Mr Sammy Hanna

Mr Sammy Hanna

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

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2 specialists

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“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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Subspecialties

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

  • Arabic
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6032381

Practices worked at

London International Patient Services (LIPS)

5 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6HL
4 reviews

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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

The London Clinic

5 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6HL
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 clinical 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

  • Cartilage and Meniscal Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Hip and Knee Replacment
  • Custom Hip and Knee Replacements
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
  • Hip and Knee Injections for Pain
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Video Consultation
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Special interests

  • Hip disorders
  • Knee disorders
  • Lower limb trauma and fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Cartilage, ligament and tendon injuries
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Education

  • FACS: Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons 2018
  • MFST (Ed): Membership of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2018
  • Diploma in Football Medicine: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 2017
  • MD (Res): Research Doctorate, University College London 2016
  • FRCS (Tr&Orth): Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

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.

Patient seen for:
knee injury
09-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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.

Patient seen for:
Hip Replacement
01-07-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The best I can expect

30-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

His work was amazing. He was attentive to detail, speeded up the times and made me feel at ease. A doctor with a capital D. Good job. Excellent.

30-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Hanna is a very friendly and knowledgeable surgeon. He explained things very clearly at my first consultation, and then helped me regain full function without needing an operation. I am delighted with the outcome of my treatment. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
Hip and groin pain
25-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Hanna was the surgeon who performed my partial knee replacement at the Royal London Hospital last year. The operation was very successful and life changing. He was very supportive and friendly before and after surgery. Another surgeon had recommended a complete replacement, but Mr Hanna felt a partial replacement would be a better and less invasive option for me. He was right and I’m happy with the result!

Patient seen for:
Partial Knee Replacement
21-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent doctor. After carefully assessing my painful knee and arranging a quick scan, he successfully managed my problem with an injection and physiotherapy. I was looked after well and I highly recommend Mr Hanna.

Patient seen for:
Knee Pain
18-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Friendly and thorough surgeon. He listened to my concerns and explained things clearly. I am very happy with my progress and recovery. Thank you.

12-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I’ve had a knee arthroscopy performed by Mr Hanna to treat a tear in my meniscus a few months ago, and I’m extremely satisfied with the result. Although I’ve had a number of operations in the past, I’ve never had things explained to me with such clarity before and after surgery. Mr Hanna is a highly skilled surgeon who takes great care to ensure his patients get the best outcome possible. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone with a knee problem.

Patient seen for:
Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
03-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I first met Mr Hanna on the morning of my surgery. He came in and introduced himself and went through step by step what was going to happen. He also explained the importance of meeting the team that would be involved in the surgery and said that they would be along individually to introduce themselves and let me know what role they play in the procedure - indeed they did and all my worries were put at ease. Clearly Mr Hanna has an amazing relationship with his staff as the atmosphere in the theatre was incredible - everybody was happy and as far as I could tell they enjoy working with him. On subsequent post-op visits to see Mr Hanna, I have greatly appreciated his listening skills and making me feel at ease so I could ask questions and so grateful that he answered the questions at a level I could fully understand. As for the surgery and how I'm doing 7 months down the line - I can only say I am absolutely delighted with the results and this is totally due to Mr Hanna's expertise in hip surgery and expertise in leading a team of true professionals who have a full understanding of the importance of patient care and how to relate to people pre and post surgery. Respect for others is a huge factor for me and I'd like to say that I have seen Mr Hanna speaking to all levels of staff and noticed that he gives his staff whether someone who goes in to theatre with him or the receptionist exactly the same level of attention and respect. I would also like to mention that his staff at the Gateway Surgical Centre also gave me their undivided attention when I spoke to them and this must be filtered down through the ranks (nurses, receptionists, radiologists). I have total faith in Mr Hanna and couldn't be any happier with the surgery and after care. I would like to close by thanking Mr Hanna from the bottom of my heart for my new hip as it has totally transformed my life and I'm praying that he will perform the surgery on my other hip when the time comes!!!

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very good surgeon. Did my ACL operation, which has been a success! Thank you.

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Doctor is very encouraging, listens to my concern's and took great care of me while in his care. He is very gentle and took time to explain the procedure in an easy to understand way. The after care is very good as he wants to make sure all is well after the operation

28-05-2020
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5
Explanation
5
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5

Throughout my association with Sammy Hanna I have been thoroughly impressed by his surgical skills, his explanatory ability, and his personable and approachable nature. I presented for a left side total hip replacement. At the preliminary consultation Sammy explained clearly how the osteoarthritis in the hip had developed and made the comparison with my good hip. He explained that he would provide me with a non cemented prosthesis as my bones and muscles were strong and this type of implant which permitted the bone to grow back round it would for me be most appropriate. After surgery Sammy visited me twice in my room at the surgical centre. He reassured me that all had gone well, repeated to me what he had done, and assured me of an excellent prognosis. I have just returned from a follow up appointment a month after surgery. Again Sammy took great pains to explain my pre and post operative xrays. He dealt with my queries expertly and I have come away feeling confident that my recovery is progressing better than expected. Overall I can confide that my treatment from Sammy has been outstanding and of the very highest quality. I feel extremely fortunate to have had him as my consultant.

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The moment I walked into Mr Hanna's office I felt at ease, he made me feel welcome and spoke clearly, I left the office feeling assured that I was in the best hands possible, with everything explained so I would understand 10 out of 10

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

In March this year I suffered serious injuries to my right hip and femur, the result of which I ended up being operated on and subsequently cared for by Mr. Hanna and his team. At all times I found him to be a consummate professional medical practitioner, in possession of a friendly and informative "bedside manner", and a genuine concern for my progress back to health.

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had a successful partial knee replacement performed by Mr Hanna and his team last year. The result has been outstanding! I am now enjoying long walks, cycling and swimming again. I have been very impressed by the professionalism, care and skills of the whole team during my hospital admission and rehabilitation phase following my operation. Thank you so much for all your support and efforts in making my knee feel normal again.

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Knowledgable, patient, detailed, clear. Exactly what one hopes for.

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Hanna saw me at the royal London hospital today and we were both delighted at the outcome of my full hip replacement surgery, after viewing the x-rays. I realise it was a difficult operation to perform, but the surgeons and team are to be applauded on their skill and expertise. Mr. Hanna was most pleasant and approachable answering my questions with ease and skill in a professional manner. All of the doctors, nurses, ambulance and auxilliary staff etc were very kind, helpful and caring during my stay at the royal London hospital and I wish to extend my thanks to them all. I can only praise as I do not have any constructive criticism.

28-05-2020
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5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Hanna has such a wonderful ability to make one feel at ease. He has a great engaging manner. He is so clear with information, that you are confident that he will take complete care of the medical condition. I would fully recommend Mr Hanna

28-05-2020
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5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Hanna recently performed a full hip replacement operation on myself and I was totally impressed by his performance. From the beginning he was clear on the options that were available in regards of my personal situation and once it was clear that surgery was necessary he explained how this procedure would work. During the treatment he was very supportive and his manner was both professional and kind which placed me in as comfortable a position as was possible. During post OP he visited me on several occasions to ensure that I was progressing well and again provided me with all the information that I required. Although no one would wish to have surgery, if I required any treatment in the future Mr Hanna would be my first choice as a doctor.

28-05-2020
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5
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5
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5

Dr Hanna provided a very professional service. He listened to my worries and provided sound advice. He gave me some options to consider and explained them thoroughly. My treatment was excellent and I am back running. Which I thought I wouldn't be.

28-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Suffering from severe osteoarthritis of the knee after an old injury, my knee had by now become so painful that the only way out seemed to be a knee replacement. As I'm 'only' 57 years old and extremely active this seemed to be a very radical thing to do at my age - replacements only last so long. And an operation like that would probably stop me from being able to continue the work I do (Assistant Director in film - it's very physical). So I had much to loose - whilst being in constant pain. Not only did Dr Hanna understand my specific situation, he also put me on the course of the best available (non invasive) treatment to manage the situation and avoid knee surgery, hopefully for at least the next 5 to 10 years. He consequently inspired me to build up the muscles in my hip and thigh by strictly following the physiotherapist's instructions and loose 5kg to reach my ideal weight. I thought I was fit before, as I was doing high energy yoga at least 3 times a week, but thanks to the treatment I discovered that the muscles that help protect my knee were totally underdeveloped. Soooo: Thanks to Dr Hanna my pain levels are now absolutely manageable and most importantly I actually understand what I need to do to avoid a premature knee op. His brilliant treatment probably saved the NHS a lot of cash.

Patient seen for:
Osteoarthritis
21-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Hanna provided a full explanation of the procedure including the enhanced recovery which was very successful. Made me feel calm and fully informed. The results and after care great despite COVID19 impact. Thank you

Patient seen for:
Hip Replacement
18-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Hanna was so supportive and brilliant throughout my entire treatment. I felt very well informed and looked after by him. All his communication was very clear and I felt reassured and safe.

Patient seen for:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
18-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional,patient, honest and I trusted what he said and believed him. Very caring and always listens to his patients.

Patient seen for:
Partial Knee Replacement
18-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

From the time I arrived to the time I left absolutely 1st Class!, the staff were very friendly & kept me informed on all wot was happening!!. Me Hannah was brilliant & by explaining wot the proceedings would be for my operation put my mind at ease!!. My knee is getting better by the day & I would like to thank mr Hannah for giving me a better quality of life!.

18-05-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Great doctor, because of the outbreak of the covid pandemic, I had phone consultations and follow up, and for both the doctor was really helpful, (and helped me find a place to book an MRI in these difficult times). Follow up consultation very clear and explained very well.

Patient seen for:
ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
17-05-2020

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 doctors for:
2

Orthopaedic Surgery

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

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

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