Miss Claire Fitzgerald

Miss Claire Fitzgerald

MBBch, PGDipClinEd, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (T&O)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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2 specialists

16 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very good at making you feel relaxed and confident about the treatment. Gives a very good and balanced assessment of the risk involved.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6074850
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    375 reviews

    About

    Miss Claire Fitzgerald is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at Newham University Hospital, and for the private sector at the London Bridge Hospital. She provides a broad range of treatments for shoulder and elbow conditions, including reconstructive treatments such as arthroscopy and replacement surgery. 

    Miss Fitzgerald qualified from the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2003. Following this, she completed her surgical training in both Wales and London, along with two prestigious fellowships at University College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. She was then appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2015.

    Apart from her clinical work, she has published her research in many peer-reviewed journals. She is also known to have contributed to the set-up of a randomized controlled clinical trial at the National Institute for Health Research.

     

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Arthroscopy
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Tendon Repair
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
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    Special interests

    • Hand extensor tendon injuries
    • Hand flexor tendon injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Fracture (broken bone)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Pain
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    Education

    • MBBch
    • PGDipClinEd
    • MRCS (Eng)
    • FRCS (T&O)
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    shoulder surgery
    2/8
    Broken shoulder
    1/8
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    1/8
    Distal bicep tear
    1/8
    Shoulder Laterjet Procedure
    1/8
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very good at making you feel relaxed and confident about the treatment. Gives a very good and balanced assessment of the risk involved.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Broken shoulder
    Miss Fitzgerald is very personable and empathetic, and above all a great specialist. She made sure my treatment was detailed and very well managed, even during the pandemic a call with her was very helpful. I would recommend her to anyone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Laterjet Procedure
    Claire and her team are exceptional. I was unfortunately not a normal case having previously had a shoulder op which after a mountainbike crash was made redundant and meant I was back to square one. Claire performed a Laterjet procedure (graft on the shoulder bone) to help increase the shoulder stability. I am now a full 12 months down the line and life is better than before the first operation - I am mountainbiking harder than ever amongst everything else we hoped I would return to post op with the right rehabilitation. Claire has always been responsive to my millions of questions and her administration team are an absolute pleasure to deal with and truly went the extra mile with me to ensure I got the earliest appointment to see them and have my op. I couldn't recommend her enough and if I ever need another op (touch wood) she will be the first person I call!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    shoulder surgery
    received excellent care from Dr. Claire Fitzgerald and her team
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    shoulder surgery
    Claire is extremely profession, giving clear & concise explanations, while having a very kindly and friendly disposition.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Ms Fitzgerald is professional, kind and made my whole experience as pleasant and beneficial as possible.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Distal bicep tear
    I first met with Miss Fitzgerald in February 2019 after having suffered a full rupture of my left distal bicep tendon following an accident on the gymnastics rings. Miss Fitzgerald diagnosed the tear almost immediately and then listened attentively, addressing and answering all the many questions and concerns I had, thoroughly. I knew I had met with the surgeon that would provide the best possible options for my particular situation. At no point did I feel pressurised into undergoing one method of treatment over the other. I was presented with clear facts regarding both the surgical and conservative approaches, and following a short period of reflection, made the decision to have the tendon surgically repaired. The surgery took place at the London Bridge Hospital where I was provided with an excellent level of care by all practitioners involved in the procedure. Miss Fitzgerald and I have had several follow up appointments since the surgery and she has monitored the progress of my recovery throughout. Upon my final review 5.5 months following the operation, I was pleased to inform her that I had regained almost full strength in my left arm, had no mobility limitations and that my training regime was back in full swing. I firmly believe that this is down to the outstanding treatment plan that Miss Fitzgerald set out for me from day 1. I have spoken with several other individuals who have suffered a similar injury and needed 8 months - 1 year to regain full range of motion and still struggle with pulling and pushing movements such as ‘pull-ups’ and ‘push press.’ It was so important for me to get my training back on track as quickly and safely as possible, so I can’t thank her enough for this. Update as of 6.7.20- Regained full strength in left arm. Nerve discomfort dissipated almost completely one year following surgery and am back competing as an CrossFit/ Calisthenics athlete.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Sammy Hanna
    Mr Sammy Hanna
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    03-06-2020

    Claire is a highly skilled upper limb surgeon with excellent expertise in shoulder surgery. She is thorough and meticulous, has a great bedside manner and is highly respected by her patients and colleagues. I would not hesitate in recommending Claire to anyone seeking an upper limb/shoulder opinion.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Dislocated Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Arthritis (Shoulder), Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Ganglion Cyst Removal, Joint Injection, Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    16-07-2020

    Claire is a fantastic colleague and a wonderful doctor. I have worked with her for many years and know her to be a surgeon of the highest calibre and very caring to her patients. She is a great communicator and able to manage the full spectrum of shoulder issues - her results are really impressive. I have no hesitation in sending my patients to her and recommending her to my colleagues.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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