We are a group of medically qualified doctors who are employed as NHS Consultant Surgeons in the Rotherham area. SyoS Ltd was set up in response to the changes that have recently been imposed upon the NHS. We believe that the people of Rotherham and surrounding areas should have the ability to choose to stay in their local area and enjoy the best quality care provided by local specialists in orthopaedic surgery.

Our Team

Surgeons

  • Mr Andy Legg

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2016

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Knee surgery including arthroplasty and soft tissue reconstruction.

    Personal Statement:

    I completed my orthopaedic registrar training in Yorkshire in 2015. I then undertook two specialist knee fellowships. The first was an international sports orthopaedic fellowship at the UniSports Medicine Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. The second was a prestigious UK knee fellowship with Tim Spalding and Pete Thompson at The University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. I was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Rotherham, South Yorkshire in 2016 specialising in knee surgery. I specialise in orthopaedic knee surgery, with a specific interest in sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and partial and total knee replacement. I am happily married to Hannah, who is a palliative care consultant in Leeds, with two young children. I am a keen sportsman and since starting at medical school in 1999 have been a member of Leeds Medics and Dentist Association Football Club. Sadly due to life becoming too busy I retired from playing in 2017. I still enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym, playing tennis, skiing and cycling with my family.

  • Mr Jay Paniker

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2016

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Hand and Wrist Surgery.

    Personal Statement:

    I completed my medical training from Manipal University in India in 2000. My Orthopaedic training was initially from centres in Birmingham, Manchester and North Wales and I completed my Orthopaedic training in the Mersey Region. I achieved first class honours for MSc in Trauma and Orthopaedics from Warwick University. My specialist training in Hand and Wrist surgery was from the Manchester Hand Unit and Birmingham Hand Unit and I completed a BOA Transitional Fellowship in Upper limb and Hand Surgery at The Wirral University Teaching Hospital. I was appointed to Rotherham General Hospital as a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon in February 2016.

  • Mr Kevin Wembridge

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2010

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Lower limb joint replacement Primary and revision hip replacement.

    Personal Statement:

    I was Born in Bristol and educated at Bristol Grammar School. I attended Sheffield University medical school where I obtained my degree (MB, ChB). I had junior jobs in South Yorkshire, including Anatomy Demonstrator at Sheffield University. I gained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. My Specialist Registrar training jobs were on the Sheffield rotation and included working at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Rotherham General Hospital and Doncaster Royal Infirmary. I obtained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005 I undertook a Senior Clinical Fellowship in Hip surgery, including complex primary and revision at Guy's and St.Thomas's Hospitals in 2006. I was entered onto the Specialist Register in 2006 with lower limb arthroplasty / hip surgery as my specialist interest. My first consultant post was at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where I started in Oct 2006 but subsequently moved to Rotherham in March 2010. I am a member of the BOA and the British Hip Society (BHS) Academically, I won prizes for cement restrictor research at the BHS (Belfast 2002) and EFORT (Helsinki 2003). I have publications on hip and foot surgery I teach on several courses including the DePuy hip course (Leeds), the FRCS Orth revision clinical course in Chesterfield and the fractured neck of femur management course in Rotherham. I was the College Tutor in Barnsley and continue teaching med students and junior doctors at Rotherham (an associate teaching hospital) and have been made an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield.

  • Mr Kingsley Draviaraj

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2010

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

    Personal Statement:

    I completed my medical school at Madras Medical College in Chennai, India. Following this, I gained my Diploma in Orthopaedics from Stanley Medical College, also in Chennai. My Orthopaedic registrar higher surgical training was in Sheffield.I specialised in shoulder and elbow with fellowships at the upper limb unit at the Northern General Hospital and also at Derby. I also did a further hand and wrist surgery fellowship at the Pulvertaft Hand centre in Derby. During my training as a registrar, I was awarded travelling fellowships to both the Mayo clinic in America and Japan. As a consultant, I was awarded the prize of the young consultant’s travelling fellowship where I had the privilege of visiting Dr. Roger Van Riet in Antwerp ,Belgium.
    I am a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and the British Orthopaedic Association. My aim is to provide my patients with evidence based, patient centric service in shoulder and elbow problems.

  • Mr Ian Carmichael

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2006

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Lower limb arthroplasty/Foot and Ankle surgery.

    Personal Statement:

    Since appointed at Rotherham, Ian has rapidly established himself as a specialist in lower limb arthroplasty (joint replacement of hip/knee/ankle etc) and continues to play a leading role in the strategic direction of the Orthopaedic department. His training has included general and sub-speciality orthopaedics in Birmingham and Nottingham.

  • Mr Sandeep Kapoor

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Foot & ankle surgery, lower limb reconstruction and lower limb arthroplasty.

    Personal Statement:


  • Mr Alex Kocheta

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2005

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Hand and Wrist Surgery.

    Personal Statement:

     I qualified in medicine from King’s College London in 1993. I gained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997 and my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003. I completed the University of Cardiff Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering in 2003, achieving a distinction. I undertook my Specialist Registrar training in Orthopaedic surgery at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry and its associated hospitals. As a senior trainee I completed specialist fellowships in hand and wrist surgery: firstly, at the renowned “Pulvertaft Hand Centre” in Derby and subsequently at Wrightington Orthopaedic Hospital. I was appointed as a substantive Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon in 2005 at The Rotherham Foundation NHS Trust. Since my appointment at The Rotherham Foundation NHS Trust my key aim has been to work with my colleagues to further improve and widen the scope of upper limb surgery as well as improve outcomes and patient experience. In addition:

    • I am an examiner for the University of Sheffield Medical School
    • I have recently been appointed as an examiner for the FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) examination, the highest level of professional qualification awarded in surgery in the UK
    • I regularly teach on several postgraduate courses nationally in relation to hand and wrist surgery
    • I have active research interests with the aim to further improve treatments, pain relief and outcomes for people with hand and wrist conditions

    My prime aim is to provide my patients with a timely, personally tailored service underpinned by the latest evidence-based medicine. To achieve this I practice a holistic, multidisciplinary approach utilising a number of advanced and innovative treatment techniques. I believe that: “In the race for excellence, there is no finishing line.” 

  • Mr Steve Giles

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2004

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Ankle surgery, Foot surgery (“podiatric surgery”), Paediatric Orthopaedics.

    Personal Statement:

    Steve’s training in orthopaedics has been at various centres around the country, including London, Manchester, the renowned Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire and more recently at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He was appointed to Rotherham General Hospital in April 2004 to provide a high quality, complete foot and ankle service. Since 2009, he has also been employed at Sheffield Children’s Hospital as a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in limb reconstruction and patients with brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta).

  • Mr Indranil Chakrabarti

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    1997

    Subspeciality Interests:

    Hand and Wrist Surgery.

    Personal Statement:

    Over the years Indranil has developed a Hand and Wrist Surgery service in Rotherham. He enjoys teaching undergraduates and postgraduates, of all levels, locally and nationally. He also teaches on numerous courses on Hand and Wrist Surgery. He is a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery and examines for the Diploma of Hand Surgery on behalf of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. Indranil continues to undertake research and has published papers in international Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery journals. He reviews scientific papers for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British volume) and the Journal of Hand Surgery (European volume), being a member of the editorial board of the latter. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield Medical School and an Honorary Clinical Tutor at the University of Edinburgh Medical School.

Anaesthetists

  • Dr Amar R Joshi

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2006

    Anaesthesia Subspeciality Interests:

    Intensive Care Medicine Anaesthesia for upper and lower limb surgery including regional anaesthesia, Anaesthesia for back surgery, Anaesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery, including Bariatric Surgery, Dental anaesthesia, Paediatric anaesthesia.

    Personal Statement:

    Dr Amar R Joshi is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Rotherham General Hospital. He qualified from Liverpool University in 1996. His specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia was carried out in the North Trent Region from 1998-2006. Since being a consultant he has worked to set up the Enhanced Recovery Programme for Laparoscopic bowel resections at Rotherham Hospital to help improve recovery and outcomes from major bowel resections. He has worked providing Anaesthesia for most surgical specialities especially Orthopaedics, including performing epidural, spinal and peripheral nerve blocks for post-operative pain relief. Dr Joshi has worked at Claremont and Thornbury hospitals providing anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialities since 2007.

  • Dr Kim Russon

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2007

    Anaesthesia Subspeciality Interests:

    Anaesthesia for Upper limb Surgery (shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands) Regional Anaesthesia (spinals, epidurals, peripheral nerve blocks) Day Surgery Anaesthesia, Education in Anaesthesia.

    Personal Statement:

    I am a Consultant Anaesthetist at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust with regular lists there with Mr Draviaraj and Mr Kocheta. I graduated from Sheffield medical school in 1997. I undertook a fellowship in regional anaesthesia in Cambridge and Kings Lynn in 2005 where I obtained the skills to be able to perform peripheral nerve blocks for pain relief or so patients could remain awake for their upper limb surgery. This is a service I have developed as a Consultant with Mr Draviaraj and Mr Kocheta.
    • I am the Clinical lead for Day Surgery at Rotherham
    • I have written tutorials and chapters on Upper Limb Blocks and am the Regional Anaesthesia section editor for Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week
    • I teach on several postgraduate regional anaesthesia courses nationally
    • I am involved in audit and research interests in upper limb and day surgery with the aim to further improve treatments and outcomes for my patients.

  • Professor Anil Hormis

    Year Appointed As A Consultant:

    2010

    Anaesthesia Subspeciality Interests:

    Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. Anaesthesia for lower limb surgery (including hip, knee, foot and ankle), Anaesthesia for upper limb surgery (including shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand). Regional Anaesthesia (including) upper and lower limb nerve blocks. Intensive Care Medicine.

    Personal Statement:

    Professor Anil Hormis is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2000. He has had specialist training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Sheffield and London.

    He is an Honorary Professor at Sheffield Hallam University and is heavily involved in medical education at a regional and national level. He has conducted extensive research in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine and has published his work in peer-reviewed journals. He has presented work at national and international conferences on a variety of topics in anaesthesia and critical care medicine. In addition he has written book chapters for textbooks in anaesthesia.

    Professor Hormis has a wealth of experience in all aspects of general and regional anaesthesia for Orthopaedic surgery. This includes spinal and epidural anaesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks for post-operative pain relief. He works closely with the surgeons to develop the best techniques for the greatest patient satisfaction, safety and rapid recovery.

    If necessary this can be discussed with him by email at info@syosltd.com

Administrative Staff

  • Miss Suzanne Rushton

    Accounts

    Personal Statement:

    Suzanne has been a valued member of the team since the formation of our company. She has been instrumental in developing and managing our accounts department and has a wealth of experience as an accounts manager in private health care in the South Yorkshire region. Suzanne is also adept in medical secretarial duties (specialising in orthopaedics).

  • Mrs Selina Smith

    Secretary

    Personal Statement:


  • Mrs Kathleen White

    Office Manager

    Personal Statement:

    Kathleen has been instrumental in helping to move the company forwards and establish the new “Bluespier” patient administration system in our office. This state of the art web-based system enables our surgeons to access patient details securely from whichever clinic or operating theatre they are working in. It also enables our digital dictations and diary management to be coordinated from one central point by both the office staff and surgeons.

Nutritional Therapist

  • Mrs Samantha Giles

    Personal Statement:

    I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist and a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in children’s Physiotherapy and working in the NHS. I have children of my own, two at University and one at senior school. I have an understanding of both children’s health and the complexities of family life. When I am not working I enjoy walking in the countryside and keeping fit running, attend a gym and grow organic vegetables. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes.

    I decided to study Nutritional Therapy since I always had a passion for food and how this could fundamentally affect health and wellbeing. Nutrition changed my life and enabled me to have healthy children and good health following a time of imbalance in my hormones, leading to endometriosis. Since having children I have been able to give them a range of healthy foods and a balanced lifestyle, that includes limiting toxins from the environment and encouraging exercise and movement.

    A balance in life that includes nutrition tailored to each individual can optimise health and restore vitality when often we can feel fatigued by modern lifestyles and a fast food culture. People at all life stages can feel revitalised by a change in diet that suits them as individuals. Nutrition can impact us all and I know from personal experience the change in health and vitality experienced when eating the correct foods. We are what we eat! 

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