Mr Kumar Kunasingam

Specialist in Keyhole Bunion Surgery

Mr Kumar Kunasingam

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic & Spinal Hospital London - The LaingBuisson Hospital of the Year 2019.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Foot & Ankle

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc(Hons) MBBS(Eng) MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipSEM DipOrth
Medical secretary contact details:
Tel: +44 20 3862 3990
Areas of expertise
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Sports medicine and sports injuries
  • Minimally invasive(keyhole) surgery (also known as MIS or MICA)
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Bunion (hallux valgus)
  • Soft tissue injuries and ankle sprains
  • Flat foot reconstruction
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammer toe and toe deformity corrections
  • Foot and ankle fractures, stress fractures and microfractures
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Foot and ankle pain (metatarsalgia)
Mr Kunasingam graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital with a Bachelor of Science in Experimental Pathology and Genetics. He initially taught anatomy under Professor Harold Ellis at Guys, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School whilst training in General Surgery and Orthopaedics within the London Deanery and South East Thames rotation and now helps with training there. Mr Kunasingam underwent sub-specialty training in foot and ankle surgery in Sydney, Australia which included minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques. Whilst in Sydney he was involved in the treatment of elite athletes.

He has also played college rugby and hockey at a high level and still plays club hockey when time allows. This passion for sport nurtured his interest and qualification in sports medicine after completing his orthopaedic training. On his return to the UK from Australia, he also completed a second fellowship in trauma surgery at King’s College Hospital, a UK major trauma centre.

In 2015-2016, Mr Kunasingam and colleagues set up the Foot and Ankle Unit at Croydon University Hospital. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, striving for excellence using evidence-based methods. He is an expert in minimally invasive surgery, with the majority of his cases performed as day case procedures with quick recovery times.

His background as a medically qualified and surgically trained sub-specialist in both orthopaedics and sports medicine allows him to holistically manage all aspects of foot and ankle problems including the medical and recovery factors around it.

Read the story of one of Mr Kunasingam’s patients speaking about her scarless bunion operation in ‘The Daily Mail’ newspaper. Also in ‘The Daily Mail’ Mr Kunasingam speaks about a new Achilles tendon operation that helps patients recover faster.

NHS Base
Croydon University Hospital