Mr Rakesh Kucheria

Mr Rakesh Kucheria

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

32 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Kucheria showed me my xray, checked my mobility and explained the problem and how to proceed. He explained the surgery I require. I was sent information booklets on the type of surgery he will perform to help me make up my mind how to proceed.“
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Subspecialties

  • Knee Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4146331
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £140

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,279 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    262 reviews

    Bishops Wood Hospital

    Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, London, United Kingdom, HA6 2JW
    241 reviews

    The Princess Margaret Hospital

    39-42 Osborne Road, Windsor, United Kingdom, SL4 3SJ
    189 reviews

    Spire Thames Valley Hospital

    Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH
    67 reviews

    About

    Mr Rakesh Kucheria is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in lower limb arthroplasty, such as hip and unicondylar knee replacements, revision hip and total knee replacements. He has spent the last 18 years working at Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals, where he is the lead clinician for his department and has received clinical excellence awards for his work.


    Mr Kucheria completed his training at the Royal London Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He has vast expertise in endoprosthetic repair for failed arthroplasty and pathological fractures, as well as total hip and total knee replacement, unicondylar knee replacement, hip resurfacing, and revision surgeries.


    Mr Kucheria has recently worked with computer-assisted surgery and navigated knee replacements. He also has a strong interest in trauma treatment and treats a wide range of traumatic injuries including upper limb fractures, ankle fractures, and lower limb fractures. He also leads the Enhanced Recovery Program, a revolutionary joint replacement pathway designed to reduce post-operative pain and increase early joint mobility.


    Mr Kucheria has two children and enjoys sports such as cricket, golf, and tennis. He also coaches an under-11 cricket team in Middlesex.

    Procedures

    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Replacement
    • Robotic Assisted Hip Surgery
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • 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
    • Labral Tear Surgery (Hip)
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Meniscus Tear Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery
    • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
    • Steroid Injection
    • Total Knee Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Hip Fractures
    • Hip Impingement
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Labral Tear
    • Sports Injuries
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Arthritis (Knee)
    2/23
    Hip Replacement
    2/23
    Knee Replacement
    1/23
    Knee Surgery
    1/23
    Osteoarthritis
    1/23
    Robotic Assisted Hip Surgery
    1/23
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Kucheria showed me my xray, checked my mobility and explained the problem and how to proceed. He explained the surgery I require. I was sent information booklets on the type of surgery he will perform to help me make up my mind how to proceed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very friendly gets straight to the point
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    excellent surgical outcome and recovery
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mt Kucheria was very calm and measured in his explanation of the review and likely procedure that would be required. He provided me with additional information on the nature of the operation for me to review in my own time. I left feeling very confident about his knowledge of the subject matter.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was in a lot of pain walking as I needed a knee replacement. Since I had robotic surgery to replace my left knee I can walk with no pain at all. It has been brilliant. The care Mr Kucheria provided was top class and recovery was much quicker than I could have imagined. I am very grateful to Mr Kucheria
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    The operation was done with an epidural and slight sedation and within hours of the epidural wearing off I was standing upright and walking. It was incredible - no more pain. I am now able to enjoy playing tennis and sailing again. I would recommend Mr Kucheria and his team for their knowledge and expertise and thank them for the superb treatment I received.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    My symptoms started with a dull ache in the groin and was particularly severe at night-time. I was physically fit and well at the time - gyming four times a week, sailing, enjoying long cycle rides at weekends - there were no other symptoms. I was diagnosed in the May 2015 and surgery was carried out in October 2015. My recovery was uneventful, and I was given excellent care by Mr Kucheria and all the staff at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital during my stay. My mobility within 4-6 weeks was excellent and I was free of any pain. I now do reform Pilates twice a week to keep my hips flexible. Since my operation, I have recommended Mr Kucheria to many people who have asked my advice.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was in severe pain and went to see my GP who referred me for an X-ray. As the NHS had a very long waiting list and I had no private medical insurance, with the help of my family I was able to go down the private (self-pay) route - whereby my daughter was able to arrange a rapid appointment with Mr Kucheria.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Both my knees had been very painful for many months and I was able to walk only with a stick. Getting up and downstairs was difficult and painful, and I certainly couldn’t go for the long walks I enjoy. I knew that I needed two knee replacements, but I really wasn’t happy with the thought of two operations. I was very pleased therefore when Mr Kucheria offered me bilateral knee replacements. Mr Kucheria is a charming, intelligent man. He took the time and trouble to answer all my questions and to explain the details of the surgery. Mr Kucheria did the replacement in my right knee and Mr Bourke did the one in my left knee. The operation went well as did the recovery. Now, four months later I can once again walk without pain. I can get up and down stairs easily, I can walk two miles comfortably and am gradually increasing the length of my walks. I am delighted with my new ‘knees’ and know that I made the right decision in having this operation. I would not hesitate to recommend Kucheria and Bourke to anyone who needs knee replacements.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Thank-you Mr Kucheria, for giving me back my left hip and mobility. I went to my first Zumba class yesterday, and the realisation that I could now fully stretch my quadriceps in my left leg absolutely amazed me, because I could not do that before the operation. I can't thank you enough. I don't like to talk in clichés, but it has completely changed my life for the better and I can now completely go back to being an old teenager.
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