Mr Richard Villar Profile
Mr Richard Villar

Richard Villar

Richard Villar - BSc (Hons) MA MS FRCS

Richard Villar qualified in medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London (UK) before joining the military as the Regimental Medical Officer to the SAS. After leaving the Army he completed his surgical studies in Southampton and Cambridge, joining the consultant staff of Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge) in 1988.

It was there that he developed his interest in conservative hip surgery and now has one of the largest experiences of hip arthroscopic (keyhole) procedures in the world.

Now in independent practice, Richard is a Founding Member, and first President, of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He has served as a member of Council of the British Orthopaedic Association, is an assessor for the General Medical Council, and is a member of the United Kingdom’s Disaster Emergency Response Team. Richard has now retired from operating in the UK but holds regular clinics.

In this latter capacity he was operational in the aftermaths of the Kashmir, Java and Haiti earthquakes. Richard regards orthopaedic surgery as both his profession and hobby.

When not dealing with problematic hips and knees he can be found either playing his classical guitar or on a mountainside, maintaining his skills as an International Mountain Leader.

The Villar Bajwa Practice
The Princess Grace Hospital, 30 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PU

Tel: +44 (0)207 908 3777   Fax: +44 (0)203 752 6501   E-mail: