Leading specialists here at One Hatfield Hospital have joined forces to provide a complete paediatric orthopaedic service. Mr Shobhit Verma, Consultant in Paediatric Orthopaedics, and Mr Dimpu Bhagawati, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon will be working with specialist MSK Consultant Radiologists Dr Preena Patel and Dr Oran Roche, and Rehabilitation Therapist Jordan Yearwood. Together, they will provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care to children requiring orthopaedic treatment and spinal care.
If your child needs to see a specialist for orthopaedic and spinal problems, we recognise it can be difficult to know where to begin. Paediatric orthopaedic conditions including back pain and pain in the limbs are common and can lead to anxiety in both children and parents. At One Hatfield Hospital we provide a simple pathway for children to be promptly assessed, investigated and followed up by our multi-disciplinary team of musculoskeletal specialists. Together, the team will provide clear information to parents and children to understand their condition and decide on further treatment.
To support you through the process, our reservations team can have a preliminary discussion with you about your child to determine which consultant they should see in the first instance. Broadly speaking, Mr Bhagawati will see patients about back pain, spinal deformity and neck pain. Mr Verma will see patients with gait disorders, arm pain, and any problems with the legs from hip to feet.
Following that, the specialist team will discuss your child to agree the most suitable treatment pathway and will advise you of the best next steps. Often, this will be diagnostic investigation such as an MRI scan.
Mr Bhagawati and Mr Verma said
It is our ambition to offer a service to parents that is easy to access, provides reassurance and clarity at every stage, and gives children the absolute best treatment. We aim to provide a bespoke service to every patient. Care tailored to the needs of every patient; where every decision is centred around and guided by the patient. Through our extended network of specialist colleagues we can provide support to all simple and complex conditions of children’s spine and limbs.
One Hatfield Hospital is proud to be the only private hospital in Hertfordshire to provide this unique paediatric spine and orthopaedic service to children and their families.