Mr Andy Forester

Mr Andy Forester

BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCS(Ed)Orth

Orthopaedic Surgery

36 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

4.64

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Forester was excellent at communicating what and why was happening and how it would effect me. I felt comfortable and assured under his care/knife. I would highly recommend Mr Forester if I anyone needs this kind of surgery.“
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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2913968
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    135 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    184 reviews

    About

    Mr Andrew Forester is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working for the Imperial College Healthcare Trust. He qualified from the University of Leicester in 1984, before taking his higher surgical training in Northwest Thames. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Upper Limb Surgery between the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital, London and then took up a consultant post at Imperial College Healthcare at Charing Cross Hospital, West London.

    After qualification Mr Forester studied Design and Engineering with the Open University to understand better Orthopaedic principles. He later continued his studies completing a Diploma in French in 2001.

    Mr Forester sees patients with all common shoulder and elbow conditions. His main area of interest includes minimally invasive treatment/arthroscopic surgery, particularly for frozen shoulder, stiff elbow, rotator cuff pathology and instability. He is an expert in upper limb reconstructive procedures, including joint replacement surgery, and offers a full range of both open and arthroscopic management.

    Mr Forester is actively involved in teaching and training of surgical residents and general practitioners. He is a member of the Faculty of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh and takes an active part in post-graduate training.

    In his spare time Mr Forester enjoys sailing his Dart 16 catamaran, cycling, tennis, snowboarding (badly), DIY and gardening. He particularly enjoys taking Kevin his collie campervanning with his wife Rachael.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Arthroscopic surgery 
    • Upper limb reconstructive procedures (open and arthroscopic) 
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Joint replacement surgery 
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Shoulder pain
    • Shoulder arthritis
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • In Space balloon for rotator cuff tears
    • Rotator cuff imingement
    • Recurrent shoulder dislocation
    • Elbow pain
    • Elbow stiffness
    • Elbow instability
    • Elbow loose bodies
    • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
    • Ganglion
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    Medical procedures

    • Tendon Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Joint Injection
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Steroid Injection
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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    Education

    • MB ChB, University of Leicester (1984)
    • FRSC(Ed) (1989)
    • BSc (Open University) (1993) (Design and Engineering)
    • FRCS(Ed)Orth (1993)
    • Diploma French (Open University) (2001)
    • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
    • Anglo-French Medical Society
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    Reviews

    4.88 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Dislocated Shoulder
    2/11
    Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
    2/11
    AC joint stabalisation
    1/11
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    1/11
    Elbow Fractures
    1/11
    Frozen Shoulder
    1/11
    Impingement Syndrome
    1/11
    Shoulder Pain
    1/11
    Shoulder impingement
    1/11
    Tendon Repair
    1/11
    head of humerus fracture
    1/11
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    AC joint stabalisation Dislocated Shoulder
    Mr Forester was excellent at communicating what and why was happening and how it would effect me. I felt comfortable and assured under his care/knife. I would highly recommend Mr Forester if I anyone needs this kind of surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
    I wouldn't want to entrust myself in any other physician in Andy's field based on my completely satisfied past professional experiences with him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder impingement
    Mr Forester helped me to regain the use of my shoulder.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dislocated Shoulder
    My experience with Dr. Forrester was amazing - he was extremely helpful, diagnosed me really well and gave me the correct advice to go to get an MRI / physio, and Diane (his PA) was very prompt with providing me with appointment options. His referrals were also of a really high quality and gave me real clarity on my shoulder issue and what next steps I should take.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tendon Repair
    Mr Forester is friendly and answered all my questions. I felt at ease with him
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Impingement Syndrome Shoulder Pain
    Saw Dr Forester for shoulder pain. Clearly knew his stuff and i was grateful for his insight and support
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
    Mr Forester has been excellent with quick and thorough diagnosis followed by a treatment and recovery plan. Appointments are on time and he is informative and easy to talk to.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Elbow Fractures
    Mr Forester looked after me every step of the way at a very difficult time for everyone during COVID-19. He was professional and reassuring at each visit. I felt supported throughout the process which helped me to recovery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    head of humerus fracture
    Mr Forester gives his patients confidence in his analysis of the trauma/injury without giving false hope and outlining all options in a easily understandable manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    Very easy to discuss things with and sympathetic to patients problems. Always a joy to see. Not stuffy like a lot of consultants l have seen.
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