Mr Andrew Richards

Mr Andrew Richards

BSc (Hons) MS FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
26 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

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“After six (6) months of suffering and complaining of excruciating pain in my right dominant shoulder. I was recommend to Dr. Richards, at this stage I had no range of motion (ROM), unable to dress myself or even comb my hair. My very first consultation with Dr. Richards, I was petrified and worried that there was no outcome for the relentless pain. Dr. Richards took time to ensure that I was comfortable, once at ease and after a thorough examination, he sat and explained my condition and the treatments available. I learnt that I had severe Adhesive Capsulitis and Bursitis. Dr. Richards, operated on my shoulder 13 November, 2017. He truly is a blessed Doctor, who possess the ability to combine knowledge, expertise, human touch, old fashioned bedside manner, talent, patience, professionalism, proactive approach, confidence and love for his work, has made him a superb Sugeon. His naturally combined attributes, hands on and proactive approach is conveyed in his interaction and therefore provides the required confidence for the road ahead. My surgery was a success and Physiotherapy is ongoing. To date, some range of motion has returned and I can comb my hair and dress myself. I owe this successful outcome to Dr. Richards and his team of professionals. To the Fortius Team of professionals, thank you for your care, support, patience, and consideration during my surgery and after. I am indeed thankful. Warmest regards and love“
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  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4343657
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,775 reviews


    Mr Andrew Richards completed his undergraduate studies in medicine at St. Mary's Hospital, London in 1996, where he also obtained an Honours Degree in Physiology. He undertook his specialist orthopaedic training on the South West Thames rotation where he developed specialist interests in shoulder and elbow surgery and in complex trauma surgery. Additionally, he undertook a one-year fellowship at the world-renowned John Hopkins Hospital in the USA where his research, on tears of the rotator cuff, led to the award of a Master of Surgery degree. He also received additional specialist training in complex trauma and reconstructive surgery at the Rowley Bristow unit in Surrey and in arthroscopic techniques in the shoulder and elbow at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital in London.

    In 2009, Andrew was appointed as a consultant at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals with a specialist interest in shoulder and elbow surgery and complex traumatic injuries of the upper limb.

    Andrew is particularly interested in arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery, particularly in treating sports injuries and his practice is solely concerned with problems of the shoulder and elbow. At Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London he has a tertiary referral clinic dealing with the most difficult of cases, including the surgical reconstruction of complex shoulder and elbow injuries.

    For his practice, Andrew uses the latest techniques available and his care is delivered at the highest standards. He also works closely with leading physiotherapists to provide an integrated approach to recovery that helps each patient to return to work, or their chosen sport, as quickly as possible.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Arthroscopy
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Shoulder stabilisation
    • Tendon repair
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Ulnar nerve release
    • Joint injection
    • Elbow replacement
    • Shoulder replacement
    • Complex traumatic injuries of the upper limb
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Elbow surgery
    • Dislocated shoulder
    • Fractures
    • Sports injuries
    • Rehabilitation
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis
    • Elbow fractures
    • Elbow instability
    • Elbow stiffness
    • Tennis elbow
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Golfer's elbow
    • Rotator cuff injury
    • Shoulder dislocation or instability
    • Shoulder labral tear
    • Shoulder tendinopathy 
    • Shoulder pain



    • MB BS (1996) University of London


    • British Orthopaedic Association
    • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
    • British Trauma Society
    • Watanabe Club
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