Mr Andy Forester

Mr Andy Forester

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

37 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

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“I have been very appreciative of the care I have received from Dr Forester. Should I require further treatment in future (hopefully not!), then I hope to return to him. “
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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
    953 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    246 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
    • Ganglion


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

    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Dislocated 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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    • 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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