Mr Neil Hunt


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

GMC number: 4033273

Practising since: 1993


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Weekly Wednesday AM (Leeds)
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Mr Hunt specialises in all aspects of knee surgery. A Consultant Specialist Knee Surgeon since 2005, he has extensive experience in sports injuries and arthritis surgery, including knee replacement surgery, and sees patients who self-refer or are referred by GPs, physiotherapists and consultant colleagues from around the country seeking a specialist opinion. 

He treats all knee injuries and has performed thousands of arthroscopies and ligament reconstructions, maximising functional outcome to help patients return to their pre-injury level of sport/activities.

He has a keen interest in early arthritis/arthritis prevention techniques including
a holistic approach to minimise symptoms, optimising non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques including injection therapies, articular and meniscal cartilage surgery and the use of bracing and leg re-alignment surgery (osteotomy) to relieve pressure and pain from the affected part of the knee and restore function without the need for knee replacement. 

He is also a very experienced knee replacement surgeon, having performed over 5000 knee replacements including more than 1500 partial knee replacements, total knee replacements and many complex revision procedures. He uses technological advances to optimise outcomes for patients including robotic assisted knee replacement tailored to each patient’s specific anatomy and the latest techniques to accelerate patients’ recovery

He graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 & Imperial College in 1993 and trained in London and Yorkshire, completing a Fellowship in Australia before being appointed as a Consultant Specialist Knee Surgeon in 2005. 

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

Mr Hunt teaches and lectures on knee surgery and the management of knee conditions at national and international meetings for consultant knee surgeons, senior trainees and other healthcare professionals. 

He has written and contributed to
a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals and participates in research and clinical trials. 

He works closely with
a number of professional sports clubs treating their players and athletes’ knee injuries and conditions. 

  • 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 replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • 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 Specialist Knee Surgeon, The Fortius Clinic, London

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
  • 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.