Mr Rahul S Kotwal


MBBS, IMRCS, MS (Orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

GMC number: 6049807

Practising since: 1999


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Fortnightly Friday mornings at the Cardiff Bay Hospital
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Mr Kotwal is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Knee Surgery. His practice involves the assessment and management of Knee Arthritis, Sports Knee Injuries and Hamstring tendon avulsion injuries. He has a special interest in  enhanced recovery after knee surgery and joint preservation surgery. He received the BAPIO best innovation award in 2018 for developing and performing the first day case total knee replacement in South Wales.

Mr Kotwal qualified from Bombay University in 1999 following which he completed Postgraduate training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital which is one of the finest Orthopaedic teaching hospitals in India. He then trained on the All Wales Orthopaedic Training Scheme for 6 years followed by a fellowship at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre which is a centre of excellence with international reputation for treatment of sports knee injuries.

He has been appointed as a substantive Consultant at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend in 2016 and has his NHS Clinics at Bridgend and at Neath Port Talbot Hospital.

Mr Kotwal is an Honorary Clinical Teacher at Cardiff University and a member of the All Wales Orthopaedic Training Committee Panel. He is involved in training orthopaedic junior doctors and in medical student teaching. He is also the audit lead for Orthopaedics at Bridgend and strives towards improving patient care and outcome. He has a keen research interest and has presented his work at various national and international meetings. He is also a faculty member on various knee surgery courses.

Special interests

  • Partial Knee replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
  • Knee arthroscopy including meniscus repair
  • Arthroscopic meniscus root repair
  • Surgery for Patello-femoral instability
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Distal femoral osteotomy
  • Repair of Hamstring, Quadriceps and Patella tendons.

Other interests

Day case partial and total knee replacement (in suitable patients)

Personal interests

Enjoys spending time with his family, walking the beautiful Welsh countryside and challenging himself to stay active through skiing, swimming, cycling and running.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Rahul S Kotwal at Nuffield Health

  • Osteotomy
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair

Locations Mr Rahul S Kotwal works with

Related experience


Mr Kotwal has a keen research interest. During his training, he worked as a clinical research fellow in Cardiff and has published his work in reputed Orthopaedic journals.

He is currently involved in studies on knee replacement, ACL reconstruction and non-surgical treatment for arthritis.


  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Patellofemoral Society
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Princess of Wales Hospital,Bridgend,Neath and Port Talbot Hospital
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Heath Board
  • Honorary Clinical Teacher at Cardiff University

Insurers Mr Rahul S Kotwal works with

Mr Rahul S Kotwal works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth


Mr Rahul S Kotwal does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Rahul S Kotwal does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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