Patient satisfaction is of paramount importance to all The Knee Expert team. We are always working hard to achieve highly successful knee surgery resulting in happy patients. The reviews below speak for themselves and we are so grateful for all patients who take the time out to give us feedback on the service they receive. If you have received treatment from Mr Barkatali, click on any of the reviews on the right to be taken to the 'I want great care' site where you can leave your own review. Feedback left on the 'I want great care' review facility helps potential patients understand more about the process of assessment, diagnosis and treatment and enables them to find out more about The Knee Expert if they are looking to choose an orthopaedic consultant to treat their knee pain.

  • I would just like to put in writing how grateful I am to yourself and team for your expert care and attention received during my recent hip replacement, also for the care given to me on ward B5. Having never been in hospital before I was extremely apprehensive about the procedure but was put at ease by the admission staff and pre-op carers. I look forward to having my right hip replaced in the near future, and once again being placed in your expert care.

    Mr Wenham
  • Just to say thank you so much for your kindness, your care and skill in operating without the use of blood in respect of my wishes is greatly appreciated.

    Mrs Searle
  • Thanks you Dr Barkatli and all your team for all you’ve done. Well done my hip’s Fantastic!

    Mrs Taylor
  • I would just like to thank you all for your kindness and excellent care and treatment both at Trafford and Salford Royal during my recent TKR. I am very pleased to say everybody I came in contact with were very kind and caring during my stay on the ward 2 and outpatient visits.

    Mr Johnson
  • To Doctor Barkatali and all your fabulous team, thanks so much for everything you have done for me.

    Mr Edwards
  • Sir, thank you so much, to be without the pain of last year is truly wonderful. I am very pleased with the result and the advice so willingly given by yourself. See you soon, and much thanks from my two sons and their wives.

    Mr Washington
  • Thank you for giving me new life! Always being an active individual – playing netball, badminton, squash, cycling, skiing, swimming, hiking – I struggled with the deterioration of my knee joint to the extent that I couldn’t even walk to the corner shop without experiencing incredible pain. My husband joked that if he couldn’t see me in a crowd by my hair, he certainly could by my awkward gait – very unkind! As you know I had my first operation in my late teens for the removal of loose bone followed by arthroscopes every ten years or so. Whilst they helped short-term I still struggled. Without being able to exercise like I wanted to I consequently put on the pounds and felt pretty unfulfilled. Then you came into my life! After viewing my x-rays, educating me about the real condition of my knee you offered me a lifeline – a full knee replacement, or depending on the extent of the arthritis, a uni-compartmental replacement. You talked me through the whole procedure, pre-op, the operation on the day and post-op recovery. With your professional and calming reassurance and a dose of humour thrown in, I didn’t have any hesitation in saying a big fat YES to the op – great that I was able to have a uni-replacement. I took your advice re post-op recovery – dedicated physio at the hospital, and my own mini circuit round the house, muscle building exercise and, as important, the less weight you put through the joint = longevity. Simple! I embraced your advice, joined the gym, got back into physical exercises (because I could) and complemented my exercise regime with a healthy eating plan. Seven months on form my op I am a stone lighter, my fitness levels have significantly improved, I am happy, I am fulfilled! It was good to see you for my final signing off. It was incredible to see my x-rays and reassuring to hear you performed the surgery to the exact millimetre. A huge thank you for believing in me, recognising my determination and giving me the best gift ever!

    Mrs Matthews
  • Just a note to say a big thank you for my knee operation. From the first day I saw you at Walkden clinic you explained everything in detail, put me at ease and I left feeling extremely confident in both yourself and the operation. On the day of my procedure you visited me in the morning and again explained everything that would happen and answered all my questions. The operation itself (I know this sounds strange) was fantastic, I was awake throughout and actually enjoyed it. Once again, in the recovery room, you came and asked me how I was feeling. These little touches are so reassuring and helped me considerably. My recovery could not have gone any better, and each time I have seen you during this you have, once again, been a total professional, but with a lovely approachable manner. My knee is now absolutely fantastic, once again many thanks.

  • I was discharged earlier this month by the Physiotherapy Dept. At Salford Royal Hospital following the arthroscopic meniscectomy you performed on my left knee on 11 June. I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues at Salford Royal and Trafford hospitals for the attentive and courteous care I received before, during and after my surgery. I was very well cared for throughout the process.

    Mr Hands
  • Dear Mr Barkatali and Staff, A great big thanks for everything!

    Mrs Allmark
  • I was in Trafford General Hospital recently for a right knee total replacement and am pleased to say I doing very well. I was very happy with the staff who took care of me whilst there and the staff at Salford Royal Physio Department with my after care. Also I would like to thank you for your courteous manner in the way you treated me. I was able to cope with the operation much easier.

    Mr Fitton