Dr. Shreyash Gajjar
Consultant Sports Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy & Trauma
MS (Orthopaedics), FRCSEd (Tr. & Orth), FRCSEd (Surg), DNB (Orthopaedics), D'Orthopaedics, FCPS (Orthopaedics), CCT (UK)
Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine & Arthroplasty Fellowships:
- St. Vincent, Mercy & Warringal Hospitals, Melbourne, Australia (John Bartlett, Hayden Morris)
- Royal Free NHS & Wellington Hospitals, London, UK (GSE Dowd, H Ware)
- Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University NHS Hospitals, Liverpool, UK (A Taylor)
Ankle & Foot
- Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital, London, UK (R Villar)
Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist
- Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS, Wirral, UK (S Platt)
- Countess of Chester Hospital NHS, Cheshire, UK (M Webb)
Arthroscopic Knee Ligament, Shoulder Reconstruction & Cartilage Surgery
- Knee Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscus/ Ligament Tear, Cartilage Injury & Patella Dislocation
- Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery for Dislocation, Rotator Cuff Tear, Frozen Shoulder
- Arthroscopic Surgery of Ankle, Hip, Elbow & Wrist Ligament Tear, Cartilage Injury
- Deformity (Leg Alignment) Correction - Knee Osteotomy & Patello-Femoral Disorders
- Joint Replacement Surgery - Shoulder, Elbow for Osteo/ Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Arthroscopic Surgery for Ligament/ Cartilage injuries in Children
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar is a Consultant in Arthroscopy & Trauma Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Prior to joining KDAH, he has worked in the UK and Australia and pursued fellowship training in Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Trauma surgery. He has worked in Centers of Excellence with world renowned Specialists in the field and is using his experience and skills to provide a high class service at KDAH. He performs Evidence-based Advanced Arthroscopic surgery for various joint related problems in Children and Adults.
He has completed his medical training from premier institutes of India - MBBS from L T M Medical College & Sion Hospital, Mumbai and MS in Orthopaedic Surgery from G S Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He subsequently traveled overseas and completed Higher Specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery from Liverpool, UK.
Dr Shreyash Gajjar having completed Orthopaedic Surgical Training from K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai travelled overseas to complete Advanced Orthopaedic training from Liverpool, UK and Fellowships in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine from London, UK and Melbourne, Australia.
In less than 4 years since he returned to Mumbai and joined Kokilaben Hospital, he has done more than 1500 Surgeries. This includes more than 1000 Arthroscopic Surgeries.
His complication rate is 0% (International benchmark 1-2 %).
He has No Postoperative infections and No Redo Surgeries.
At Kokilaben Hospital, he practises Evidence Based Advanced All - Arthroscopic techniques and delivers highest quality results to his patients.
Some of these include
- Anatomic ACL, PCL & Multi-ligament Knee Reconstructions.
- Complex Shoulder Rotator Cuff & Bankarts Repairs.
- Arthroscopic Joint related Fracture fixations.
- Complex Shoulder, Elbow Replacement Surgeries.
- PRP injections for Tendon pathologies.
- Bone Marrow Stem Cell therapy for AVN Hip.
- Bone Marrow Stem Cell therapy for Cartilage defects of Knee, Ankle.
He is one of the first few Indian Arthroscopy Surgeons to be invited as Reviewer of The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) & Arthroscopy: Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery (USA). He is also Editor of Indian Arthroscopy Society.
He is regularly invited as Faculty to lecture & teach in International Arthroscopy Meetings & Training courses both in Asia & Europe. He is also Faculty at various Arthroscopy Society Conferences.
He was a Finalist for John Joyce & Richard Caspari Award sessions at International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) held in 2013 in Toronto, Canada.
In KH, he has performed the following Break-through cases:
- All-Arthroscopic Shoulder Acromio Clavicular Joint Reconstruction.
- All-Arthroscopic procedure for Osgood-Schlatter's disease of knee.
- Hip Arthroscopy assisted surgery for AVN using Bone Marrow Cells.
- Complex Shoulder, Elbow Replacements for Neglected Fractures.
All Arthroscopic Procedure for Osgood-Schlatters Disease of the Knee
In 2013, Dr Shreyash Gajjar was the first in India to perform All Arthroscopic Surgical Treatment for this condition. It is seen in adolescent children usually engaged in sporting activities wherein a portion of the growing bone fails to unite with the main shin bone. The presenting complaints are pain, swelling especially with sporting activities. Surgery aimed at removing the uninvited piece of bone is indicated when non surgical treatment i.e. rest, medicines, physiotherapy fail. Surgery which is commonly performed by an open approach results in painful scars and long recovery time. An All Arthroscopic Technique eliminates these complications allowing quicker recovery & restores function.
Complex Shoulder, Elbow Replacement Surgeries
In 2014, Dr Shreyash Gajjar has performed Shoulder & Elbow Replacements in International patients following Complex Fractures from War Injuries & also in Indian patients following neglected disabling injuries with excellent functional results.
All Arthroscopic Ankle Ligament Reconstruction (ArthroBostrom procedure) for Chronic Ankle Instability
On 22nd November 2014, Dr Shreyash Gajjar was the 1st in India to perform this procedure. Ankle ligament injury occurs due to sporting activities. The Lateral Ankle Ligament - Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) is most commonly torn.
A majority of Acute Ligament Tears heal with Rest, Medications and good Physiotherapy. However, a small percentage, especially Complete Ligament Tears may fail to heal and cause persistent pain, swelling, giving way and inability to return to sports. In these cases, Surgical Reconstruction of the ATFL ligament is the preferred treatment.
Open surgical approach to reconstruct the torn ligament was the only available method until recently when an All Arthroscopic Technique has been developed.
The advantages offered by an All Arthroscopic procedure are less pain, less tissue dissection and quicker recovery with excellent functional results.
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar is an invited Reviewer for the prestigious international journals - The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery (USA). He is also the Editor of the Indian Arthroscopy Society.
He is member in good-standing of Indian Arthroscopy Society (IAS), Shoulder & Elbow Society of India (SESI), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) and Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS).
He has been faculty on Arthroscopy courses/meetings and contributed in Numerous International and National Presentations & Publications. These include - Â ACL reconstruction in Children and Adults , Return to Sports after ACL reconstruction, Anatomic Â study on Hamstrings graft harvest, Mucoid degeneration of ACL, Anatomic study on the Popliteo-fibular ligament of the knee, Surgical management of Frozen shoulder, Outcome of Rotator cuff repairs.
He has been awarded Fellowships in General Surgery (FRCSEd) and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery (FRCSEd - Tr. & Orth.) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr Shreyash Gajjar was invited & felicitated as the Chief National Faculty at AIOSKCON 2015 (Apollo Institute Orthopaedic Shoulder Knee Conference) held in Madurai on 28-29th Nov 2015.
The Inaugural function was presided by Dr Preetha Reddy (Vice Chairman Apollo Hospitals). Dr Gajjar also conducted a Live Arthroscopic Shoulder Bankart's repair Surgery during the conference which was well appreciated.
Dr Veena Naidu, Mumbai
It's with great pleasure and gratitude that I write this testimonial about my experience at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Below is a short summary of my illness and treatment.
April 18th,2012 was when I accidentally slipped and sprained my right ankle.Being a doctor myself I took the necessary first aid measures but the symptoms did not subside in two weeks time. Since I live in Chembur, I took the advice of an orthopaedic doctor locally. The diagnosis remained questionable.The treatment dragged for 3 months during which I was advised surgery on the Right Ankle. I had a gut feeling that surgery was not required but kept my fingers crossed. I decided to take a second opinion but to my surprise none of the orthopaedic doctors in Chembur whom I relied on were available at my hour of need.I could not wait as my leg was getting worse.
I decided to consult Dr Shreyash Gajjar at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with an MRI report that stated a major deep rooted infection of the right ankle. The day I met Dr Shreyash,I was delirious with pain and decided that if at all a surgery is needed I will get it done at KDAH as the set up was better. 18th July 2012 exactly 3 months after my fall I consulted Dr Shreyash Gajjar.
Post examination Dr Shreyash very calmly and assuringly advised that a surgery was not needed and that it can be treated with medications. He literally talked me out of getting a surgery done.I started the medications as advised. I saw a good change in 3 weeks time and the remaining period of treatment though long was good as things went well.
I am now back to work and am ever thankful to Dr Shreyash for the assurance and treatment he gave during the entire period. Moreover I am very confident about his opinions and accuracy in diagnosis. All my patients and family members who I refer for his advice come back to me with the same response.
We highly appreciate his integrity and dedication towards the profession.
God Bless him always!!
Thanks and regards,
Mr Abdulkarim Mukri, Tanzania
I am 76 years Old. My both shoulders were damaged with arthritis, so bad that use of both my arms was strongly restricted. At Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital Andheri Mumbai, I met Dr. Shreyash Gajjar, and subsequently, in 2015 he replaced my right shoulder. The process, hospitalization, surgery, pain management was exceptional. 1 year later, Dr. Shreyash Gajjar, performed the replacement on my left shoulder which needed the surgery much more than the right one. The process was surprisingly painless from the beginningstaffs were kind, caring and my recovery went very well, with little or no discomfort.
The care and support was exceptional. I have had on many occasions to refer people who have had shoulder problems to Dr. Shreyash Gajjar, because of his unique surgery style and his after care. Now in this year of 2016, I have complete use and range of both my arms to the extent that I have normal usage with both and no pain at all. “Thank you Dr. Shreyash Gajjar, for a job well done.” I have had no pain since the surgery. I was in constant pain prior to. The whole experience was very professional from my appointment, to pre-op, to the operation; to the recovery room and the stay in the hospital were all very first class. I would highly recommend your services to everyone. I have full use of my shoulder. I can now do all my work on a regular routine without a help from others.
Mr Abdulkarim Mukri, Tanzania
Kuverben Mendpara, Surat
Last year I fell on the ground and injured my Wrist and a muscle tissue in the Shoulder. Dr Gajjar did two operations of my Wrist and Shoulder respectively. Most people said it will take a very long time to recover the muscle tear. Also I had diabetes. But it recovered fully within few months with the help of physiotherapy as mentioned by Dr Gajjar.
It’s been a year and I can move my Wrist and Shoulder completely which earlier pained so bad even when I moved little. I am really very thankful to Dr Shreyash Gajjar.
Ankush Korday, Dubai
I was suffering from a muscle tear of shoulder for more than 6 months. As I play cricket & badminton it was difficult to bowl or do any overhead action while playing badminton. I visited many doctors in Dubai but was not satisfied.
Then I happen to locate Dr. Shreyash Gajjar. When I met Dr. Shreyash Gajjar, the best part was the way he diagnosed me to understand the root cause of the problem of my shoulder. That gave me confidence to go ahead with the surgery of my shoulder i.e. Arthroscopy. I did my Arthroscopy from Dr. Shreyash Gajjar and with 2 months of Physiotherapy I was able to get back all the movements of my shoulder and now I am back playing cricket & badminton with ease. I would sincerely thank Dr. Shreyash Gajjar for all his help in getting back my shoulder.
Raed Mohammed Ahmed Esmail, Yemen
My name is Raed Mohammed Ahmed Esmail. I am 23 years old. I have been suffering from comminuted fracture elbow with raw wound around elbow. As a result of injury I did not able to use the hands of the right or filed or bent, so I was uncomfortable and non-happy.
But after I has gone cemented total right elbow replacement by Dr. Shreyash M. Gajjar my life changed radically and I’ll be able to do what I’m unable to do before. Now I can use my hand and bend it and I’m at the top of happiness, so I want to thank all people who helped me in this matter, especially Dr. Shreyash M. Gajjar. Wishing to him success in his work.
Noordin Nathoo, Kenya
Dear Dr. Gajjar,
Thank you for the medical treatment and care my father Noordin Nathoo received under your careful supervision during our visit to KDA Hospital. Your personal attention, kindness and prompt responses to my barrage of repeated questions and concerns had truly helped us overcome fears about the surgery. Your professional guidance made us feel comfortable in the choice of the recommended line of treatment; we are grateful to you arid your team as he is now recovering well.
Once again many thanks.
Savio Godinho, Mumbai
I wish to state my complete and total satisfaction with the treatment I received from Dr Shreyash Gajjar who performed a supraspinatus operation on each of my shoulders. From the very onset, Dr Gajjar's diagnosis and POA was very precise and clinical. He was also extremely patient and explained the condition and procedure in great detail. The resounding success of the first operation on my right shoulder gave me the confidence and courage a year and a half later to return to Dr Gajjar for my left shoulder operation. I truly appreciate and applaud Dr Gajjar's courteous and thoroughly professional demeanor which is only matched by his incredible expertise. Thank you Dr Gajjar.
Dr. Vipul Doshi, Mumbai
I would like to add my experience on Doctors. Specially Dr. Shreyas Gajjar. My shoulder was dislocated with fracture. Went to Hinduja and other hospitals but was not satisfied with their treatment as I was not able to hold pen and my movement of hand was max 20 degree.
I went through Internet found that Dr. Gajjar has several years of experience in Sport related injuries (in UK and Australia) Dr. Gajjar operated (arthroscopy) and advised me to do physiotherapist. Recommended Dr. Aditi from Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. (All other Physiotherapists were skeptical about my recovery. But because of Dr. Aditi's sincere effort for 14 months(3 times a week).
But Dr. Gajjar used to always encourage me to improve my performance., I have regained all my movements and started heavy weight gym training<
I have never seen such kind of response from a Doctor.
I thank Dr.Shreyas Gajjar for giving me his kind support to regain my shoulder movement and Also to Dr. Aditi for putting her best .
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar | Shoulder Reconstruction Using The Arthrex Dog-Bone Implant
On 15th February 2013, Dr. Shreyash Gajjar, Consultant, Arthroscopy & Trauma Surgeon, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai was the first in India to perform an All-Arthroscopic Acute Acromio-Clavicular (AC) Joint Shoulder Reconstruction using the Arthrex Dog-Bone implant.
Dr. Gajjar performs Anatomic Single Bundle ACL Reconstruction, which is the latest advocated Single Bundle ACL Reconstruction technique to improve functional outcomes of ACL reconstruction compared to the conventional techniques.
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar: Hip Arthroscopy assisted Surgery for Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of Hip joint using Autologous Bone Marrow Cells
On 9th August 2014, Dr Shreyash Gajjar was the 1st in India to perform this procedure.
1) AVN of the Hip joint is a condition where there is a focal loss of blood supply to the Femoral Head of the hip joint. This condition is usually seen in the young adults due to a number of causes i.e. Idiopathic, Steroid/Alcohol use, Post-traumatic, Sickle cell etc..
2) Patients presenting complaints are Pain on weight-bearing, Limp, Limitation in terminal hip movements.
3) Treatment - Early stage - Core decompression surgery wherein a drill track is created to reach the affected bone dead area which is then cleaned out & the defect area filled with bone graft +/- bone marrow cells (latest technique).
Late stage - Hip replacement
4) Whilst the Core decompression surgery is routinely performed under Fluoroscopy (Xray Image) guidance, the advantage of an Arthroscopy Assisted technique is that it gives a 3 dimensional view of the femoral head cartilage which should remain intact during the procedure. Hence, the Arthroscopy assisted technique prevents the risk of cartilage injury which is possible in Fluoroscopy guided technique. Other advantage is that any additional associated hip joint pathologies like Labral tear, synovitis, FAI etc can also be managed simultaneously.
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar: All-Arthroscopic procedure for Osgood-Schlatters disease of the Knee
In 2013, Dr Shreyash Gajjar was the first in India to perform All- Arthroscopic surgical treatment for this condition. It is seen in Adolescent children usually engaged in sporting activities wherein a portion of the growing bone fails to unite with the main shin bone. The presenting complaints are pain, swelling especially with sporting activities. Surgery aimed at removing the ununited piece of bone is indicated when non- surgical treatment i.e. rest, medicines, physiotherapy fail. Surgery which is commonly performed by an open approach can result in painful scars and longer recovery time. An All- Arthroscopic technique eliminates these complications allowing quicker recovery & restores function.
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar: Complex Shoulder, Elbow Replacement Surgeries
In 2014, Dr Shreyash Gajjar has performed Shoulder & Elbow Replacements in International Middle-East patients following Complex fractures from war injuries & also in Indian patients following Neglected disabling injuries with Excellent functional results.
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar: All-Arthroscopic Ankle Ligament Reconstruction (ArthroBostrom procedure) for Chronic Ankle Instability
On 22nd Nov 2014, Dr Shreyash Gajjar was the 1st in India to perform this procedure.
Ankle ligament injury occurs due to sporting activities. The Lateral Ankle ligament - Anterior Talofibular ligament (ATFL) is most commonly torn. A majority of Acute ligament tears heal with Rest, Medications and good Physiotherapy. However, a small percentage, especially Complete ligament tears may fail to heal and cause persistent pain, swelling, giving way and inability to return to sports. In these cases, Surgical Reconstruction of the ATFL ligament is the preferred treatment.
Open surgical approach to reconstruct the torn ligament was the only available method until recently when an All-Arthroscopic technique has been developed. The advantages offered by an All- Arthroscopic procedure are less pain, less tissue dissection and quicker recovery with excellent functional results.
Dr. Shreyash Gajjar: Elbow Ligament Reconstruction for Dislocation
On 14th March 2015, Dr Shreyash Gajjar was the 1st in India to perform this procedure using the Internal Brace technique.
Elbow dislocation which results from fall or accidental injury results in tear of one or both of the joint's supporting ligaments - Medial & Lateral Collateral ligaments.
This injury requires immediate medical treatment wherein the joint is reduced back in position. Whilst a minor form of this injury restores joint function with physiotherapy, in cases when the injury is severe, Elbow stability can only be restored with ligament reconstruction. Previously, patients own healthy tissue (tendon graft) from other areas i.e. knee joint was used for this procedure adding to donor site morbidity. However, a recent advance in technology is reconstructing these ligaments with strong suture materials (Internal brace technique) which provides excellent joint stability, function and eliminates use of patient's healthy tendon tissue.