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Trauma & Orthopaedics (T&O)

Works on bones, joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves and muscles. Trauma work involves fractures and other injuries. Specialist areas include: lower limb joint reconstruction, hip or knee, ankle and foot, upper limb, spine, bone tumours, paediatric orthopaedics, rheumatoid surgery, and sports and exercise surgery.
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HEKSS try to provide stability of training within the first 4 years of higher specialty training. The ST3 year is based around Trauma, the ST4 year is Hip and Knee surgery and the next 2 years provide experience in as many of the other sub-specialties. The goal is to provide excellent breadth of experience in preparation for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) examination.

Your learning opportunities at SASH will include:

  • Attending supervised fracture and orthopaedic clinics.
  • Attending supervised elective and trauma operating lists.
  • Undertaking emergency assessments of the acute presentations of trauma and orthopaedic problems in the Emergency Department.
  • Participating in the presentation of trauma cases and trauma management discussions.
  • Working as a member of a team that includes other health care professionals.
  • Undertaking the care of patients in the ward environment.
  • Participating in the organisation and management of in and outpatient care.
  • Attending teaching sessions within the work place.
  • Participating in audit meetings.
  • Participating in journal clubs.
  • Undertaking clinical reviews and research.

Educational and Clinical Teams

Dr Ben Mearns

Mr Praveen Inaparthy

Educational Lead

Dr Natalie Powell

Mr Praveen Panose

Clinical Lead

Dr Gaurav Agarwal

Mr Ian Maheswaran

Chief of Surgery

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Prior to joining Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Mr Maheswaran undertook a National Bariatric Surgical Fellowship at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, a Centre of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery where he now holds an honorary contract. Working alongside the St.Richard’s multi- disciplinary team he provides a full Obesity Service. His other specialities include endoscopy, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, anti-reflux and hernia surgery. He collaborates with colleague’s to provide a Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Complex Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Service. Both elective and emergency operations are undertaken.

Mr Maheswaran is particularly interested in Medical Education having undertaken two Master’s Degrees and a London Deanery Fellowship in Education where he set up and delivered simulation training in order to improve patient safety and outcomes and is the Training Programme Director for Core Surgery Trainees in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He is also Clinical Lead for the Trust Cost Improvement Program.

Mr Maheswaran is driven to deliver high quality, safe, patient centred care to the local community being born and raised in Redhill where his parents had combined over 50 years of service within the Trust. He very much regards the community as his friends and family.

Professional memberships include the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS), British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS), Society of American Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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Mr Murali Bhat

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Mr Sanjay Chougule

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Mr Avadhoot Kantak


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Mr Mohan Lal

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Mr Hugh Maurice

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Mr Will Keiffer

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Mr Thiyagarajah Selvan

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Mr George Tselentakis

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  • Leigh

Education Campus Reception

01737 231722

SASH Education Campus
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Trust Headquarters
East Surrey Hospital

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