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Mr Rajiv Bajekal
MCh (Orth), FRCS (Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Knee Surgery
Hip Surgery
Spinal Surgery


General Medical Council: 4167776


english, bengali, punjabi, tamil, urdu



Orthopaedic Surgery


Mr Bajekal is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Barnet & Chase Farm with the The Royal Free London NHS foundation trust. He has specialist experience in spinal, hip and knee surgery.  

He is a vastly experienced consultant with significant knowledge of general orthopaedics and trauma alongside his main specialty of managing and treating degenerative spinal disorders and back pain. His colleagues often seek his advice when managing complex cases. 

A meticulous clinician and surgeon his approach to the spinal problems only involves surgery after careful assessment which allows both the patient and himself to understand the underlying cause. 

Mr Bajekal has developed a particular knowledge and experience in the management of trauma since his medical training in India. He made a significant contribution to setting out protocols and guidelines for trauma management at the Bassetlaw Hospital which has greatly improved the communication within the medical team in the delivery of acute trauma care. It remains a topic that he often lectures on.

He is popular amongst his peers and trainess and continues to play an active role in training a new generation of orthopaedic surgeons. 

His holistic approach ensures that during his consultations he takes as much time as needed to listen to his patient's concerns and questions. This allows for treatment plans that are individually tailored to the needs of his patients. He also recently completed a diploma in Lifestyle Medicine from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Medical Procedures

  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Spinal injections
  • Spinal procedures using minimally-invasive techniques
  • Diskectomy
  • Hip replacement
  • knee arthroscopy
  • knee replacements

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Special Interests

  • Lumbar spine problems
  • Spinal disc problems
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Weight loss advice


·      FRCS (Trauma and Orth.) Intercollegiate Board 1997

·      ChM (Orth.) University of Liverpool 1996

·      FRCS Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow 1993

·      Diplomate National Board (Orthopaedics) National Board of Examinations New Delhi 1990

·      Certificate of Honour in Surgery and Orthopaedics (MBBS)

·      MS (Orthopaedics) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1989

·      MBBS Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research University of Madras 1986



An absolutely fantastic surgeon and consultant from whom I've had 2-3 years of care. He gives an incredibly caring, balanced perspective and faultless procedures (x3). Couldn't recommend more.


I selected Rajiv Bajekal based on research and recommendation. My expectations in solving my protracted and painful Sciatica problem, were therefore high. I found his reputation to be well founded. His experience and knowledge were self-evident as were his excellent interpersonal skills and empathy with the sufferer. My procedure was carried out as exactly as described and produced the result I was hoping for. I could not recommend Mr Bajekal and his support personnel more highly. Alan Low


Mr Bajekal fitted me in very quickly and his ultra efficient secretary Dawn was exemplary in sorting MRI and follow up immediately. Course of treatment has been identified and commences in 48 hours. Hope it works! So far, expertise, interaction, follow up, professionalism, flexibility and bed-side-manner have been great. Significant amount of gravitas and kindness which has in turn inspired confidence. Will let you know how I get on and hopefully my back issue will be sorted imminently. Thank you again and best wishes.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Joyti Saksena

An excellent spinal surgeon who specialises in degenerative spine disorders and manage of back pain.
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
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BY mr Simon Mellor

Mr Bajekal is an excellent spinal surgeon with a great reputation. He is liked by staff and patients. His dedication and work ethic are both of the highest standards.
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr George Ampat

Excellent spinal surgeon. Well respected.
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Pinak Ray

Excellent surgeon, great bedside manner
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For procedures: Hip Replacement
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Suren Naidoo

Excellent spinal surgeon. Extremely satisfied patients.
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: I have referred patients to them