Mr George Tselentakis


FRCS (Tr & Orth), PhD

GMC number: 3307009

Practising since: 1988


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Tselentakis has been a Consultant since 2002.  He came to the UK after qualifying in Greece and underwent basic surgical training in the London SW Thames region.

As a consultant he has performed over 3,000 knee replacements including primary and revision procedures and a similar number of ligament reconstruction procedures including simple or complex reconstructive procedures.  He has also performed over 7,000 cartilage procedures including meniscectomies, meniscal repairs, cartilage regeneration and other arthroscopic or open surgeries.  Mr Tselentakis has a busy practice performing over 800 knee surgeries annually with a 50-50 split between the NHS and private sector.

Mr Tselentakis has been awarded seven Clinical Excellence Awards for the managerial input in organising the Orthopaedic Department and for clinical excellence.  His clinical results as recorded in the National Joint Registry (NJR) show that his failure rate in knee replacements remains consistently one of the lowest in the UK for the last 12 years at 0.2%.

Mr Tselentakis infection rate as recorded and audited by the hospitals has been consistently very low; less than 0.2%.  His mortality rate in knee replacement surgery is 0%. 

Independently conducted patient surveys by the NHS and private hospitals show a patient satisfaction rate in the upper quartile in all domains having scored consistently over 95%.

After passing his FRCS in 1994 he undertook research, which was awarded with a PhD, at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, with Professor J B Richardson. Upon completion of his research he joined the North West Rotation where he received higher orthopaedic surgical training in Manchester. He completed his training by passing the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam and undertaking a knee fellowship in 2001 at the Royal Bolton Hospital as well as visiting a number of nationally and internationally renowned knee centres.

Mr Tselentakis was the Lead Clinician of the Orthopaedic Department at East Surrey Hospital from 2010-2018.

In 2014, Mr Tselentakis was appointed an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.  He is responsible for the training of medical students, junior doctors and also senior surgical trainees with an interest in knee surgery under his Knee Fellowship Programme.

Special interests

Knee replacement surgery including partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, complex primary and revision surgery.

Arthroscopic knee surgery, sports injuries and soft tissue knee injuries.

Other interests

Ligament reconstruction, complex ligament reconstruction, cartilage regeneration surgery and meniscal surgery.

Personal interests

Mr Tselentakis main hobbies include basketball and motor racing. He likes to read mathematics and contemporary philosophy/popular science.  He is married with three children.

Languages spoken

English, Greek, Italian

Treatments and tests offered by Mr George Tselentakis at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Hamstring Repair
  • Chondroplasty
  • Bone Graft
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr George Tselentakis works with

Related experience


Mr Tselentakis clinical and research interests encompass all aspects of arthroscopic and open knee surgery.

He has presented nationally and internationally and published several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and authored book chapters.


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association
  • British Association of the knee Royal College of Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust

Insurers Mr George Tselentakis works with

Mr George Tselentakis works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mr George Tselentakis does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr George Tselentakis does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr George Tselentakis does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.