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Mr Rakesh Kucheria
Mr Rakesh Kucheria
MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Knee Surgery
Hip Surgery
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

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General Medical Council: 4146331

LANGUAGES

english, punjabi, urdu

About

Mr Rakesh Kucheria is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in lower limb anthroplasty including hip replacements, unicondylar knee replacements, revision hip and total knee replacements. For the last 10 years, he has been working at Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals now part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and is currently the lead clinician in his department. 

Mr Kucheria came to the UK in 1990 and trained at Royal London Hospital and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He has extensive experience of endoprosthetic reconstruction for failed anthroplasty and pathological fractures and also in total hip replacement, total knee replacement, unicindylar knee replacement, hip resurfacing and revision procedures.

Lately, Mr Kucheria has been working with computer-assisted surgery and navigated knee replacements. Additionally, he has a keen interest in treating trauma and works at Wexham Park Hospital, treating a variety of traumatic injuries such as upper limb fractures, ankle and lower limb fractures. He also leads the Enhanced Recovery Progamme, which is a revolutionary pathway for joint replacements designed to minimise post-operative pain and maximize early mobility of the joint.

Mr Kucheria has 2 children and has a keen interest in sports, still playing cricket, golf and tennis and also running an under-11 cricket team in the Middlesex county.

 

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Medical Procedures

Bilateral simultaneous total knee replacement 

Knee replacement 

Hip replacement

Partial knee replacement

Joint injection

Steroid injection

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Special Interests

Arthritis (hip & knee)

Knee pain

Hip dysplasia

Hip fractures

Hip pain

Hip preservation surgery

Osteoarthritis



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The operation was done with an epidural and slight sedation and within hours of the epidural wearing off I was standing upright and walking. It was incredible - no more pain. I am now able to enjoy playing tennis and sailing again. I would recommend Mr Kucheria and his team for their knowledge and expertise and thank them for the superb treatment I received.
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My symptoms started with a dull ache in the groin and was particularly severe at night-time. I was physically fit and well at the time - gyming four times a week, sailing, enjoying long cycle rides at weekends - there were no other symptoms. I was diagnosed in the May 2015 and surgery was carried out in October 2015. My recovery was uneventful, and I was given excellent care by Mr Kucheria and all the staff at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital during my stay. My mobility within 4-6 weeks was excellent and I was free of any pain. I now do reform Pilates twice a week to keep my hips flexible. Since my operation, I have recommended Mr Kucheria to many people who have asked my advice.
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I was in severe pain and went to see my GP who referred me for an X-ray. As the NHS had a very long waiting list and I had no private medical insurance, with the help of my family I was able to go down the private (self-pay) route - whereby my daughter was able to arrange a rapid appointment with Mr Kucheria.
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Both my knees had been very painful for many months and I was able to walk only with a stick. Getting up and downstairs was difficult and painful, and I certainly couldn’t go for the long walks I enjoy. I knew that I needed two knee replacements, but I really wasn’t happy with the thought of two operations. I was very pleased therefore when Mr Kucheria offered me bilateral knee replacements. Mr Kucheria is a charming, intelligent man. He took the time and trouble to answer all my questions and to explain the details of the surgery. Mr Kucheria did the replacement in my right knee and Mr Bourke did the one in my left knee. The operation went well as did the recovery. Now, four months later I can once again walk without pain. I can get up and down stairs easily, I can walk two miles comfortably and am gradually increasing the length of my walks. I am delighted with my new ‘knees’ and know that I made the right decision in having this operation. I would not hesitate to recommend Kucheria and Bourke to anyone who needs knee replacements.
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Thank-you Mr Kucheria, for giving me back my left hip and mobility. I went to my first Zumba class yesterday, and the realisation that I could now fully stretch my quadriceps in my left leg absolutely amazed me, because I could not do that before the operation. I can't thank you enough. I don't like to talk in clichés, but it has completely changed my life for the better and I can now completely go back to being an old teenager.
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I was in great pain with my left hip after many years of climbing ladders in the building game. The X-ray showed there was no cartilage left so it was bone on bone. The right hip showed up on the X-ray as it had more arthritis than the left but still had some cartilage, so it was not painful. The first operation went fantastically well - I was driving within three weeks as I have an automatic car. The second hip a year later went just as smoothly. Mr Kucheria had to lengthen the leg a small bit this time, so it took a little longer before I could drive, because of having to operate the brake pedal. I cannot thank Mr Kucheria, his team and all the staff at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital enough - they were all fantastic. I have recommended Mr Kucheria to several of my friends and colleagues and all I can say is, if anyone need hip surgery this is the man to do it!
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I have always tried to avoid doctors and hospitals, but my legs were so bad and crooked that I had to have them done or I would have been in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. Mr Kucheria changed all that for me and I can now walk properly. I do use a stick and am also doing some exercises to help strengthen my muscles. Mr Kucheria operated on both my knees and also the hip on my right side. He is a lovely man and looked after me well during my stay in hospital. Had I known years ago how easy it all seemed I would have had them done before - so very many thanks to him.
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Having been in severe knee pain for several years and tried many forms of physio, I realised I had to succumb to surgery. I had heard of bilateral total knee replacement, so was very pleased when Mr Kucheria recommended it. It meant one operation, one period of hospitalisation and one recovery period. After two weeks, I was walking without crutches and after six weeks was driving again, back to Pilates classes and best of all, pain free. Mr Kucheria came highly recommended to me, which was why I chose him, and he did not disappoint. Together with Mr Bourke they make a formidable team. I am seven months down the line now and wonder why I waited so long to have this operation done.
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After the success of my full hip replacement at the ripe age of 91, I had no hesitation in seeking the services of Mr Kucheria once again. It's been just six weeks from my second hip operation, and it is another triumph. I am moving well and have been thoroughly looked after since the operation. After two thoroughly successful operations I have my mobility and freedom back and I cannot be more grateful to Mr Kucheria.
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I was experiencing pain in my left hip, my left leg was bowed and painful and my right knee was painful as well, impacting quite heavily on my lifestyle. In May 2017, phase one started with a total hip replacement. Mr Kucheria's team were marvellous and reassured me throughout the entire process. After the operation, I was much more mobile and pain free in a very short period of time. In January 2018, phase two resulted in a simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement. Being self-employed, the thought of one period of hospitalisation and convalescence appealed to me. The operation went well, aided by Mr Bourke who did my left knee whilst Mr Kucheria simultaneously did my right knee. Again, total success, a speedy recovery and a straight leg in the process! I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Kucheria and his team to any future patients. Before the operations, holidays were seriously impacted by the pain, and day to day life was affected as well. My life has been turned around. Thank you.
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