Mr Shah Punwar is a Consultant Knee & Hip Surgeon based at University Hospital Lewisham in London. His private practice is at the BMI Blackheath Hospital.
Following his graduation from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2001 he went on to undertake his basic surgical training in Kent and the London region before completing his specialist orthopaedic training on the Bristol rotation.
Mr Punwar undertook a year of complex arthroplasty and sport injury training in Perth, Western Australia before returning to the UK and being appointed as a Consultant Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Mr Punwar has been listed on the General Medical Council's specialist register since July 2014. He is also a GMC recognised educational trainer responsible for instructing the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.
Mr Punwar's main areas of expertise are Knee and Hip replacement surgery as well as knee ligament injuries. He has a particular interest in partial knee replacements and ACL reconstruction. He is a member of the British Association of Knee Surgery and keeps up to date with all the latest treatments.
Having gained a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine he maintains an interest in lower limb sports related injuries as well as all aspects of general orthopaedic trauma.
- ACL reconstruction
- Knee arthroscopy
- Total Knee Replacement
- Meniscal Surgery
- Cartilage Surgery
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Early onset knee arthritis
- Sports related lower limb pain
- Non-surgical treatment for knee pain
- Partial knee replacement
- Medical Education and Training next generation of surgeons
- BSc (Hons) Neuroscience Imperial College School of Medicine (London) 1998
- MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine (London) 2001
- Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2004
- Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK) 2007
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma&Orthopaedics) 2012
- PgCert Medical Education University of Bristol 2013
I was your patient in 4.11.19 and want to say a huge 'thank you' for the high quality of care I experienced. Mr Punwar my meeting with you beforehand indicated to me a person proud of his work and determined to provide the best possible outcome - I felt really confident in you. In the theatre safety standards are impressive. Thank you again for everything: great teamwork - keep up your fantastic work.
Grateful to have my hip operation done very quickly. Very nice hospital. Quiet, clean, efficient and professional. I have no pain and have been walking on the moor. So nice to be out of pain.
I am very happy with the knee. It has given me a new lease of life. Your professional skills have been second to none. You have a very good proverbial bedside manner!
Scar is marvellous. The knee recovered well. I'm very, very pleased with it
Absolutely brilliant. No problem with knee whatsoever. Healing very well. Movement is back. Can't praise you enough. Keen to have the other side done.
Very pleased with the knee operation. Made a real difference to my life.
Following operation to my R knee my pain relief was immense and recovery was very smooth
Thank you for everything you have done for me. Very pleased with my knee replacement. Really appreciated
You've done very well for me. The team couldn't have been better. Very happy with my knee replacement. Looking forward to driving again. Healed up very well
Pain is much better. Can't thank you enough. No need for crutches. Looking forward to having the other knee done
Thank you very much for the new knee!
A very belated thank you for giving me confidence beforehand that my hip operation would be successful. Thanks to your expertise that has indeed been the case. I feel extremely well and my mobility is excellent.
Dear Mr Punwar, with reference to my follow up consultation this week and further to my successful knee operation in January, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and all of the staff at Mount Stuart Hospital for my new knee! The care and attention that I received was wonderful and has enabled me to recover much quicker than I had anticipated and I was so relieved that all my initial fears and concerns were dispelled by the kindness and treatment provided. Thank you once again and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Very happy with knee replacement. Can move and sleep better. Can't thank Mr Punwar and team enough
I could not have had better treatment. From start to finish.
excellent caring surgeon, very pleased with results of my knee replacement
Had RTHR done 2016 at Torbay and LTHR done Feb 2018 at Mount Stuart as a private patient both done by Mr Punwar. This is a truly compassionate, professional surgeon who explains everything clearly and I hope when it’s time for my revision Mr Punwar will be the man. Identical replacements and identical scars. One happy hippy.
He put my mind at rest and allayed all my fears. He made me feel at ease and I was very pleased with the surgery which has led to an improvement in my lifestyle.
Am very impressed by the ‘carpal tunnel syndrome’ op which Mr Punwar did on my left hand
Knee Replacement very pleased with the result, healed very quickly, everything OK
Over the moon with my half knee. I now have a quality of life. Can’t believe the recovery. Onwards andupwards!
Couldn’t be more pleased, so lovely to not be in pain. Well done Mr Punwar (Total Hip Replacement)
I’m very happy with the results of my knee replacement op. I seem to be able to walk and move my knee fine.
Knee arthroscopy- very pleased with service, put my mind at ease, also problem has been improved
Dear Mr Punwar, I would like to say thank you very much to you for performing my total knee operation. The staff at the hospital were wonderful. Thank you once again.
To Mr Punwar, thank you for fixing my leg for me.(age 7)
Dear Mr Punwar, with reference to my hip operation I want to thank you and the other members of the medical team who have given me a new start in life. I am coming in today for a check up and I am sure and confident that everything is OK : many thanks.
Dear Mr Punwar, a big thank you to you and all your team. As a result of your work I am walking upright without limping and I am sure you have managed to even up the length of my legs. You have released the 'tiger in my tank' - no crutches around the house and only one when in the street by myself shopping. All this only two and a half weeks after the operation. I am most grateful to you. Best Wishes,
Thank you so much for my new knee. Also thank you for taking the time to explain everything + for putting me at ease. I would also like to thank the theatre team + aftercare team.Best Wishes
Dear Mr Punwar and the team.Thank you very much for my new hip.Best Wishes
I was lucky to have Mr Punwar perform my kneed replacement op. I have had absolutely no problems and the scar is very neat. I am indeed fortunate as others that I know have had replacements by other surgeons and have had a lot of discomfort and problems . I am eternally grateful for his s expertise..
I had a half knee replacement at the end of January performed by Mr Punwar. I could not have wished for a better surgeon to perform my operation, all patients want to know everything that the surgeon is going to do to them, it;s there body and it affects the rest of their life. Shah was both professional and at the same time down to earth, speaking in layman's language so ever detail of what he was going to do was understood. He is a busy man but always has the time to chat and make the patient feel completely at ease. It has been six months now and I am walking reasonably well, sometimes 2 or 3 miles. I still get a bit of pain if I walk for a long time, but generally, I'm walking better than before the operation with less pain. I have stopped taking the pain killers and use voltarol gel to cope if I do get pain. I am sure in 12 months time I will be totally pain-free and feel my operation performed by Shah is a complete success.
I am a nervous patient but Mr Punwar made me feel very at ease, he explaioned every thing to me I had Knee surgery done and the results are very good