Mr Giles Stafford

Mr Giles Stafford

MBBS BSc FRCS

Orthopaedic Surgery

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4 specialists

20 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Mr Stafford is forthright, funny and informative in his approach and explanation of the overall process. I felt very reassured despite being hugely nervous and depressed about having to have a hip replacement. He was patient with my many questions and provided sensible rationale, backed up by experience and research.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4628891
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    204 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    369 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    About

    Mr Giles Stafford is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip surgery, in particular, Young Adult and Sports Hip Injuries. He qualified in 1999 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, followed by training by Bart’s and The London. He then completed an orthopaedic training programme at the North West Thames Foundation School (Imperial College London). Subsequently, he completed Fellowships at UCLH, Norfolk and Norwich and Cambridge.

    Mr Stafford is fully trained in hip and knee surgery and has had years of clinical experience adding to his field of expertise. His speciality includes hip arthroscopy and sports hip injuries and provides his expertise by teaching hip arthroscopy courses. Apart from his clinical work, he has published numerous peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at conferences both nationally and internationally.

    Mr Stafford works at Sport Hip London and works with Sports Physicians and Physiotherapists, allowing patients to receive the best possible care before and after surgery. He also believes in providing each of his patients a tailored approach in treating whichever hip injury they have. With a good understanding of the hip problem, the correct treatments can be selected for the patient.

    He often uses specialist techniques called ‘Enhanced Recovery’ for patients who require a hip replacement, minimizing post-operative pain and complications. In addition, he uses 3D printed instrumentation and implants customised for his patients.

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    Medical procedures

    • Hip Arthroscopy 
    • Hip Replacement  
    • Hip Resurfacing 
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery 
    • Revision Hip Replacement
    • Custom Hip Replacement
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Labral Repair
    • Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
    • Muscle / Soft Tissue Repair
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    Special interests

    • Hip Impingement 
    • FAI
    • Labral repair
    • Sports Injuries 
    • Rehabilitation (after orthopaedic surgery)
    • Hip Replacements for Sports People
    • Bone Conserving Hip Replacement
    • Customised Hip Replacement
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    Education

    Qualifications

    • MB BS Guys' & St. Thomas's (University of London) 1999
    • BSc. (Hons) University of London 1996
    • FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2009

     

    Affiliations/Memberships

    • British Orthopaedic Association

    • British Hip Society

    • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

    • Royal College of Surgeons of England

    • British Medical Association

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hip Replacement
    26/48
    Hip Surgery
    6/48
    Labral Tear
    4/48
    Hip Arthroscopy
    3/48
    Hip Impingement
    2/48
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    2/48
    Arthroscopy
    1/48
    Bilateral Hip Replacement
    1/48
    Hip and groin pain
    1/48
    Hip pain
    1/48
    Osteoarthritis
    1/48
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Stafford is forthright, funny and informative in his approach and explanation of the overall process. I felt very reassured despite being hugely nervous and depressed about having to have a hip replacement. He was patient with my many questions and provided sensible rationale, backed up by experience and research.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthroscopy
    Experience with Mr Stafford from initial consultation through to post op has been very good. From initial diagnosis through to procedure has been excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement Orthopaedic Surgery
    Both the treatment I received from Mr Stafford and his team, and the aftercare, were excellent throughout.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement Hip Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
    What Giles did for me feels like a miracle. A completely pain free operation has me back to full mobility and feeling 20 years younger! Wonderful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip pain
    I really benefitted from getting an MRI and xray of my hip, and the expert opinion of Giles Stafford. He was happy to take time to explain in anatomical detail, using the big screen. I was pleased that he recommended a conservative approach, strengthening supporting muscles, which has worked well to reduce pain.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Surgery
    I would definitely recommend Mr Stafford. He was brilliant at explaining the procedure, what the expected results were and answered all my questions in a methodical, easy to understand way. In addition, the procedure was a great success and has allowed me to return back to sporting activities.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    My physio recognised I needed a hip replacement and recommended Mr. Stafford to me. I have been fortunate in that I've had very little experience of hospitals in my life and no experience at all of private practice and so was a a little anxious about the whole thing. Mr. Stafford and his team were incredibly empathetic at consultation stage and spent quite a while going through the different options available in terms of types of hip replacement. Once I made the decision to proceed (and I did consult with another, more local, surgeon before making my decision) the whole process happened very quickly. The operation was scheduled within 2 weeks and the level of service I received from everyone involved was superb in terms of quality, reassurance and after-care. The operation itself was highly successful. There was very little discomfort after the operation and I was walking unaided within 2 days - which I believe sums up the level of skill involved from everyone working with Mr. Stafford. I have just had my one year anniversary with my knew hip and have been back to regular running these last 9 months. If I ever need my other hip operated on, I know who I will be calling on.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    From January 2020 my hips deteriorated and by the end of June I could hardly walk. 13 weeks after by bilateral hip operation I am a new person. I can not only walk but cycle and even return to light jogging. Giles Stafford has given me a new lease of life and through his knowledge, skills and understanding of my later life aspirations has enabled my physical activities to resume again. Thanks Giles and team great job.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    The whole experience has been faultless. I was quite nervous about needing a new hip, increased by Covid. However there was no need to be. Mr Stafford clearly communicated what was going to happen, why and when, and everything went exactly as he said it would. I have had minimal pain due to excellent pain management, and I am feeling great only two weeks post op. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Surgery Labral Tear Hip Impingement
    Mr Stafford is an extremely professional, competent and engaging doctor who was exceptional in his dealings with me. He explains things thoroughly, is never rushed for time with me and inspires confidence in healing. He answers all questions with patience and diligence. I would recommend to family and friends as a truly reception all surgeon with excellent bedside manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I cannot recommend more highly the hip replacement surgery and aftercare I have received from Mr Giles Stafford. From the first consultation I had with him to the follow up appointments after my surgery, I have found Mr Stafford to be most approachable and professional but with a kindness and warmth which instills confidence in his patients. He is also highly regarded by the staff at the Wellington Hospital who work alongside him who continually assured me that I had been in the safest of surgeon's hands. Praise indeed. Thank you Mr Stafford, you've made me feel young again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Stafford replaced my hip joint 12 months ago now and I’ve been impressed with his skill, knowledge and communication at every stage. I’m very satisfied with outcome of my operation and I would certainly recommend Mr Stafford to anyone considering hip surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    This was my second hip replacement by Giles and I have to say, brilliant has just got even better! The operation has become even slicker than it was: - No epidural, so increased mobility after the operation - Better pain management drugs - Cryotherapy helped to reduce swelling and pain - The impact somehow overall was far less - Muscle activation was quickly regained, which meant a lot less time crutches - The scar from the operation was also amazingly neat What more can you ask for?
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bilateral Hip Replacement
    From the outset, I had great confidence in Giles. He was recommended by a friend with similar sporting interests and past history, and was a very satisfied patient 5 years on. I was pleased with my decision for bilateral surgery and found that the experience was simply not a drama at all. Giles was immediately on hand for a misplaced scary post-op moment, providing a simple explanation and reassurance. At all stages, I felt that he really cares about doing the best that he possibly can in every respect and that patient satisfaction is his ultimate reward. I am delighted to be ranked as an extremely satisfied patient and have no hesitation in recommending Giles to others. For me, I found myself walking unaided a little over two weeks after surgery and the predicted rehab period is simply flying by. Thank YOU Giles!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Having seen a number of consultants, Giles Stafford is like a breath of fresh air: an obvious expert in his field who is open, approachable and with the ability to explain things to a layman without being condescending!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Arthroscopy
    Giles was great from start to finish. Operation went as he expected and recovery has gone well!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Absolutely first class. Cancelled my follow up appointment 1 year on...it was that good !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Stafford is an excellent surgeon who takes care to understand what his patients wish to achieve from their hip surgery. His follow up and advice has been very clear and I am really enjoying being able to fully participate in sport once more.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    An all round superior experience that exceeded my expectations in every sense. Great explanation and updates before, during and after the operation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Arthroscopy
    A brilliant experience. Giles and his team have been instrumental in helping my hips to full recovery. Having suffered from a labral tear on both of my hips I was in quite a lot of pain, which was starting to progress and become worse. Giles arranged for me to have numerous scans and tests, all of which were promptly arranged to suit my work schedule. On receipt of the diagnosis, Giles explained what a hip arthroscopy entailed and gave me a copy of his “Helpful Hip” guide to give me a deeper insight into the procedure. He thoroughly explained the findings of my CT and MRI scan and was more than happy to answer my questions and concerns. Prior to this injury, I had never undergone surgery, therefore I was rather apprehensive about having two surgeries within the space of a few months. Once again, Giles provided his reassurance and got the ball rolling. The first hip arthroscopy went incredibly well, so much so I had the second procedure carried out on the other hip a month later. Presently, I am roughly 8 months into my recovery programme, and I have made an incredible amount of progress. Now, I am back on my bike, exercising and walking for miles – it feels great. Giles is confident, has a great demeanour, exceptional bedside manner and most importantly – he cares. He and his team have been with me throughout my road to recovery – they’re always happy to assist. I am incredibly grateful to Giles for helping these once were miserable hips – they’re happy now. I would happily recommend those with troubled hips to see Giles. A big thanks to all!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Stephen Black
    Mr Stephen Black
    Vascular Surgery

    23-11-2020

    Giles is an excellent colleague. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Hip and groin pain
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith
    Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    23-11-2020

    Giles is my go-to hip surgeon, and I've worked with Giles, looking after mutual patients, for many years. His care is excellent. Not only is he very thoughtful in his approach to decision making around surgery for his patients, he's technically superb, and his patients do brilliantly. Most importantly, he's a really nice guy - the kind of person who makes you feel at ease, and who really listens. I can recommend him unreservedly.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Hip and groin pain
    For procedures: Hip Preservation Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Andrew Goldberg
    Mr Andrew Goldberg
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    23-11-2020

    Giles is an excellent surgeon who gets impeccable results for his patients and I have no hesitation in referring my patients to him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Femoroacetabular Impingement, Hip and groin pain, Hip Impingement, Labral Tear
    For procedures: Hip Preservation Surgery, Hip Replacement, Arthroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Hugh Apthorp
    Mr Hugh Apthorp
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    23-11-2020

    Mr Stafford is internationally recognised in the field of Hip Arthroscopy and Hip preservation surgery. He is an outstanding clinician and surgeon. He is well known for his excellent communication skills and patient outcomes. I recommend him without hesitation.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Labral Tear, Hip and groin pain
    For procedures: Hip Preservation Surgery

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