Mr Mike Kent is a fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interests in primary and revision hip replacement, hip trauma surgery and primary knee replacement.
He qualified as a doctor from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School in 2004 and completed basic surgical training in Australia and on the south coast before being appointed to the Wessex higher training scheme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2007. He achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013 and completed a postgraduate MSc in Trauma Surgery at the University of Swansea in 2013.
Mike undertook sub-specialty fellowship training in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty in Perth, Western Australia and Southampton, UK.
In 2015, Mike was appointed as a substantive consultant at Torbay Hospital in Devon (a national centre for ambulatory surgery) where he pioneered successful pathways for day case joint replacements and was the first surgeon in the South West to successfully undertake a day case hip replacement in September 2018. As a consultant he has performed over 1000 joint replacements and was a highly rated trainer in the Peninsula Deanery.
After five years in Devon, Mike and his family decided to move back to Dorset and in 2020 he was appointed as a substantive consultant at University Hospitals Dorset, working at Poole and Royal Bournemouth Hospitals.
Mike has published several research papers in his fields of interest, including enhanced recovery after joint replacement and service improvement in trauma, and continues to present at international conferences and webinars.
Conditions treated and procedures regularly performed include:
- Primary Total Hip Replacement
- Revision Hip Replacement
- Trauma Surgery
- Periprosthetic Fractures
- Complex Hip Trauma
- Primary Total Knee Replacement
- Hip Arthritis
- Knee Arthritis
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Joint resurfacing
Specialist Interests: Enhanced Recovery/ Day Case Arthroplasty
Mike is a strong believer in enhanced recovery principles, enabling patients to safely mobilise more quickly after trauma and joint replacement surgery and get back to function sooner. At Torbay, he pioneered successful pathways for day case joint replacements and was the first surgeon in the South West to successfully undertake a day case hip replacement in September 2018.
Mike has been an invited speaker and faculty member at several international ambulatory surgery meetings and webinars focusing on enhanced recovery and day case arthroplasty. He has published several research papers relating to this experience and outcomes (including high patient satisfaction) and in 2019 he and his team won an international award for the design and implementation of their successful day case hip pathway.
Mike was selected to co-lead a Devon STP steering group on enhanced recovery after hip and knee replacement, prior to returning to Dorset to work at UHD.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Michael Kent at Nuffield Health
- Knee replacement
- Hip replacement
- British Orthopaedic Association
- British Hip Society
- Orthopaedic Trauma Society
Other posts held
- University Hospitals Dorset Poole Hospital
- Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Insurers Mr Michael Kent works with
Mr Michael Kent works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Bupa Global
- Bupa On Demand
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr Michael Kent does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Michael Kent does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Michael Kent does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.