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Mr Tahir Mahmud
BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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About

www.kneesurgeoncheshire.co.uk

Mr Tahir Mahmud is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Cheshire, and Manchester UK. After graduating from University College London Medical School he went on to complete his Orthopaedic training in London at varied centres of excellence including; St Mary’s Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He later went on to complete his specialist fellowship training in sports knee injury based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. Upon completion of his training he was selected by the prestigious University of Western Ontario, Canada to partake in a year long fellowship in complex knee and hip joint replacement surgery.

Mr Mahmud is one of the first surgeons to perform Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery in the North West of England.  He is a specialist in knee ligament surgery, meniscal repair, cartilage regeneration, high tibial osteotomy and knee replacement surgery. Mr Mahmud has a keen interest in utilising knee preservation techniques before considering joint replacement surgery.   He is highly skilled in both complex total knee replacement and minimally invasive total hip replacement surgeries.

 In his personal time he has a passion for cycling, annually raising thousands of pounds for charity through various cycling expeditions.

www.kneesurgeoncheshire.co.uk

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Medical Procedures

    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    • Multi-ligament knee injury
    • Meniscal repair
    • High Tibial Osteotomy
    • Robotic assisted knee replacement 
    • ConforMIS (Bespoke) total knee replacement
    • Minimally invasive total hip replacement
    • Total knee replacement 
    • Patient specific total knee replacement 
    • Partial knee replacement
    • Cartilage regeneration procedures
    • Arthroscopic knee procedures and cartilage repair
    • Sports injuries
    • Stem cell therapy, PRP and APS Injections to treat Arthritis pain
    • Patello-femoral pain and instability
    • Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    • Revision knee replacement

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Special Interests

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Osteotomy Around the Knee
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement  
  • ConforMIS Total Knee Replacement
  • Sports injuries
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Stem Cell Therapy, PRP and APS Injections to treat Arthritis pain
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Patella Instability
  • Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement

Education

  • MBBS University College London School of Medicine 2000
  • First Class Honors BSc University College London 1997
  • FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
  • Adult Lower Limb Reconstruction Fellowship University of Western Ontario Canada 2011
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology (ESSKA)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-05-2019
Many years ago I ruptured my cruciate ligament in my right knee. I learned to adapt to my injury until I had a nasty fall which damaged my knee quite badly. The consultant at that time said I was too young to have a replacement knee. I persevered for quite a few years, but it was extremely painful more or less all of the time and the distance I could walk became limited. I had wearing on the inside lower parts of the bone (Tibia), to such an extent, that it bowed to just over 30 degrees which was not only painful and troublesome but also made me feel embarrassed and knocked my confidence. The pain from the knee started to keep me awake at night on a regular basis. Due to the pain and its effects on my well being, the doctor referred me to Mr Mahmud. Mr Mahmud agreed that now is the best time to replace my knee, though he explained it would be a ‘Full Complex Replacement’. This really concerned me and dominated my thoughts as I had never had major surgery like this before. My worries were alleviated as Mr Mahmud and his team were with me every step of the way. From the initial nursing staff, to the anaesthetist, Mr Mahmud and his surgical staff all put my mind at ease by explaining everything fully. The operation was a great success. I was up and walking with the aid of crutches within hours and allowed to go home within 24 hours. The recovery then started. The exercises were explained and practiced and the pain controlled through medication. I had a good recovery period and also set myself goals, distances to walk and sets of strengthening exercises etc. It wasn’t too long before I was able to walk quite a way without any aids. My confidence levels in my ability to walk as the pain subsided and the fact that my leg was now straight for the first time in years felt fantastic. Within months I felt confident enough to embark on a walking holiday in the Gower Peninsula where we were walking around 8 to 10 miles per day with no ill effects. I am so grateful to Mr Mahmud and his team and I cannot recommend their expertise, kindness and complete professionalism highly enough to others who may be undergoing similar surgical procedures. Their continued aftercare was also critical in my full recovery and their instructions and guidance to support this was paramount in me reaching the stage where I am now completely pain free and live an active and full life once more.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-05-2019
I had knee arthroscopy + partial medial meniscectomy. Fantastic service and care from Mr Mahmud and all his staff. My knee is nearly perfect after just 6 weeks and only needed 1 physio session.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-05-2019
I had knee arthroscopy + partial medial meniscectomy. Fantastic service and care from Mr Mahmud and all his staff. My knee is nearly perfect after just 6 weeks and only needed 1 physio session.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2019
I was so fortunate in having Mr Mahmud and his team perform my second Total Knee Replacement which thankfully exceeded my expectations, as my first one, five years earlier, had been a rather unpleasant experience! Mr Mahmud's kindness and expert attention to my needs gave me the confidence to proceed and has resulted in a great pain-free new knew!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-04-2019
Mr Mahmud is an excellent surgeon, from the first time you meet him he makes you feel at ease, I was expecting to have a full knee replacement, and when Mr Mahmud operated on my right knee, on close inspection he found that a part replacement would do the job, I am five months down the line from the operation, and I would have no problem in recommending him, so much so that I am in need of the left knee being replaced very soon. I cant thank his team enough, including the physiotherapy I received at The Regency Hospital in Macclesfield, they are excellent.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-04-2019
I was recommended to Mr Mahmud by my GP for a total Hip replacement. I had my consultation with Mr Mahmud at Spire Regency Macclesfield. Mr Mahmud was very professional and explained to me about the operation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Mahmud for this type of operation.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-03-2019
Mr Mahmoud was recommended to me by my doctor, Dr sheik. Quite frankly his recommendation of Mr Mahmud was absolutely the best thing to have happened. Mr Mahmaud’ is clearly a skilled surgeon. His professionalism, his caring attitude and his ability to put a patient at ease is what every patient would wish for. But most importantly in my opinion, his ability to listen and advise: giving options and in particular his ability to empathise with his patient is second to no other Surgeon I have encountered during my many operations. At no time during our consultations did he made me feel like I was just another patient to be dealt with.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-03-2019
Excellent care from my initial consultation, knee arthroscopy and follow up appointment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-03-2019
Thoroughly professional and put everything across in a knowledgeable but also easy to understand manner - felt like he really cared about me as a patient and also about achieving the best outcome possible. Happy to recommend Mr Mahmud to anybody suffering from a knee problem.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-03-2019
I have recently been a patient of Mr Mahmud and underwent an Arthroscopy performed by him at The Alexander Hospital Cheadle South Manchester. I would firstly comment on his professionalism, he is exactly as you would expect a Consultant to be, he is courteous and very knowledgeable and you immediately feel confident that he is someone you can trust. The Arthroscopy was carried out within 2 weeks of his diagnoses following an MRI. From my point of view the procedure was very straight forward and I was able to easily walk to the car within 3 hours of the surgery. I religiously followed the instructions given to me by the Physiotherapist and there was no swelling of the knee. 4 weeks after the surgery I was able to start walking my dog again and within that week I was back to 6 miles a day. 6 weeks after the procedure I would say my (72 year old) knee is about 80% and I believe Mr Mahmud when he says it will take around 3 months before I’m 100%. I would recommend Mr Mahmud without any hestitaion.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-02-2019
From the first time I met Mr Tahir Mahmud I was at ease. through every stage of the procedure, he filled me with confidence, and I had no doubt I was making the right decision to proceed with the surgery. Following the surgery, I hade a good recovery and am so pleased with the result. The scar on my knee is so clean and my knee is so much better than it was before. I m thrilled with the result.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-02-2019
The best and most helpful surgeon I have had work done by to date, Simplified things to me for an easy understanding of the surgery I had, always happy and welcoming at each appointment and very Interested in how my recovery is going

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-01-2019
In mid August I had a very successful total replacement of my right hip, Mr Mahmud used a minimally invasive technique leaving a very neat small 4” scar. I’m now free of pain and no longer limping! I think Mr Mahmud is extremely skilled and thorough, he is approachable and very likeable I do not hesitate to recommend him. I would also add that the care from the nurses, physios and staff at the Spire Macclesfield was excellent.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-12-2018
What a pleasure it was to have my total hip replacement done by Mr Tahir Mahmud who is a excellent surgeon and a perfect gentleman. He explained what he would be doing and came to see me following the operation to ask how I was feeling. There is only a small scar and I had only a small amount of pain as the muscles began to regrow round the hip. Five weeks later I was driving again and walking without sticks etc. I have now been discharged but should I have to have my other hip replaced I would have no hesitation in asking for Mr Mahmud to do the operation and would recommend him to anyone needing similar operations. He is a totally professional and courteous gentleman at all times.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-12-2018
Mr Mahmud, and his team, made my hip-replacement an easy and comfortable experience. From my initial consultation, to my post-surgery final 6 month check-up, l was treated with the utmost care and respect.....and, quite rightly, Mr Mahmud has an excellent reputation as a consulting surgeon.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-12-2018
Extremely happy with the surgery i had, no complaints whatsoever

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2018
I am 67 years of age and have had arthritic knees for several years, the right knee being the worse. It had reached the stage where it was significantly affecting the quality of my life with serious pain after walking and often during the night. My GP recommended me to Mr Mahmud as he knew of his excellence in this field. From my first consultation with Mr Mahmud I was very impressed with his patient care. He insisted on an X Ray and MRI scan to get a total picture of my right knee which we had agreed was giving me the most problems. At the next consultation he was able to explain how bad a condition my knee was in and recommended a full knee replacement. He then explained in detail what would be involved and what the risks were. My operation took place on 11 October 2018 and Mr Mahmud came to speak to me very soon after I arrived at the hospital. He was very reasuring. Straight after the operation, he came to speak to me and informed me that everything had gone really well. Before I left hospital, he came to see me again and arranged for an X Ray of the new joint to establish that it was to his satisfaction. I have recently seen Mr Mahmud in clinic six weeks later and I am doing really well with full mobility. I would recommend Mr Mahmud to anyone - as well as having such excellent skills as a surgeon, he is extremely pleasant and has a great attitude towards his patients. I know I will need my left knee replacing in the not too distant future and and Mr Mahmud will definitely be doing it.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2018
Very pleased with the treatment received from Mr Mahmud. Everything was explained thoroughly and the knee is much better now following my surgery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-11-2018
Mr Mahmud is quite an extraordinary hip surgeon. He performed my replacement hip with a scar of just 4 inches long. So the recovery time was minimal. I did not need my crutches after 3 weeks, but took great care going up and down stairs. I would go walking carrying my crutches just in case! it must have looked rather strange. I expect the short recovery time was because the invasive surgery was minimal. Keeping active is the key, but having a surgeon who is top of the tree is singularly important. Thank you Mr Mahmud for making my life so much better. Your efficient and friendly manner gave me much confidence, and which is all part of the experience.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-11-2018
From the first consultation meeting with Mr Mahud, the problems with my knee were explained clearly and the prognosis, treatment options, discussions on the options were carried out in a wholly professional manner. Mr Mahmud made me feel comfortable in engaging in these discussions promoting questions and queries and answering issues raised by me fully . Any risks associated with surgery were also explained along with a treatment plan post surgery along with recovery timescales.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-10-2018
TKR L 2017 and R 2018 Mr Mahmoud was so kind from the start explaining everything in detail with the opportunity to ask questions without being hurried which gave me total confidence. The nursing and physiotherapist at the Spire hospital were caring and encouraging at all times,and always reassuring. The hospital was clean with a dedicated staff. I am now enjoying an active life again virtually pain free Thank you all.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2018
Very professional. Gave sound advice about wait and approachable

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-10-2018
I recently had a full knee replacement procedure with Mr Mahmud and the experience from referral through to surgery plus after care and consultation has been excellent. Mr Mahmud was thorough with his explanations on my condition prior to surgery, and regular appointments to date have kept me informed about recovery and rehabilitation. Mr Mahmud was always friendly and professional throughout.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-09-2018
Very pleased with overall standard of service and support - Mr Mahmud was very clear in describing the procedure, chances of success and risks. My experience of the day surgery was of a similar high standard with care being highly person centred and professional combined with excellent facilities. After care through physiotherapy has been personalised and thorough, supporting a quick return to work. Mr Mahmud explained the detail of the operation and the work that had taken place clearly and in terms I could understand.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-09-2018
Mr Mahmud was very efficient, to the point and professional. He made the process prior to my operation feel stress free and I would be happy to been seen by him again in the future if necessary.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-09-2018
From my very first appointment with Mr Tahir Mahmud he was extremely polite, courteous and well informed about my referring condition and the treatment options available. He was excellent at explaining medical matters and what would happen during my operation and gave me the option of asking further questions. Following my operation I was reviewed at regular intervals and with his encouragement and support had a 100% recovery following my discharge from his care. I would thoroughly recommend him as an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-09-2018
A trouble free procedure as described prior to the process which was then reviewed in detail confirming actual remedial work undertaken and aftercare

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-09-2018
I felt that I was in very safe hands when I had my hip replacement in April. The after care was excellent , the nurses, physios and of course Mr. Mahmud. Would highly recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-09-2018
I consulted Tahir Mahmud last January for problems I was having with my left knee. I had previously had two arthroscopies and steroid injections some 5 years previously, but things had worsened recently and I was anticipating that I would need a repeat procedure. However, looking at the X-ray and MRI images that were taken, Tahir concluded that there was nothing more that could be done short of a Total Knee Replacement. This came as a bit of a bombshell as it seemed to be a rather extreme solution given that I was pretty fit and mobile, albeit with occasional pain that was unpleasant. Consequently I took a few weeks to mull over whether or not to proceed, weighing up the pros and cons given that the rehabilitation would be lengthy and challenging. I decided to proceed because I concluded it would be better to have the operation now, whilst still relatively young, fit and active, rather than postpone it, letting the joint deteriorate further and then having to deal with the postoperative rehabilitation when older and, most likely, less fit. As part of my professional interests I was aware that technologies are now available that enable joint replacements to be manufactured tailored to an individual’s anatomy, which varies considerably from person to person. Whereas the normal procedure is to look for a “best fit” prosthesis from a range of options, this approach uses detailed imaging and computation to produce a single prosthesis that is specific and personalised. I opted for this CONFORMIS Total Knee Replacement because I considered that the personalised prosthesis would provide an optimal fit to my anatomy and thus would be more likely to result in a better postoperative recovery, a reduced likelihood of difficulties arising from a poorly fitting prosthesis and, hopefully, a faster return to my normal activities. Tahir has been amazingly supportive, engaged and prepared to go the extra mile in helping me consider all options before committing to surgery. I can say that my experience of what was, after all, a major operation has been remarkably straightforward and my recovery has been pretty uncomplicated. Tahir was noticeably amazed at the progress I had made 6 weeks after the operation, when I was walking easily and unaided, and doing deep squats, which prompted him to take a short video as evidence of the early result of this particular CONFORMIS procedure. I wold recommend Tahir to anyone needing a TKR without reservation. I would also strongly recommend considering a personalised TKR solution, recognising that right now it’s not available on the NHS, but hoping that it won’t be long before sufficient evidence is available to demonstrate the clear benefits to both patient and healthcare professionals, and it becomes routinely available.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-08-2018
I had a whole hip replacement at Spire hospital and Mr Mahmud took care to explain the process and answer any questions I had. My mobility has been greatly enhanced and I now have no pain in my hip after the operation. The after care both with the physio and follow up by Mr Mahmud has been excellent.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-08-2018
It was a privilege to have been under the care of Mr Mahmud for my hip replacement. The operation left only a small scar which will be hardly noticeable in the near future and I understand this has contributed to my rapid recovery from the operation. I only hope that should I ever need any other orthopaedic operation that he will be my surgeon.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-08-2018
From the initial consultation with Mr Tahir Mahmud on December 11-2017, to my hip operation on March 15-2018, to subsequent consultations and through to my final consultation with him on August 14-2018, I was treated with courtesy, respect and patience. Everything concerning the surgery was explained in advance and my questions clearly answered. I sincerely believe that I was afforded the very best surgery and attention possible and shall always be grateful for such to Mr Tahir Mahmud and Spire Regency.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-08-2018
Dr Mahmud performed a knee arthroscopy on me following a sporting injury. Throughout the process he was professional and reassuring, clearly explaining the procedure and rehabilitation steps. Since the surgery my knee pain has almost completely cleared up and I'm hoping to return to sport in the near future.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-08-2018
From the initial consultation with Mr Tahir Mahmud on December 11-2017, to my hip operation on March 15-2018, to subsequent consultations and through to my final consultation with him on August 14-2018, I was treated with courtesy, respect and patience. Everything concerning the surgery was explained in advance and my questions clearly anwered. I sincerely believe that I was afforded the very best surgery and attention possible and shall always be grateful for such and to Mr Tahir Mahmud and Spire Regency.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-08-2018
I was very reassured after my initial consultation with Dr Mahmud. He gave a clear explanation of the full knee replacement procedure using computer images to illustrate. His attentive care following my operation was excellent, both while I was in hospital and as an outpatient. I am sure this was an important factor in my speedy and successful recovery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-08-2018
I found the whole process of undergoing a Total Knee replacement a very positive experience. During all my consultations with Mr Mahmud he was caring, kind and professional, taking time to explain in detail, what I could expect from the initial surgery to rehabilitation. I am in no doubt that his skill as a surgeon has enhanced my mobility and that I will continue to benefit from this for years to come.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-07-2018
I was referred to Mr Tahir Mahmud clinic by my Doctor for a hip replacement. The service I received was excellent , the operation was very successful. My stay in the Regency, was supported by very caring and professional staff, led by Mr Mahmud. I attended five Physiotherapy sessions with Steve , he was also very supportive and professional and soon had me walking without my crutches . Thank you to all the staff at the Regency

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2018
I am very pleased that Mr Mahmud was the surgeon who performed my hip replacement. As soon as I met him I felt confident that I was in safe hands and so it turned out to be. My recovery went very well and I am absolutely delighted with the result. I am also delighted with the small, neat scar. I am now pain free and enjoying life to the full again!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-07-2018
I have recently had a total full knee replacement. From the very start of the process I had a full understanding of what the operation entailed, the after care and the physio which would take place over the coming months. When I arrived on the morning of my operation staff were friendly and made me feel at ease from the very start. I was quickly taken down to theatre where I had a full left knee replacement. Once I went into recovery I was monitored on a regular basis And staff couldn't do enough to help me. After a few hours from surgery I was then supported by the physio department to stand and begin the process of recovery. I spent two days in the hospital before being discharged and came home with a strict physio routine to do on a daily basis. I had appointments booked with Richard the physio who I would highly recommend on a regular basis until I was discharged. During the recovery process I came back to see yourself to check how the operation had gone and to see the impact it was having on me on a daily basis. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for carrying out the operation, the excellent after care Andy the friendly staff were amazing. I wouldn't be worried if I had to come back for more surgery. I can't thank you enough it has made such a difference to my life.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-07-2018
I cannot express the impact that having my recent total hip replacement has had on my life. I am grateful to Mr Mahmud and the team at the Alexandra Hospital for the level of care I received. It was first class. Mr Mahmud visited me on the morning of my operation and promised me that he was going to do his very best for me during surgery. I know that doctors meet hundreds of patients and that he was 'just doing his job', but I was so grateful for his thoughtful words - they really put me at ease.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-06-2018
My duration from meeting me mamood to operation , after care etc was 100%

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-06-2018
I am a 57 year old self employed Landscape/Gardener who up until the past 7 years has enjoyed a very active lifestyle including participating in many different sports. Over the past seven years I have experienced an increasing amount of pain to both knees that has severely restricted my ability to carry out my physical work and also had a negative impact on my quality of life. I could no longer enjoy going on long walks with my wife, nor, enjoy simple tasks such as walking our pet dog. I have previously undergone bi-lateral knee arthroscopies on the onset of the knee pain approximately 10 years ago, this did improve my condition but only for a short duration of time. In the autumn of 2017 my local GP referred me to Mr Mahmud a specialist Knee and Hip Surgeon at The Spire Regency hospital at Macclesfield. At the initial consultation with Mr Mahmud I had a series of x-rays done on each knee that confirmed bone on bone changes within the medial compartments on both knees. I was keen to pursue a more permanent solution to my now quite severe knee pain and was told that a partial knee replacement was needed on each knee. Mr Mahmud then said that it was possible to have both knees operated on under the same anaesthetic and as I was very keen to get back to work as quickly as possible, this seemed the perfect solution for me. On the 14th December 2017 I was admitted to The Spire Regency Hospital, Macclesfield to undergo bilateral Oxford knee replacements on the same day under the same anaesthetic. I recall going into theatre around 1pm and waking up from the operation in my room around 5-30 later that afternoon. I was surprised how mobile I was immediately after the surgery and the very next day I was comfortably able to walk around the ward and negotiate stairs with the aid of my crutches. Two days later on the 16th of December I was discharged from the hospital. Whilst there was some minor swelling to both knees and a reduced amount of movement or bend of the knee, I was still surprisingly very mobile considering it was only a few days after surgery. I was given several exercises and stretches to complete at home as part of my immediate recovery programme and this rehabilitation work certainly helped my initial recovery. Two weeks after the surgery I started with regular physiotherapy with the aim to aid muscle strengthening and to increase the flexion to both knees. Within 4 weeks of my surgery I could walk without crutches or a stick and had over 120 degrees of flexion in both knees. By April 2018 I was able to start work and for the first time in over 10 years had no knee pain in either leg. In summary, I am so glad Mr Mahmud gave me the option of undergoing bilateral knee replacements on the same day and I would definitely recommend this option to anyone deemed fit to undergo this type of surgery.

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15-06-2018
I can only say that the treatment I received from Mr Mahmud and the staff at The Regency was excellent. Everyone made time to put me at ease and despite my original concerns re having a local I was totally unaware of the operation. I experienced no pain after the operation and am now back to doing the activities previously enjoyed. I would have no reservations about recommending Mr Mahmud and the team for anyone requiring this operation.

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14-06-2018
I have no pain, I walk with a spring in my step and I am playing tennis again, although my skill level has not improved! The whole experience was positive, calm and professional. I felt very well looked after. Mr Mahmud gave me confidence throughout the procedure. He provided me with the information I needed in an intelligent and helpful way. Each appointment was reassuring and informative. I was delighted to be operated on by someone who is keen to research and be at the forefront of knee surgery. I had complete confidence in Tahir and that confidence was very well placed. A huge thank you from me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-06-2018
I have no pain, I walk with a spring in my step and I am playing tennis again, although my skill level has not improved! The whole experience was positive, calm and professional. I felt very well looked after. Mr Mahmud gave me confidence throughout the procedure. He provided me with the information I needed in an intelligent and helpful way. Each appointment was reassuring and informative. I was delighted to be operated on by someone who is keen to research and be at the forefront of knee surgery. I had complete confidence in Tahir and that confidence was very well placed. A huge thank you from me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-06-2018
excellent care from to beginning to end. Always helpful, when asking questions regarding my operation for partial knee replacement. came to see me before and after operation. ^ month appointment went very well, my knee is fantastic and no more pain. a very big Thank you

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07-06-2018
Before my partial knee replacement was done by Mr Tahir Mahmud I had very limited mobility and experienced great pain and even had trouble sleeping. Six months after the operation I had a vacation in Florida and on previous trips I could not walk or enjoy a lot of activities that Florida has to offer. However, on this trip I was able to walk without pain and there wasn’t anything I couldn’t do. The partial knee replacement has changed my life. I am allergic to nickel so an alternative was used instead of the usual metal. I really can’t thank Mr Tahir Mahmud enough for taking such great care of me and I always felt I was in safe hands and feel very privileged to have been given such great care. My mobility has dramatically improved and I am able to continue and enjoy my life to the full which I intend to do thanks to my partial knee replacement and the expertise of Mr Tahir Mahmud who I highly recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-05-2018
I was very pleased with the whole experience from start to finish including consultations and physiotherapy . I am more than happy with the results of the procedure with more pain free mobility than i was expecting.

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18-05-2018
Dr Mahmud has treated me for over eight years and I hesitate to think of any way that his care of me could be improve. He has truly changed my life

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17-05-2018
I felt very comfortable with Mr Mahmud's obvious competence. He explained, very thoroughly, every step of the process to me, potential problems, recovery time and "do's and don'ts". I knew I was in safe hands. His consultations were conducted in a friendly and relaxing way.

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16-05-2018
I cannot fault the way I have been treated for my injury with Mr Mahmud. From walking in his room at our very first meeting he was open, honest and showed empathy towards me. He explained everything to me with options. There was light at the end of the tunnel. From consultations, the surgery, professionalism, dedication and patient care, I personally rate 'outstanding '. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-05-2018
6 weeks on from my operation and fully recovered, i can run, kneel do everything I could before i tore my meniscus. I can't thank Mr mahmud enough, excellent from start to finish.

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10-05-2018
Mr Mahmud, I would personally like to thank you for skills in reconstructing my rather degenerative knee, apparently a mess!. Having had much difficulty in walking as far as two hundred metres for a few years I can hardly believe that after four months that I can already walk five miles a day, pain free . I am one lucky guy!. I would also like to mention the after care including the excellent physiotherapy and nursing at the Spires and the most reassuring visits to your clinics. I consider myself to be very fortunate indeed to be a recipient of your skills and very thankful for the excellent team work involved.

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09-05-2018
I have recently had a full hip replacement and cannot believe how quickly I have recovered. Not only is Mr. Mahmud a brilliant surgeon but he is also very friendly and approachable. I cannot recommend him too highly. Thank you so much.

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01-05-2018
Fantastic surgery, wonderful nurses , great physio.. pre op was very important and took the fear away Thank you Mr Mahmud.

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01-05-2018
After having a few operations in my time I have to say Dr Manmud and his staff were outstanding. Thanks to all at Macclesfield Hospital and Dr Manmud as well.

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30-04-2018
Good experience from start to finish. Provided detailed advice on my problem, the procedure and rehabilitation after the operation.

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27-04-2018
Mr Mahmud was very caring and kind when having consultations. I needed a steroid injection that may have waited for several weeks due to commitments on both our parts. However he made time to ensure that I was treated that day, so that I didn’t have to be in pain for longer than necessary.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-04-2018
Mr Mahmud operated on my knee in December 2017 for an ACL Reconstruction. This is the first time that Mr Mahmud had operated on me after having ACL reconstruction surgery on my opposite knee in 2014, both of which were football injuries. I am pleased to say that my surgery completed by Mr Mahmud was considerably better, in terms of mobility, amount of swelling, recovery and rehabilitation post operation, than my first surgery. My knee feels more stable and strong that it was before, even at the early stages of rehabilitation I would highly recommend Mr Mahmud to anyone considering this surgery, and would not hesitate to use him if I needed the surgery again.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-04-2018
Mr Mahmud recommended me for total hip replacement in 2017 and in October conducted minimally invasive surgery, substituting my severely compromised arithmetic hip for a ceramic/plastic prosthetic. Each stage of the process - from pre-op to rehab - was explicitly outlined, so I was fully aware what to expect and what was expected of me. Six months later I can state with confidence that the new hip has transformed my mobility. I have experienced no complications and I am free of pain. In short, the operation has been a resounding success, and Mr Mahmud's surgical skill and experience is the reason why. It is likely that my other hip will need replacing in the years to come. Should that need arise, I will have no hesitation is requesting that Mr Mahmud perform that operation, too.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-04-2018
Right hip total replacement: I had trepidations about this surgery, I left it as long as I could till the discomfort drove me to start the process. Sleepless nights with throbbing pain - strangely alot of pain in my knee. Grinding hip bone on bone, leg collapsing with bolts of pain and permanent limp, all these symptoms grew worse over a 4 year period. Why DID I wait so long?!. I am now 6 weeks post op, WOW.... walking with no limp, sleeping on my new hip, able to pull socks on, no throbbing or aches. I now have good mobility/range of motion which is increasing each week. My fast recovery is (in part) due to my fitmess, I teach Karate, but only in part. I know I have my surgeon Mr Mahmud to thank and his mentor because he was taught to be able to replace my hip (anterior) through an incision no wider than my 4 fingers. The smaller the entry the less invasive = quicker recovery. The scar never weeped and has healed to the point I now have to 'search' for it with my right hand its so smooth. The Xray I have just had shows the new hip perfectly seated and operating to plan. I am very happy with Mr Mahmuds' 'work' and cant recommend the wonderful Staff in Spire Regency in Macclesfield enough - professional, polite and positive. A great team!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-04-2018
At all times Mr Mahmud was professional , attentive and reassuring. I have subsequently recommended him to with similar problems. In his work he was well supported by the equally professional team at the Regency spire Macclesfield.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-04-2018
It was great job done Mr. Mahmud. My meniscus feels great. Thank you very much. Miro

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-03-2018
Recently went to see Dr Mahmud with a knee complaint. His knowledge and experience was clear and I felt throughout the consultation that I was in the best place to resolve my issue. At the time I even had some treatment undertaken, which was slightly unexpected but gratefully received and has actually helped a great deal. Would definitely recommend !!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-03-2018
I cannot fault the treatment that I have received since being in the care of Mr Mahmud. I have found him extremely professional, courteous and kind, always making sure that he explained everything in detail and addressing any fears that I had. I have recovered extremely well since my treatment and am extremely grateful to him for putting my life back on track. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-02-2018
On my first consultation with Mr Mahmoud he clearly explained the surgical options to repair the cartilage tears in my knee. On the day of the arthroscopy operation he reviewed the procedure with me .During my post operation consultation he was extremely courteous and showed me the before and after pictures of my knee .The operation has definitely improved the pain in my knee.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-02-2018
The level of care that I have received during my recent Knee Replacement has been excellent . I cannot thank Mr Mahmud and his team enough . I have a new lease of life .

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-02-2018
Dear Mr Tahir Mahmud, From the 1st consultation to being discharged on the 06/02/2018 my patient experience has been impeccable. Mr Tahir Mahmud thoroughly detailed the surgical options offered to me following his diagnosis of my knee condition. He made it very clear for me to understand the surgical procedure I was about to have and expectations post operation. The care package I received from Physiotherapy under Mr Mahmud’s instruction accelerated my rehabilitation and recovery pain free. The consultations throughout have provided me with assertive guidance and confidence to recover back to an active life style. Mr Mahmud has a very professional, friendly approach and communicates his medical terminology in an understanding way.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-02-2018
My experience under the care of Mr Mahmud was excellent. He was very attentive to my questions and appraised me of the various options open to me both diagrammatically and verbally so that I could make an informed choice. I felt totally confident in his care and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-02-2018
Dr Mahmud was excellent both leading up to and after my procedure. He explained clearly what my ACL reconstruction would involve and what to expect coming out of surgery, which made me feel completely reassured and comfortable going ahead with the operation. The level of care I received was outstanding and I couldn't recommend him more.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2018
I had ACL surgery with Mr Mahmud back in June 2017. He was a wonderful surgeon to have, he was caring and professional with constant communication making sure that myself and my family was comfortable at each stage under his care, from my original appointment to my post surgery checkups. I can't thank him enough, I am recovering really well and will be back skiing soon which caused my injury back January 2017. My scars are so tiny and almost unnoticeable now. I have a strong knee that I can depend on, Thank you, CP

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2018
I was given extraordinary care under Mr Mahmud and was extremely happy with the care taken over my operation. I recovered very quickly and believe that was due to his attention to detail during the operation. I have a very neat scar which has almost healed after four months and in comparison to friends who have undertaken the same operation, feel very blessed that Mr Mahmud was my surgeon, as I have not seem any other scars as neat as mine. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as anyone's surgeon for a knee operation. BM

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-01-2018
I was extremely happy with the care I was given by Mr Mahmud when I received a replacement knee last August. His attention to detail is second to none, and I was blessed to have him as my surgeon. My scar is nice and straight (unlike some of my friends who had different surgeons) and after 5 months is only just visible. The movement in my knee came back very quickly and I can only offer my sincere thanks to him and his team. BHM

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-01-2018
I found my experience with Mr Mahmud excellent, he was very easy to talk to, he explained everything in understandable terms and I felt extremely confident going for my total knee replacement operation. I feel very lucky to have the been looked after from beginning to end by such a charming surgeon

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-01-2018
Mr Mahmud not only is very personable and approachable, he is professional and made me feel reassured that the procedure and after care of my knee would be handled correctly. I am grateful that the result was a success and would definitely recommend him as a reliable and professional specialist. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-12-2017
On 16th November 2017 Mr Mahmud replaced my left hip having done the right side in April 2016. I can honestly say that in both instances my recovery and subsequent experience have been fantastic. I put this down to both his expertise and the less invasive method of surgery he uses, the cut being about 5/6 inches. I was driving at 3 weeks and without crutches at a similar time. Some years ago Mr Mahmud performed an arthroscopy to repair a torn cartilage, this procedure resulted in 100% success. Bearing in mind my experiences I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Mahmud.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-12-2017
Clear, concise diagnosis of problems with my knee after a MRI scan. Mr Mahmud explained simply the treatment options, the likely outcomes and answered clearly any questions I had. At the follow up appointment, after the arthroscopy, I was shown photographs and details of the treatment and findings - no further treatment required for the time being. Overall a positive experience

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Say Aun Quah

02-06-2018
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

BY mr Zaf Naqui

02-06-2018
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
I have worked closely with Mr Mahmud over the last number of years managing complex patients with hip pain. He is an experienced and very sensible surgeon who looks after patients well
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Salmin Aseri

23-06-2018
I work with Mr Mahmud in private hospital. He has excellent clinical skills and a extremely caring attitude towards his patients. He would invariably give an honest and professional opinion, and I have always found him trustworthy and sincere. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Naved Zafar

25-03-2019
Excellent lower limb and trauma surgeon
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For conditions: Arthritis (Knee), Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), The Young Knee, The Young Hip, Arthritis (Hip), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Fracture (broken bone), Femoroacetabular Impingement
For procedures: Partial Knee Replacement, Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, Meniscal Repair, Arthroscopy, Tendon repair, Custom-made Knee Replacement, Patella Realignment, Multiligament Reconstruction
Connection: I have looked after their patients

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