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Your visit to a Spire hospital may be affected by local coronavirus restrictions. Once you've made an online booking, we'll only contact you if your appointment needs to be held virtually. If you don't hear from us, your appointment will be face to face.

Come to your appointment alone: To support social distancing and help protect our staff, patients and consultants, we’re restricting access in our hospitals except for exceptional circumstances so please come alone to your appointment.

Face masks: It is a mandatory requirement for patients to wear a mask within our hospitals unless medically exempt.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you will not be able to attend a face-to-face appointment. You should get a test and stay at home.

  • Recent onset of a new continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Please do not attend the hospital if you develop, or have had recent contact with anyone with the Covid symptoms listed above.

We do not offer Covid-19 testing as part of our private GP service.

Please read the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information.

You can book appointments for yourself or for someone else using this online booking service. If you wish to book a follow up appointment, please contact the hospital to make these arrangements.

To book online and secure an appointment you will need to pay at the time of booking. Once you’ve chosen your appointment slot it will be held for 20 minutes while you complete the details needed to confirm.

We accept Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards.

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Mr Shivakumar Shankar

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

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Mr Shivakumar Shankar

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

MBBS, DHA, MRCSEd, MSC in Tr and Orth, FRCSEd (Tr and Orth) PG Diploma in Principles of Computer and Robotic Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

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Clinic availability:Spire Hartswood Hospital: Wednesday mornings and Spire Wellesley Hospital: Southend on Wednesday evenings.

I offer private complex hip surgery, knee surgery and general trauma surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospitals – Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Wellesley Hospital and Spire London East Hospital. I was appointed as a NHS consultant at Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital in 2017. I obtained my trauma and orthopaedics training in the North East Thames and London Deanery on the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) rotation. I have trained in teaching hospitals like RNOH, the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.

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You can book appointments for yourself or someone else using this online booking service.

To book online and secure an appointment you will need to pay at the time of booking. Once you’ve chosen your appointment slot it will be held for 20 minutes while you complete the details needed to confirm.

We will ask you for details of the symptoms you wish to discuss with the Consultant and when you first noticed these.

We accept Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards.