Mr Rajiv Bajekal

Mr Rajiv Bajekal

MCh (Orth), FRCS (Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
5 specialists

25 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.92
Bedside Manner
4.83
Explanation
4.92

Top feedback

“I had a series of consultations with Dr Bajekal for my back issues, he was always friendly, informative and professional. I was very worried about my back, he put me at ease by offering all the possible options and providing a plan of action taking into consideration my concerns about having an operation. He is very approachable and a good listener, always allowing me to talk freely. I would highly recommend Dr Bajekal.“
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Subspecialties

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Bengali
  • Tamil
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4167776
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

    United Kingdom
    0 reviews

    Highgate Private Hospital

    17-19 View Road, London, United Kingdom, N6 4DJ
    152 reviews

    Total Orthopaedics

    17-19 View Road, Highgate, London, United Kingdom, N6 4DJ
    2 reviews

    Spire Bushey Hospital

    Heathbourne Road, Watford,, Bushey,Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, WD23 1RD
    0 reviews

    About

    Mr Bajekal is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at  Royal Free London NHS foundation trust. He has specialist experience in spinal, hip and trauma surgery. 

    He is a vastly experienced consultant with significant knowledge of general orthopaedics and trauma alongside his main specialty of managing and treating degenerative spinal disorders and back pain. His colleagues often seek his advice when managing complex cases. 

    A meticulous clinician and surgeon his approach to the spinal problems only involves surgery after careful assessment which allows both the patient and himself to understand the underlying cause. 

    Mr Bajekal has developed a particular knowledge and experience in the management of trauma since his medical training in India. He made a significant contribution to setting out protocols and guidelines for trauma management at the Bassetlaw Hospital which has greatly improved the communication within the medical team in the delivery of acute trauma care. It remains a topic that he often lectures on.

    He is popular amongst his peers and trainess and continues to play an active role in training a new generation of orthopaedic surgeons. 

    His holistic approach ensures that during his consultations he takes as much time as needed to listen to his patient's concerns and questions. This allows for treatment plans that are individually tailored to the needs of his patients. He also recently completed a diploma in Lifestyle Medicine from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

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    Medical procedures

    • Spinal decompression
    • Spinal fusion surgery
    • Spinal injections
    • Spinal procedures using minimally-invasive techniques
    • Discectomy
    • Balloon Kyphoplasty and Spine jack
    • Hip replacement
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    Special interests

    • Lumbar spine problems
    • Spinal disc problems
    • Sciatica
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Lifestyle medicine
    • Nutrition
    • Weight loss advice
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    Education

    ·      Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine, International Board of Lifestyle Medicine

    .      FRCS (Trauma and Orth.) Intercollegiate Board 1997

    ·      ChM (Orth.) University of Liverpool 1996

    ·      FRCS Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow 1993

    ·      Diplomate National Board (Orthopaedics) National Board of Examinations New Delhi 1990

    ·      Certificate of Honour in Surgery and Orthopaedics (MBBS)

    ·      MS (Orthopaedics) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1989

    ·      MBBS Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research University of Madras 1986

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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I had a series of consultations with Dr Bajekal for my back issues, he was always friendly, informative and professional. I was very worried about my back, he put me at ease by offering all the possible options and providing a plan of action taking into consideration my concerns about having an operation. He is very approachable and a good listener, always allowing me to talk freely. I would highly recommend Dr Bajekal.

    Patient seen for:
    Spinal stenosis
    07-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    All excellent

    06-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Was seen and treated very quickly. Very happy with Mr Bajekal’s treatment.

    06-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Immediately diagnosed and arranged to treat my issues - successfully. Kind, informative and professional. Highly recommended

    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    05-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent care provided by Mr Bajekal, he was very clear about my condition and how it may develop in the future. and a very kind gentleman .

    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Root Injection
    04-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Bajekal was very professional, kind and explained everything very clearly. He went beyond the call of duty by arranging scans etc when he was off duty and also speaking to hospital consultants about my treatment when I was taken from uni to a local NHS hospital as an emergency. The care that I received was fantastic.

    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    04-05-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    “Having experienced increasingly painful sciatica and lower back/leg problems I saw Mr Bajekal who advised an operation to correct spinal stenosis which has been very successful and five weeks on I now have no pain plus with a course of physio I have normal movement and muscle strength again. I found Mr Bajekal to be both professional and reassuring which is important when undergoing this type of operation.”

    13-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Wonderful human being & excellent dr

    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    04-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    This was my first consultation with Mr Bajekal and he was very clear with his explanation of my issues and the required treatment.

    Patient seen for:
    Epidural injection
    18-09-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    An absolutely fantastic surgeon and consultant from whom I've had 2-3 years of care. He gives an incredibly caring, balanced perspective and faultless procedures (x3). Couldn't recommend more.

    21-06-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I selected Rajiv Bajekal based on research and recommendation. My expectations in solving my protracted and painful Sciatica problem, were therefore high. I found his reputation to be well founded. His experience and knowledge were self-evident as were his excellent interpersonal skills and empathy with the sufferer. My procedure was carried out as exactly as described and produced the result I was hoping for. I could not recommend Mr Bajekal and his support personnel more highly. Alan Low

    22-05-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Bajekal fitted me in very quickly and his ultra efficient secretary Dawn was exemplary in sorting MRI and follow up immediately. Course of treatment has been identified and commences in 48 hours. Hope it works! So far, expertise, interaction, follow up, professionalism, flexibility and bed-side-manner have been great. Significant amount of gravitas and kindness which has in turn inspired confidence. Will let you know how I get on and hopefully my back issue will be sorted imminently. Thank you again and best wishes.

    13-05-2019

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Joyti Saksena
    Mr Joyti Saksena
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    19-11-2016

    An excellent spinal surgeon who specialises in degenerative spine disorders and manage of back pain.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Suren Naidoo
    Dr Suren Naidoo
    General Practice

    21-11-2017

    Excellent spinal surgeon. Extremely satisfied patients.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr George Ampat
    Mr George Ampat
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    14-05-2017

    Excellent spinal surgeon. Well respected.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Pinak Ray
    Mr Pinak Ray
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    17-05-2017

    Excellent surgeon, great bedside manner

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague

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