A Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports surgeon who has a special interest in Knee and Shoulder surgery and does weekly specialist clinics at hospitals in London (Blackheath Hospital) and Kent (Chelsfield Park Hospital, Sloane Hospital). Mr Rao is happy to see self funded and insured patients. His NHS practice is at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent. In addition to being fluent in English, he speaks fluent Hindi, Kannada and conversational Gujarati, Marathi. Since 1997 he has had specialist Knee Clinics, Shoulder Clinics and Sports Clinics both in the NHS and privately. He has carried hundreds of Arthroscopic Anterior Ligament reconstruction, multi-ligament and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in addition to performing very large numbers of Knee replacements, Hip replacements, Birmingham Hip resurfacing and a full range of Arthroscopic Shoulder operations including joint replacement and the reverse shoulder (Delta) replacement over the last 10 years. Mr Rao keeps up to date by regularly attending the American Academy meetings and British Knee and Shoulder meetings. He is able to offer a very high quality of care, that is up to date, focused on the patients activity and using his skills is able to draw on a range of treatments that is focused on the patients needs and requirements whether it is injuries or arthritis or sports advice. He works closely with an excellent team of physiotherapists, osteopaths, podiatrists and colleagues who are focused on rehabilitation after surgery helping rapid recovery of function.