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Mr Kumar Kunasingam - Orthopaedics

Mr Kumar Kunasingam is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Croydon, who specialises in foot and ankle conditions, in particular, MIS (keyhole) bunion surgery.

Clinical interests

Mr Kunasingam welcomes referrals for foot and ankle problems including; bunions, hammer toe, flat foot, achilles, soft tissue damage and procedures including; minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for bunions, ankle arthroscopy, achilles tendon repair and podiatry.

Patient Articles:
Foot & Ankle Update - Minimally Invasive Keyhole Bunion Surgery
The Key to Ankle Injuries

National Articles:
Achilles Tendon Operation
What causes Bunions and How to get rid of them
Keep a grip with winter shoes
The Bunion operation that let's you go home the same day
Third-Generation Minimally Invasive Chevron Akin Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus

Take a look at what some of Mr Kunasingam's patients have to say about him.

Initial consultation fee will not exceed £250 and follow-up consultation fee will not exceed £180.

 

Academic background

Mr Kunasingam graduated in medicine from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital known as United Medical and Dental Schools at the time with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Experimental Pathology and Genetics. After completing his house officer training in Tunbridge Wells he taught anatomy under Professor Harold Ellis at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ medical school. He completed his basic surgical training in Sussex attaining his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons England. He was then selected for specialist registrar training through the London deanery and South East Thames attaining his Diploma in Orthopaedics from the University of Brighton and his Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Mr Kunasingam underwent specialist foot and ankle fellowship training at several centres in Sydney Australia which included the treatment of elite athletes and minimally invasive surgical techniques. On return to the UK he did a second fellowship in trauma surgery at the Kings College London major trauma centre. 

Mr Kunasingam took up a consultant post and set up the foot and ankle unit at Croydon University Hospital. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery striving for excellence using evidence based methods. He is an exponent of minimally invasive surgery allowing the majority of his cases to be performed as day case procedures. Kumar strongly believes communication is the key to successful treatment and believes in involving his patients in this experience.

Mr Kunasingam grew up in Kent and trained in the South East of London and England. He is married with three children with whom he tries to make the most of any time outside work. He played college rugby and hockey to first team level and still plays club hockey when family time allows. His passion for sport nurtured his interest and qualification in Sports Medicine.

 

NHS base

Croydon University Hospital

Clinic Times

Wednesdays pm

Patient Feedback

My GP recommended the Bunion Clinic at West Valley Hospital, Croydon when I had decided to do something about the bunion on my right foot that I had for many years, as it was causing increasing discomfort as time went on. I met Dr Kumar Kunasingam at my first consultation. He came across as a very professional and confident keyhole bunion surgeon. He explained what the surgery involved and welcomed questions all the time. His sense of humour helped to ease my worries about the surgery. I am glad to say that my operation and subsequent recovery completed successfully and according to explanation. I cannot thank Dr Kunasingam enough for the care that he has provided. I would highly recommend Dr Kunasingam to others that are considering Keyhole Bunion Surgery.

Keyhole Bunion Surgery Patient

Mr Kunasingam is a very rare find indeed, a truly inspirational surgeon, I am so lucky that I found him and I have been singing his praises ever since!! During our appointment, and talking through the risks before the procedure, realistic outcomes, he was completely patient centred, and took into account all of my personal situation, needs and expectations. He performed minimal invasive keyhole surgery for me on my right foot several weeks ago at West Valley hospital in Croydon and it was fantastic. I walked the same day. Back in work and gym day two. No pain meds day 3 and no crutches needed… I’m two weeks post op and walking fine, training and am amazed by the speed of recovery. He’s a lovely guy, humble and approachable but above all, highly skilled. Would I be happy to let Mr Kunasingam perform surgery on my friends and family? Yes 110%... I can’t recommend him highly enough, top guy!!

Keyhole Bunion Surgery Patient

I highly recommend Mr Kunasingam, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon who performed keyhole surgery in day care, to remove a severe bunion from my right foot. The surgery was a great success. I’m now free of pain and deformity after many years of suffering. The small scars that continue to fade are now hardly noticeable and I can’t wait to wear pretty sandals on holiday. The procedure meant a day in West Valley Hospital, Croydon, easier to get to than I first thought, easily accessed by road and rail with car parking and amazing reception staff to guide you to the hospital on the 9th floor. I walked out from the hospital late afternoon using the crutches provided and by 6.30pm I was back home and able to go out and have dinner at my local restaurant. The aftercare instructions were clear and easy to follow and within days I was walking with only one crutch and in a few weeks none. From my first appointment for assessment through to surgery and post op appointments, staff engagement with me was exceptional. Clinic reception were supportive to my family calling for updates and the brilliant nursing and clinical team took great care to ensure me and the small group of fellow patients were comfortable and well looked after.

Keyhole Bunion Surgery Patient
020 3780 2504