Mr Neil Hunt


MA (Hons), FRCS (Tr &Orth), MBBS

GMC number: 4033273

Practising since: 1993


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Weekly Wednesday PM (York)
  • Weekly Wednesday AM (Leeds)
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Neil Hunt is a specialist knee surgeon with extensive experience in treating all knee conditions including soft tissue/sports injuries and arthritis.

With over 12 years experience as a consultant in managing all types of knee condition from those in children, professional and amateur sportsmen/women to patients with severely arthritic knees, he has performed thousands of specialist knee operations including knee arthroscopy, meniscal repair, ligament/multi-ligament reconstructions, patella stabilisation procedures, partial/uni-compartmental, complex/total and revision knee replacement, osteotomy (knee re-alignment surgery) and chondral surgery. His National Joint Ligament Registry data demonstrates excellent results that are within the top 5%.

Mr Hunt’s aim is to improve the quality of life for all patients by eliminating or reducing their pain, returning them to normal activities as much as possible and delaying/avoiding the need for total knee replacement where possible. He uses the most modern techniques to achieve the most rapid patient recovery and rehabilitation.

He graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 & Imperial College in 1993, trained in Orthopaedics in London and Yorkshire and undertook a knee fellowship in Australia with one of the world’s leading knee surgeons.

He sees patients referred by GPs, physiotherapists, consultant colleagues seeking a specialist opinion and self-referring patients.

Mr Hunt also undertakes extensive medico-legal work.

Mr Hunt performs the following treatments at Nuffield Health York & Leeds Hospital:

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Special interests

  • Orthopaedics 
  • Keyhole Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery including robotic-assisted total knee and partial knee replacement

Other interests

  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee instability
  • Knee dislocation
  • ACL reconstruction
  • ACL repair
  • PCL reconstruction
  • PCL repair
  • Meniscal repair
  • Cartilage repair
  • Patella instability

Personal interests

Rugby, tennis, skiing, sailing.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Neil Hunt at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee surgery (ACL repair)
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Neil Hunt works with

Related experience


Mr Hunt has undertaken wide-ranging research projects resulting in presentations at national and international orthopaedic meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

He has been a participant in several international multi-centre studies aiming to introduce improved techniques for the benefit of patients including the ACTIVE Trial of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (resurfacing of articular cartilage).

Mr Hunt regularly attends lectures, teaches and demonstrates surgical techniques to Consultant Knee Surgeons, fellows and senior trainees. He also hosts visiting overseas surgeons who observe his surgery.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • European Society of Sports Surgery Knee Arthroscopy

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Neil Hunt works with

Mr Neil Hunt works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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