Mr Sandeep Hemmadi


MBBS MS (Orth), FRCS Royal College of physicians and Surgeons Glasgow 1996, FRCS Intercollegiate Board 1997

GMC number: 4277051

Practising since: 1989


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Weekly clinics at The Cardiff Bay and Vale Hospitals
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Sandeep Hemmadi is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, He is a specialist in Adult Foot and Ankle Surgery and Children's Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been a Consultant Surgeon for  22 years. he is currently

  1. The Clinical Board Director for CD and T in Cardiff and Vale  UHB (2021 -).
  2. The Royal College/BOA  Regional Specialty Professional Advisor for Orthopaedics in South Wales (2019 - )
  3. The Course Director for the International Graf USS Course (2015 - )

He has held the following posts previously - Council Member of the British Orthopaedic Association (2016-2020), Clinical Director for Trauma in Cardiff (2019-2020), Welsh Planned Care Board member (2015-2019), Clinical Director Trauma and Orthopaedics Cardiff (2010-2013)

Mr Hemmadi works with Specialist Musculoskeletal Radiologists to offer his patients the most appropriate imaging to help make an accurate diagnosis. He also works with a team of experienced podiatrists and physiotherapists to achieve optimal post-operative rehabilitation. Experience has taught him that patients really appreciate the time spent in explaining their problems to them using drawings, slides, videos and models so that they can make an informed choice regarding their own management.

Mr Hemmadi has successfully treated foot and ankle problems both conservatively and surgically in elite track and field athletes. He has also treated sportsmen from Cardiff City Football Club, Glamorgan Cricket Club and the Welsh Badminton Union.

In 1999 he was appointed as a Consultant to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. This is a large teaching hospital and tertiary referral centre in the Capital City of Wales. He is also an Honorary Clinical Tutor at The Welsh National School of Medicine. He obtained his Medical degree from KEM Hospital, Bombay University in 1999 and went on to do his postgraduate degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

He then worked as a Senior Lecturer there gaining extensive surgical experience in managing complex trauma and performing Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery. He then underwent further Higher Surgical Training for 6 years on the All Wales training Programme. He obtained his FRCS from Glasgow and the FRCS (Tr&Orth) from the intercollegiate Board in Edinburgh.

He completed his CCST in 1999. He did his Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada where he further improved his surgical skills and decision-making before returning to a Consultant job in Cardiff.

Other interests

  • Surgical correction of bunions using the Scarf procedure
  • Ankle arthroscopies (key hole surgery)
  • Ankle replacements
  • Lateral ligament reconstructions of the Ankle
  • Corrective surgery for Flat foot
  • Ankle surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Trauma
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Inflammatory joint disorders
  • Cartilage repair
  • Bone grafts
  • Toenails
  • Congenital deformity
  • Forefoot reconstruction
  • Arthroplasty
  • Deformity correction
  • Joint injection
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Football injuries
  • Rugby injuries
  • Squash injuries
  • Tennis injuries
  • Joint disorders
  • Ankle surgery
  • Joint hypermobility
  • Joint pain
  • Nerve compression
  • Stress fractures
  • Hallux valgus
  • Bunion
  • Bone
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Achilles tendon ruptures.

Personal interests

He is a keen cricketer, skier and enjoys trekking in the Himalayas.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sandeep Hemmadi at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Hindfoot fusion
  • Bone Graft
  • Toe surgery
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Triple Fusion
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Tendon transfer in foot and ankle
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Orthotics
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Flat foot correction
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fusion
  • Calcaneal osteotomy
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Sandeep Hemmadi works with

Related experience


Sandeep is a member of the faculty on the MSc Course in Bioengineering at Cardiff University. He regularly teaches on the National surgical training programme for orthopaedics trainees. He is on the faculty of the International Graf course for ultrasound scanning of baby hips.

Over the years he has published in various National and International medical journals. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the British Society for children's orthopaedic surgery.


  • Trauma and Orthopaedics, 1999

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales
  • Honorary Clinical Tutor, Welsh National School of Medicine
  • Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Welsh Badminton Union

Insurers Mr Sandeep Hemmadi works with

Mr Sandeep Hemmadi works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


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

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

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