• Name: Venu Kavarthapu
  • Location: London Bridge Hospital, The Sloane, Guthrie Clinic
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  • Training and qualifications: FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Mr Venu Kavarthapu is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, with special interest in Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgery. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery from South East Thames Orthopaedic Rotation. Further fellowship training was obtained in specialized MIS (minimally invasive) and computer navigation hip surgery under the tuition of Dr Lawrence Dorr at the Arthritis Institute, Los Angeles, USA; orthopaedic fellowship training under the tuition of Dr Joel Matta at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, USA; hip surgery fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London; and foot and ankle fellowship training at Royal Surrey County and Frimley Park Hospitals, Surrey.  

Mr Kavarthapu runs a regional young adult hip surgery service, including hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. He also heads a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary complex foot surgery service that undertakes corrective surgery required for foot deformities caused by diabetes. He believes in personalised care and works closely with an experienced team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Diabetologists, Anaesthetists and Nurses, in order to provide the best possible treatment and to ensure the minimal recovery time for all his patients. 

Mr Kavarthapu lectures nationally and internationally in conferences particularly on diabetic foot surgery, trauma, hip arthroscopy, and primary and revision hip arthroplasty. He is actively involved in research and published several scientific articles in Trauma and Orthopaedics.  

Mr Kavarthapu’s other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and Orthopaedic Training Programme Director for SE London. He is also the past President of Indian Orthopaedic Society UK. He has recently been appointed as the chairman of British Indian Clinical and Academic Partnership.

Special interests

Hip Arthroscopy

Primary & Revision Hip Replacement Surgery

Knee Arthroscopy

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Diabetic Foot Surgery



British Orthopaedic Association, British Hip Society, British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons, British International Orthopaedic Society


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