Mr Sammy Hanna

Mr Sammy Hanna

MD (Res), MFST (Ed), FACS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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9 specialists

17 years of experience
6 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Mr Hanna is a very approachable and capable surgeon. My hip replacement under his care has been a great success. It was very interesting to see my xrays in clinic and listen to his detailed explanation about the type of prosthesis that was used. I am very happy to recommend him to other patients needing a hip opinion.“
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Subspecialties

  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6032381
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    Practices worked at

    Cromwell Hospital

    Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    0 reviews

    Barts and The London NHS Trust

    The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Rd, Whitech, London, United Kingdom, E1 1BB
    4 reviews

    BMI The London Independent Hospital

    1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
    0 reviews

    About

    Mr Hanna is a fellowship-trained consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in hip and knee disorders. His NHS practice is based at the Royal London Hospital, one of the busiest major trauma centres in Europe, where he treats severely injured patients and those with complex hip and knee problems in a tertiary environment. His clinical interests include primary and complex primary joint replacements for degenerative conditions (arthritis), revision (re-do) joint replacement surgery for failure or infection, arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery for cartilage and ligament sports injuries, and the surgical management of lower limb trauma and fractures.

    Mr Hanna's orthopaedic training was on the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) training programme during which he had excellent exposure to the full spectrum of hip and knee disorders and their reconstructive treatments including joint preservation techniques, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and joint replacement surgery.  Following completion of training, he undertook two advanced sub-speciality fellowships focusing exclusively on hip and knee surgery; the first was for a year at the world-renowned Rorabeck-Bourne Joint Replacement Institute at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and the second was for a year at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. He also has fellowship experience from visiting a number of centres of excellence for hip and knee surgery and sports injuries in Europe including CUF Descobertas Hospital (Lisbon, Portugal), Vall d’Hebron Hospital (Barcelona, Spain) and the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy).

    In addition to his busy clinical commitments, Mr Hanna is appointed as an honorary senior lecturer at Barts and The London School for Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, where he is actively involved in research, teaching, and training. His research endeavours to date have centred primarily around hip and knee reconstruction. His main interests include the assessment of outcomes following hip and knee surgery, and evaluating the behaviour of different bearing surfaces and materials used in total hip and knee replacements.

    A full list of his publications can be found using the following link:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1nsluaUiw4VUVu/collections/57670742/public

    Whenever possible, Mr Hanna will pursue non-operative treatments, but will offer surgical options when necessary. He will always aim to accurately diagnose a patient’s problem, inform and educate them of their condition, and finally give them all the information required to make the right choices regarding their treatment. He believes that the best outcomes for patients can only be achieved when decisions are carefully considered and discussed within the framework of a multidisciplinary team. He works closely with fellow orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthetists, radiologists, sports physicians, and physiotherapists to offer each patient a personalised and individual treatment plan.

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    Medical procedures

    • Arthroscopy
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Hip Preservation
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Cartilage Surgery
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Hip Injections (Including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP And NStride)
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (Including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP And NStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Replacement
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Stress Fractures
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Hip
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Impingement
    • Labral Tear
    • The Young Hip
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Knee Cyst
    • The Young Knee
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Femur Fractures
    • Hip Fractures
    • Knee Fractures
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Tibia Fractures
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    Education

    Qualifications

    FACS: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 2018

    MFST (Ed): Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers 2018

    Diploma in Football Medicine: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 2017

    MD (Res): Research Doctorate, University College London (UCL) 2016

    FRCS (Tr&Orth): Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014


    Additional Training

    Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Trauma Advanced Fellowship: Barts Health NHS Trust, London 2015/2016

    Adult Reconstruction (Hip and Knee) Advanced Fellowship: University of Western Ontario, Canada 2014/2015

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hip Replacement
    7/44
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    3/44
    Arthritis (Hip)
    3/44
    Arthritis (Knee)
    3/44
    Hip and groin pain
    3/44
    Knee Pain
    3/44
    Partial Knee Replacement
    3/44
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    3/44
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
    2/44
    Knee Surgery
    2/44
    Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    2/44
    Meniscal Repair
    2/44
    Osteoarthritis
    2/44
    Arthroscopy
    1/44
    Hip Fractures
    1/44
    Joint Injection
    1/44
    Knee Arthroscopy
    1/44
    Knee Replacement
    1/44
    Sports Injuries
    1/44
    Sports Injury
    1/44
    knee injury
    1/44
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Hip) Hip Replacement Hip and groin pain
    Mr Hanna is a very approachable and capable surgeon. My hip replacement under his care has been a great success. It was very interesting to see my xrays in clinic and listen to his detailed explanation about the type of prosthesis that was used. I am very happy to recommend him to other patients needing a hip opinion.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    Dr Hanna is exceptionally qualified, puts an utmost emphasis on patient wellbeing, and takes time to explain the different stages of the treatment. Excellent.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Sammy operated on my left hip last year and I was so pleased with his care that I sought him out to replace my right hip privately recently. I have the utmost confidence in Sammi as skilled surgeon and as someone who puts his patients at ease by giving them full explanations of the alternatives open to them in a friendly and non- condescending manner. Sammi arranged for my surgery efficiently, came to see me in the hospital afterwards, and has subsequently personally telephoned me to check that all is well and begin to arrange my aftercare. I do not think I could have had better treatment and care anywhere and would recommend Sammi to anyone who has suffered arthritis in the way I have done.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Highly recommended! I had a total hip replacement under Mr Sammy Hanna. A true professional in his field. He gave me a detailed explanation of my diagnosis, was informative about the nature of the procedure and expectations for recovery. Clear and helpful communication throughout. Very pleased with the outcome and I can confidently return to have my other hip done.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride) Arthritis (Knee) Partial Knee Replacement
    I have had an excellent outcome following my partial knee replacement procedure which was carried out by Mr Hanna. I am now pain-free and my new knee is fantastic! I would also like to thank the rest of his marvellous team for their care and dedication. Keep it up!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Knee) Knee Replacement Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    Mr Hanna is a very thoughtful, friendly, caring and skilled surgeon who goes above and beyond for his patients. I had a full knee replacement 2 years ago and I love my new knee. He didn't rush me into surgery I had ultra sound injections and physiotherapy before I had the operation and plenty of time for discussion and explanation before I had the surgery. That feeling of being cared for carried on during and after the surgery. I felt included in every decision regarding my surgery. And he visited me and all his patients on the ward every day until I left hospital after the surgery which was so reassuring. I can't think how my experience could have been improved.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I think my 3 5star reviews speak to my admiration and respect for Mr Sammy Hanna's professionalism. He made me feel informed and reassured whilst conveying the medical risks associated with the procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Surgery
    Dr Hanna is wonderful and caring. My experience is very good. His work is with a lot of clarity and listens and takes the patient needs into consideration. The experience is very much a joint effort in my recovery program.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Osteoarthritis Torn Meniscus (Cartilage) Arthritis (Knee) Joint Injection Knee Pain
    Excellent Orthopaedic surgeon with great bed side manners. Most comforting and gentle.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    At my initial visit, Dr. Hanna evaluated my symptoms and quickly ruled out a few possibilities (i.e., ACL, IT band, etc.) He suspected I had a torn meniscus and ordered an MRI to confirm. On my follow-up appointment, he reviewed my MRI results with me, fully explaining everything in the images and the appropriate treatments. Everything was very clear.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement Arthritis (Hip) Hip and groin pain
    Mr Hanna is the most wonderful surgeon, very kind and approachable, always taking time to explain every aspect of the procedure. He went out of his way to ensure that all was well with me, especially when there was a slight problem.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Fractures
    Had a very helpful initial phone consultation with Mr Sammy Hanna, followed up with an MRI scan and an in-person consultation to discuss the results. Overall, it was a very smooth progress and truly appreciated his pro-activeness and professionalism. Thank you!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury Meniscal Repair Knee Surgery Knee Arthroscopy Sports Injuries Sports Injury Arthroscopy
    My experience with Dr. Hanna has been very positive, he's a great professional. All my consultations with him I was treated kindly and the surgery run smoothly. The job was executed professionally, thus the scars minimal. It's been almost a month since my ACL reconstruction surgery - I can fully extend/bend my knee and walk without any problem. I am very happy, thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    He was professional, and clear when explaining.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Meniscal Repair
    Dr Hannah was excellent, from the first appointment showed professionalism and care. He explained things very clear. The day of the surgery was smooth and made me feel confortable with everything that was going on, he’s also a lovely person and talking to him is a pleasure. His whole team are great!
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very friendly and excellent at explaining issues, however potentially a little slow in getting feedback and notes.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    knee injury
    M Hanna is an excellent surgeon. His knowledge, care and empathy were outstanding. Despite being a medical professional myself, he explained my injuries and prognosis in clear and straightforward terms. Thanks for showing me so much care and concern.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Hip)
    Very many thanks again for transforming my life with two excellent hip replacements. Being pain free since then has lifted life enormously. Cycling and going for long walks are easy pleasures now, not to mention tying my own bootlaces and cutting my toenails! Thank you for the kindness of everyone in your marvellous team too.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I had an excellent result with my total hip replacement last year. Mr Hanna really did a fantastic job. He was also very encouraging and supportive during my rehab period following surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a hip operation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    The best I can expect
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 9 doctors for:
    9

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Miss Claire Fitzgerald
    Miss Claire Fitzgerald
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-06-2020

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: The Young Knee, Arthritis (Knee)
    For procedures: Custom-made Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Syed Aftab
    Mr Syed Aftab
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-06-2020

    Mr Hanna is a colleague I have known for a very long time. I have rarely met someone who combines such high amounts of surgical skill, bedside manner and integrity. No hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, The Young Knee, Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Meniscal Repair, Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-06-2020

    I have known Sammy Hanna for many years and I have the luxury of working with him on a daily basis. He is an extremely kind and compassionate professional and colleague, providing an outstanding level of care for his patients. This shows in the number of expressions of gratitude and positive feedback that he receives regularly. He is exceptionally skilled and experienced in his surgeries and decision-making. I thoroughly recommend him for a reliable opinion and successful surgery, trusting him with my friends and family.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Sports Injuries
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    16-07-2020

    Mr Hanna is an outstanding orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon. He has been my colleague for several years at the Royal London Hospital and highly respected in our large orthopaedic department. I have first hand experience of his surgical excellence and caring personality. He has a large scope of practice managing knee and hip sports injuries through to complex hip and knee replacement and revision surgery. I have great pleasure and confidence in recommending him to patients, colleagues, family and friends.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Sports Injuries, Knee Pain, Fracture (broken bone), Arthritis (Hip), Arthritis (Knee), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    For procedures: Knee Cartilage Surgery, Knee Replacement, Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride), Hip Replacement, ACL Reconstruction, Partial Knee Replacement, Hip injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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