Mr Michael Bishay MBChB, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)

Mr Michael Bishay

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Orthopaedic surgery with a special interest in hip and shoulder reconstruction.

Personal profile

Mr Bishay became a consultant at Royal United Hospital, Bath in 1996, after extensive training and surgical experience within the specialty of orthopaedics - both in the UK and abroad. Mr Bishay is experienced in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery but his special interest lies in surgical procedures for lower limbs and shoulders.

He has widespread experience in the field of hip surgery, including hip joint reconstruction, revision hip surgery, hip surface replacement and more recently hip debridement and treatment of impingement - problems which arise as a result of abnormal joint development, or after injury. His expertise in shoulder surgery encompasses treatments of trauma, fractures and sports injuries. Over the years, Mr Bishay has devoted more and more of his clinical time to these subspecialty areas. His colleagues regularly refer to him for advice on more complicated procedures.

Mr Bishay is trained in arthroscopic, minimally invasive and open surgical techniques, so can utilise whichever approach is most appropriate for the individual patient. His practice is fully audited and in addition to assessing individual patient satisfaction, he uses several nationally and internationally recognised tools, to measure the clinical outcomes achieved as a result of his surgical interventions.

Mr Bishay has a major interest in research and education in the field of Orthopaedic surgery. As a result of his research programme, he has developed a close working relationship with the University of Bath Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Bath Institute of Medical Engineering and The University of Leeds Department of Mechanical Engineering. His work in this area has been the subject of many clinical papers and he is frequently asked to speak at international orthopaedic conferences.

Medical & surgical training

Trained in both arthroscopic, minimally invasive and open surgical techniques.

Membership of professional associations

  • The British Orthopaedic Association
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The European Hip Society
  • The British Trauma Society (Honorary Secretary 1997-2000)
  • The British Medical Association
  • The Clinical Society of Bath


Adviser to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulation Agency (MHRA) - the government body that has responsibility for ensuring the safety of medicines and medical devices.

David, H.G., Bishay, M., James, E.T.

Problems with the Rotaflex: a 10 year review of a rotating hinge prosthesis

J Arthroplasty. 1998 Jun;13(4):402-8.

Williams, P.R., Jones, D.A., Bishay, M.

Avascular necrosis and the Aberdeen splint in development dysplasia of the hip.

The journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Vol 81-B, No 6, November 1999

Cashman, J., Blagg, S., and Bishay, M.

The efficacy of the A-V Impulse system in the treatment of posttraumatic swelling following ankle fracture: a prospective randomized controlled study.

J. Orthop. Trauma. 18:596-601, 2004. 1:

Drosos, G., Karnesis, I. and Bishay, M.

Intramedullary nailing of the tibial diaphysis: factors affecting fracture healing in closed and grade 1 open fractures.

J Bone Joint Surg Br vol.88-B, No 2, February 2006

Sandhu, H., Martin, W., Bishay, M. and Pozo, J. L.

Acetabular cement mantle and component position: are we achieving ideal results?

Journal of arthroplasty vol 21 no.6 September 2006

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