Mr Andy Forester

Mr Andy Forester

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

38 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

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“Excellent service and extremely helpful in managing my situation. Would definitely recommend“
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  • 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

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,257 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

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


    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



    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Tendon Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Steroid Injection
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
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    Special interests

    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
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    MBChB - University of Leicester, UK in 1984

    FRCS (Orth) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1989

    BSc Design and Engineering - Open University in 1993

    Diploma in French - Open University in 2001

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