Mr Omar Haddo

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


A highly experienced surgeon of the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.

Mr Omar Haddo was appointed as an upper limb consultant to the Whittington Hospital in 2008. His private practice is based predominantly at The Wellington Hospital but he also practices at Highgate Hospital and The Princess Grace.

Mr Haddo is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. His interest in shoulder and upper limb surgery was honed at the internationally renowned Shoulder Unit in Reading. He is a particularly skilled practitioner of arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, as well as shoulder arthroplasty. His experience and scope of work also extend to include conditions of the hand and wrist and upper limb sports injuries.

He has published several scientific papers on the shoulder and other aspects of orthopaedics, and contributed specialist chapters to various books.

Mr Haddo speaks regularly on the shoulder and elbow, and has been a faculty member of many orthopaedic and shoulder courses. He has also set up and runs his own shoulder arthroplasty course which has run successfully for the last two years so far. He maintains and updates his surgical skills and knowledge by regularly attending courses and conferences, both nationally and internationally.

Mr Haddo is a keen educator and currently holds the Surgical Tutor post at the Whittington.

Professional background


Mr Haddo studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and undertook a BSc in Clinical Sciences at St Mary’s Hospital. He was appointed to the Stanmore Orthopaedic Training Programme in 2002 and obtained his FRCS qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2007.

During his career, Mr Haddo has gained experience in many aspects of orthopaedics including peripheral nerve repair, paediatric orthopaedics and bone tumour surgery at centres of excellence such as  Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.

Services provided to HCA


Mr Haddo provides medical advisory services for HCA's Wellington Hospital. In his role, Mr Haddo leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding orthopaedics treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Mr Haddo advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the orthopaedics area.

In addition, he works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in orthopaedics available in the facility. Furthermore, he advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. He will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

For example, recent work has included organizing and presenting at the orthopaedic upper limb masterclasses. Mr Haddo is a founding member of the Shoulder unit at the Wellington Hospital. This unit has developed over the years to offer a first class service to patients, providing an environment for team working, exchange of ideas and opportunities for learning. The unit offers safe cover for patient care as well as out of hours service. Mr Haddo has been involved in delivering educational seminars to local GPs and allied health professionals. His future intentions are to continue the growth of the unit with MDT approach, further the educational role and expanding the opportunity for future research. For all these, he is working closely with the management team at HCA.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2017, the total charge was £14,489.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.