite and calm and confident in his own ability which put you at ease .

27-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Always very helpful and approachable.

26-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very nice man. Made me fill at ease

26-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

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24-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mt Plaha was really pleasant, informed and helpful.

24-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Absolutely fabulous care, very caring manner and thorough examination. Would definitely recommmed!

24-04-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
4

All good

24-04-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
4
Bedside Manner
4

Mr Harbhajan Plaha comes highly recommended. He recently performed a full knee replacement on me - the before and after consultancy experience was excellent, he explained and answered any questions I had with ease and professionalism. He also visited me after my operation o confirm all went well. He is a very nice person, very down to earth who put my mind at rest if I was unsure about anything. I could not have wished for a better consultant. Mr Plaha also performed a carpal tunnel operation on my husbanda few years ago and again the service was excellent.

24-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Staff friendly, prompt with appointment time, and Mr Phala is lovely

12-04-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 1 doctor for:
1

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Nurul Ahad
Mr Nurul Ahad

25-06-2019

Mr Plaha, is the ultimate professional with old fashion doctor patient bed side manner. His experience and enthusiasm has a positive effect to both patients and staff alike.

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For conditions: Arthritis (Hip), Arthritis (Knee), Sports Injuries
For procedures: Hip Replacement, Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
Connection: Is a colleague

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