Mr Nezar Tumia

MB BCh, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr &, Orth), MD

Year of first qualification
GMC Number
01912 816 131
01912 811 379

Mr Nezar Tumia is an Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist interest in hip and knee surgery at the Nuffield Health Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital.

His principal clinical interest is hip primary and revision reconstruction arthroplasty and resurfacing. He is interested in hip arthroscopy in dealing with sport related hip disorders.  He is also interested in knee partial and total arthroplasty and knee arthroscopy including meniscal repair and chondroplasty.

In the area of foot and ankle, he is interested in ankle arthroscopic surgery and hallux and forefoot surgery.

Mr Nezar Tumia carried out his high specialist training in Aberdeen after finishing a degree of MD in a research on meniscal regeneration. After finishing training, he travelled to Toronto to work in St Michaels Hospital which is one of the most prestigious and highly specialised orthopaedic centres for a fellowship. He carried out a large number of knee and hip arthroplasty achieving high patient satisfaction and had complication rate well below the national average with a reported infection rate of 0%.


  • Bi weekly Thursdays 18:00 - 19:00


Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead


Personal interests

  • Primary and complex hip and knee replacement
  • Revision surgery for hip and knee replacement
  • Hip resurfacing for young adults
  • Hip, knee and ankle arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery

Member of

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Mr Nezar's research interests includes computer guided hip resurfacing, recovery following hip resurfacing, wound infection and knee meniscal tissue engineering.

He published and presented his research work nationally and internationally and won prizes such as best paper award in Germany in 2009.


Mr Nezar Tumia has indicated that they work with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

Mr Nezar Tumia has indicated that they do not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Nezar Tumia has indicated that they do not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Nezar Tumia has not indicated that they hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of the Nuffield Health.