Mr Gareth Stables

Mr Gareth Stables

MB ChB, FRCS

Orthopaedic Surgery

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3 specialists

21 years of experience
10 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“Very good experience, he was very clear in his explanations of my condition and he gave me confidence that was going to be a solution to my knee problem.“
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Subspecialty

  • Knee Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Welsh
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4525008
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £240

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital

    52 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, SK9 1NY
    139 reviews

    About

    Mr Gareth Stables has been looking after people with knee problems for over 18 years. What he's noticed over the years is that consultants who specialise in one thing tend to have the best results. That’s why he chose to only look after and help people with knee problems.

    There are three main problems that Mr Stables can help you with:

    Diagnosing your knee pain - getting to the bottom of what’s causing the pain, arranging investigations such as MRI scans and X-rays, making sure you understand what the problem is and helping you fix it.

    Knee arthritis -  He can help diagnose knee arthritis early and will be able to offer treatments such as specialist joint injections (that are not always available on the NHS).

    Early diagnosis and treatment can help you avoid major surgery. If you need surgery, such as a knee replacement, he will help you decide if surgery is right for you, and, will only perform the surgery that is right for you.

    Sports injuries - for example, helping you get active and playing again after a cartilage tear or cruciate ligament tear.

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    Medical procedures

    • Arthroscopic (keyhole surgery)
    • Knee ligament reconstruction surgery
    • Knee replacement surgery
    • High tibial osteotomy
    • Cartilage repair and regeneration

     

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    Special interests

    • Arthroscopy
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Knee surgery
    • Osteoarthritis

     

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    Education

    MB ChB (Commendation) - University of Liverpool, 1998

    FRCS (Ed) T&ORoyal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2010

    BOA - British Orthopaedic Association

    BASK - British Association of Surgeons of the Knee 

    ESSKA - European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

    ICRS - International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Knee Pain
    16/55
    Knee Replacement
    6/55
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    5/55
    Knee Surgery
    3/55
    MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    3/55
    Arthritis (Knee)
    2/55
    Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    2/55
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    1/55
    ACL Reconstruction
    1/55
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
    1/55
    Cartilage Regenerative Surgery
    1/55
    Knee Cartilage Surgery
    1/55
    Knee Ligament Repair
    1/55
    New knee.
    1/55
    Replacement knee
    1/55
    Stiff and painful knee
    1/55
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    1/55
    damage to knee
    1/55
    knee problem
    1/55
    knee treatment
    1/55
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Very good experience, he was very clear in his explanations of my condition and he gave me confidence that was going to be a solution to my knee problem.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Gareth has been very efficient prompt and I cannot fault how he has handled my case. I got the result I wanted without surgery which was a bonus. I also like the way he encourages feedback which means he truly is interested in the welfare of his patients.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    Would highly recommend! Mr Stables explained everything clearly and ensured I fully understood throughout my consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement Knee Pain
    Very professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    From the reception to the consultation with mr stables I was greeted and treated very well . I was very happy with my experience
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    Dr Stables and his team are very professional always there to help. Highly recommend , explained everything on the day of my operation
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage) Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride) MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    In eight days I saw Mr Stables twice for my knee problem. In this time I had an x-ray, an MRI scan, and finally a not too painful injection. Mr. Stables explained my condition carefully, answered my questions thoughtfully, and set out my options clearly. I have a hearing problem, and the support of his team in getting permission from hospitals for my wife to accompany me ( given the pandemic)was very helpful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride) Knee Pain
    A very professional treatment , friendly and helpful advice and explanation by all in the clinic. Thank tou
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury ACL Reconstruction Knee Ligament Repair
    Mr Gareth Stables was incredibly professional and helpful. Everything was explained to me in a clear, concise manner and all my questions were adequately answered. I found the experience very informative and felt more than comfortable with the next steps.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Surgery
    Highest recommendation from me sorted both of my knees out thanks
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Keep informed throughout the whole process of dealing with Gareth.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    This was my first time in the hospital I was very happy with the experience and my doctor was very helpful to me explaining how the whole thing is going to work he was very good I will see him again
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain Arthritis (Knee)
    I had suffered with knee problems for a number of years. Most of the pain was a grumbling pain that became more acute when the knee was under stress. I had attended numerous sessions with physiotherapists and the issue was usually resolved after exercising and strengthening the knee. However, my knee is quite weak and various issues recurred and recurred. I asked to be referred to Gareth Stables as he stated in his resume that if he could resolve issues without surgery he would do his utmost best to! And he did. I had a collagen injection into the knee which has improved my symptoms considerably. I am delighted with the result. Gareth is so personable and professional and whilst surgery could have been an option he was adamant that other avenues should be explored beforehand. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Cartilage Surgery Knee Pain
    I was put at ease by Mr Stables from the first consultation through to the day of the surgery. His knowledge is clear and he has a way of explaining things that made things easy for me to understand.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain Knee Surgery Arthritis (Knee)
    i contacted Mr Gareth Stables for options on my right knee as i should have had a knee replacement but the week before got an infection and sepsis. I had been told an operation was now not possible but wanted to discuss various options available. i receive all the standard e mails explaining different options and then had a free 10 minute conversation. Gareth was very professional and knowledgeable whilst being easy to talk to and discuss options. He went through my various options clearly and precisely. At the end of the conversation i felt he had covered all my options honestly and truthfully and i can now make a decision regarding my next step.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    I have been to the clinic a few times now and even though it’s never great to be seen for any condition, it is made better by being seen by someone that makes the process quick and simple. Explains what is happening clearly and makes sure you understand. I would definitely recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    I gave a very good rating as I found Mr Stables listened to what I had to say and he explained things in an easy way
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    I have met Mr. Stables as a fellow work colleague (I’m a hospital Porter) and as a patient. At work he is always friendly and approachable. I’m now under him as a patient. He explains everything clear with a lovely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend him if you are seeking surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    I found Mr Stables, to be honest, straight forward, and post op excellent at his craft. He explains the process in depth and his knowledge, reassures you that he is a wise choice for your op.
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    Mr Gareth Stables

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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Orthopaedic Surgery Knee Pain
    Spoke to mr Gareth stables today I understand more now .i have a better understanding of what I need to do thank you
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Ashutosh Acharya
    Mr Ashutosh Acharya
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    15-12-2018

    Mr. Stables is an experienced knee surgeon. He keeps patient centred focus and uses evidence based medicine.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    For procedures: Knee Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Amit Bidwai
    Mr Amit Bidwai
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    17-09-2018

    Gareth is just a lovely down-to-earth doctor who puts patients at ease. He is also a highly skilled and gifted surgeon. He practises patient-centred care and offers choice where possible.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Knee Replacement
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Jochen Fischer
    Mr Jochen Fischer
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    13-07-2018

    Gareth is a very well trained and sensible surgeon. He looks well after his patients and is a great character too!

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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