Mr. James Hahnel

MBBS, FRCS(Tr&Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


I am an Orthopaedic consultant sub-specialising in primary (first time) and revision hip and knee replacements as well as arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery to the knee. I perform in the region of 250 joint replacement operations each year. I also keep a keen interest in trauma management and surgery mainly as part of my NHS practice.

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I pride myself on the personal approach I have with my patients and the attention to detail I place on my surgery. Therefore I have maintained an excellent revision rate for both hip and knee replacement surgery as evidenced in the national comparative revision funnel plots comparing my own practice to every other surgeon in the country performing this type of surgery.

I was appointed as an NHS consultant based at Bradford Royal Infirmary in 2011 following higher surgical training and a 1 year fellowship in hip and knee replacement. As one of the largest NHS joint replacement units in Yorkshire, there is continual innovation to improve practice, results and the patient experience. All my joint replacements are peer-reviewed as part of The Yorkshire Hip and Knee Group.

Born and bred in Leeds, I studied medicine in Newcastle, returning back as a surgical trainee. I have a huge passion for sport preferring Windsurfing and Skiing. Accepting the reality of a busy professional and personal life, I therefore, play squash and tennis more regularly as well as swim more regularly.

Mr James Hahnel - Orthopaedic Consultant




Nuffield Health Hospital Leeds
(Private and C&B)

Experts Consultants Yorkshire

Consultations are every Wednesday evening 17:30 – 21:00 and alternate Monday mornings 08:30 -12:30 or by special arrangement with Mr Hahnel’s secretary Kayleigh Duree.
Patient car parking is available in the car park below the building

Nuffield Health Hospital Leeds
2 Leighton Street
Leeds, LS1 3EB

Secretary: 07710505960

You can book your appointment online with James at The Nuffield by visiting:-

The Yorkshire Clinic
(Private and C&B)

Consultations are available alternate Monday evenings (private only) and Tuesday mornings
or by special arrangement with Mr. Hahnel’s secretary Emma Hastings

The Yorkshire Clinic
Bradford Road
Bingley, BD16 1TW


What can I say! I am out of pain since my operation day. Thank you is such a small word to say but no other word can I display. My life has changed and I owe it all to you, so a very big THANK YOU for what you do.



Just a small token of thanks for the magnificent job you’ve done on my hip. You are as the card says “simply the best”.

From a very happy patient.


Friendly and professional

From entering the hospital until I left everything, the nurses, anaesthetist and the surgeon were just perfect and afterwards the physiotherapists.
I was so happy to be treated by these people. They were so friendly and professional at the same time.
I have had more discomfort from having a tooth filling.

H M (Total Hip Replacement)

The Yorkshire Hip & Knee Group

The Yorkshire Clinic

Bradford Road

Bingley, BD16 1TW

Nuffield Health Hospital Leeds

2 Leighton Street

Leeds, LS1 3EB

Leeds: 0113 213 6804

Bradford: 01274 352014

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