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Mr Andrew Forester, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Mr Andrew Forester

BSc(Hons) MBChB FRCS(Ed)Orth

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

 

Surgical Interests

Shoulder and elbow surgery. Special interest in arthroscopic surgery, especially treatment of recurrent shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder and rotator cuff pathology.

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  • Bupa – full recognition
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Posts held

  • Private Consultant

profile

Profile

Trained at University of Leicester. After house posts worked in the Royal Air Force initially as a General Practitioner and then as a surgical trainee. My surgical training was in Northwest Thames. I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Upper Limb Surgery initially between the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital, London. I was the British Elbow and Shoulder Society Travelling Fellow in 1998 and remained in the NHS working for Imperial College Healthcare at Charing Cross Hospital, West London.

In recent years my work has increasingly centred on shoulder and elbow surgery and to all common conditions around the shoulder, but have a particular interest in Arthroscopic Surgery, particularly for frozen shoulder, rotator cuff pathology and instability. I actively lecture and teach surgical colleagues as well as General Practitioners and allied professionals. I am part of the Faculty of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh and take an active part in post-graduate training.

philosophy

Philosophy

As upper limb problems can be debilitating in many ways affecting activities of daily living by placing limitation on even simple tasks, such as putting on a coat or reaching behind them, these can have dramatic effects on recreational activities, particularly in sports, such as swimming and cycling.

I am a firm believer in the philosophy that all non-operative avenues should be explored prior to considering surgical intervention which should be considered to be the last option. I think it is essential that consultants give their patients reassurance about their concerns and to engage with patients on a level that allows them to understand the conditions that they are suffering from and the treatment proposed.

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Spine and Coccyx
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